New photographers at Public Life - Article of Public Life Blog


Robert Engelhardt, Wednesday 13 August 2008

New photographers at Public Life

It took us some weeks and the decisions did not come easy sometimes, but we have now come to a result. The following photographers were nominated by a majority to join Public Life: Ying Tang from Shanghai (China), Marja Skotheim Folde from Granada (Spain) and Orville Robertson from New York (USA). Also the photographer Robert M Johnson from Worcester, Massachusetts (USA) was directly nominated after the relaunch of the Public Life website.

Ying Tang, born and grown up in Shanghai (China), studied at the New York Institute of Photography and at the School of Photography at the City College of San Francisco. His works were published in the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune.
Website of Ying:

Marja Skotheim Folde currently lives in Granada (Spain). She studied photography and graphic print in Barcelona and currently studies architecture and urbanism at the University of Granada. Recently she gave an exhibition of her work Ciudad-Presente (The city told in split seconds).
Photographs of Marja: Flickr album

Orville Robertson, born in Jamaica, today living in Queens, New York, has been a street photographer for over 25 years. His photographs were shown in numerous exhibitions, and are featured in many big museums as well as private and collaborative collections. He is editor of the photography magazine Fotophile, founded in 1993, and was awarded a photography scholarship by the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2002.
Website of Orville:

Robert M Johnson was born in Youngstown, Ohio (USA), and later went to Worcester, Massachusetts (USA), where he still lives today. One could say that Johnson is a street photographer of the old school. His photographs were shown and published in numerous exhibitions and magazines.
Website of Robert:

At this point we would also like to thank all non-nominated applicants, who made the effort to submit their work to us.