board of reviewers
We aim to support in-depth visual journalism in a radical new way, our board of reviewers consists of 40+ experts from the photo and journalism world.
Freelance multimedia journalist, USA
A pioneer in online journalism, Judith has worked as a photo editor and multimedia producer for the Washington Post and The New York Times since 2000. In 2004 she started teaching photography and multimedia storytelling at the International Center of Photography as well as the Journalism School at Columbia University since 2008. Levitt lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Director of Photography M magazine, France
Lucy has moved between Rome, New York and Paris for many years working as a freelance photo editor for Business Week, The New York Times, l'Espresso, The New York Times magazine and Courrier International. Lucy has also worked as a researcher and production editor with Sipa Press and Magnum Photos. Today, Lucy is the Director of Photography at M magazine.
Photographer and the founder and director of Slideluck Potshow, USA
Casey was represented by World Picture Network from their inception, is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and many other American and European publications. Kelbaugh's non-profit organization, Slideluck Potshow, is dedicated to building and strengthening community through food and art by operating multimedia slideshows combined with potluck dinners in over 50 cities globally.
Creative Director, USA
Phil is an internationally renowned creative director. Phil established himself as an art director at The Face magazine in London. He art directed Creative Camera Magazine and as creative director of Vogue Hommes International encouraged art photographers to make fashion stories. At the Fader he collaborated with a new generation of documentary image-makers. Presently he works with Time and is Creative Director at Magnum Photos NY.
Curator, founder of Odp and director of Punctum, India
Curator, founder of OdP and director of Punctum, India Frank is the founder of Ojodepez magazine. He co-founded Invaliden1 art Gallery and the magazine "the World according to", both in Berlin. He is in charge of the pan-asiatic photography magazine, Punctum (India) and directing the Ojodepez Photo Meeting Barcelona. Kalero is the guest curator for the Photo festival GetxoPhoto.com and the artistic director of the 4th Photoquai Biennale, Musee du Quai Branly. He is also working on the creation of the first international center of photography in Brazil, Gloc.
Director of Photography, Mare, Germany
Barbara worked as a photographer, before becoming picture editor with a Berlin agency. In 1996 she co-founded mare magazine. She has been responsible for the photographic concepts of the magazine for more than a decade. She is the Project Manager for the German edition of the Reporters without Borders annual photo book. She also teaches at the World Press Photo's Joop Swart Masterclass.
Freelance Photo Consultant and Curator, Milan, Italy
Arianna is consultant photo editor at D-La Repubblica delle Donne and director of Ojodepez magazine. Arianna became Archive Director at Magnum Photos in NY in 1998. She also worked as picture editor for Colors magazine. Arianna has been a freelance curator, as well as photo consultant at an international level. She has been part of many International juries, such as World Press Photo in 2009.
Director of Photography, GEO magazine, France
Magdalena is a French citizen born in Cuba. She is presently Director of Photography at GEO magazine, France. She was Art Director and Head of Photography at National Geographic, France, since the launch of the French edition. She studied art history and aesthetics at the Sorbonne before starting her career as a photographer and graphic designer. She has been a photojournalism teacher and jury member on numerous occasions.
Journalist, writer, USA
Nir has been reporting from Iraq since April of 2003 and has spent most of the last few years in Iraq. He has also reported from Afghanistan, Pakistan, the former Yugoslavia, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, amongst others. He has written for most major American publications including The New Yorker. He has filmed documentaries and he consults for humanitarian NGOs. He is a Fellow at the New York University Center on Law and Security.
Director of Photography, DU magazine, Switzerland
Lars Willumeit trained as a photographer and studied Social anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He has been a photo editor since 2001 holding positions at GEOlino and later in GEO's office in NYC. In 2006 he moved to Switzerland working as photo editor and photography consultant. Since 2008 he is photo director of "Du" magazine.
