On Saturday 21st of November a group of talented photographers selected by the Vogue Italia team – composed by Alessia Glaviano, Chiara Bardelli Nonino and Francesca Marani – will have the opportunity to have their portfolio freely reviewed by key industry experts – top international photo editors, publishers and curators.
For your chance to be shortlisted, send by October 20th an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org accompanied by your portfolio (a selection of 10/15 images in pdf format), a biography, a contact number and a link to your website. The free digital portfolio review is open to any kind of photographic genre, from art and fashion to photojournalism and documentary.
If selected you won’t need to be in Milan like for the past editions because the portfolio review is digital. You can apply from anywhere!
Alessia Glaviano is the Brand Visual Director of Vogue Italia and Director of the Photo Vogue Festival.
Besides curating a series of interviews with the Masters of photography for Vogue Italia’s website, which have acquired enormous popularity among the community of people interested in photography and which are also broadcast on the Italian Sky Arte channel, Glaviano is also responsible for Photo Vogue, an innovative platform on which users can share their own photographs knowing they can rely on the curatorial supervision of professional photo editors.
Under Glaviano’s direction, Photo Vogue has reached over 180.000 users/photographers hailing from all over the world and launched a collaboration with the prestigious international agency Art & Commerce, which represents some of the most esteemed names in fashion photography, including Steven Meisel, Sølve Sundsbø, Paolo Roversi and Patrick Demarchelier. At Condé Nast, Alessia is responsible for the artistic direction of events and exhibitions for Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue.
In 2016 Glaviano directed the first edition of The Photo Vogue Festival.
The event marked the first conscious fashion photography festival dedicated to the shared ground between Ethics and Aesthetics, bound to an influential fashion publication, engaging the whole city of Milano with talks, exhibitions and photography-related initiatives. The 4 editions 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 met critical and public success.
Besides the editorial activity, Alessia holds lectures and conferences on a regular basis. Some of the institutes and universities she was invited as guest lecturer include: IED, Bocconi University and the Milan Polytechnic.
Glaviano was invited to participate as jury member in numerous internationally acclaimed photography contests including the World Press Photo and the Festival International de Mode et de Photographie à Hyères; and has participated in several portfolio review sessions, including the “New York Times Portfolio Reviews”.
Amber Terranova is an experienced NY-based photo director, educator and visual producer. She is currently a BFA faculty member at The School of Visual Arts and consulting with Magnum Photos Education.
Amber has extensive marketing, photo directing, commissioning and consultancy experience for multiple major brands and publications around the world. She has worked as a photo editor at New York, Outside, Photo District News, The New Yorker and People.
In 2013 Amber was the interim Director at the Bilder Nordic School of Photography in Oslo, Norway. Amber is committed to photography education and to helping photographers realize their creative and career potential. She has taught photography workshops in the US, Europe, Asia and has been a guest lecturer at several institutions. In addition, she has judged a number of international photo competitions. Amber is an advisory council board member for CENTER, a non-profit that honors, supports, and provides opportunities to gifted and committed photographers.
Astrid Sokona Lepoultier is an art advisor and an independent curator based in Paris, France, and Bamako, Mali, where she grew up. After a degree in Hospitality Management with Finance, Real Estate and Revenue Management, she completed a Master’s degree in Trade and Diffusion of Contemporary Art. In addition to having been in charge for a collection dedicated to modern and contemporary African art based in Paris and Cape Town, South Africa, she engaged in different cultural events in Africa and Europe. In 2017, she worked as assistant-curator at the 11th edition of the Bamako Encounters – African Biennale of Photography, titled “Afrotopia”. In 2019, she was co-curator of the 12th edition of the Bamako Encounters – African Biennale of Photography, themed “Streams of Consciousness”. She curated “Se Trouver” (Finding Onself) and “Les Tisseurs de Liens” (Weavers of Bonds), respectively the 1st and 2nd editions of BICIM Amie des Arts exhibitions (Groupe BNP Paribas) in Mali in 2018 and 2019. The first focused on the evolution patterns of the works by five major Malian artists and designers through their careers, while the second edition was marked by a multi-site event responding to her will of developing local collaborations between art actors and of fostering the encounter between the local art scene and new publics. In addition to writing activities, essays on artists’ works in particular, she contributes to the online photography magazine L’Œil de la Photographie (The Eye of Photography) since 2018. She recently joined Archive, a structure engaged in contemporary cultural production publishing and exhibition making.
