Interviewees and Speakers

PhotoWings Interviewees and Speakers


Our media archive is home to hundreds of hours of interviews, and we invite you to explore these diverse community perspectives in and around photography.

Kael Alford

Kael Alford is an American documentary photographer, writer, journalist, and educator. She has worked extensively covering culture, politics and conflict in the Balkans and the Middle East for many US and European magazines and newspapers. She covered the US invasion of Iraq and her work was included in the book "Unembedded: Four Independent Journalists on the War in Iraq” (Chelsea Green, 2005). Alford published a photography book titled “Bottom of da Boot” (Fall Line Press, 2012) documenting Native American communities in coastal Louisiana that have suffered environmental damage during decades of oil and gas extraction. Alford is represented by Panos Pictures in London.


Daniel Beltrá

Daniel Beltrá is a Spanish photographer. Over the past two decades, Beltrá’s work has taken him to all seven continents, including several expeditions to the Brazilian Amazon, the Arctic, the Southern Oceans and the Patagonian ice fields. For his work on the Gulf Oil Spill, in 2011 he received the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award and the Lucie Award for the International Photographer of the Year - Deeper Perspective. Daniel’s work has been published by the most prominent international publications including The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Le Monde, and El Pais, amongst many others. His passion for conservation is evident in the poignant images of our environment for which he is known. 


Sarah Blesener

Sarah Blesener is an American documentary photographer. She is a graduate of the Visual Journalism and Documentary Practice program at the International Center of Photography in New York City. She was the recipient of the Alexia Foundation grant for her 2017 work in the United States, and was also a 2017 fellow with Catchlight, working with Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. In 2018, she was a recipient of the Eugene Smith Fellowship. In 2019, her personal project, Beckon Us From Home, received a first place prize in the Long-Term Project category of World Press Photo.


Hal Buell

Hal Buell is an American photo editor who spent more than forty years with the Associated Press, twenty-five of them as head of the international photo service. He is the author of “Moments: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographs” and “Uncommon Valor, Common Virtue,” a book about war photographer Joe Rosenthal. A graduate of Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, he lives in New York.


Victor Blue

Victor J. Blue is an American photojournalist whose work is most often concerned with the legacy of armed conflict, human rights and the protection of civilian populations, and unequal outcomes resulting from policy and politics. He has completed assignments in Syria, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Iraq, and India, and has documented news stories and social issues across the United States. He worked as a staff photographer at The Record in Stockton CA, and holds a Masters Degree in Visual Communication from Ohio University. In 2012 Parlay, his project on his Grandfather, was awarded in the Pictures of the Year International and the NPPA Best of Photojournalism competitions. In 2010, 2011, and 2015 his work in Afghanistan was honored in Pictures of the Year International. In 2017 he garnered three awards in the Pictures of the Year International.


Clay Bolt

Clay Bolt is an American natural history and conservation photographer. Clay was a leading voice in the fight to protect the rusty-patched bumble bee under the Endangered Species Act, which became North America's first federally protected native bee in 2017. In 2019, he became the first photographer to document a living Wallace's Giant Bee—the world's largest bee—as a part of a four person exploration team to rediscover the species in the Indonesian islands of North Maluku. In 2009 Clay co-founded the international nature photography project "Meet Your Neighbours" (, which has grown to include dozens of photographers representing locations around the world. In 2012, in partnership with The Highlands Biological Foundation, he co-founded Backyard Naturalists, whose mission is to inspire an appreciation of the natural world in children through science, art, and technology.


Nancy Borowick

Nancy Borowick is an internationally renowned American photographer, author, teacher and speaker, bringing her personal story to universities, hospitals, oncology units and community groups globally. Nancy is a graduate of the International Center of Photography and has exhibited her work in over 100 cities. Working regularly with the New York Times since 2013, Nancy has told the intimate stories of people and places from every corner of the globe winning her major accolades and awards, such as World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International and most recently the 2018 Humanitarian Award from the organization Women That Soar for her photography and monograph, “The Family Imprint.”


Paula Bronstein

Paula Bronstein is one of the world’s leading female American photojournalists with a career that spans over three decades. She uses her vision to document humanity, bringing awareness to issues throughout the world focusing in many conflict regions. She is the author of the internationally acclaimed book, “Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear.” Paula has worked as a staff photographer for a variety of American newspapers, moving overseas to the Asian region in the late 90’s. She joined Getty Images as senior staff photographer from 2002-2013. Her images have been published in almost every globally recognized publication and exhibited in numerous countries. 


Andrea Bruce

Andrea Bruce  is an American documentary photographer who brings attention to people living in the aftermath of war. She concentrates on the social issues that are sometimes ignored and often ignited in war's wake. She is a co-owner and member of the photo agency NOOR. At The Washington Post, she originated and authored a weekly column called "Unseen Iraq.” She also worked at The Concord Monitor, and The St. Petersburg Times, after graduating from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her awards include top honors from the White House News Photographers Association (where she has been named Photographer of the Year four times), several awards from the International Pictures of the Year contest, and the prestigious John Faber Award from the Overseas Press Club in New York. 


Oscar Castillo

Oscar B. Castillo is an award-winning photojournalist from Caracas, Venezuela. His professional work as a photographer has been geared towards social subjects that promote ideas of solidarity, tolerance, and respect. He has followed and developed personal projects and assignments in Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Cuba, Guyane, Greece, France, Spain, and others, and has exhibited widely in places including France, Italy, Austria, Cambodia, Bosnia, Colombia, and Ecuador. His work has been published by Le Monde, New York Times, L.A Times, The Wall Street Journal, Days Japan, Der Spiegel, NZZ, Time Magazine. He has been recognized by Magnum Foundation, Eugene Smith Award, Tim Hetherington Foundation, and Picture of the Year LatAm.


David Castro

David Castro is the Founder and CEO of The Institute for Leadership Education and Development (I-LEAD) which seeks to transform low-income areas by guiding local leaders to earn college degrees and inspire change. David’s work has earned him fellowships from Ashoka, the Kellogg Foundation, and the Eisenhower Foundation. Through his I-LEAD charter school in Reading, Pennsylvania, David collaborated with Threshold Collective and photographer Janice Levy to create curriculum which utilizes the power of photography to foster the critical values of integrity, self-awareness, empathy, and leadership.


Michael Robinson Chavez

Michael Robinson Chávez, a Pulitzer Prize winning American photographer. A native Californian and half Peruvian, he has worked for The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and the Associated Press. He has covered assignments in over 70 countries including the collapse of Venezuela, climate change in Siberia, violence in Mexico, the historic drought in California, tsunamis in Indonesia and Chile, the Egyptian revolution, life in Brazil’s favelas, gold mining in Peru, the 2006 Hezbollah/Israeli war and the US led invasion and occupation of Iraq. He has received awards from the Pulitzer Foundation, the Best of Photojournalism, PDN Photo Annual, Northern Short Course, and the Scripps Howard Foundation.


Jim Colton

James K. Colton is Editor at Large at ZUMA Press and Editor-in-Chief of He began his career in 1972 as the Color Picture Editor for the Associated Press and later joined Newsweek as their Director of Photography before becoming the Photography Editor for Sports Illustrated. He was on the Board of Directors of the Eddie Adams Workshop, was a mentor for J Camp, sponsored by the Asian American Journalists Association and was the Jury Chairman for the World Press Photo contest in 2005. He was named Magazine Picture Editor of the Year in 2008 by the National Press Photographers Association, was the recipient of the “Focus” award for Lifetime Achievement by the Griffin Museum in 2010, and has been acknowledged as one of the 100 most important people in photography by American Photo.


Mike Davis

Mike Davis is an internationally renowned picture editor who helps photographers improve their work. He is also the endowed Alexia Tsairis Chair for Documentary Photography and a professor of practice of visual communications in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Davis held visual leadership positions at National Geographic, the White House and several of America’s leading newspapers. He was twice named newspaper picture editor of the year and has edited the work of several photographers who went on to win Photographer of the Year titles and others whose work was widely recognized at the top tiers of the profession.


James Whitlow Delano

James Whitlow Delano is an American, Japan-based documentary storyteller. His work has been published and exhibited throughout the world and led to four award-winning monograph photo books, including, ”Empire: Impressions from China'' and “Black Tsunami: Japan 2011.” His projects have been cited by the Alfred Eisenstadt Award (from Columbia University and LIFE magazine), Leica’s Oskar Barnack, Picture of the Year International, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, PDN, and others for work from China, Japan, Afghanistan, and Burma (Myanmar), among others. In 2015, he founded EverydayClimateChange (ECC) Instagram feed, where photographers from six continents document global climate change on seven continents. 


Agnes Dherbys

Born in South Korea, Agnès Dherbeys grew up in France. She graduated with honours from the Master of Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Politics) of Lyon and from master 2 of Sciences of Information and Communication from Celsa, Sorbonne IV. Agnès is the récipient of numerous awards and grants, including second prize Spot News Stories at the World Press Photo, the OPC Robert Capa Gold Medal for “best published photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise”, the European Center of journalism grant, and the Foundation Lagardère Grant. She mainly works in Asia and Europe for French and International media such as Marie Claire, M Magazine, the Wall Street journal, Le Monde, GQ, Harpers.


