THE CALIFORNIA SUNDAY MAGAZINE
Jacqueline Bates is Photography Director of The California Sunday Magazine, which won the National Magazine Award for excellence in photography in 2016. Previously, she was senior photo editor of W Magazine and worked in the photo departments of ELLE, Interview, and Wired. Bates holds an MFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts, and her work has been exhibited internationally.
MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER BROWN
Michael Christopher Brown is a photographer and filmmaker. His recent work-in-progress explores the electronica music and youth scene in Havana, Cuba, and the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In China (2009/2010) he put together a series of works from road and train trips, while Libyan Sugar (2011) explored ethical distance and the iconography of warfare while using a phone camera. A contributing photographer at publications such as National Geographic Magazine and The New York Times Magazine, he was subject of the 2012 HBO documentary Witness: Libya, with a book called Libyan Sugar released in 2016.
Anastasia Taylor-Lind is an English/Swedish photographer currently undertaking a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University. She has a background in photojournalism and has worked for leading editorial publications all over the world on issues relating to women, population and war. Her first book MAIDAN – Portraits from the Black Square, which documents the 2014 Ukrainian uprising in Kiev, was published by GOST books the same year. Anastasia’s work has been exhibited internationally, in spaces such as The Saatchi Gallery, The Frontline Club, and The National Portrait Gallery in London, and Pikto Gallery in Toronto and The New Mexico Museum of Modern Art in Santa Fe. Anastasia is a TED fellow and National Geographic Magazine contributor.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, WORLD PRESS PHOTO
Lars Boering was curator and later managing director of the Amsterdam Art Foundation, buying photography for their large collection since 1998. In 2008, Boering became an independent advisor and entrepreneur in photography and founded Lux Photo Gallery. He was appointed managing director of World Press Photo in January 2015. He has taught at master classes and academies, and has been involved as curator for festivals, museums, publishing houses, and other institutions, producing artwork and exhibitions.
PHOTO DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE
Sarah Leen is the Director of Photography for the National Geographic Magazine and Partners. Leen made the leap into photo editing in 2005 after a 27-year career as a freelance photographer, contributing regularly for the magazine. She published 16 stories and had five covers in the National Geographic magazine as a photographer. In 2010, Leen curated the National Geographic’s exhibit Water is Life at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles and in 2013 curated The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years. Leen has won numerous awards, both in the Pictures of the Year (POYi) and the World Press Photos competition. In 2007 and 2008 she won first place Magazine Picture Editing Portfolio from POYi and second place in 2011.
2015 EYEEM PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Brooklyn-based Porter Yates is EyeEm’s 2015 Photographer of the Year. The connection between himself and the people he encounters is the primary theme in his work. He has traveled extensively to Asia and the Americas, finding inspiration in the beauty and uniqueness of place and its culture. Venturing into remote places, and introducing himself into a new community, has made him question what it means to be an outsider. The Santa Fe, New Mexico native has worked in Colorado in the oil industry, and researched sustainable heating technology during a residency in China.
PHOTO DIRECTOR, MASHABLE
Dustin is the photo director at Mashable where he leads a team trying to create a unique way of telling long form visual stories. He believes photography is the most powerful way of sharing stories, both big and small, that impact our world everyday.
Nana Kofi Acquah
Photographer, blogger and poet Nana Kofi Acquah uses his travels around Africa to chronicle the lives of women who are both at their most accomplished and also at their most vulnerable. A self-declared male feminist, he says his mission is to change the narrative around African women where they are often portrayed as victims. In 2016, Acquah became a recipient of the Tim Hetherington Trust / World Press Photo Foundation Fellowship.
CO FOUNDER & CURATOR EVERYDAY IRAN
Ali Kaveh, an Iranian freelance photographer, was born in 1989 and embarked on a career as a photographer in 2009. He has been working as a photojournalist for various Iranian news agencies and newspapers since 2010 and was a member of the Iranian photojournalists' association from 2011 to 2013. He was one of the 15 under 25 years old Iranian photographers selected by the Italian Fabrica Communications Research Centre for a book project named Iranian Living Room, published in 2013. His works have been exhibited internationally and widely published in global magazines and newspapers. Ali Kaveh Is the Co-Founder and Curator of "Everyday Iran"; the Coordinator of A journey Inside, A project sponsored and supervised by Panos Pictures and SundayTimes, Contrasto and REA contributor.
CHIEF CURATOR, C/O BERLIN
Felix Hoffmann studied Art History and Cultural Science in Vienna and Berlin. In the context of the program “Museumskuratoren für Fotografie” (museum curators for photography) at the Krupp Foundation, he worked at the Fotomuseum in Munich, the Kupferstich Kabinett Dresden and Museum Folkwang in Essen. He curated numerous international exhibitions and published various scientific texts and books. Since 2005, he has been the head curator at the C/O Berlin Foundation
Tom has worked in the Creative department at Getty Images for the last 10 years and is Senior Director, Content Development, a role which involves managing the sourcing and creation of content for Getty Image's collections. Before that he spent seven years as Art Buyer, then Head of Art Buying for WWAV Rapp Collins, Europe's Largest Marketing Agency. He studied photography at the University of Kent and the Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris.