Antonio Amendola, a co-founder of the Shoot4Change collective, is a Rome-based freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer.
Gabriel Amza is a Romanian photographer with a MA in Photojournalism from Mittuniversitetet, Sweden. Based in Romania, he works on long-term documentary projects. His work has appeared in NPR, Onward Forward, Oitzarisme, Transitions Online, Ain’t Bad Magazine and Foto 8.
Luis Ángel is a Colombian photojournalist and videographer based in Bogotá, his work focuses on news coverage, public policy, social, environmental, political and human rights issues. Currently working for the newspaper El Espectador, is a collaborator with VICE Colombia and in 2013 won first place in the multimedia category POYLatam with his video “La vida a golpes”.
Sara Anjargolian is a London-born and U.S. educated multimedia journalist now based in Yerevan. Her work has been recognized and supported by the United Nations, Soros/Open Society Foundations, Fulbright, UCLA School of Art and Architecture, Photophilanthropy, Fotoevidence, the Tufenkian Foundation, and the Yerevan Press Association.
Based in Alexandria, Ahmed came of age photographing the Arab Spring and the social and political changes that have followed.
Svetlana Bachevanova is a documentary photographer whose work focus on issues related to social justice and human rights violations. She is a publisher of FotoEvidence Press.
Massimo Barberio was born in Bari, Italy, in 1983. After unsatisfactory studies in philosophy, he found himself back in his hometown where he developed an interest in photography. His work has been shown all over the world, including at the Bayeux-Calvados Award for war correspondents, Foto8 Summershow, BursaPhotoFest, LaBiennale di Venezia, Encontros da Imagem, IPA best of show, Lucie Awards, Kolga Tbilisi Award, and others. At the moment he lives isolated in the South of Italy, facing problems due to his recent work (investigative reportage about a building speculator and on the antifascist movement).
Alessandro Barteletti lives in Milan and uses photography to report on the stories behind the news. For the past decade he has covered major events, from the military intervention of Italian soldiers in Iraq (2004), the death of Pope John Paul II (2005), to the US Presidential Election of 2008 and the Abruzzo Earthquake (2009). A confirmed speed junkie, he specializes in high adrenaline auto and aviation photography.
Milos Bicanski is an Athens-based freelance photographer who has focused on news and conflict photography in the Balkans. Born in Belgrade, Serbia, Bicanski began his career covering the tumultuous events surrounding the breakup of Yugoslavia for Serbian magazines and newspapers. As a contributor to the European Press Photo Agency in the late 1990s and Getty Images today, his photographs have appeared in TIME Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Guardian and Paris Match.
Balarka Brahma is an independent documentary photographer from Kolkata, India. Balarka’s career began in 2010 and since 2012 has been concentrated on social and thematic stories. He has worked with several Kolkata-based NGOs and his work has been published in major national and international magazines.
Born in Kolkata, Santanu Chakraborty took a doctorate in neuroscience in the United States. It was there that he photographed extensively, eventually leaving his scientific career in 2009 to pursue photography as his primary medium of personal expression.
Daniel Chan was born in Malaysia and is a news photographer based in Kuala Lumpur. He is a former stringer for the Associated Press and staff photographer for The New Straits Times Press, The Sun and The Rakyat Post newsportal.
Ringo Chiu, born in mainland China and raised in Hong Kong, now lives and works in Los Angeles. He is chief editorial photographer for the Los Angeles Business Journal and a regular contributor to international wire agencies. He was named Southern California Photojournalist of the Year for 2013 by the Los Angeles Press Club.
Woohae Cho is a Seoul-based photographer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Time magazine, AP and Agence France Presse.
David Dare Parker
David Dare Parker has photographed for many national and international magazines throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Australasia. Publications include LeMonde, Stern, L’Express, Focus, Australian Geographic, The Bulletin, The New York Times, Fortune and Time Australia. He is a co-founder of Australia’s Reportage Festival, was a Director of FotoFreoPhotographic Festival and a Walkley Advisory Board Member.
Bénédicte Desrus is a documentary photographer who covers breaking news for Reuters, working throughout Europe, East Africa, the United States and Latin America. Her documentary work focuses on humanitarian and social issues around the world.