Peter DiCampo

Peter DiCampo is an American documentary photographer whose goal is to contribute his work to a dialogue on international development and perceptions of Africa. He began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer and a traditional photojournalist. He is a co-founder of Everyday Africa, the Instagram-based project, and he is a regular speaker in classrooms and workshops on media stereotypes and the promotion of localized storytelling. In his role as co-president of Everyday Africa, he is a contributing photographer, writer, curator, classroom curriculum designer, and co-editor of their book, published by Kehrer Verlag in 2017. He is the recipient of grants and awards from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Magnum Foundation, Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Open Society Foundations, and POYi, among many others.


Andrea Douglas

Andrea Douglas is the Executive Director of Charlottesville’s Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. Just nine months after the end of the Civil War, the Jefferson School opened its doors and continued to operate solely for African Americans in Charlottesville until 1965. Andrea Douglas holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. in arts management and finance from Binghamton University, NY. She was curator of collections and exhibitions and curator of contemporary art at the University of Virginia. Andrea’s research considers the cultural and social connections in the biographies of 20th and 21st century artists of the African Diaspora.


Edward Echwalu

Edward is a Ugandan documentary photographer and photojournalist who has worked across the African continent. As photojournalist, a writer, and blogger, he has covered major and historical events, many of which have been in the areas of health, conflict, and development. Edward holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication with a bias in photojournalism. He has published work in the Washington Post, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Dailymail UK, The Guardian, GQ Mazgine, BuzzFeeds News, Marie Claire, Forbes, and FourFourTwo magazine. He’s a contributor to Everyday Africa, part of Everyday Projects. He has also done several commissioned documentary projects across East Africa and Africa for UN commission Uganda, UNDP, UNFPA, UN Foundation, UNHCR, Dan Church Aid, UN AIDS, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, We Effect and USAID among others.


Larry Fink

Larry Fink is an American photographer. He has had solo shows at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Art, among others. Larry has been awarded two John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships and two National Endowment for the Arts Individual Photography Fellowships. Teaching for over 52 years, Larry has been a professor of photography at Bard College since 1988. His publications include “Social Graces” (Aperture 1984); “Boxing” (powerHouse Books 1997); “Runway” (powerHouse Books 2000); “Primal Elegance” (Lodima Press 2006); “Somewhere There’s Music” (Damiani Editore 2006), “Attraction and Desire: 50 Years in Photography” (The Sheldon Art Galleries 2011), “The Vanities: Hollywood Parties 2000–2009” (Schirmer/Mosel 2011), “The Beats” (powerHouse, 2014), and “Larry Fink: On Composition and Improvisation” (Aperture, 2014).


Natalie Fobes

Natalie Fobes is an American photographer, and a co-founder of Blue Earth Alliance, a non-profit foundation dedicated to helping photographers pursue stories about endangered environments and threatened cultures. She is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and has shot assignments for National Geographic, Smithsonian, Audubon and other major magazines. She was given the nickname “Salmon Lady” after her 10-year project photographing and writing about Pacific salmon and cultures associated with the species. Fobes has received many grants and commissions to tell stories that trace the intersection of cultures and the environment.


Paola Gianturco

Paola Gianturco is an author and photographer who has documented women’s lives in 62 countries. Her involvement with women’s issues is long standing. She has lectured about them in the US, Canada, France, United Arab Emirates, and Spain. She spoke at UNESCO International Headquarters in Paris on International Women’ s Day 2008; her photographs were exhibited there in 2009 and 2011. Paola co-developed and taught Executive Institutes on Women and Leadership at Stanford University, and served on the Board of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID). She was a principal in the first women-owned advertising agency in the United States and is a member of International Women’s Forum.


Ashley Gilbertson

Ashley Gilbertson is an Australian photographer and writer recognized for his critical eye and unique approach to social issues. Gilbertson is a member of VII Photo, a frequent contributor to major media outlets and a collaborator with the United Nations. For over twenty years, Gilbertson’s work focused on refugees and conflict. His work from Iraq was awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal, and in 2007, Gilbertson’s first book, “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” was released, going on to become a bestseller. Post Iraq, Gilbertson shifted his focus to veterans, drawing public attention to post traumatic stress disorder and suicide. Gilbertson’s second book, “Bedrooms Of The Fallen,” a collection of photographs depicting the intact bedrooms of service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, was released in 2014. That work received a prestigious Ellie award. Gilbertson documents global migration in Africa and Europe, and works on climate, social and health issues in the United States and Asia.