Azu Nwagbogu is the founder and director of the African Artists’ Foundation (AAF), a non-profit organisation based in Lagos, Nigeria that is dedicated to the promotion and development of contemporary African arts and artists. Established in 2007, the AAF organizes art exhibitions, competitions, and workshops with the aim of unearthing and developing talent in Nigeria. Nwagbogu founded the National Art Competition in 2008, an annual arts competition in Nigeria that provides a platform of exposure to emerging Nigerian artists. Nwagbogu also serves as founder and director of the LagosPhoto Festival, an annual international arts festival of photography that brings leading local and international photographers in dialogue with multifaceted stories of Africa. He’s also the creator of Art Base Africa, a new virtual space to discover and learn about contemporary African Art and diaspora. He has been collecting and owns a diverse collection of modern contemporary art and has been curating private collections for various prominent individuals and corporate organizations in Africa for the past 20 years. Nwagabogu has served as a juror for the Dutch Doc and the POPCAP Photography Awards, the World press Photo and Prisma photography award (2015). He also has been nominated as curator for the Prix Decouverte Rencontres d’Arles 2014, Photoquai 2015 and Photolux Festival 2015. Azu Nwagbogu lives and works in Lagos.
Bernadette Tuazon is the Director of Photography at CNN Digital based in Atlanta. The CNN photo team won the 2019 Webby Award for photo editing and took home top honors at this year’s Pictures of the Year International competition. Before CNN Digital, Tuazon was a senior photo editor at the Associated Press in New York.
Bruno Ceschel teaches at the Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, and at the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL). He founded Self Publish, Be Happy in 2010, an organization that has curated events in institutions such as Tate Modern (Gran Bretagna), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Danimarca), MoMA PS1 (USA) and the National Gallery of Victoria (Australia), and has published books of artists like Lucas Blalock, Carmen Winant, Lorenzo Vitturi e Broomberg / Chanarin. Ceschel regularly teaches and collaborates with various organizations interested in contemporary photography.
Ekow Eshun is a writer, critic and independent curator. He is Chairman of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group and the former Director of the ICA, London. His writing has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, Vogue and Aperture.
Federica Chiocchetti is a writer, curator, editor and lecturer specialising in photography and literature. Through her platform Photocaptionistshe collaborates with international institutions such as The Photographers’ Gallery, Fotomuseum Winterthur and Foam. Currently she is focusing on her PhD in ‘Photo-Texts: Critical Intersections in History’, at London’s University of Westminster, and transforming her research into a touring exhibition with the support of the Fondation Jan Michalski pour l’écriture et la littérature, where she was writer in residence in 2018. She is also the guest editor of issue 16 of Aperture’s PhotoBook Review, which was launched at Les Rencontres d’Arles in July 2019. She collaborates with Brooklyn-based collector David Solo on activating his photo-poetry books collection. Recent projects include the monographic exhibition ‘Lorenzo Tricoli: The Archive You Deserve’, for Fotografia Europea 2018, thefestival Jaipur Photoin India (2017), the exhibitions ‘Invisible Stratum’ for Tokyo International Photography Festival (2017) and ‘Feminine Masculine’ for the London Art Fair (2016). In 2016 she was included among the ‘16 female curators shaking things up’ by Artnet. In 2015 she was Art Fund Curatorial Fellow of Photographs at the V&A and Nottingham Castle Museum, where she curated a show and symposium on the image-text work of Peter Henry Emerson. Her book Amore e Piombo(Archive of Modern Conflict) won the Kraszna-Krausz 2015 Best Photography Book Award. Her writings have appeared in Foam, The Eyes and Photoworks, among others. Recent contributions include the 10×10 book How We See: Photobooks by Women(2018), The Routledge Companion of Photography and Visual Culture(2018). In 2019 she was writer and curator in residency at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris. She has been on a number of awards juries and given lectures at international institutions, such as London College of Communication, ECAL, Paris College of Art and Image-Text Ithaca (NY), including her recently crafted course ‘History & Theory of Photo-Text Intersections’. She holds an MA in Comparative Literature at the University College of London and a MSc in Publishing and Literature at the University of Milan and Fondazione Mondadori.
