Laurence Philomène Olivier is a 16 year old photographer from Canada. She has some impressive work on her flickr page. Because of her age it is tempting to draw some comparisons with Eleanor Hardwick. Both are highly accomplished.
The Big Picture as an excellent series of photos based around the earth’s shoreline.
A man wearing a mask depicting Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd sits on a bed at a beach in Melbourne as part of a global climate wake up call organized by Oxfam Australia September 21, 2009. (REUTERS/Mick Tsikas)
Belgian photographer Bieke Depoorter has a lot of excellent work on her website. Her series on Russia has already won a number of awards.
Jon Rafman has collected images from Google Street View. Without design Google Street View cameras have covered a wide range of photography from reportage / docu-photography, landscape, Cartier-Bresson style street photography and even, when the camera fails, art photography. It is a fascinating project that captures the everyday dramas of our lives. More detail here.
Jeff Seltzer has a great eye for simple composition.
Richard Ross‘ series Waiting For The End of the World (from about 5 years ago) captures photographs of nuclear fall out shelters.
Robert Buelteman goes to extraordinary lengths to obtain his amazingly beautiful images:
“Buelteman begins by painstakingly whittling down flowers, leaves, sprigs, and twigs with a scalpel until they’re translucent. He then lays each specimen on color transparency film and, for a more detailed effect, covers it with a diffusion screen. This assemblage is placed on his “easel”—a piece of sheet metal sandwiched between Plexiglas, floating in liquid silicone. Buelteman hits everything with an electric pulse and the electrons do a dance as they leap from the sheet metal, through the silicone and the plant (and hopefully not through him), while heading back out the jumper cables. In that moment, the gas surrounding the subject is ionized, leaving behind ethereal coronas. He then hand-paints the result with white light shining through an optical fiber the width of a human hair, a process so tricky each image can take up to 150 attempts.”