MaryAnne Golon

MaryAnne Golon is an American photographer and the Director of Photography at The Washington Post. Before joining The Post, MaryAnne was the director of photography at Time Magazine and a senior photography editor there for more than 20 years. She graduated with honors from The University of Florida with a B.S. in Journalism. Golon has received many individual and team picture-editing awards from the POYi (Pictures of the Year International) and NPPA's (National Press Photographers Association) Best of Photojournalism competitions. She was awarded Picture of the Editor of the Year from the IFA Lucie Awards in 2013. She was twice selected for American Photo magazine’s list of the 100 most important people in photography.


David Griffin

David Griffin is an American graphic designer specializing in photographic-based projects and publications. He is founder and creative director of D Griffin Studio, based in the Washington, DC area. Clients include: The Smithsonian, Wetlands International, the American Society of Media Photographers, José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen, National Geographic, and AARP. Prior to starting the studio, David was visuals editor of The Washington Post and held positions at National Geographic, including first executive editor of E-Publishing, director of photography of National Geographic magazine, first design director of NG Books and deputy layout editor of NG magazine.


Stanley Greene

Stanley Greene (1949-2017) was an American photojournalist and founding member of NOOR photo agency. He produced The Western Front, a unique documentation of San Francisco’s punk scene in the 1970s and 80s. An encounter with W. Eugene Smith turned his energies to photojournalism. Stanley received numerous grants and recognitions including - the Lifetime Achievement Visa d’Or Award (2016), the Aftermath Project Grant (2013), the Prix International Planète Albert Kahn (2011), W. Eugene Smith Award (2004), the Alicia Patterson Fellowship (1998) and five World Press Photo awards.


Monica Haller

Monica Haller is an American artist who works with photography, design, sound, installation, and writing. Her work explores violent and non-violent activities in human and environmental systems. Monica has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, Jerome Fellowship, McKnight Fellowship, and support from the National Endowment for the Arts. She exhibited at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Nomas Foundation Rome, Italy and the 01SJ San Jose Biennial. She has a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies and a MFA in Visual Studies. She has given talks at venues ranging from Centre Pompidou to the Hennepin County Juvenile Justice Center.


David Alan Harvey

David Alan Harvey is an American photographer. His work has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Biblioteque Nacional in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, among other venues. He photographed extensively for National Geographic Magazine. Harvey founded Burn Magazine, an award-winning online and in print journal for emerging photographers. In 2021, he resigned from Magnum Photos after the agency’s board voted to permanently remove him—the first time the agency has agreed to remove a member in its 76 year history—at the denouement of an independent investigation into the photographer’s inappropriate behavior and sexual misconduct, launched in January of this year after 11 women made claims against Harvey as reported in the Columbia Journalism Review. 


Ron Haviv

Ron Haviv is an Emmy nominated, award-winning American photojournalist and co-founder of the photo agency VII, dedicated to documenting conflict and raising awareness about human rights issues around the globe. Haviv has covered more than twenty-five conflicts and worked in over one hundred countries. He has published three critically acclaimed collections of photography, and his work has been featured in numerous museums and galleries, including the Louvre, the United Nations, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Haviv's photographs are in the collections at The Houston Museum of Fine Arts and George Eastman House amongst others as well as numerous private collections. Haviv has produced an unflinching record of the injustices of war and his photography has had singular impact. His work in the Balkans, which spanned over a decade of conflict, was used as evidence to indict and convict war criminals at the international tribunal in The Hague. 


Walter Iooss

Walter Iooss Jr. is an American sports photographer. His photographs have been published on the pages of Sports Illustrated, including more than 300 covers, for 58 years. Since the age of 17, Walter has photographed some of the most recognized athletes in sports history, including Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Tiger Woods, and hundreds more. He is viewed as one of the greatest sports photographers of our time and called “the poet laureate of sports.”


Henrik Kastenskov

Henrik Kastenskov is a Danish photographer, and co-founder of the web documentary collective Bombay Flying Club, which focuses on experimenting with the visual and narrative language of the web. He has also produced his own projects and stories from Afghanistan, Kosovo, South Sudan, The Maldives, Northern Ireland and the greater part of Latin America. The projects focus on the impact of conflict and climate on the civic population. He has been awarded several times in the Danish POY, POYi and Best of Photojournalism, both as photographer and producer.


Suzie Katz

Suzie Katz is the President and Founder of PhotoWings, which helps photography to be better understood, created, utilized, seen, and saved. As a lifelong photographer, she understands the powerful changes in the medium and helps facilitate opportunities for learning and furthering the potential of photography to make a difference.

