Allan Sekula was an American photographer, writer, critic and filmmaker. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1951, he lived most of his life in Los Angeles and the surrounding regions of southern California.
Olaf Nicolai (1962) lives and works in Berlin. After studying German language and literature at the University of Leipzig, he has been a visual artist since 1990. In addition to participating in solo and group exhibitions, he has shown at Documenta (1997 & 2017), at the 49th and 51st Venice Biennale (2001 and 2005). For his work In The Woods There Is A Bird… commissioned by Documenta 14 Olaf Nicolai was awarded the Karl Sczuka Prize 2017 for works of radio art.