Ricardo Funari is a Brazilian documentary photographer. He works to create and distribute images documenting issues of social and environmental justice in Brazil and actively strives to build collaborative relationships with clients and partners, in order to encourage the most constructive use of his photos. His major areas of concentration include labor issues and modern slavery, environmental degradation and children in risky situations.
Award-winning photographer Matthieu Zellweger grew up in French-speaking Switzerland. He specializes in public health and societal reportage. He is also a fully trained scientist with 15+ years of involvement in public health matters, and a graduate in International Political Economy. His images appeared in various magazines, including New York Times, BBC World, Burn Magazine, Der Spiegel online, Le Temps, GEO, NZZ, l'Hebdo, l'Humanité, Jeune Afrique, Phosphore, l'Illustré, and Animan. Matthieu lives in Switzerland and works in French, English, German and Italian. He is represented and distributed by Haytham Pictures/ REA Photo (Paris).
A VISURA photographer, Andrea Star Reese is based in New York, Seattle, and Jakarta and currently at work on a documentary reportage in New York. Andrea began her career as a filmmaker in 1983 and transitioned to Photojournalism/Documentary Photography in 2007. Formerly on staff at the International Center of Photography School, and a tutor at the 2013 Angkor Photo Festival Workshop, Andrea Star Reese is a 2010 fellow in Photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a reGeneration2 photographer.DISORDER (2011-2016), a five-year documentary reportage on abuse against people with psychosocial disabilities in Indonesia was first exhibited and screened at Visa Pour L’Image Perpignan, and Angkor Photo Festival in 2013.
Monique Jaques is a photojournalist based in Istanbul, Turkey. She has spent the past six years focused on documenting issues in the Middle East, Afghanistan and West Africa. She was nominated for the Prix Bayeux- Calvados ‘Young Reporter’ award and was also placed on the ’30 Under 30 Female Photographers’ from Photoboite. In 2012, she was selected as one of the recipients of the PROOF Award for the Emerging Photojournalist for her work in Post-War Libya. Further, her work "Protecting Our Land: Virunga's Female Rangers" was featured in the 2016 Fence exhibition as part of Photoville. Monique’s photography has been published by The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic,The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, GEO, and TIME, among others. Her first book “ Gaza Girls: Growing up in the Gaza Strip” will be published in early 2018.
Aurélie Marrier d'Unienville is a freelance photojournalist based in Southern Africa. Her photography has focused on disaster relief and other humanitarian emergencies across Africa, Asia and the middle East. Her photography career started in Sierra Leone where she lived for 3 years covering among other stories the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.Her recent projects include the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh, drought in East and Southern Africa, the aftermath of the war against ISIS in Iraq and flooding in South East Asia. Her work has been featured in a number of international publications including the BBC, Le Monde, The Guardian , Al Jazeera, The Associated Press, Newsweek Magazine, VICE, NPR and IRIN.
Lianne Milton is a documentary photographer based in Brazil and Washington, DC. Her work focuses on the effects of politics on people and their environments. She is represented by Panos Pictures and is a contributor to Everyday Latin America.
Graham Crouch has worked in photography since 1985, his first position being staff photographer at The Australian newspaper. He covered a wide range of high profile sporting events throughout his early career, including the Australian Open Tennis, Melbourne Cup Horse racing carnivals, Australian Football, Formula One, Commonwealth and Olympic Games, International cricket and golf. Graham has also specialized in environmental and indigenous issues and served as a foreign correspondent to India as photographer for The Australian. Later in his career, he lived in New Delhi and covered issues in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma and Sri Lanka, ranging from war, economic, social and humanitarian issues to World Cup sporting events, political visits, elections and project documentation. He is now based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Kate Holt is an award-winning photojournalist, trainer and media consultant. As well as working for numerous UK newspapers, most recently with the Financial Times and Mail on Sunday in Afghanistan, and the BBC and Guardian throughout Africa, she manages communication projects and workshops for UN agencies, NGOs and corporations through Arete, a company specializing in communication for development.
Mark Tuschman has worked as an international photographer for over 35 years. He combines an extraordinary gift for portraiture with a deep commitment to women’s rights and global health issues. Mark’s work has earned him a raft of international awards, including Photographer of the Year from the Global Health Council in 2010 and in 2014, and the Grand Prize for social documentary in an international photo contest sponsored by Management Science for Health. Over the years, Mark has worked with many prominent NGOs, including The Global Fund for Women, The Packard Foundation, American Jewish World Service, Engender Health, Management Sciences for Health, Planned Parenthood, Women Deliver and WomensTrust.
Samantha Reinders is an award-winning photographer and multimedia producer based in Cape Town, South Africa. She has a masters degree in visual communication from Ohio University and her work has been published across the globe for Time, Vogue, National Geographic Books and The New York Times to name a few. Samanatha leads photographic workshops and has been exhibited globally. She divides her time between the Karoo desert of her homeland and the craziness of Kathmandu. She's never physically in one place for too long but you can always find her on social media.
Sam Phelps is a photographer and videographer working with various UN agencies and NGOs throughout Africa. A background of fine arts study in Sydney, a satisfying but grimy stint in a nickel plating workshop in Oslo, editing Indonesian commercials in hectic Jakarta and numerous years experience within the fashion industry living in Paris has shaped his experience, style and influenced his practice as a photographer. He works increasingly with UN agencies and NGOs, including Médecins Sans Frontières, on assignment throughout Africa. He also undertakes journalistic and portrait assignments for clients including Fader, Vice, Der Spiegel, Newsweek, The Financial Times, The Guardian, Observer magazine and The Times.
Georgina Goodwin is an African documentary photographer based in Nairobi. With 12 years experience, she specializes in social, public health and environmental issues in Africa. Her stories on climate change in the Rift Valley and life in a Samburu women’s village emancipated from underage marriage and FGM won category awards at the Kenya Photo Awards 2016. Georgina was one of 19 finalists at TED Nairobi 2017 where she showcased portraits of 8 African women with the idea that by sharing in their vision and strength, Africa does indeed have a hopeful future. Her work has been published by NY Times, Newsweek, Elle Magazine, FT, Vogue Italia, BBC, CNN, AFP, Reuters, UN, World Bank and many others.
Adam Ferguson first gained recognition for his work in 2009 when he embarked on a sustained survey of the US-led war in Afghanistan - a project that received awards from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International and Photo District News. Since that time he has worked in Iraq, India, Jordan, Israel, Palestinian Territories, Greece, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Pakistan, Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, United Kingdom and his homeland Australia. His work has appeared in New York Magazine, TIME Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Wired, National Geographic and Vanity Fair, among others. He lives in Brooklyn, New York and is working on two monographs: a war diary of his time in Afghanistan and a critique of contemporary regional Australian identity.
Natasha Scripture is an author, journalist, poet, photographer and former United Nations spokesperson.