When Jacob A. Riis, a police reporter in New York, began his personal campaign to expose the misery of the underprivileged living in the crime-infested slums of the lower East side, he soon found that the printed word was not sufficiently convincing, and so he turned to photography by flashlight.
Marta Maria Pérez Bravo was born in Havana, Cuba in 1959 and studied at the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, and later at the Instituto Superior de Arte, both in Havana.
Her photographs are deeply immersed in the representations of the female body, and in Afro-Cuban religions of Santeria and
Vera Lutter was born in Kaiserslautern, Germany, in 1960. Since completing her photographic studies at both the Munich Art Academy and the School of Visual Arts in New York City, her work has been exhibited in major exhibitions worldwide, including the Kunsthalle, Basel, the Dia Center for the Arts,