Juan Carlo de Vela
Juan Carlo de Vela is a photojournalist from the Philippines. He focuses on current events, documentaries and all about life. Photography is his calling and the thing that keeps him going is sharing his experiences to the world. He has had work with major newspaper companies in the Philippines and has contributed photographs to international news like The Guardian and Xing Hua News.
Andrea DiCenzo is an American documentary photographer currently based in Jerusalem. After completing a Masters in Photography at the London College of Communications, DiCenzo has focused on visual storytelling humanitarian issues around the Middle East. She has worked for NGOs in Africa, the Middle East, as well as in the United Kingdom. Her work has been published in Le Monde, Middle East Eye, Dagbladet Information, Haaretz, The National, The Telegraph, Huffington Post, Dazed Digital, Cool Hunting, Hooray Magazine, BUNCH Magazine, and Fox News Radio Website. DiCenzo is a member of Frontline Freelance Register. Dolly (2013), her examination of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, was shortlisted for the ICA’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2013.
Jillian Edelstein began her career as a photographer working for the Rand Daily Mail and the Star in Johannesburg. Her portraits have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Time, and Interview. She has worked on campaigns for Comic Relief, UNICEF, Oxfam, Sony, BT and Tesco.
Carlos Ernesto Escalona Marti
Carlos Ernesto Escalona Marti is director of photography at Havana´s University of Arts. He is a filmmaker, documentary photographer, and runs a workshop called Documentary and Social Photography at the American University, the School of Communications of the University of Havana, and the University of Arts of Havana.
Andrew Esiebo started out in photography by chronicling the rapid development of urban Nigeria as well as the country’s rich culture and heritage. His work explores themes such as sexuality, gender politics, football, popular culture and migration.
Majid Farahani is a Tehran-based freelancer has been a news and documentary photographer since 2009. His is a member of the Iranian photographers national society, his work published in national and international publications.
Covers the drug war in Juarez.
Andrés Gutiérrez was born in Venezuela and is a freelance photographer based in the Canary Islands. He has worked for The Associated Press and for the local newspapers La Opinión de Tenerife and Diario de Avisos. Cofounder of the documentary project CoReport.
Tamara Abdul Hadi
Tamara Abdul Hadi began her photography career working at Reuters in 2005, before going on to work for the New York Times, based out of the UAE. She has worked from Beirut for The New York Times, while freelancing for various publications such as The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times.
Ahmed Hadrovic was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and has lived and worked in Istanbul, Turkey since 1991. His work has been included in both solo and group exhibitions. How is a contributor to various newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, National Geographic (Serbia Edition), and the Voice of America. He was recently awarded an “Honourable Mention” at the Annual Black & White Spider Awards.
Dean Hutton is a genderqueer photojournalist and artist who lives and works in Johannesburg. Ongoing concerns include: Portraiture as co-authorship, Social media as narrative, Technology as self-reflection, Private narratives, Public conceits & Queer identity as Body of Work. Dean works across a number of media including photography, video, social media and performance art.
Mayangdi Inzaulgarat was born in Casablanca, a small town near Havana, Cuba. He has worked as director of photography and war correspondent for the Higher Institute of Arts of Havana and as a photojournalist for the American University. He is now based in, pursuing social documentary photography.
Barry Iverson was a photographer for Time Magazine for 25 years, covering the Middle East from 1981-2007. He photographed all of the major events of the region for a quarter century, from the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to the takedown of the Taliban in Afghanistan in the aftermath of September 11.
Ahmed Jallanzo is a founder of the National Photographers Union of Liberia. A photographer and fixer for foreign journalists during the Liberian civil war, he began stringing for several agencies, including such as Africa Images, European Press Photo Agency and iAfrica.
Davina Jogi is a photojournalist from Harare. An assistant photo editor at The Times in South Africa from 2008-10, she has worked for the International Organisation for Migration, the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa and the International Anti Poaching Foundation. She is a regular contributor to the Daily News in Harare.
Karolina Jonderko is a student of photography at the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz. A photographer since she was 18, most of her works are based on experience and childhood memories.
Shuchi Kapoor, an independent photojournalist from India, also likes to call herself the Girl in the Galli (meaning Alley). Her work mainly focuses on humanitarian stories in her country. She has been published in The Washington Post, Newsweek, Al Jazeera English, Marie Claire and The Lonely Planet Magazine amongst others.
