PHOTOGRAPHER AND CEO, CREATIVE LIVE
Chase Jarvis is widely recognized as one of the most influential photographers of the last 20 years. He's won awards for his images on 6 continents, including contributions to the Pulitzer Prize winning story Snowfall - the acclaimed New York Times interactive story heralded as the "future of journalistic storytelling” and an Emmy nomination for his work documenting the music scene in Seattle. In 2009 he created “Best Camera” - the first photo app to share images direct to social networks which was #1 on iTunes, app of the year for Wired Magazine, Macworld and the New York Times, and helped kick off the global photo sharing craze. He's currently focused on his work as the founder and CEO of CreativeLive, the world’s largest live-streaming education company, with millions of students around the world and more than 2 billion minutes consumed on the platform.
CONCEPTUAL ARTIST & PHOTOGRAPHER
Phillip Toledano is a British photographer based in New York City. Known for his razor sharp wit, deeply personal work, and socio-political commentary, Toledano has established a cult following as a conceptual artist and was called “photography’s big idea man” by American Photo. His work has appeared in publications such as Esquire, GQ, The Independent magazine, Interview, Le Monde, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, the London Times, Vanity Fair and Wallpaper.
ARTIST & DIRECTOR
Sam Cannon is an artist and director based in NYC. Her personal work focuses on the manipulation of time, space, and the female form. Living somewhere between still photography and video, her images explore the way we interact with never-ending moments in the age of the 15-second clip. Cannon began her commercial career while still in college, garnering attention from brands through animations she shared on Tumblr. Since graduating, she has built a client list of over 30 brands including Puma, Universal Studios, and Perrier.
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.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR, MEDIUM
Noah is a photographer, writer, and creative director. He has worked with numerous magazines, advertising agencies, brands, and news outlets, from The New York Times Magazine and The White House to Intel and BBDO. In 2016, Ghost Boat (Medium's crowdsourced investigation into the disappearance of 243 Eritrean refugees)—which Noah art directed and produced—was nominated for an Ellie from the American Society of Magazine Editors. Also, one time, during a press conference in the Rose Garden, President George W. Bush called him a hippie.
PHOTO EDITOR & CULTURAL PRODUCER
Monica Allende is an award-winning editor who lectures, writes, nominates and consults on photography, and was previously at the Sunday Times Magazine for 15 years. She currently lectures at London College of Communication and served on juries worldwide, including World Press Photo, Visa Pour L’image, the National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, The Royal Photographic Society Awards, Getty Grant, Renaissance Photography Prize, and the Sony World Photography Awards. Her work at the Sunday Times Magazine was recipient of the Amnesty International Media Photojournalism Award, the Picture Editor’s Award, the Online Press Award and Magazine Design Award for Best Use of Photography.
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF SCIENTIST
Loïc Baboulaz is co-founder and chief scientist of Artmyn, a company specialised in high quality digitisation of artworks for interactive and 5D web rendering. His passion for photography led him to specialise in image processing, data sampling & data visualisation. As a researcher, he visited NEC Multimedia Research Lab (Japan ’02) and Sony Europe Research Lab (Germany ’04). Loïc was also a research geophysicist in multicomponent seismic imaging at CGG in UK from 2008 to 2011. After a stay in Malawi, working as a volunteer project coordinator for Baobab Health NGO, Loïc led the eFacsimile Art project at the Laboratory of Audiovisual Communications (LCAV) of the Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Loïc Baboulaz holds a PhD (‘08) in signal processing from Imperial College London.
DESIGNER & ENGINEER
Samim A. Winiger is a compassionate designer, code magician and narrative engineer. He is a co-founder of Creative.AI - a R&D team focused on machine learning for creative industries. He is known for doing experiments that combine creativity and AI, and open source projects such as GitXiv. Previously, he has been a co-founder of multiple companies and operations in the web, music and games space - working on independent projects and for global brands. Samim dreams about topics such as ethical machines, bots that design, the democratization of creativity, gardening and mediation.
CO-FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR, FREUNDE VON FREUNDEN
Frederik Frede is a Berlin based Creative Director and co-founder of Freunde von Freunden, an independent and international publication documenting inspiring people from diverse creative and cultural backgrounds. He is also the Director of MoreSleep, the rebirth of NoMoreSleep, the design studio he started together with Torsten Bergler in 2006 and incorporated into the TBWA\WORLDWIDE network in 2010, working for clients as adidas, Absolut Vodka, Audi, Amnesty International, MTV and Vitra.
THE PORTFOLIO REVIEWERS & INTERACTIVE SESSIONISTS
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DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, ZEIT MAGAZIN
After completing a degree in photography at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Milena has worked for numerous projects and magazines as a consultant and photo editor. In 2010, she oversaw the opening of Robert Morat’s gallery space in Berlin, serving as manager. In 2012, she moved to ZEITmagazin as an editor, where she now oversees the entire photo department.
PHOTO EDITOR, WIRED
Steve started his career in 1998 working as picture editor at IPC's long-running Melody Maker. He moved on to similar roles at respected music titles NME and Mojo before becoming Q magazine's director of photography. In 2008, Steve joined Condé Nast as part of the launch team for WIRED magazine's award-winning UK edition. Working as picture editor, he supplies content across print, web, tablet and phone editions, commissioning photographers and planning photo shoots in locations around the world, from African deserts to Silicon Valley headquarters to top-secret military bases.
