Photographer Ryan Holden Singer has a very personal approach to photography. Through portraiture mixed with an anthropological quality to his work, Singer creates images that not only explore the honesty in his subjects but also presents a very real and personal perspective. At the age of 15 he had began working summers at various photo studios around NYC. Singer Continued his education at The School Of Visual Arts, Obtaining his degrees in 1999. After finishing school he began photo assisting full time for some of the best shooters in NY paying his dues and cultivating his pedigree. Singer later followed his passion for photography to the continent of Africa where he lived amongst and documented the San Bushmen of the Kalihari and the Himba tribe of Namibia. These powerful images resulted in the Ryan Holden Singer collection consisting of 52 images contained in the Smithsonian Institutes National Museum Of African Art in Washington DC. HE is a photographer who is able to get inside his subject matter taking the challenge of being personal with the person on the other side of the lens and the results are uncompromising and direct.