Mako Kumano O’Donnell

Mako Kumano O’Donnell and John Charles O’Donnell are world-renowned fine art teddy bear photographers who have captured images in 28 countries on all seven continents. With “Deep Superficiality” as their guiding artistic principle, they structure their images to invite a multitude of interpretations and reactions on several levels while knowing the surface level will predominate for most observers.  In addition to operating their private charity, One Thousand Bears Project (, John and Mako are represented by Atelier VGI in midtown Manhattan. (