f100: Susan A. Barnett and Lucia Ganieva

© Lucia Ganieva, from the series "Dreaming Walls"

fototazo has asked a group of 50 curators, gallery owners, blog writers, photographers, academics and others actively engaged in photography to pick two photographers that deserve (more) recognition - the underknown, the under-respected as well as not-appreciated-enough favorites. A little more information on the project is available in the first post in the series here.

Today we continue the series with responses from Lars Boering.

The series also includes responses from Nicholas NixonMatt JohnstonBlake AndrewsJohn Edwin MasonAline SmithsonColin PantallMichael WernerLiza FetissovaLaurence Salzmann, Bryan Formhals, Richard Mosse, Shane Lavalette, Amy Stein, Amani Willett, Wayne FordS. Billie MandleLeslie K. BrownGordon StettiniusMarc Feustel, Hin ChuaAdriana Rios MonsalveDaniel AugschoellLarissa LeclairElinor Carucci, Pieter Wisse, Daniel EchevarríaNatalie MinikQiana MestrichJason Landry, Rona Chang, Stella Kramer, Joanne LukitshYumi Goto, Gwen Lafage, Heidi Romano, Julie Grahame, Stefano Bianchi, Steve BissonCharles Guice, Ulf Fågelhammar, Tamas Dezso, Oliver Schneider and Julia Schiller.

Lars Boering is an art dealer specialized in photography and owner of Lux Photo Gallery in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He also works as the Managing Director of the Dutch Fotografen Federatie, safeguarding the copyright of photographers and helping them to improve their entrepreneurial skills. Boering is a curator and also an advisor to several artists and photographers about acquiring appropriate funding for projects. He's involved in career management for photographers and will be teaching the Master class at Noorderlicht Photofestival 2011 with Marc Prüst (Paris-based curator). He can offer a critical response to an artist's work, career guidance, or both. His preference is documentary photography: "It’s all about storytelling."

Susan A. Barnett and Lucia Ganieva

© Susan A. Barnett, Tree, from the series "Not In Your Face"

© Susan A. Barnett, St. Patrick's Day, from the series "Not In Your Face"

Susan A. Barnett
A wonderful collection of photographs that combines the power of strong visual images with a nice story layer that tells us about the subcultures and the identity of American citizens. The t-shirts in the images tell us more stories and adds to the effect that you start digging into your memory to find whether you know this story or not. Religion, popstars, cartoons, political statements and much more come together in a strong body of work that never dulls me.

© Lucia Ganieva, from the series "Dreaming Walls"

Lucia Ganieva
Lucia is a hard working lady that never shies away from investing time, travel and effort to get the story she wants. That's what gets her to travel around the globe and gets her the invitations to show her work. In her great series "Dreaming Walls" she shows us the story of Russians who put up landscape wall paper that combines in a peculiar way with the furniture in the room. Why do they choose this wallpaper? We will never know for sure but the effect of a Romantic image inside their house tells me they long for the outdoors and that they would love to get out there.