Giulia Zorzi works in the arts since 1991. She started with music, collaborating with Milano Concerti, Ravenna Festival, Festival Aterforum, Teatro La Scala. Since 2002 she is focused mainly on photography. In 2003 she founded Micamera, a photobooks store, exhibition space and cultural hub committed to divulge photographic culture both in Italy and abroad. Zorzi also writes and lectures about photography.
Giuseppe Oliverio (Bologna, 1985) is an Italian cultural entrepreneur. In 2012 he launched phmuseum.com, an international platform dedicated to contemporary photography well known for its grants program and online education offering. The platform nowadays features the work of more than 50,000 photographers and represents a relevant archive for curators and photo editors worldwide. Giuseppe has been in the jury of international awards like Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward, Gomma Grant, United Photo Industry’s The Fence, and Happiness Onthemove. He further regularly works as portfolio reviewer at international festivals like Photo Vogue Festival, Unseen, and Visa pour l’Image. Recently he opened the PHmuseum Lab, an exhibition and education venue in Bologna, Italy.
Ihiro Hayami (Director, T3 PHOTO FESTIVAL)
Ihiro Hayami (b. 1982, Osaka Japan) is the founder of T3 PHOTO FESTIVAL (Tokyo International Photography Festival). He’s the former chief editor of Japanese Photography Magazine, “PHaT PHOTO”(2012-2014), and was the gallery director of RINGCUBE (Ginza). His selected curatorial exhibitions include, Alejandro Chaskielberg’s “Otsuchi Future Memories” (2016), and Alex Prager’s “WEEK-END” (2010).
Over the past few years, he has served as juror, lecturer, and reviewer at various international photo festivals and photography universities.
James Estrin is a New York Times staff photographer and writer .He was a founder and co-editor of Lens, The New York Times photography blog. James was part of a team that won a 2001 Pulitzer Prize for “How Race Is Lived In America.”He is also the co-executive producer of the documentary film “Underfire: The Untold Story of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro” which appeared on HBO in November 2016. He is also an adjunct professor at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York.
Born in 3/10/56
Journalist, passionated by photography, he collaborated at Photo-Reporter, Le Photographe, Photo-Revue and Photo Magazine.
At the same time, he makes reportings for the agency Sipa-Press.
In 1988, he becomes Dominique Issermann’s agent.
In 1989, with Yann Arthus-Bertrand, he realises “ 3 days in France ”, an operation who paints the portrait of France in 1989, 150 years after the invention of photography.
Since September 1989 he runs Visa pour l’image, international photojournalism festival.
From 1997 to 2009, he associates to Hachette-Filipacchi through the company Images Evidence, that he bought in July 2009 and which he is now chairman.
Jehan Jillani is a Picture and Visuals Editor at the Guardian US where she oversees photography for all feature stories and special projects that come out of the New York, DC, and Oakland office. She also contributes to visual stories for the website at large.
Prior to joining The Guardian, Jehan was a photo editor at National Geographic where she worked on the publication’s environmental coverage. She has also worked as a digital photo editor at The New Yorker, where she researched and commissioned images for all facets of newyorker.com.
Jehan’s work has been recognized by the Society of Publication Designers, and American Photography. She has done multiple portfolio reviews across the country, and has spoken about photography at the journalism programs at Columbia University and Western Kentucky University. Jehan is a graduate of Smith College and is from Islamabad, Pakistan.
Jenny Smets is an independent curator, photo-editor, consultant and educator specialised in contemporary documentary photography. She teaches at the KABK school of Arts in The Netherlands and leads visual storytelling workshops in different areas of the world. As project-advisor for World Press Photo she co-organises the yearly Joop Swart Masterclass.
Jenny studied history of modern and contemporary art at UVA University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Karly Domb Sadof
Karly Domb Sadof is a photo editor at The Washington Post, currently working on the national desk. She is also a contributing writer for In Sight, The Post’s photography blog. Before joining The Post in 2016, she worked as a photo editor and supervisor at the Associated Press’s global headquarters in New York and served as a photo editor for the AP’s Asia-Pacific headquarters in Bangkok. In 2020, she was named Newspaper and Multi-platform Picture Editor of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association.
The longtime director of photography at the New York Times Magazine, Kathy Ryan has been a pioneer of combining fine art photography with photojournalism in the pages of the magazine. She has worked with the world’s best photographers, across all genres of photography. Ryan regularly brings new talent into The NYTimes Magazine’s pages. During her time there, the Magazine‘s photography and videos have been recognized with numerous awards, including National Magazine Awards, SPD Gold awards, and Art Directors Club awards. Ryan led the team that produced Emmy award-winning videos in 2011 and 2012.
Ryan was chosen by Creative Review magazine for their Outstanding Contribution to Photography recognition for 2016. In 2014 Ryan won the Vision award from the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and in 2012, in London, she won the Royal Photographic Society’s annual award for Outstanding Service to Photography. In 2007 she won a lifetime achievement award from the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, and in 2015 and 2003 she won the Lucie Award for Picture Editor of the Year. Under Ryan’s leadership, the Magazine commissions the world’s best photographers, a selection of whose work was published in The New York Times Magazine Photographs (Aperture, 2011), edited by Ryan. An exhibition of this work, co-curated by Ryan, opened at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2012 and traveled to FOAM Museum in Amsterdam, Palau Robert in Barcelona, and other venues in the U.S., ultimately finishing its run at the Aperture Gallery in NYC.
In 2012, Ryan began posting on Instagram her images of the beauty to be found in the office life at The New York Times. She currently has 110,000+ followers. A book of these pictures, Office Romance, was published by Aperture in 2014, and an exhibition of this work was shown at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in NYC in May 2016, the SpainMedia Gallery in Madrid in April 2017, and in Bologna, Italy in October 2015 as part of the Foto Industria festival.
Ryan has twice served as co-curator, with Scott Thode, of the Look3 photography festival in Charlottesville, VA. An exhibition sponsored by FOAM Museum and curated by Ryan, Dutch Seen, opened at the Museum of the City of New York in 2009. Ryan also co-curated the Myths&Realities exhibition at the SVA Gallery in 2012, with Scott Thode. She also lectures on photography. She gave the 2012 Karsh Lecture in Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She serves as a mentor at the School of Visual Arts. She is represented by Howard Greenberg Gallery.
Kira Pollack is deputy editor of Vanity Fair, working with editor Radhika Jones on editorial direction, evolving the brand’s aesthetic, and spearheading a number of special projects. Pollack is an award-winning journalist, photo director, film director, and executive producer with more than 20 years of experience in multi-platform storytelling. As deputy editor at Time, she was responsible for directing the arc of news and feature coverage and producing enterprise journalism. She previously served as Time’s director of photography and visual enterprise, conceiving and executing the Emmy Award–winning projects “A Year in Space” and “Beyond 9/11” (for which she interviewed George W. Bush), as well as Firsts (on women who break glass ceilings), Time’s 100 Most Influential Photos in the World, and most recently a special issue documenting America’s opioid crisis, photographed by James Nachtwey, and entered into the record of the U.S. Senate. She also launched the website Lightbox and the documentary-film unit Red Border Films. Pollack previously worked at The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.
After studying geography, history and education Lars became a self-taught photo editor, photographer and curator. He has been freelancing for various magazines before joining the GEO photo department as the Senior Photo Editor at GEOkompakt, one of GEO´s several line extensions on science,
Parallel to his journalistic work Lars Lindemann taught photo editing at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund/Germany and curated photo exhibitions. Lars has been a jury member for national and international photo contests, including the World Press Photo Award, Greenpeace Photo Award and The Photoville Fence.
Since 2015 he´s GEO magazine´s Director of Photography and Deputy Creative Director. Lars´ and his colleagues work was earning several awards from the Lead Academy, German Art Directors Club and a Pictures of the Year International Award for Best Use of photography in a print magazine.
In 2019 Lars became an appointed member of the German Photographic Society DGPH.
Currently the Head of Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg South Africa, he has been part of a number of local, international visual story telling platforms and curatorial committees including New York Times portfolio reviews and chairing the World Press Photo Awards General Jury 2020.His artistic philosophy is embedded in social justice and advocacy as an International Ford Foundation Fellow on Social Justice. He accumulated extensive strategic experience in arts administration and artistic programming from institutions he worked for in over two decades. These include Durban Art Museum, Robben Island Museum, including Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. As a student of Howard University in Washington DC, in 2012 he co-founded Kali TV which is an online media organization communicating experiences of Africans in the diaspora. On his return to South African, Lekgetho founded Kgethi Images for production of moving and still Images with focus predominately on advocacy issues and heritage memories of South Africans. Lekgetho was born in GaSekhukhune – Limpopo and is an active – founding member of Centers of Learning for Photography in Africa. He is a proponent of diverse and inclusive visual storytelling practice and representation globally.
Maddalena Scarzella is graduated in architecture from the Faculty of Civil Architecture at Milan Polytechnic. Throughout her training career has always privileged exhibition staging, design and photography. Since January 2015 she is in charge of Galleria Carla Sozzani in Milan. In 2017 she has been part of the jury of the Foam Paul Huf Award, at Foam Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam. Since 2018 she collaborates as creative director with Edicola, an editorial project. Since September 2019 Maddalena creates, alongside Edicola’s team, the collective Take Care Collective, in order to extend the project of collaboration.
Maggie Steber is a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, 2017-2018, and has worked in 70 countries photographing stories on the human condition.
A contributing photographer to National Geographic, she was named as one of eleven Women of Vision by National Geographic Magazine. Her honors include Pulitzer Prize Finalist 2019, The President’s Award from the Overseas Press Club, the Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award 2020 for commitment to the craft of visual journalism that advances the profession, the Lucie Award for Photojournalism 2019, Leica Medal of Excellence, World Press Photo Foundation, Pictures of the Year, Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service to Journalism from the University of Missouri, the Alicia Patterson Grant, a Knight Foundation Grant and the Ernst Haas Grant.
Steber has worked in the small nation of Haiti for 30 years. Aperture published her monograph on Haiti entitled DANCING ON FIRE. Her work is exhibited worldwide. Her photographs are included in the American Women Collection at the Library of Congress and the Guggenheim Foundation as well as private collections. Steber has worked as a photo editor for Associated Press and Director of Photography at The Miami Herald, as well as a contract photographer for Newsweek Magazine. She is affiliated with VII Photo Agency and lives in Miami, FL.
Maria Teresa Salvati
Founder and editor-in-chief at Slideluck Editorial: online and off line platform for contemporary photography and multimedia, promoting social change. The platform launches biennial calls and global tours on important contemporary, social and cultural issues: BORN THE SAME, LOVE ME TENDER and EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED.
Co-author of the symposium ‘Visualizing Climate Change’, in partnership with UAL (University of the Arts London), Climate Visuals, PARC (Photographic Archive Research Center) and VII Photo Agency. The monthly episodes evolve around themes like Female Gaze, Environmental Sublime, and more to come.
Maria Teresa Salvati is also a personal branding consultant and teacher. She helps emerging and established photographers and visual artists to identify and define their “Spot of Beauty”, such as the inner voice and the personal motivation that drive the creative practice.
Based in Bari (Puglia), she teaches at F.Project School of Photography and New Media; at IED Roma and Officine Fotografiche Roma; she’s also guest lecturer at the London College of Communication (LCC), at the MA in Photojounalism and Documnentary Photography; and works as one-to-one consultant with photographers around the world.
Monthly columnist for C41 Magazine, with dedicated features to photographers presented through their own “Spot of Beauty”.
Independent curator. Contributing writer at GUP Magazine.
Melissa Harris is editor-at-large of Aperture, where she has edited over forty books, and was editor-in-chief of Aperture magazine, 2002-2012. She served on New York City’s Community Board 5, and is a trustee of the John Cage Trust. A Wild Life, her biography on photographer Michael Nichols, was published by Aperture in 2017. She is currently curating exhibitions worldwide, including for Fondazione Prada, and writing a biography of Josef Koudelka, commissioned by Magnum Foundation, and to be published by Aperture in 2022.
Michael Famighetti is editor of Aperture magazine. In 2013, he organized a relaunch and reconceptualization of the magazine, which won a 2018 National Magazine Award for General Excellence. He is the recipient, with guest editor Sarah Lewis, of the ICP Infinity Award for Critical Writing and Research for “Vision & Justice,” the summer 2016 issue of Aperture. In addition to editing the magazine, Famighetti commissions and edits books for Aperture Foundation, including volumes by William Christenberry, Robert Adams, John Divola, Jonas Bendiksen, Kwame Brathwaite, Joel Meyerowitz, among others. He is currently a visiting critic at Yale University School of Art and a participant in SVA’s Mentors program. His writing has appeared in Frieze, Bookforum, Aperture, among other publications. He is a member of the American Society of Magazine Editors and has been a guest reviewer and speaker at many international festivals and institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The New York Times; Vogue Italia; FOAM, Amsterdam; Art Gallery of Ontario; the Bamako Biennial, Mali; Kyotographie, Kyoto; Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark; and Fotografiska, Stockholm.
Michael Van Horne
Michael Van Horne is Director of the Image Archive at Art + Commerce. The Image Archive is a full service licensing agency representing many of the most significant artists, Estates and Foundations of our time, including the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, the Estate of Guy Bourdin, Steven Meisel, Stephen Shore, Larry Fink, Peter Beard, Paolo Roversi and Craig McDean among others. In addition to his work supporting the artists of Art + Commerce, Van Horne has taken an active role in the agency’s objective to highlight emerging talent, developing the PhotoVogue Collection at Art + Commerce and as a contributing curator and organizer of the Art + Commerce Festival of Emerging Photographers. Van Horne has been a guest lecturer at the School of Visual Arts’ undergraduate photography department, where he formerly taught the elective course, Concept and Narrative in Fashion Photography.
Olfa Feki is an architect and an independant visual art curator. Her interest in photography started when she was still studying architecture. She moved from promoting photography on a national scale, to an international level by collaborating with renewed institutions and foundations such as World Press Photo, Magnum agency, NOOR agency and Arab World Institute, as well as governmental institutions such as the Goethe Institute and the French Institute as a cultural consultant.
She moved to Egypt to direct the biennale of contemporary art Something Else 2015, with Simon Njami and eight other international curators. Olfa went from collaborating with artists to jury member as well as producing documentaries and photo essays, and curating exhibitions in galleries, festivals and independant spaces. She has also been involved in World Nomads New York 2013, Dak’art 2014, Bamako Encounters 2017,… She was the Curator of the second edition of the Biennale of Photographers of the Contemporary Arab World; IMA and La MEP, Paris 2017. Meanwhile, she joined NOOR Images family in Amsterdam as a Regional Representative in Europe and North Africa for between 2016 and 2017. Olfa Feki Founded and directed the first visual art festival in Tunisia ;#kerkennah01; the first edition took place in June 2018.
Olivier Laurent is an International Photo Editor at The Washington Post, working with the organization’s network of 27 reporters based in 19 foreign locations to offer a comprehensive international report, with a special focus on Africa, Asia and the Middle-East. He also edits the Climate & Environment section, assigning photographers to cover the climate emergency.
In 2018, he coordinated the newspaper’s visual coverage of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, working with Lorenzo Tugnoli, a contract photographer with the Post. The resulting photo essay won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography as well as a World Press Photo.
In 2019, he was a photo editor on the team that won the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for the 2ºC: Beyond the Limit series, which featured the work of four staff photographers and “showed with scientific clarity the dire effects of extreme temperatures on the planet.”
He joined the Post from TIME where he was the Editor of LightBox, the magazine’s photography website. LightBox provided a window into the process of how great photographs are made, and drew attention to inspiring projects and groundbreaking work by established masters and new pioneers.
