Ana Franco – Featured IPA member

  Bio I am a Colombian mother of 3 beautiful children that moved to Miami in 1993…then I moved to Canada 7 years ago.  I never before had the opportunity to land my hands on a camera . The first time was when I met my husband when he taught me how to take pictures.  Having a camera in my hands for me is like writing a book… I love to capture the soul of  my images and express myself.  I love the idea of looking though the lens and being able to… Read More

Sallie Erichson – Featured IPA member

Bio I came to the realization, upon leaving New York City, that life was happening too fast to be captured in words. As I was leaving, and going in the direction of Europe, I desperately needed to freeze-frame the world I was leaving, and the one ahead of me. I borrowed a camera and my upstairs neighbor, photographer and painter, Fred Bell, gave me a crash course in photography. It was a totally emotional decision. My actual field was music, the piano. I studied piano, loved to teach, and was working for… Read More

Mick Yates – Featured IPA member

Bio The best pictures tell an unfinished story, with a sense of place or personality – questions of what, where, when, how. I like to think that my photography, at its core, is always about telling this story. Or more correctly, it’s about conveying a portion of the story, a small moment in someone’s life that makes us ask questions about who they are, what they’re doing, what they’re thinking, and how they ended up in the photo. The photographer’s craft includes both the narration (the story) and the curation (the moment of… Read More

Milan Swolfs – Featured IPA member

  Bio   Milan Swolfs I am from Antwerp, Belgium and was born in 1986. I graduated in International Communication. In my daily life I work as an Online Marketing Manager and partly as a commercial self-employed photographer specialized in portrait and wedding photography with a touch of vintage. From my early childhood I traveled a lot thanks to my parents. That’s how I discovered the joy of photography, rather than buying souvenirs I captured them. I always focused on people rather then on landscapes. In 2013 I traveled to Japan and… Read More

Tony Klimas – Featured IPA member

Bio Based in New Jersey and Florida, I am an executive with a large professional services firm, but photography has always been an important part of my life.  I started as a child, using a Voigtlander Vitomatic rangefinder that belonged to my father and I guess at some point, he wanted it back so for my 10th birthday, I received a Pentax K1000, a camera that I still have and occasionally use today.  My lifelong photographic journey has been mainly as a hobbyist but later in life I was fortunate to work… Read More

Cemal Sagnak – Featured IPA member

Bio Born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1966 and moved as an immigrant to Germany with his family in 1969 and living there since,  Cemal sees Germany as his home. Since more than 30 years he is working in the medical field, lately in Sales and Marketing Positions with extensive global travel activities which brought him to Street Photography. I started my interest in Photography with a birthday gift when I became 15 years old.  It was a Zeiss Ikon film camera and I had access to a well-equipped Photo-lab where I could… Read More