PHOTO EDITOR & PHOTOGRAPHER
For over 10 years, Jael was the photo editor for Time Out which operates globally in over 100 cities. Her role covered commissioning photographers for the weekly magazine print, as well as travel guidebook and online image content for millions of readers. In the past Jael has also worked on the Sunday Times Travel Magazine and started her career at the Evening Standard. Currently she is contributing to a variety of editorial and commercial projects for clients such as The Telegraph. On the side, she is also a food and travel photographer giving her an insight in behind the camera workings as well.
SENIOR CONTENT MANAGER, GETTY IMAGES
For the past 16 years, Richard Newstead has worked within the creative department at Getty Images. He is currently the Senior Content Manager, focusing on sourcing the best stills and video content. Richard is fuelled by a passion for new technology and its influence on traditional media and on inspiring artist communities.
SENIOR MANAGER, CREATIVE INSIGHTS & PLANNING, GETTY IMAGES
As Senior Manager of Creative Insights and Planning at Getty Images, Jacqueline identifies emerging visual and social trends that better connect customers to brands. With 15 years of experience, Jacqueline has worked across academia, advertising and media. Using Getty Images’ unique access to customer buying patterns and invaluable client feedback from around the globe, Jacqueline has a unique insight into how images work in media and advertising, and the key factors in choosing powerful imagery for compelling visual projects.
HEAD OF PHOTO DEPARTMENT, ZEIT ONLINE
Michael began his journalism career as a reporter in Switzerland, which then led to photo editor positions at Ringier Verlag and at photojournalism agency laif, where he worked with journalists and photographers across the globe including winners of the Pulitzer Prize and World Press Photo Awards. As part of the 6th Triennial of Photography Hamburg 2015 Michael has selected six international photographers and invited them to share their vision of the medium’s future as subjective image for the exhibition THE FUTURE’S NOT OURS TO SEE: Kalpesh Lathigra, Regine Petersen, Katja Stuke & Oliver Sieber, Niina Vatanen and Ramon Haindl. Mr. Pfister has also held workshops to train photojournalists and served as a moderator at panels leading nuanced discussions on photojournalism and human rights in conflict situations.
PHOTOGRAPHER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Delphine is the founder of Meta/Books, a publishing platform for emerging photographers and designers. Her awarded editorial work includes over 80 books. Known for her cutting-edge publications, she teaches, lectures and curate shows, working with leading cultural institutions, art and design academies and corporate clients. She is a member of the German Photography Academy and the Advisory Board of the Mondriaan Fonds. PhD Researcher at the University of the creative Arts (UK), she contributes to books and magazines.
DEPUTY PICTURE EDITOR, THE GUARDIAN WEEKEND MAGAZINE
Lou Siroy is deputy picture editor of Guardian Weekend magazine. Before joining the Guardian in 2015, Lou worked for over 14 years at The Times finishing as picture editor, supplements. Previously employed at The Photographers' Gallery, London he left after eight years as manager of the Print Sales Room. Lou has exhibited his own photography under the pseudonym Hector at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool: Ten Years After (with Jamie Macdonald, 2002); Lux Gallery, London: New England: Ten Years After (4 dvd night-time window projections, 2001)
ART BUYER, THJNK
As an art buyer at creative agency thjnk Isabel produces national & international photo productions for clients like Rewe, Audi & Ikea. With previous experiences at Magnum New York and BRANSCH in Hamburg she specializes in high-end commercial photography and is always on the lookout for new talents.
Mustafah Abdulaziz is an award-winning photographer best known for his long-term project “Water.” The series has received support from the United Nations, WaterAid, WWF, and the VSCO Artists Initiative. It has also been reviewed by Phaidon, Monopol and published in Der Spiegel, The New Yorker, TIME and The Guardian. Abdulaziz has also worked as the first contract photographer for The Wall Street Journal. In 2012, he was named one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch. Mustafah grew up in New York City and currently calls Berlin home.
PHOTO LEAD, GOOGLE CONTENT & COMMUNITY TEAM
Anna has spent the last 10+ years weaving her way through the photo industry – working in print, online and new media. She is currently at Google working on a variety of projects to bring imagery to Zagat, Local Guides, Google Maps and more. Prior to Google, Anna managed the Photo Departments at The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post and iHeartRadio. She has also worked for print magazines such as Rolling Stone and Popular Photography.
FOUNDER & ARTISTIC CO-DIRECTOR, DER GREIF
Simon is the founder and artistic co-director of the internationally renowned and award-winning organization for contemporary photography »DER GREIF«. Moving within digital and analog spaces – for image-production, image perception and image distribution. He is also co-founder of the interdisciplinary artist-collective »STUDIO FURIO«, uniting dance, theatre, music and media art. He has given lectures and talks about his work at renowned institutions such as Unseen Amsterdam, C/O Berlin, LCC London, Kunstverein München, Rodchenko Art School Moscow and Krakow Photomonth.
Jörg is an award-winning photographer and member of photographer's agency OSTKREUZ. His reportages, mostly focussing on familiar, yet bewildering, places and people – think heavy metal fans around the world, the historic Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, or the backpackers in South Asia – have been published in ZEIT Magazin, GEO, The Sunday Times Magazine, NEON, Rolling Stone, TIME LightBox and in a monograph by Gestalten.