Paul Moakley has been the deputy director of photography and visual enterprise of TIME since 2010. He covers national news and special projects such as Person of the Year. He was part of the Emmy award winning team for TIME’s interactive documentary “Beyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience” and in 2015 he received a World Press Photo Award for video short feature. Previously he was senior photo editor at Newsweek and photo editor of PDN (Photo District News). Moakley is an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, as well as a photographer and filmmaker. He lives at the Alice Austen House Museum, home of one of America’s earliest photographers, as caretaker and curator of the museum.
Journalist, she is currently the chief picture editor of Io Donna, women’s weekly magazine of Il Corriere della Sera. Before, and for many years, she was the director of projects at Contrasto agency.She has been a member of many juries and photographic awards including two editions of World Press Photo. She has edited several photographic books and numerous solo and group exhibitions. She teaches in specialized schools and university courses and follows several authors’ photographic projects on a regular basis.
Sadie Quarrier is the Deputy Director of Mobile Storytelling for National Geographic. She leads a staff of five mobile producers creating engaging, highly produced, mobile–first stories on Instagram and the web. From 2002-2019, she was a Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic magazine and oversaw adventure and exploration stories. She has been honored twice in the contest for Visual Editor of the Year by Pictures of the Year International, placing second and being named a finalist, and she has won 24 other awards. Sadie has traveled around the world on assignment and to teach National Geographic Photo Camps.
Sarah Leen has been a photographer, a photo editor and was the first female Director of Photography at the National Geographic magazine. In 2019 she founded the Visual Thinking Collective a community for independent women visual professionals.
Leen became the first female College Photographer of the Year while studying photojournalism at the University of Missouri. She has won numerous awards for both photography and photo editing from the World Press Photo Awards, and the Pictures of the Year.
Leen works with photographers and agencies editing long term projects and books including the America, Again visual series by the VII Photo agency and was the photo editor on the 2020 FotoEvidence and World Press Photo Book Award winner HABIBI by Antonio Faccilongo.
Leen believes in sharing her knowledge through mentoring and teaching at workshops including the Missouri Photo Workshops, the Maine Media Workshops, the Santa Fe Photo Workshops and the PhotoLux Festival in Lucca, Italy.
Shannon Ghannam is the Global Education Director at Magnum Photos, responsible for the celebrated agency’s educational programming globally, including the recently launched online learning platform Magnum Learn learn.magnumphotos.com. Previously she managed Content Strategy and Development at Reuters, working to showcase on multiple platforms the agency’s multimedia content. Shannon has collaborated on numerous photographic books, international exhibitions and multimedia projects including the Emmy award winning photojournalism app Reuters The Wider Image. Shannon has worked in various roles during a 20 year career including Screen Labs, Night Contact photography and multimedia festival, Australian Associated Press (AAP), The Australian Photojournalist Journal, The National Archives of Australia as well as developing a year long collaborative portraiture project with refugee communities for the Australian Red Cross. She studied at the Queensland College of Art in Brisbane, Australia where she graduated with First Class Honours in Photography.
Sorana Munsya is a congolese curator and psychologist living in Brussels. In her curatorial practice and writings, she is concerned with the connections between art and individual as well as collective care strategies or practices.
Sorana was the Assistant of the artistic director of the 5th Lubumbashi Biennale of Contemporary Art (2017) and is part of the editorial team of the contemporary art journal Afrikadaa and is also a member of the eponymous collective. She also wrote for many art catalogues and art magazines such as Hart, the 12th Bamako Encounters catalogue etc. She collaborated closely with many artists like Pascale Marthine Tayou, Ellen Gallagher, Eddy Kamuanga and also with many different art institutions such as the Wiels, Bozar, the Middleheim Museum, the Mu.Zee, the Dak’Art Biennale. She is currently the resident curator of the future Brussels African Art Center.
Willy Ndatira is a creative consultant who counts Gucci amongst his clients. He recently joined the men’s magazine Fantastic Man as a consulting editor. Based between Johannesburg and London, Ndatira is perhaps better known by his Instagram handle @williamcult, where he shares his visual research and discusses social issues. Ndatira trained as a fashion designer, also graduating with an MA in Image Making from Central Saint Martins. He has written for titles including Another Man and i-D.