Fredrik Lerneryd is a visual storyteller based in Stockholm, Sweden.
His personal projects mainly focusing on social issues and human rights.He has clients in Sweden and South Africa.
Andrew Lichtenstein is a documentary photographer, journalist, and teacher who works on long-term stories of social concern. His work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Die Zeit, Stern, Geo, Mother Jones, Atlantic Monthly, Life, Rolling Stone, The Source, Vibe, Texas Monthly, The New York Times, and the Village Voice.
Greg Marinovich is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and is co-author of The Bang Bang Club, a nonfiction book on South Africa’s transition to democracy. He has spent 25 years doing conflict, documentary and news photography around the globe. His recent investigations into the Marikana massacre of miners by police have been called the most important South African journalism post apartheid. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2013/14 and now teaches at Boston University.
Leonie Marinovich is a multimedia journalist, and has shot and produced films for corporate clients represented by Getty Corporate Images. She has shot video and stills for international organizations such as UNICEF, FAO, UNAIDS and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Lorenzo Masi began making pictures after he obtained a philosophy degree from Florence University. While documenting Italian student protests against educational reform in 2008 he began to collaborate with Fotogramma agency. He became a freelance in 2009 to focus his attention on contemporary social issues. His work has been published in New York Magazine/The Cut, Vanity Fair (Italy), His Life (China), la Repubblica, Corriere della Sera, Gioia, L’Oeil de la Photographie, Gente di Fotografia among others.
Fernando Medina Fernandez
Fernando Medina Fernandez holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Havana and works for Cubahora, a digital magazine. He has worked at several other Cuban media outlets and has focused his work on documenting daily life in the country.
Margherita Mirabella studied photography at the European Institute of Design in Rome. She now collaborates with VIS and Shoot4Change, where she works on projects on children’s educational and support activities in Africa and the Caribbean.
Boniface Mwangi is an award-winning photojournalist and TED Fellow making a name for his social-political activism under the banner, Kenya Ni Kwetu (Kenya is our Home). He is also the founder of Picha Mtaani, a youth-led peace initiative. His work has appeared in many publications around the globe.
Adolphus Opara has covered assignments for The Financial Times, Bloomberg, BBC, Associated Press, The Independent, Time Out Nigeria, Klang Sehen, New African Magazine and Nigerians Behind the Lens. His work has been exhibited at the Tate Modern London and Museum fur Vulkerkunde in Vienna, among others.
Rodrigo Ordóñez is an independent photographer from Spain now based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He specializes in editorial, humanitarian and travel photography and video and produces stills and video projects for corporate and commercial clients. He has worked as a studio assistant for James Nachtwey, and his work has been published in Cambio (Mexico), EFE (Spain), GlobalPost (USA), The Huffington Post (USA), Transit (Japan) and Vice Magazine (USA), among others. His NGO clients includes CARE, Mercy Corps, Oxfam, the Red Cross, Save the Children and UNICEF.
Swastik Pal an independent photographer/writer based in Calcutta, working on long-term projects. After completing his post graduate diploma in mass communication from Jadavpur University, he received full scholarship to pursue a Diploma in Photojournalism, at the Asian Center for Journalism, a World Press Photo partner organization at Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. His work has appeared in several international publications and he was nominated for the Joop Swart World Press Master Class 2015.
Nemanja Pančić trained as a filmmaker before switching to still photography and photojournalism. He has worked for several daily newspapers and magazines since 2006. He was awarded First place in the World Press Photo portraits category in 2013 and has won several other regional and national photo awards.
Karel Prinsloo is a Namibian photojournalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. He has worked in Africa and the Middle East for 20 years, covering news, wars and conflicts. He was the AP’s chief photographer for East Africa and is a past winner of the South African photojournalist of the year award, South African news picture of the year and Namibian sports photographer of the year.
Qamruzzaman is a Bangladeshi photojournalist based in Dhaka. With degrees in journalism and photography, he gained press and documentary photography experience working at different global and national agencies, newspapers and media companies. He also teaches photojournalism.
Alex Ribeiro is a 36 year old Brazilian photojournalist. He has worked in photography for the past 16 years and has been working for major agencies in Brazil and his work has appeared in international publications. Currently he is dedicated to documentary work.