Tom Kennedy

Tom Kennedy is an internationally-known American visual journalist with extensive experience in print and online journalism, including positions as Managing Editor for Multimedia at The Washington Post and Director of Photography for the National Geographic Magazine. He has created, directed, and edited visual journalism projects that have earned Pulitzer Prizes, as well as EMMY, Peabody, and Edward R. Murrow awards. Kennedy has been a featured speaker at some of the most prestigious journalism conferences and media workshops around the world, while also consulting to various academic institutions and international media companies on topics ranging from media management to multimedia storytelling and innovating within a corporate environment.


Robert King

Robert King is an American photographer and videographer who has chronicled conflicts for the last 20 years from war torn Bosnia, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Rwanda, Iraq, Syria, Kosovo, Azerbaijan, Mexico, Albania, and many other global hot spots. His work is images are published in leading news publications and his videos are broadcasted around the globe. His career as a photojournalist is chronicled in the documentary Shooting Robert King.


Stephen Kosslyn

Stephen Michael Kosslyn is an American psychologist, neuroscientist, and expert on the science of learning. Kosslyn is president of Active Learning Sciences, Inc., which helps institutions design active-learning based courses and educational programs. He is also founder and chief academic officer of Foundry College, an online two-year college designed to help working adults develop skills and knowledge that will not be automated in the foreseeable future. Prior to that, Kosslyn was founding dean and chief academic officer of the Minerva Schools at KGI (the Keck Graduate Institute). And before that, he was the John Lindsley Professor of Psychology in Memory of William James and Dean of Social Science at Harvard University.


Elizabeth Krist

Elizabeth Cheng Krist is an American photo editor, and worked with National Geographic for over 20 years. Krist has taught for the International Center of Photography, Leica, the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, CUNY, Santa Fe Workshops, The Kalish, Mountain Workshops, and La Luz. She has juried competitions for CatchLight, the Lit List, The FENCE, Pictures of the Year International, Getty/Instagram, the Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation, Best of Photojournalism, the Ian Parry Scholarship, and the RFK Journalism Awards. She advises the Eddie Adams Workshop and helped organize the first Women Focus event at the Newseum.


Suthep Kritsanavarin

Suthep Kritsanavarin is a photojournalist based in Thailand who has covered environmental, social and humanitarian issues in Southeast Asia for nearly two decades. His award-winning work has been published internationally in the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, National Geographic Thailand, Geographical, Aera and Japan Times. Suthep has exhibited his documentary photography in Thailand, Cambodia, China, Japan, Germany and France including; Siphadon Mekong Fishing Under Threat, Kuay and Elephants: Struggling for Survival, Life in Xinjiang, China and Hunters and Monk in Thailand. Suthep’s images have been used by international and regional organizations for campaigns and education. The World Wildlife Fund, IUCN, the International Rivers Network and Terra are using his photos from the Mekong project in their campaigns about the impact of the construction of local dams in Laos and Cambodia.


Sarah Leen

Sarah Leen is an American photographer and the Founder of the Visual Thinking Collective. She has been a photographer, a photo editor and the first female Director of Photography at the National Geographic Magazine and Partners. She graduated with a B.A. in fine arts from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and continued with graduate studies at the Missouri School of Journalism. She was the College Photographer of the Year in 1979 and worked as a staff photographer for both the Topeka Capital Journal and the Philadelphia Inquirer until 1988. She published 16 stories and had five covers for National Geographic magazine as a photographer. She has won numerous awards for her photography both in the Pictures of the Year (POYi) and the World Press Photos competitions.


Ken Light

Ken Light is an American photographer whose work has appeared in books, magazines, exhibitions and numerous anthologies, exhibition catalogues and a variety of media, digital and motion picture. He got his start in 1969 photographing for alternative newspapers and magazines which were widely published in posters, books and hundreds of periodicals. He has exhibited internationally in over 225 one-person and group shows, including one person shows at the International Center for Photography, Oakland Museum of California, San Jose Museum of Modern Art, Visual Studies Workshop, Visa pour L’image Perpignan (France), International Fotoage (Germany), S.E. Museum of Photography, Yerba Buena Center S.F., and Smith College. He has received many awards and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Photographers Fellowships, a NEA survey and publication grant, and the Dorothea Lange Fellowship. He is the Reva and David Logan Professor of Photojournalism and curator of the Center for Photography at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.


