RUDY MARTINEZ III

Rudy is a Film, and Instant Film photographer based in the Greater Bay Area of California. His shots with classic cameras and film, are a combination that is almost impossible to duplicate. 

"I consider my pictures to be my personal paintings; one-of-a-kind images that cannot be duplicated. This is why Instant Photography speaks so loudly to me. The classic bordered frame is my canvas, and the chemistry in the film is my medium. "

Check out more of Rudy's work at curatedstudios.com, and follow him on Instagram @clickinstantly. 


SuZen

SuZen is a fine-art photographer, graphic designer, educator and peace-activist.

Over the years, SuZen has exhibited her photography in museums and galleries internationally including Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca, NY and Zabriskie Gallery, in NYC, Her work is in numerous collections including the Library of Congress, Denver Museum of Art, and Bibliotheque National of Paris.

Since 1979, she has been teaching photography. Among the places she has taught are: Hunter College, International Center for Photography, Art Institute of New York City, and Pratt Institute. In 1982, SuZen organized her first performance/art installation, Coming from Blindness Into Sight, in the lobby of One World Trade Center. Since then she has been a recipient of grants from the National Endowment of the Art for a 4 Woman Inter-Arts performance/installation, Between Spaces, in the TWA terminal at JFK airport; and the New York State Council on the Arts for a 40’ x 23’ painted mural of her photograph, Flowing Light, which can be seen across from the Port Authority Bus Terminal on 42nd Street.

In 1979, she organized, 50 NYC Photographers, her first exhibition in a public space, 26 Federal Plaza. In 1981, she founded, Art For the People and has coordinated numerous public events around NYC. In 1984 in Central Park, she organized the first Universal Peace Day (www.universalpeaceday.com) to commemorate the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. This has become an annual event, which been taken place at The Riverside Church, NY Buddhist Church, The Church of St Paul and St Andrew, The Church Center of the United Nations, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and this year at Union Square Park in front of the Gandhi statute. In 2007, SuZen began A Peal for Peace Bell Ringing Project to ring bells around the world at the moment of the Hiroshima bombing. This year, bells rang in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico, and around the US.

A designer as well as a photographer, SuZen is currently launching a line of cat-inspired clothing, with the charming name, SuPurr.