CHIARA CLEMENTE is a film director who explores identity, cultural contrast and the creative process. The daughter of the artist Francesco Clemente, she grew up moving between India, New York and Italy -- "each place adding to the stream of memories that inspire my work today." But she says she particularly relates to the Amalfi Coast, where five generations of family have lived on her mother's side. As an adult she has lived in Rome and NYC
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Jeffries, an amateur photographer and accountant by profession, began photographing homeless people in 2008. Visiting London from his home in Bolton, he spotted a young girl living rough on Leicester Square. He tried to steal a shot from a distance, but she spotted him, so he went over and struck up a conversation. Since then, he’s photographed people in downtown Los Angeles, New York, Rome and Manchester. → Photograph: Lee Jefferies
Patricia Cronin’s sculpture Memorial to a Marriage has attracted considerable attention. She installed the pair of naked women in white marble in the middle of the Woodlawn Cemetery in New York, on the grave she will one day share with her girlfriend. Currently, the artist is a fellow at the American Academy in Rome, where she’s busy researching the work of a 19th-century sculptress once steeped in scandal. db-artmag.de/...
The child of Episcopal missionaries with deep roots in colonial Massachusetts, the American architect Anne Griswold Tyng (1920-2011) was born in China and educated in Jiangxi Province and New York State. As a child in China, she remembers constructing a circular bamboo hut as a secret hideout. In the 1950s, she was closely associated with master architect Louis I. Kahn. Their daughter was born in Rome.
Actress Famke Beumer Janssen was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She moved to New York in 1984, and became a model for Chanel, later she majored in writing and literature at Columbia University. After studying, she moved to Los Angeles, California, where she studied acting under Roy London. As a result of her moves, she speaks Dutch, German, English and French. She currently lives in New York and has since starred in many films, including a Bond Girl role.