Ben Lowy

Benjamin Lowy is an award winning American photographer. He received a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 and began his career covering the Iraq War in 2003. Since then he has covered major stories worldwide. In 2004 Lowy attended the World Press Joop Swart Masterclass, he was named in Photo District News 30 and his images of Iraq were chosen by PDN as some of the most iconic of the 21st century. Lowy has received awards from World Press Photo, POYi, PDN, Communication Arts, American Photography, and the Society for Publication Design. 


Sally Mann

Sally Mann is one of America’s most renowned photographers. She has received numerous awards, including NEA, NEH, and Guggenheim Foundation grants, and her work is held by major institutions internationally. Her many books include At Twelve (1988), Immediate Family (1992), Still Time (1994), What Remains (2003), Deep South (2005), Proud Flesh (2009), The Flesh and the Spirit (2010), Remembered Light (2016) and Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings (2018). In 2001 Mann was named “America’s Best Photographer” by Time magazine. A 1994 documentary about her work, Blood Ties, was nominated for an Academy Award and the feature film, What Remains, was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2008. Her bestselling memoir, Hold Still (Little, Brown, 2015), received universal critical acclaim, and was named a finalist for the National Book Award.


Mary Ellen Mark

Mary Ellen Mark is an acclaimed American photographer, who has achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous books, exhibitions and editorial magazine work. She published photo-essays and portraits in such publications as LIFE, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. For over five decades, she traveled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism. She is recognized as one of our most respected and influential photographers. Her images of our world's diverse cultures have become landmarks in the field of documentary photography. Mary Ellen received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement in Photography Award from the George Eastman House as well as the Outstanding Contribution Photography Award from the World Photography Organization. 


Chip Maury

Chip Maury began his career in the U.S. Navy as a diver and parachutist specializing in free-fall photography. After 20 years of service, including 3 tours of Vietnam, and twice winning National Press Photographer Association Military Photographer of the Year, he joined the Associated Press in Boston. In 1980 he became the Director of Photography for the Providence Journal-Bulletin and was there for 7 years, followed by 14 years as Director of Photography for the Indianapolis Star. In 2008 he was award the Joseph Costa Award by the NPPA for most outstanding initiative, leadership, and service.


John Moore

John Moore is an American senior staff photographer and special correspondent for Getty Images. He has photographed in 65 countries on six continents and was posted internationally for 17 years, first to Nicaragua, then India, South Africa, Mexico, Egypt and Pakistan. Since returning to the U.S. in 2008 he has since focused on immigration and border issues. Moore has won top awards throughout his career, including the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography, World Press Photo honors, the John Faber Award and the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club, Photographer of the Year from Pictures of the Year International, the NPPA and Sony World Photography Organization.


Jared Moossy

Jared Moossy is an award-winning American filmmaker, photographer and cinematographer. Jared graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York City. His work has been featured on HBO, Netflix, Amazon, Vice, National Geographic and in Time Magazine and Rolling Stone. Jared’s awards include the World Press Photo Award and the Webby Feature Documentary Award. 


Alison Morley

Alison Morley is an American photo editor, consultant and educator. She is Chair Emeritus of the Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Program at the International Center of Photography in New York where she led a wide range of international students since 2000. As a photo editor, she has been the Photography Director of The New York Times Sophisticated Traveler, Audubon, Civilization, Esquire, Mirabella, Elle, and The Los Angeles Times Magazine. Currently, she works as a book and portfolio consultant and educator for photographers and partnering institutions globally. She has written on photography for magazines and books and has lectured and led workshops in the United States as well as in Argentina, Bangladesh, China, Colombia, Hungary, Italy, Peru, The Philippines, Spain, Thailand and Uganda.


Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi is a South African visual activist and photographer. For over a decade they have documented black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people’s lives in various townships in South Africa. They studied Advanced Photography at the Market Photo Workshop in Newtown, Johannesburg, and in 2009 completed an MFA: Documentary Media at Ryerson University, Toronto. Muholi has won numerous awards including the ICP Infinity Award for Documentary and Photojournalism (2016); Africa'Sout! Courage and Creativity Award (2016); the Outstanding International Alumni Award from Ryerson University (2016); the Fine Prize for an emerging artist at the 2013 Carnegie International; and a Prince Claus Award (2013), among others.


Piotr Naskrecki

Piotr (Peter) Naskrecki is an entomologist, photographer and author, based at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University. He received his M. Sc. degree in Zoology from the A. Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, and a Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Connecticut. His research focuses on the evolution of katydids and related insects, and the theory and practice of nature conservation. As a photographer, Piotr strives to promote appreciation and conservation of invertebrate animals – insects, arachnids, and their kin – by capturing both their beauty and roles as vital, often critically important members of the Earth’s ecosystems. He is one of the founding members of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP).


