Born in Vienna, Tina Schula came to New York at the age of 21. She started her career as a filmmaker in London in 1995 and directed a series of shorts, music videos and a 60 min. docu-drama shot in the Catskills, NY in 2004. A year later Tina took up photography.
Mayor projects include ‘Ratline’, a series of photographs about the impact of Nazi history on a family and ‘Radical Camp’, a staged narrative about a terrorist group and their tragic mission.
Tina was a finalist at Critical Mass 2013 and her work has been featured at Photoville 2012, The CCNY Photo Benefit Auction at 25CPW, Scope Basel 2010, Klompching Gallery, The Sixth Annual BamArt Silent Auction, The Humble Arts Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Exhibition at The Chelsea Art Museum, AV Gallery in New York, among others.
Print and online publications include Newsweek/Daily Beast, PDN, Emerging Photographer, Ojode Pez , The Humble Arts Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Volume 2, Lenscratch, Whitewall, Bombsite, Petapixel, Datum Magazin (Austria), Falter Durst ( Austria), Prison Photography, and numerous other blogs.
Tina has been teaching at The International Center of Photography in New York, The Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome and at Connecticut State University. She is currently hired as Adjunct Faculty at Hunter College and Pratt.
A diverse and varied overview of current trends in contemporary photography. This year's six winners and 25 finalists represent work from 20 countries.
In addition to the six top winners, 25 remarkable international photographers have garnered special praise by the jury this year.