Director of Private Sector Initiatives for the International Crisis Group, USA
Blair has worked both in the private sector and with non-profits and international organizations in Central Asia, the Balkans and Africa and with Crisis Group both in Brussels and New York. Prior to re-joining ICG, she was the Executive Director of Princeton in Africa. She holds an AB in Slavic Languages, Literature and Russian Studies from Princeton University and is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Independent art and documentary photography curator, editor, researcher and consultant, Japan
Yumi collaborates with local and international artists who live and work in areas affected by conflict, natural disasters, current social problems, human rights abuses. She works with human rights advocates, NGOs, humanitarian organizations. She is a founder of REMINDERS PROJECT and curator of the photography blog, REMINDERS: I WAS THERE. She is editor in chief of pdfX12 and a recipient of Women's Human Rights Activities Award, Yayori Journalist Award.
Independent photo editor and consultant, Germany
Nadja is the head of the photo editors' class at the Ostkreuz school for photography in Berlin and has been a faculty member of the International Center of Photography in New York since 2005. She was the bureau chief of German GEO magazine in its NYC office from 2001 until its closing in 2009. Nadja has been a guest editor, panelist, juror and portfolio reviewer on numerous international photography events.
Photo editor at D2 Magazine, Norway
Laara Matsen has been a photographer, writer, photo editor, and curator since 1997. Beginning her career as a photo editor at Magnum Photos in New York, Laara later branched out as a multi-faceted supporter and producer of long-term documentary photo projects. She has edited and curated numerous international photo exhibitions and award winning photo books.
Senior International Photo Editor, Newsweek, USA
Jamie has collaborated on a number of stories that have received World Press, Overseas Press Club, and Pictures of the Year awards. He is a founding member of Fovea Editions as well as a co-founder of SeenUnseen. James has curated numerous exhibitions including Brent Stirton's "The Last Gorillas of the Congo" at Fovea Exhibitions, Seamus Murphy's "Darkness Visible" at VII Gallery and Projections of Reality exhibit ENCOUNTERS in Moscow.
Founder and director of Visa pour l'image Photo Festival, France
Jean-François worked as a journalist and photographer for Photo-Reporter, Le Photographe, Photo-Revue and Photo Magazine. He also made reportages for Sipa-Press. In 1988, he became Dominique Issermann's agent. In collaboration with Yann Arthus-Bertrand, he realised " 3 days in France ", a project creating a portrait of France 150 years after the invention of photography. Since September 1989 he has been running Visa pour l'image. From 1997 to 2009, he partnered with Hachette-Filipacchi through Images Evidence of which he is the chairman.
Photojournalist and founder of the Aftermath Project, USA
A former staff correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and magazine freelance writer, Sara Terry made a mid-career transition into photojournalism in the late 1990s. Her long-term project in Bosnia -- "Aftermath: Bosnia's Long Road to Peace" -- was published by Channel Photographics. Her work has been widely exhibited and she received the Alicia Patterson Fellowship in 2005. She is also the founder of The Aftermath Project.
Photo editor at Courrier International, France
Lidwine has been a photo editor for major media outlets in France for 15 years, including L'Humanité and Le Monde and the weekly magazine Courrier International, where she has worked since 2003. Lidwine develops news stories and portraits and coordinates the iconography of special news reports and theme-based issues.
Photo Book Editor, Aperture, USA
Denise is known for her work with both contemporary and historic photography. Prior to joining Aperture, she worked at Phaidon Press. Throughout her career, she has had the opportunity to work on many beautiful books with some of the world's top photographers, including Roger Ballen, Mary Ellen Mark, Martin Parr, Eugene Richards, and Stephen Shore to name a few.
Editor-at-Large, National Geographic magazine, USA
"Nick" Nichols is a veteran photographer for National Geographic. He has produced 25 stories for the Magazine, most recently, "Redwoods: The Super Trees". He has devoted himself to producing photography that effects environmental change, and his work with conservationists such as Mike Fay and Jane Goodall has resulted in many books, including Brutal Kinship, The Last Place on Earth, The Great Apes, and The Year of the Tiger, as well as the creation of 13 national parks in Africa. He founded the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Photography Editor, NewStatesman, UK
Rebecca is overseeing the visual content of the current affairs magazine. She has worked on editorials in London for the last 12 years, starting her career as a photography editor at the Sunday Times magazine and continuing to work at the Evening Standard, Wallpaper* and Art World magazine. Rebecca holds the position of Deputy Director of The Ian Parry Scholarship and is Associate Lecturer in Photography at UCA Farnham. She is the editor of Ojodepez magazine Issue 16. She regularly participates in international photography reviews and festivals.
Photo editor, an educator and a curator
Sabine is currently a consulting photo editor, freelancing for an array of clients. She held the position of Director of Photography for National Geographic Adventure from 1999 to December 2009. Previously, she was a photo editor for Adweek magazines, New York magazine, Worth, and Conde Nast Traveler. Sabine has lectured for the School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design. She has been teaching photo editing at ICP since 2004. She is the co-director of Fovea Exhibitions Beacon Gallery.
Documentary photographer and photo editor, Belgium
Bruno is a documentary photographer and photo editor working for Medecins Sans Frontieres International (MSF, Brussels). Coordinating photo projects and photo editing for various MSF publications, online and print. Project manager for MSF's online photo archive.
Independent Photo Editor
Philippot was a freelance photographer before he joined Agence Sygma in 1979 to cover Afghanistan, Lebanon, Salvador, Poland, Ireland, Sri-Lanka, Argentina and French interior politics. In 1989 he became editor-in-chief at Agence Gamma. Before becoming editor-in-chief at Le Monde2 from 1998-2009, he worked for Photo VSD, Photo, Point de Vue, Globe, Evénement du Jeudi and Fémina.
Artistic director of the Bamako encounters, the African biennial of photography, France
Michket is of Tunisian origin and is Independent Curator and art writer for African and Middle East Visual Arts.She has curated several exhibitions and wrote many publications among them "Le Printemps Palestinien", "Iran, regards croisés", "Regards Persans" and "Algerie, les faits et les effets". She is organizing exhibitions for French, European, African and Middle Eastern organizations on the subject of Arab-Islamic culture and Africa..
Pauline started working for Magnum Photos' Paris office in 2001. The following year she worked on the production of over 15 exhibitions and catalogues at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson. In 2009 she moved to New York to work for the Department of Photography of the MoMA on a Cartier-Bresson retrospective curated by Peter Galassi. She joined the International Center for Photography in 2010 for the production of the Capa, Chim and Taro exhibition "The Mexican Suitcase" curated by Cynthia Young.
Foreign Correspondent, Le Monde Remy Ourdan (Le Monde) is a foreign correspondent, covering wars and international crisis since 1992. In the 90's, he was living in Sarajevo and covered the Balkans, Africa, and International Criminal Justice issues. After 9/11, he covered Afghanistan, Iraq, and al Qaeda stories. After being Le Monde foreign editor for four years, he went back to traveling and writing.
Advisor to the Journalist Assistance and Impunity Campaign Program of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
Sheryl is a founding member of The Crimes of War Project and editor of the book, Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know (WW Norton). Currently, she is an advisor to the CPJ. Instrumental in engineering and implementing a program of direct assistance to journalists who must go into hiding or exile to escape threats; journalists in need of medicine and other material support in prison; and journalists injured following assaults in retaliation for their work.
Teru's work focuses on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Kashmir. He was a 2009-10 Stanford Knight fellow and is currently a 2010 TEDGlobal fellow, and Ochberg Fellow at the Dart Center for trauma reporting. His current social media project, Basetrack.org, chronicles the deployment of a battalion of US Marines in southern Afghanistan. Basetrack is the recipient of a 2010 Knight Newschallenge award.
