- personal stories
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Anne Farrar, Senior Photo Editor for National Geographic Magazine, believes visual storytelling can be a powerful call to action and catalyst for change within the travel and tourism industry. Anne has held several senior photography positions at many of the best photojournalism newspapers in the US including The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, and the Daily Southtown. As a photo editor at the The Dallas Morning News, Anne was part of a team that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Hurricane Katrina.
Anne Bourgeois-Vignon’s interests lie at the intersection of visual culture, technology and journalism. She leads editorial and creative teams to conceive, commission, and produce award-winning content including magazines, digital platforms, curatorial projects, stills and films. Currently the Executive Creative Director of Culture Trip, Anne was previously Global Digital Director at Magnum Photos, Creative Content Director at Nowness and Photography Director at Forward Publishing. She writes and talks about photography and has participated in numerous juries and reviews.
Carolyn Drake is an artist based in Vallejo, California who has worked on collaborative and photo-based projects that live on the boundary of documentary and art-making. She spent many years working with Uighurs in western China on a body of work called Wild Pigeon, which was presented in a solo exhibition at SFMOMA in 2018 and earned the Anamorphosis Book Award. In 2020, TBW Books will publish her new project, Knit Club, which she made in collaboration with an unconventional group of women in rural Mississippi. She has received a Guggenheim fellowship, a Fulbright fellowship, the Lange Taylor Prize, and a Peter S Reed Foundation grant, among other awards, and she is a member of Magnum Photos. In the coming year, her work will be included in exhibitions at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.
Muluneh began her career working as a photojournalist at the Washington Post; her work can be found in several international publications. As an exhibiting artist, her photos have been shown in over a dozen countries around the world and her work can be found in the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, the Hood Museum and the Museum of Biblical Art. In 2019, she gave the renowned Sem Presser Lecture at the World Press Photo Festival in Amsterdam. She is also the first black woman to become co-curator of the Nobel Peace Prize exhibition while serving as a Canon Europe Ambassador. Muluneh is the founder and director of the Addis Foto Fest (AFF), the first international photography festival in East Africa, which has been hosted in the city of Addis Ababa since 2010. She continues to educate, curate and develop cultural projects with local and international institutions through her company DESTA (Developing and Educating Society Through Art) and For Africa Creative Consulting PLC (DFA).
Sara Urbaez is a photo editor and producer at Airbnb. She is also the founder and curator of LISTO, an online platform devoted to dismantling colonialism in photography and honoring BIPOC photographers. Before coming to Airbnb, Sara was the curator and managing editor of WIRED Photo, WIRED.com’s photography section, and oversaw photography across all platforms. She also worked in the photo department of Art + Auction and Modern Painters, DEPARTURES, at the Walther Collection, and as a stylist assistant at W Magazine. She has a deep love for art and the outdoors, and is usually plotting her next adventure.
Jim Casper is the editor-in-chief of LensCulture, one of the leading online destinations to discover contemporary photography from around the world. As an active member in the contemporary photography world, Casper organizes annual international photography events, travels around the world to meet with photographers and review their portfolios, curates art exhibitions, writes about photography and culture, lectures, conducts workshops, serves as an international juror and nominator for key awards, and is an advisor to arts and education organizations.
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- Aaron ElkaimCanada
- Alex VasylievRussian Federation
- Ana VallejoColombia
- Antonio PulgarinUnited States
- Diego MorenoMexico
- Heloisa LodderBrazil
- Juul KraijerNetherlands
- Marinka MasséusNetherlands
- Mathieu WillcocksUnited Kingdom
- Nadir BucanTurkey
- Rahima GamboNigeria
- Sheng Wen LoTaiwan
- Tadas KazakevičiusLithuania
- Vikesh KapoorUnited States
- Walter PlotnikUnited States