International Photography Awards winners announced

.The jurors of the 2011 International Photography Awards have named their selections for subcategory and category winners, and we’re ecstatic that Kwaku Alston, Matthias Clamer, Nadav Kander, and John Offenbach are among their favorites. Our congratulations to them and to their fellow winners. Well done! “Category winners,” the IPA’s site explains, “will move on as […]

Spotlight: Matthias Clamer

Matthias Clamer likes quirkiness and humor, but he also likes stealth. “For me, humor in pictures works when you use it in small doses—hints, not obvious jokes,” he explains. “Just one element, not multiples. And subtle enough that some people don’t even see it. It needs to be discovered and ambiguous.” In his personal work, […]

Personal work: Matthias Clamer and the pet circus

. “I came across this show in Vegas,” Matthias writes at his blog, “and asked if they were interested in doing a shoot. Gregori, the creator of the show who trains the animals and performs, comes from a family of circus performers in Russia. He adopts cats and dogs from shelters. He has two adjacent […]