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Mark W Russell 6:15am, 20 September 2013
Hi 26 by 26 members

Well, we have done 15 challenges so far, and have another 11 to go. If you have been participating (or even if you have not and just been watching the group develop) you will have got a sense by now of what we are trying to do.

The 26 by 26 team would like to give you an opportunity to influence the potential future challengers. Who would you like to see set a challenge?

Where possible give us a link to their web site or who represents them. Also if there any another sources of their work; i.e. magazine, blog, etc.

Give us your responses in the thread below with your suggestions.

Many thanks
The 26 by 26 Team
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Mark W Russell Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Mark W Russell (admin) 5 years ago
Here is my starter (more to come):-

j_carrier
j-carrier.com/

ROB HORNSTRA
www.worldpressphoto.org/rob-hornstra
Blog: www.borotov.nl/

Cédric Gerbehaye
www.agencevu.com/photographers/photographer.php?id=214

...and some more....(apologies if I have suggested any of these before!)

Mark Power
www.markpower.co.uk/

Paul Graham
www.paulgrahamarchive.com/index.html

Guido Mocafico
www.guidomocafico.com/index.html

Matt Stuart
www.mattstuart.com/

Krystina Stimakovits
www.stima-images.com/

Yanidel
portfolio.yanidel.net/
scala66/Paul Marsh PRO 5 years ago
i love alain laboiles work.

alain.laboile.free.fr/

or how about a member of 26by26 ?
Larking About 5 years ago
I agree - I would suggest the admins/mods of 26 by 26
Leripix Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Leripix (member) 5 years ago
I second that ^^

One of my favourites is Kate Kirkwood
www.katekirkwood.com/
www.flickr.com/people/katekirkwood/
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Mark W Russell Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Mark W Russell (admin) 5 years ago
Leripix:

I second Kate Kirkwood - love her work.

leicaliker.com/2012/11/02/13-kate-kirkwood-lake-district-...
dacaccia Posted 5 years ago. Edited by dacaccia (member) 5 years ago
Nadia F. Romanini. I like how she presents a mixture of street photography and atmosphere.

www.flickr.com/photos/nadiasimon/
MrGorski 5 years ago
Paul Seawright, www.paulseawright.info/home.html.
Tom Wood, Images for tom wood photographer website.
Terri Weifenbach, www.terriweifenbach.com
Uta Barth, Images for uta barth website.
Peter Fraser, www.peterfraser.net
Palofperu PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Mark W Russell (admin) 5 years ago
Larry Cohen based in Baltimore produces fascinating images.

www.observecollective.com/Larry-Cohen
dongbide PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Mark W Russell (admin) 5 years ago
Siegfried Hansen, who often uses lines and other graphical elements.
www.siegfried-hansen.de/
Eileen Wilkinson (Vistna) Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Eileen Wilkinson (Vistna) (member) 5 years ago
I love Todd Shaak work especially urban decay
www.beautifullydecayed.com/
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Mark W Russell Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Mark W Russell (admin) 5 years ago
Leripix 5 years ago
Yay! that's another year's worth!!!
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Mark W Russell 5 years ago
Leripix:

Eleri - you are not making allowances for those we approach who do not want to set a challenge. So any more suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks
Mark
Palofperu PRO 5 years ago
I've often wondered if the challenge setters look at the submissions and if so what their thoughts might be about the group's offerings. If they do give feedback is it for admin doobies only? Not that I want to see any broken hearts mind you, this isn't a critique group :)
Palofperu PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Mark W Russell (admin) 5 years ago
PS I'd like to suggest Mark Neville whose exhibition about the Corby community was on recently at The Photographers Gallery in London.

www.markneville.co.uk/index.html
Leripix 5 years ago
Mark Russell123:

oops - yes rather premature I admit Mark. I was just carried away with the thought that if they all agreed then there was the chance of the project continuing for yet another year and that would be very very exciting.
Apologies
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Mark W Russell Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Mark W Russell (admin) 5 years ago
I keep finding more:-

Marco van Duyvendijk
marcovanduyvendijk.nl/?page=info&lang=
I like his quiet portraits and whimsical landscapes......

