On April 18th, 1987, Catherine Russell first stepped on stage to perform the role of Margaret Thorne Brent in the play, Perfect Crime. Twenty-five years and only four missed performances later, she resides in The Guinness Book of World Records for the most performances by an actor in a single part. Russell estimates that two and a half years of her life have been spent on stage playing this role.
Christopher Capozziello (born 1980) is a freelance photographer and a founding member of the AEVUM photography collective. His work is primarily about inviting the viewer into personal stories in order to understand different facets of life. His projects often make unpleasant realities beautiful, not my misleading anyone, but by allowing the viewer to stop and look more deeply at the subject.
Christopher’s work has been honored by World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, the Alexia Foundation, the Aftermath Project Grant, the National Headliner Awards, the China International Press Photo Contest, Days Japan, PDN Photo Annual, Photolucida’s Critical Mass, Review Santa Fe, American Photography, the Golden Light Awards, Communication Arts, the Magenta Foundation, Blurb Photography Book Now, National Press Photographers Association, Px3 – Prix de la Photographie, and was awarded the Berenice Abbott Emerging Photographer Prize, among others.
His clients and publications include AARP Bulletin, Christianity Today, The Dallas Morning News, Days Japan, Education Week, Le Monde Magazine, L’Express, The Globe and Mail, The International Herald Tribune, Newsweek, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Open Society Institute, Samaritan’s Purse, The Sunday London Times Magazine, TIME, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Wall Street Journal, World Vision, and others. He has worked for The Sun Herald in Gulfport, Mississippi, and The Dallas Morning News in Dallas, Texas.
He currently lives in New Haven, Connecticut, where he accepts assignments and works on long-term personal projects.
Lauren Hermele is a freelance photographer and multimedia storyteller currently based in Brooklyn, NY. She spent 2009-10 on a photography Fulbright Fellowship in Romania. During her time on the fellowship, she worked on a series of documentary photo projects and taught photography workshops at local Universities and to teens in collaboration with the US based non-profit, Listen to My Pictures.
She is currently freelancing and teaching Digital Photography to young teens at a charter school in Brooklyn. Lauren is an ICP graduate of the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography program and has been published and exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Peter Lundberg is a photographer and film producer situated in Skellefteå, Sweden. Peter work with news, commercial and personal projects, both with stills and moving images. Peters work has been publicized both domestically and internationally by most major Swedish newspapers and broadcast companies.
Peter has no formal training as a photographer but started out in the early -80:s at the local newspaper age 14. Four years later he held a position as a journalist at Norra Västerbotten. Since 2007 Peter run his own company mostly focused on news/documentary photography and environmental portraits.