(((( Francesco Millefiori ))))

My motherland Sicily is an island which lies between mainland Europe and Africa, volcano and sea, ancient legends and crime news, private space and no man's land, the family and everybody else. My motherland sicily is an island in which beauty and obscenity go hand in hand, in a kind of "consecrated harmony".

Francesco millefiori was born in 1980 in catania, italy. in 2001 he moved to rome where he studied psycology. between 2002 and 2004 he attended the “scuola romana di fotografia” and since that time he focused his work on social themes. francesco millefiori's works have been published by important italian magazines (as: l'espresso; xl di Repubblica; wired. gioia) and showed in several collective and solo exhibitions: 2006, casa delle letterature in rome; 2007, “fotografia, festival internazionale di roma”; 2007, rome city hall; 2008, “menotrentuno II, young european photography in sardinia”; 2009, “sifest, savignano immagini festival"; 2010, galleria “contemporaneo” in venice. francesco millefiori works and lives between rome and catania.

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||| Rinko Kawauchi |||

Born in Shiga, Japan, in 1972. Lives and works in Tokyo. Graduated from Seian University of Art and Design in 1993 and started working as a photographer on freelance basis from 1997. In 2001 she simultaneously released a series of three photographic books - UTATANE, HANABI, HANAKO from Little More, which created an overnight sensation in the photography world in Japan. In 2002, she was awarded prestigious 27th Annual Kimura Ihei Award for two of the books, UTATANE and HANABI. Further publications of Rinko Kawauchi, which should be mentioned, are AILA (FOIL 2004), the eyes, the ears, and Cui Cui (FOIL, 2005 / both) and Semear (FOIL, 2007). Kawauchi has joined and held many group and solo exhibitions both at home and abroad to date, among others, major solo exhibitions are: 2005 Foundation Cartier pour lユart Contemporain, Paris, 2006 The Photographersユ Gallery, London, 2007 AILA + the eyes, the ears, Hasselblad Centre, Goeborg and Semear Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo 2008 Cui Cui The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum. Major group exhibitions include: 2006 Collection of the Foundation Cartier pour lユart Contemporain Museum Contemporary Art, Tokyo and 2008 Blooming: Brazil-Japan Where You Are Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi. Tiny precious details Kawauchi gently and keenly turns her eyes on have been fascinating people from all over the world, she is one of the most unique and notable photographers of her generation.

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--- christophe kutner ---

Christophe Kutner, born in Narbonne, France, moved to Paris when he was four years old. He first studied medicine due to parental persuasions, but his passion for photography eventually led him to leave his medical studies. He soon assisted legendary photographer Horst P. Horst, who was a true mentor and inspiration in his pursuit to study the art and history of photography.

In 1993, Christophe began his own photography career and quickly started collaborating with various international magazines. His images have been published in French, German, Spanish, Italian and US versions of Vogue, among many others.

His commercial clients include fashion labels such as Valentino, Versace, Givenchy, H&M, Banana Republic as well as brands like Mercedes Benz, Jeep Cherokee, Rolex, Courvoisier, Heineken, Motorola, and Nokia.

He has expanded his interest from photography to moving images, and since 2000 has directed a few short films.

Christophe is also developing a personal art project, "Defragmentation," an experimentation on Polaroid compositions.

He has been part of several group exhibition and books on fashion photography.
Christophe lives and works between Paris and New York.