Gábor Arion Kudász
www.arionkudasz.com/index.html
cjcrosland PRO 5 years ago
Instructions from the admins/mods of 26 by 26 - yep, I second that as well!
lakeland72 Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Mark W Russell (admin) 5 years ago
Yann Arthus-Bertrand The Earth From The Air is one of my favourite books. His photos of humanity interfacing with the environment are amazing.

www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/home
DionneJones 5 years ago
Without hesitation - Tim Pile. A truly amazing nude photographer who is the most humble and creative guy ever. I adore his stuff. His work with light and form is enviable.
www.photopile.co.uk/
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Mark W Russell 5 years ago
~ Meredith ~ Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Mark W Russell (admin) 5 years ago
Uta Barth gets another vote from me. Todd Hido as well
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uta_Barth
www.toddhido.com/
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Mark W Russell 5 years ago
Just discovered Heikki Leis. I particularly like his "Afterlife" series of moulds.
www.heikkileis.ee/fotod/still_life/
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Julia M Cameron PRO 5 years ago
Mark Russell123:
Love these! We may need a bit of notice to grow something exciting, unless we look behind the fridge ( as a politician suggested )!
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Mark W Russell 5 years ago
I will keep these coming until someone tells me to stop:-
here is some wonderful contemporary portraiture:-
Laerke Posselt
posseltphotography.com/
scala66/Paul Marsh PRO 5 years ago
Palofperu:

Me too.. I may be wrong , but I don't think that any of the assignment setters have ever commented on the photos we all work so hard at to submit.
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Mark W Russell 5 years ago
....and another:-
Celine Marchbank
She has a way with colour and light!
celinemarchbank.com/index.php?/home/
darcydancer PRO 5 years ago
Kate Kirkwood again so admire her work, admins/mods of 26 by 26.
Leripix 5 years ago
Mark Russell123:

I second Celine Marchbank - such evocative work.
DionneJones 5 years ago
Alastair Cook. he has an exhibition locally of wet plate collodion photography and it is breathtaking..
www.blipfolio.com/alastaircook/mcarthur-s-store#meredith-...

alastaircook.com/
darcydancer PRO 5 years ago
Mark Russell123:

oh yes,,fabulous!
~ Meredith ~ 5 years ago
I love Tim Clinch's still life work so I'd love to see a challenge set by him. Was gutted to miss out on the chance of a workshop with him in the summer. Stupid life getting in the way :)

www.timclinchphotography.com/
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Mark W Russell Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Mark W Russell (admin) 5 years ago
Palofperu PRO 5 years ago
scala66:

As none of them are dead as far as I know, the occasional summative and generalised comment wouldn't go amiss and might perk up the workers!
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david_gillett 5 years ago
Thanks for the suggestions everyone, very helpful indeed. After contacting around 200 photographers for 52 by 52 and 26 by 26 a new dose of inspiration is very welcome! Keep 'em coming.

I've contacted a good number of the photographers mentioned here and so far three have set challenges, Mark Neville, this week's challenge setter was one of them.

: RE: challenge setter (CS) commenting...

I'm surprised the CS so rarely give comments on the submissions too. I've had a quick look back through the few responses I've received post-challenge for 26 and the only ones I can find are "some very nice contributions" from Steve McCurry and a "Very good" from Tom Broadbent.

Quite why there's not more I don't know, I make sure to give the CSers of the details for the group and the date the challenge will go live. It's probably a number of factors; many of the CSers not having Flickr accounts, they're constantly traveling, there not being a single point of reference for submissions but a mixed pool with different challenges, the togs contacted tend to be flat out.

I did send follow up messages letting the CSers know where the submission can be found. I've let that slip for the last six months as work's been so hectic but I'll get back on that soon. I'll send them a link to the challenge Galleries so make sure you post to them to have your selection seen by the CSers!
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Palofperu PRO 5 years ago
David that's good to know, thanks for posting. My musings are not grumbles and in no way intended to increase your workload. The joy lies in the journey each challenge presents. Seeing what everyone comes up with is always instructive and enjoyable. If the challenge setters aren't able to check out how their challenge went down with the group it doesn't add to their development . Guess that's the nerdy tutor side of me speaking :-)
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Mark W Russell 5 years ago
Anna Malagrida

annamalagrida.com/
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