We are pleased to announce the second annual NEW EXPOSURE photography competition to find extraordinary and undiscovered photographers. The opportunity is now open to international applicants for the first time!
Tomas Maier, Creative Director of Bottega Veneta, and Jack Pierson were amongst the judges panel for the New Exposure Competition. This is not however the first time they’re joining their forces as they previously worked together to capture the joy of Bottega Veneta’s SS12 Collection. Watch here the video
Stian Foss was born in Arendal, Norway October 1977 and attended The Norwegian College of Photography. Upon graduating the School of Visual Arts in 2010, he assisted notable photographers like Craig McDean, Hedi Slimane and Mikael Jansson. Stian resides in New York with his wife and their 3-year old daughter.
The judges panel for NEW EXPOSURE is a prestigious group comprising some of the most important figures in the art and business of photography: Tomas Maier, Creative Director of Bottega Veneta; Ivan Shaw, Photography Director at VOGUE; world-renowned artists Ross Bleckner and Jack Pierson; acclaimed photographer Stewart Shining; visionary creative director Doug Lloyd; Carol Squiers, curator at ICP; and Jarred Land, photographer, producer, and president of the Red Digital Cinema Camera Company. This panel will review the submitted portfolios and announce one winner at a ceremony to be held on July 11th in New York City.
With dreams and goals that stretch far beyond her small hometown of Fentange, Luxembourg, Martine Pinnel knew at an early age that she wasn’t going to settle. Instead she took charge of her life and at 19 Martine made a decision to move to America to attend the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
With a strong interest in the arts and fashion photography, Martine made it her goal to become the best she can be with hard work and dedication. Photography allowed her to grow, giving her the creative freedom to capture and bring her stories and ideas to life.
An Le, from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is working toward a B.F.A. in photography from SCAD Savannah. As a 22-year-old college senior, An Le has received extensive recognition for his work, including two International Photography awards and PDN magazine’s award for best new photographer.
In high school, An experimented extensively in painting before ultimately deciding photography was the medium he would focus on. Most of An’s work now consists of graphic fashion shots and conceptual compositions which he describes as intentionally disturbing and symbolic.