Director of Photography, National Geographic Traveler
Anne Farrar is the Director of Photography for National Geographic Traveler. She has been an editor for news organizations for over 15 years, including a senior photo editor with The Washington Post, photo editor with Minneapolis Star-Tribune and The Dallas Morning News. During her time at the News, she was part of the team that won The Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for coverage of Hurricane Katrina.
Chair, Photography Department, Co-Chair, MPS Graduate Fashion Photography Department, School of Visual Arts
Stephen studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and received his BA from Bennington College. He has had solo exhibitions at 303 Gallery and the Julie Saul Gallery and group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; International Center for Photography, New York; and the National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC.
His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Arts Magazine, ARTnews, Artforum, the Village Voice, and the New Yorker, portfolios have appeared in Artforum and the Paris Review. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Art, Houston; the International Center for Photography, New York; and the Princeton University Art Museum.
Head of Exhibitions, The Photographers’ Gallery
Clare Grafik is Head of Exhibitions at The Photographers’ Gallery in London. She has worked on exhibitions and projects with artists and photographers including Lise Sarfati, Isa Genzken, Larry Sultan, Mike Mandel, Taryn Simon, Katy Grannan, Antoine D’Agata, Cuny Janssen, Zineb Sedira and Keith Arnatt. Group exhibitions include The Photographic Object and Double Take: Drawing and Photography. She is on the Editorial Board of 'Studies in Photography' journal, and has lectured at Birkbeck College, University of the Arts, University of South Wales, Sothebys Institute of Art, and written for magazines including IANN, Art Monthly and Contemporary.
Clemens Poloczek is the founder of iGNANT, an award-winning online magazine featuring the finest in art, design, photography, fashion and architecture.
He also runs a Berlin based creative studio called Superiest that offers a package composed of consulting, design and creation.
Photography Director, Refinery29
Toby Kaufmann is the Award-Winning Photography Director of Refinery29. She has over 15 years of experience concepting, art directing, and producing print and digital media for high visibility brands. Previously, she was the Photo Director of Maxim, Men's Fitness and Fitness magazines. She is also a board member of The Society of Publication Designers, consults for Parsons The New School for Design and her work has been recognized by AIAP, ASME, and SPD.
Toby has a BFA in Photography from Parsons and she lives in Brooklyn with her son Jack and Husband Nick Ferrari, with whom she collaborates frequently.
Picture Editor, BBC
Emma Lynch has worked at the BBC in variety of photographic roles, currently as picture editor on the award winning BBC News Online picture desk. Previously she was picture editor for the Global News service. Her main focus is to commission and produce compelling photographic content for online and digital output.
Independent Curator and Writer
Pete Brook is an independent writer and curator focused on prisons, photos and power. In 2008, he founded the website Prison Photography to bring together his research and writing. Pete’s work has been featured by The British Journal of Photography, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Vice and ACLU. Pete has curated exhibitions internationally, most recently Prison Obscura (2014–2016) which presented images of mass incarceration outside of the documentary tradition. His writing has been published by Aperture, The Atlantic, CNN, International Center for Photography, The Marshall Project, Medium, Time, Truthout and Wired.
Photographer, VII Photo Agency
Maciek Nabrdalik is a Warsaw-based documentary photographer and member of the VII Photo Agency whose primary focus is on sociological changes in Eastern Europe. His work has been exhibited and published internationally. Nabrdalik’s project on German Nazi camp survivors worldwide was published as the book The Irreversible in 2013. His second book, Homesick, that summarizes his long-term project chronicling the consequences of Chernobyl disaster was published in 2016.
Maciek’s awards include honors from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, NPPA The Best of Photojournalism and multiple awards in his native Poland.
He is a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University 2016/2017.
Art Director, Ogilvy & Mather
Elaine is a Hong Kong-based advertising art director and freelance photographer. With her passion in photography and power of social media, she has garnered a solid following on Instagram, working with a variety of brands as a social influencer such as Nike, Huawei, American Express etc. She is regarded as Top 10 Instagrammers in Hong Kong by Time Out and Lifestyle Asia. Her work has been featured on CNN, AJ+, Architectural Digest, Travel+Leisure, MR PORTER etc.
20I6 EyeEm Photographer of the Year
In Paris where Zacharie grew up, he was exposed early to the work of different documentary makers. Images from far away places and reports of people’s struggle had a strong effect on him. He knew that he had to travel and immerse myself into those stories. Photography came as a medium that would able him to do so.
After successive travels to India, he decided to settle there and document the life of people who the story had an impact on him. he began his career of a freelance photographer and worked on social issues as the Kashmir occupation, the drought in Maharashtra, the transgender community, Cuba’s iron curtain fall, the refugee’s route to Europe, the Nepal earthquake aftermath, survivors of acid attacks…
He believes that photography can be a powerful tool in a lot of aspects. That is why in 2015, he started the Girls Photo Collective that aimed at empowering young girls from modest economical background through learning that craft.