Photojournalist & writer, Bangladesh
Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before taking up photojournalism. Former president of Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up Drik, Pathshala, Chobi Mela and Majority World. Honorary fellow of the RPS and professor at Sunderland University, Alam chaired the World Press Photo jury.
Freelance Photo Editor, Germany
Bernd is a media professional with more than 12 years of industry experience, lastly working as a photo editor for GEO magazine, a German-based premium quality publication with outstanding reportages and award-winning photography. He is inspired by the creative design process and loves to develop concepts for comprehensive visual storytelling.
Wilfrid is a co-founder of French photographers' group "L'Oeil Public" and presently in charge of art direction within the multimedia creation and production studio Hans Lucas. He is also in charge of the photography department of Paris based journalism school Ecole des métiers de l'information. He has been president of Freelens since 2004 and vice president of UPP in 2010.
Photojournalist and videographer, USA
Danfung has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2006. His images have been published in Newsweek and The NY Times. His footage in PBS Frontline Obama's War was nominated for a 2010 Emmy Award. His documentary, Hell and Back Again, won the World Cinema Jury and Cinematography Awards at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. He is the founder of immersive video startup Condition ONE.
Picture editor, UK
Since 2007 Susan has worked as a lecturer in photojournalism at British universities. Between 1992-2007 Susan was an assigning picture editor at The Independent on Sunday Review. During the late 80's and early 90's Susan edited assignments at Katz Pictures and Network Photographers on world changing news events. She has been a judge in many international photojournalism competitions.
Picture editor, Le Monde
Nicolas started working in photography for the world-renowned Visa Pour L'Image festival in Perpignan. He became part of the picture editing section of Le Monde since 2004. He has been picture editor of the newspaper since 2009 and has been in charge of the monthly magazine Le Mensuel, published by Le Monde, since 2010.
Sujong started her career with GEO Korea in 1996, where she worked as Editor in Chief and director of photography from 2000-2004. Since then, her work has covered a wide range of fields in photography including publishing, editing, and organization of exhibitions. She worked as symposium director of the Daegu Photo Biennale, as director of Seoul Photo Fair, and curator of the Angkor Photo Festival and Seoul Photo Festival.
Photography Professor, USA
Robert teaches the history of photojournalism at the International Center of Photography. He is also professor of photographic history courses and senior critique at the School of Visual Arts. For over twenty years he was photo editor at Time Magazine for world news. He is the author of a monograph, titled Yvon's Paris (W.W. Norton) about a French photographer of the 1920s.
Managing director NOOR
Previous to founding the international photo agency NOOR in 2007, Hinterseer worked for over six years at the World Press Photo Foundation. First in communications, and later as coordinator of educational projects all over the world - next to supervising the Joop Swart Masterclass exhibition program and World Press Photo exhibitions. Hinterseer has an academic background in Visual Anthropology and is based in Amsterdam.
Photographer, co-founder of NOOR
Stanley Greene was born in New York, and as a teenager was a member of the Black Panthers, an anti-Vietnam War activist and a founding member of SF Camerawork, an exhibition space for avant-garde photography. An encounter with W. Eugene Smith turned Greene's energies to photojournalism. He has won five World Press Photo awards and is a recipient of the Eugene Smith Humanistic Grant, earlier this year he won the Getty Grant for Editorial Photography.
Photo Editor, Consultant and Curator
Amy Pereira is an award-winning photo editor focusing on reportage, social documentary and long-form visual storytelling. A former of Newsweek International , she works with publishers, authors and organizations to craft visual narratives on international sociopolitical and human rights issues for print publications and new media projects.
Associate Director for the Open Society Foundations' Documentary Photography Project
Prior to joining the Open Society Foundation in 2005, she was a researcher for In Motion: The African American-Migration Experience, an exhibition, book, website, and digital archive organized by the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and a Senior Curatorial Assistant / Researcher in the Department of Photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
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