Stacy Pearsall

Stacy L. Pearsall is an American photographer. She began her career as an Air Force photographer at the age of 17. During her time in service, she traveled to over 41 countries, and attended the Military Photojournalism Program at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University from which she is a 50 Forward distinguished graduate. During three combat tours, she earned the Bronze Star Medal and Air Force Commendation with Valor for combat actions in Iraq. Her work has been exhibited at The Woodruff Arts Center, The Pentagon, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and the National Veterans Memorial and Museum among numerous other galleries and venues.


Tim Rasmussen

Tim Rasmussen is an American photo editor. He has worked for organizations such as ESPN Online, and before joining ESPN, he managed photo departments across the country at a number of newspapers, most recently, The Denver Post. Under Tim’s leadership from 2006 – 2015, the photography staff was awarded three Pulitzers – two for Feature Photography and one for Breaking News Reporting. He established videojournalism at the Post where the staff was awarded 6 National Murrow Awards including Overall Excellence and nominated for a National Emmy in Current News Coverage. Pictures of the Year International awarded the staff with the McDougall Overall Excellence in Editing Award 2012, and Best Use of Photography from NPPA's Best of Photojournalism and 9 Regional Emmy's.


Roger Ressmeyer

Roger Ressmeyer is an American photographer, filmmaker, and CEO. Roger began his photography career as a rock n’ roll photographer and celebrity shooter before making the transition to science photographer and film stock agency executive. He has worked on assignment for Rolling Stone, Newsweek, LIFE, Time, Smithsonian, and National Geographic. He owned and operated the Starlight Photo Agency for 14 years until July 1995, when it, along with more than a half-million of his images, became the first major acquisition by Corbis, Bill Gates’ privately-owned image archive. He has held senior management positions first at Corbis and at Getty Images. He is the founder of the Visions of Tomorrow Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational foundation focused on building awareness for scientific and spiritual solutions that address the world’s biggest problems.


Howard Schatz

Howard Schatz is an American photographer. Originally trained as a retina specialist at John Hopkins University, Howard Schatz worked as an ophthalmologist before turning to a photography career in the 1990s. His photographs are exhibited in museums and photography galleries internationally and are included in innumerable private collections. He has received international acclaim for his work and has won virtually every award in his field including numerous “Photographer of the Year” awards and Gold Medals in the most prestigious competitions. His work has been published in twenty-two monographs.


Louie Schwartzberg

Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning American cinematographer, director and producer who has spent his notable career providing breathtaking imagery using his time-lapse, high-speed and macro cinematography techniques. Schwartzberg is a visual artist who breaks barriers, connects with audiences, and tells stories that celebrate life and reveal the mysteries and wisdom of nature, people, and places. Louie is the only artist to be inducted into the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Lemelson Foundation’s Invention Ambassadors Program. In 2017 he received the Debra Simon award for Leadership in Mental Wellness from Global Wellness Summit.


Camille Seaman

Camille Seaman is a photographer of Native American (Shinnecock tribe) and African American heritage. She graduated in 1992 from the State University of New York at Purchase, where she studied photography with Jan Groover and John Cohen. Her photographs have been published in National Geographic Magazine, Italian Geo, German GEO, TIME, The New York Times Sunday magazine, Newsweek, Outside, Zeit Wissen, Men's Journal, Seed, Camera Arts, Issues, PDN, and American Photo among many others. She frequently leads photographic workshops. Her photographs have received many awards including: a National Geographic Award, 2006; and the Critical Mass Top Monograph Award, 2007. She is a TED Senior Fellow, Stanford Knight Fellow as well as a Cinereach Filmmaker in Residence Fellow.


Nichole Sobecki

Nichole Sobecki is an American photographer and filmmaker. She began her career in Turkey, Lebanon, and Syria, focusing on regional issues related to identity, conflict, and human rights. From 2012-2015 Nichole led Agence France-Presse’s East Africa video bureau before immersing herself in documentary photography. She is also a contributor to Everyday Africa, a collection of images shot on mobile phones across the continent, and an attempt to showcase the moments missing from dramatic news images — everyday life that is neither idealized nor debased. She is represented internationally by the photo agency VII.


Alec Soth

Alec Soth is an American photographer. He has published over twenty-five books including Sleeping by the Mississippi (2004), NIAGARA (2006), Broken Manual (2010), Songbook (2015) and I Know How Furiously Your Heart is Beating (2019). Soth has had over fifty solo exhibitions including survey shows organized by Jeu de Paume in Paris (2008), the Walker Art Center in Minnesota (2010) and Media Space in London (2015). Soth has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship (2013). In 2008, Soth created Little Brown Mushroom, a multi-media enterprise focused on visual storytelling. Soth is represented by Sean Kelly in New York, Weinstein Hammons Gallery in Minneapolis, Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco, Loock Galerie in Berlin, and is a member of Magnum Photos.

