Aurora Photos launches Select

select logo

Aurora Photos is excited to announce the launch of Select, a photographer representation division in New York City. Aurora Select works with editorial photographers of exceptional vision and story telling skills, representing them in magazine and commercial areas of photography.

Aurora Photos, one of the small, premier independent photo agencies, licenses a wide range of photography, from outdoor adventure and lifestyle, to geography and culture. Select maintains the highest quality expected from Aurora Photos with a unique roster of photographers with diverse styles.

• Bridget Besaw • Jay Clendenin
• Andy Cutraro • Katja Heinemann
• Todd Korol • John Lee
• Jon Lowenstein • Vince Musi

This select group of photographers has made their mark in the editorial world, working for clients such as Time, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, US News and other international magazines.

Aurora Photos has teamed up with highly experienced leader David Laidler to spearhead the evolution of Select.

Aurora’s founder, Jose Azel says, “For years we have been looking for the exceptional individual who could take on the demanding role of directorship of an assignment division. I couldn’t think of anyone better than David.”

Aurora Select Assignment Director David Laidler says “It’s very exciting to be representing such a talented group of photographers, all very diverse but all great story tellers. In today’s competitive marketplace clients clearly need sophisticated visual essayists to tell their story, and Aurora specializes in bringing together the best in their field.”

Portfolios for the Aurora Select photographers can be seen at:

CONTACT: David Laidler – Aurora Photos

Jon Lowenstein wins World Press Award

Chicago South Side

Jon Lowenstein’s amazing work about Chicago’s South Side neighborhood, that recently won second place in World Press Photo competition for daily life photo story.

Here’s what Jon has to say:
The South Side of Chicago’s once proud industrial communities fell onto hard times during the 1970s and 1980s, changing from thriving working class communities to places far removed from local and federal resources, rife with unemployment, poverty, drugs and gang violence. Despite this adversity, many residents have held on and guard deep feelings of affection for their communities. More recently, though, another challenge has reared its head. Residents in each of these communities face the very real possibility of being displaced from the communities they love because they can no longer afford to live there.

See Jon’s winning essay here

The latest from Aurora Photos