Two Photographers from Critical Mass and a third I have just come across that I have found inspiring:
Jane Fulton Alt's images of controlled burning on the prairies are so unusual, it is hard to believe they are real. They are so beautiful to look at, intriguing and with a poignant metaphor behind them. They are the sort of images I could imagine blowing up large and putting on your wall...very striking.
Misha Friedman's work on the Ukraine is a series I am drawn to as well. The aesthetic is almost painterly. I don't quite understand how she has achieved it, particularly the lighting in the portraits. They almost look HDR'ed, which I'm sure is unlikely.
Phillip Toledano's 'Days with my Father' is a photographical account about his 98 year old father who has lost his short term memory...it is a beautifully created piece of work, showing sensitivity and emotion as well as important insights in to the difficulties of living with memory loss. I also like the format of the website...I find so many photographers websites, in their endeavour to be minimalistic, are so difficult to get around.