Benjamin Schmuck was born in Paris in 1989. He found his calling for photography at sixteen and started experimenting with its various techniques. He studied at Les Gobelins, the Parisian school of visual communication. His first photographic series were devoted to photographing the people closest to him. In Beyond the circle (2009), he captures his childhood friends’ coming of age in a quasi documentary manner. The result is a delicate depiction of this painful but ecstatic transitory state.

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Later on, in the In spite of ourselves series (2011), he focuses on his Alsacian grand-father, who was forced into enlisting in the German army during World War II. By investigating the disarrayed lives of these men and women abused by History, he questions the legacy left to his generation.

Since then Benjamin has both stepped away from his initial documentary style and broadened the scope of his explorations. Indeed, after two years of production, came a new outlook on his body of work. Having perceived the emergence of an aesthetics edge to his pictures, he decided to fully embrace this photographic language, which led to The wave series.

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Benjamin just started working on a new project, exploring how we relate to the sky and space.

To view more of Benjamin’s work, please visit his website.

Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!

Anna Walker Skillman
Owner / Director
Jackson Fine Art
Atlanta, Georgia

The time has come! We are SO EXCITED to announce that Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Take a look at our list of curators for this issue and submit today!

About : Anna Walker Skillman has been a loyal and active participant in the arts community for the last 26 years, and has owned and directed Jackson Fine Art since 2003. Exhibiting photography by both emerging and established artists, she continues her commitment to the arts in Atlanta and beyond.

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