After graduating from California State University, Los Angeles with a Master of Arts Degree in Pictorial/Documentary History, Mark Edward Harris started his professional photography career doing the stills for the Merv Griffin Show and various television and movie companies. When the show ended in 1986 he set off on a four-month trek across the Pacific and throughout Southeast Asia, China and Japan. The images created on that trip brought attention to his travel/documentary photography. He since has visited and photographed in over eighty-five countries.
His editorial work has appeared in publications such as Life, GEO, Conde Nast Traveler, The Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, and The London Sunday Times Travel Magazine as well as all the major photography and in-flight magazines. His commercial clients range from The Gap to Coca-Cola to Mexicana Airlines. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a CLIO, ACE, Aurora Gold, and Photographer of the Year at the Black & White Spider Awards. His books include Faces of the Twentieth Century: Master Photographers and Their Work, The Way of the Japanese Bath, Wanderlust, North Korea, South Korea, and Inside Iran. North Korea was named Photography Book of the Year at the 2013 International Photography Awards.
Hersley-Ven Casero is an artist in residence at Foundation University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in 2006.
Hersley is an award-winning painter and photographer, and his pictures have been published by a variety of news organizations, including the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the Manila Bulletin, the Los Angeles Times and Stern magazine.
His innovative painting style, intellect and unbounded creativity have recently gained him critical recognition in the Philippines, and he is widely considered to be one of the country’s top young emerging artistic talents. He is highly prolific and work is in great demand among collectors throughout Southeast Asia.
Hersley, 28, is a lifelong resident of Dumaguete City, and regularly holds art and photography seminars and forums at Foundation University, where he heads the school’s Creative Department.
Photographer, Owner of The Perfect Exposure Gallery and The Perfect Exposure Studio in Los Angeles
Armando Arorizo has been a professional photographer for more than 20 years. His gallery specializes in exhibiting work by award-winning photographers, and he is currently a photographer with Prensa Internacional.
Armando’s work has been published in Vogue Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, La Opinión, the Dallas Morning News, the Honolulu Advertiser, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He actively supports public visual arts through a program called “Imagenes,” which features photography seminars for the inner city children of Los Angeles.
Armando often covers high-profile international events, which in the past have included the funerals of President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II, May Day celebrations in Cuba, Easter festivities in Mexico’s Iztapalapa region, President Barack Obama’s first inauguration, the inauguration of Mexican President Vicente Fox, the Academy Awards, the Grammy Awards, the Golden Globes Awards, the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Finals, and the 2010 World Cup Tournament
His client list includes the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Los Angeles, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Arista Records and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Staff photographer, Los Angeles Times.
Luis Sinco is a staff photographer with the Los Angeles Times. He was part of the Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning teams that covered the Northridge earthquake in 1994 and the Southern California wildfires of 2003.
In 2004, Sinco covered the Marine assault on Fallujah, Iraq, as an embedded journalist. He took the photograph of Lance Cpl. James Blake Miller in what has become known as the Marlboro Marine.” For that work, Sinco was a Pulitzer finalist in 2005.
Sinco has won numerous awards, including honors from the Los Angeles Press Club, Pictures of the Year International, the National Press Photographers Association, the Hillman Foundation and the Asian American Journalists Association.
Sinco graduated with a bachelor′s degree in journalism from the University of Washington.