Roger M. ‘Luke’ Richards is a Norfolk, Va., USA-based photographer and filmmaker. His work has ranged from coverage of the White House to conflict zones around the world, including the disintegration of Yugoslavia, and siege of Sarajevo. He was photo editor and staff photographer for The Virginian-Pilot newspaper in Norfolk and is a former AP photo bureau chief in Bogotá, Colombia, and staff photographer at the Washington Times in Washington, D.C. His work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, International Herald Tribune, GEO, Fortune, Forbes, Paris-Match, Stern, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, Le Figaro and Sunday Times of London.
Linda Rosier began her photo career in New Orleans, where she learned documentary and street photography. She then moved to New York, where she worked at the Village Voice, The New York Times, Newsday, and as a staff photographer at the New York Daily News.
Based in Cairo, Sabry specializes in portraiture as well as images of daily life.
Claudio Santana, based in Santiago, is a freelance news and documentary photographer.
Born in India, Parth Sanyal has covered South Asia extensively over the last two decades for various Indian newspapers and global wire services. He has worked for The Independent in Mumbai, The Hindu group of publications and Reuters out of Kolkata. A winner of several awards, his work has also appeared in the Washington Post, The New York Times, The Guardian, Time, Newsweek, and several others. He also teaches at Udaan School of Photography in Kolkata.
Kaushik Sengupta is a self-taught social documentary photographer based in Kolkata. He worked for Reuters and the Associated Press before joining Drik India in 2006 to focus on social documentary photography and research.
Paco Serinelli is a freelance photographer based in Barcelona who has worked with Agence France Presse, AP, Omega Fotoronache and 3 Effe Photo Agency.
A Johannesburg-based staff photographer for The New York Times, Joao Silva is widely regarded as one of the premier conflict photographers in the world. He is the author of “In The Company of God,” a photographic record of the Iraqi Shi’a during the American occupation, and co-author of “The Bang Bang Club.”
Maggie Steber has worked as a documentary photographer in over 62 countries. She has worked as a Newsweek photographer, director of photography for the Miami Herald, and been a regular contributor to National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The London Sunday Times and many other publications. Her work in Haiti received the Alicia Patterson Foundation and Ernst Haas grants. Her awards include, The Leica Medal of Excellence, First Prize Spot News World Press Photo Foundation News, First Prize Magazine Documentary in, Pictures of the Year (iPOY), Overseas Press Club Oliver Rebbot Award for Best Photographic Coverage from Abroad, The Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service to Journalism from University of Missouri.
Brazilian Fabio Teixeira lives in one of Rio’s largest slums, forming the basis of his sensitization to these marginalised communities and giving him unparalleled access. He was born in São Paulo, began his career in 1998 as a studio assistant and shortly after began working freelance for photo agencies. Fabio’s Rio photojournalism and documentary work has appeared in publications around the globe including The Guardian and in publications from Canada, USA and Angola, as well as locally in Journal Extra, UOL News Portal, Imagens Humanas, Journal Day and Folha de São Paulo.His work has been used by several local and international photo agencies including Folhapress, Demotix, Reuters and AFP.
Misha Vallejo is a documentary photographer who focuses on social and environmental issues throughout Latin America and Eastern Europe. Born in Riobamba, Ecuador, he completed his MA in documentary photography at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London and finished the St. Petersburg Faculty of Photojournalism. A member of the documentary photography collective Runa Photos, his work has been published by in the UK, USA, Russia, Netherlands, Germany, Ecuador, Argentina and Chile, among others. He is based in Quito, Ecuador.
Andrés Vanegas or Andy VC is a Colombian freelance photographer whose work focuses on the human consequences of war and crisis in developing countries. He has covered conflicts in Afghanistan and South Sudan and his work has taken him throughout Asia and to Africa.
Tiberio Ventura studied journalism and visual media at Griffith College in Dublin. Born in Bologna, Italy, he moved to Dublin at 19 to pursue his degree. He is an assistant photographer in a studio, and his personal work focuses on long-term projects on relevant social issues.
Ami Vitale is a contract photographer with National Geographic magazine. Her photographs have been exhibited around the world and have garnered multiple awards, including World Press Photos, the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism, Lucie awards, the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting, and the Magazine Photographer of the Year award.
Alexia Webster is a freelancer whose work has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Times, The Observer Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Sunday Telegraph, The Age Australia, and the Sydney Morning Herald.