John Stanmeyer

John Stanmeyer is an American photographer, filmmaker, and educator, dedicated to social, humanitarian, and political issues. John works nearly exclusively with National Geographic magazine, producing over 18 stories, resulting in more than 14 covers. Between 1998 and 2008, John was a contract photographer for Time magazine. His years with Time resulted in 18 covers and more than 100 stories. In 2001, Stanmeyer co-founded with six of the world’s leading photojournalists, the prestigious VII photo agency. Today VII represents more than 30 photographers around the globe. He is the recipient of numerous honors, including the prestigious Robert Capa Award, POYi Magazine Photographer of the Year, and the World Press Photo of the Year.


Maggie Steber

Maggie Steber is an American photographer who has worked in 64 countries focusing on humanitarian, cultural, and social stories. Her honors include the Leica Medal of Excellence, World Press Photo Foundation, the Overseas Press Club, Pictures of the Year, the Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service to Journalism from the University of Missouri, the Alicia Patterson and Ernst Haas Grants, and a Knight Foundation grant for the New American Newspaper project. In 2013 Steber was named as one of eleven Women of Vision by National Geographic Magazine, publishing a book and touring an exhibition in five American cities. Her work is included in the Library of Congress, The Richter Library and in private collections.


Sara Terry

Sara Terry is an American documentary photographer and filmmaker known for her work covering post-conflict stories, and a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow for her long-term project, “Forgiveness and Conflict: Lessons from Africa.” Her first long-term post-conflict work, “Aftermath: Bosnia’s Long Road to Peace,” led her to found The Aftermath Project in 2003 on the premise that “War is Only Half the Story.” An accomplished speaker on aftermath and visual literacy issues, her lectures include a TedX talk, “Storytelling in a Post-Journalism Word,” and several appearances at The Annenberg Space for Photography. Terry became a photographer and filmmaker after a long, award-winning career in print and public radio.


Anne Wilkes Tucker

Anne Wilkes Tucker is an American curator. She holds degrees from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a post-grad degree from the Visual Studies Workshop, a division of the State University of New York. After working in various museums and universities, she joined The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in 1976, and retired as the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator in 2015. She founded the museum’s Photography Department, which now has a collection of over 28,000 photographs. Tucker curated over 40 exhibitions, most of which were accompanied by a publication. Tucker was awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and The Getty Center. In 2001, in an issue devoted to America’s Best, Time magazine honored her as America’s Best Curator. 


Gawain Weaver

Gawain Weaver received B.A. degrees in art history and chemistry from Sonoma State University, and an M.A. in art history and diploma in conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Over the course of his academic career, he interned at the City Parks Foundation and the Getty Museum, as well as in the photograph conservation departments of the Amon Carter Museum, Library and Archives Canada, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Northeast Document Conservation Center. In 2008, he returned home to Northern California, working as a photograph conservator, teacher, and consultant. Gawain is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation and abides by the AIC Code of Ethics.


Michael Williamson

Michael Williamson is an American photojournalist. He was born in Washington, but grew up in a series of foster homes and orphanages in more than 15 states. It was an experience he says that has led to his interest in documenting the plight of the homeless for the past 18 years. He and a collaborator, writer Dale Maharidge, have produced three books, including "And Their Children After Them,” which received a Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction in 1990. He shared a second Pulitzer Prize in 2000 with Washington Post colleagues Carol Guzy and Lucian Perkins for their coverage of Kosovo. A photographer with The Washington Post since 1993, Williamson was named Newspaper Photographer of the Year in the 1995 Pictures of the Year contest and Photographer of the Year in 2000 by the National Press Photographers Association.


Adriana Zehbrauskas

Adriana Zehbrauskas is a Brazilian documentary photographer. Her work is largely focused on issues related to migration, religion, human rights, underrepresented  communities and the violence resulting from the drug trade in Mexico, Central and South America. As a documentary photographer the core of her work is aimed at moving, challenging and connecting people through the stories she works on. She’s a recipient of the first Getty Images Instagram Grant and was awarded Best Female Photojournalist -Troféu Mulher Imprensa (Brazil). Her mobile photography work was selected by Time Magazine for the “29 Instagrams That Defined the World in 2014″ and her project on Faith in Brazil and Mexico was awarded a Art & Worship World Prize by the Niavaran Artistic Creation Foundation.