Liza is a visual documentary producer and curator. She was the founding director of the Objective Reality Foundation, and co-founder of Agency.Photographer.ru.
Liza has produced short films, video installations and curated over 30 exhibitions, including the Surveillance Series (Dubai, 2015, NY, 2014), the 4th & 5th PhotoQuai Biennale (Paris, 2013 & 2015), Streaming Nation (Amsterdam, 2014), Stories of Life: the best of multimedia journalism (2013), and Projections of Reality (Moscow, Washington, DC, 2010). She is a recipient of the Howard Chapnick award and has served on juries worldwide, including the World Press Photo Multimedia Contest jury (2014).
JAMIE WELLFORD / co-chief of content
Jamie is a veteran picture editor and curator of documentary photography. He was the senior international photo editor at Newsweek magazine (2000-2012). He previously edited the historical archives of the New York Daily News and worked as an editor at Gamma, SIPA, and Black Star agencies. He curated shows on Afghanistan, the Israeli-Lebanon war, Indonesian Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, as well as The Death Of Newsweek (Cortona, 2013), Brent Stirton’s The Last Gorillas of the Congo, Seamus Murphy’s Darkness Visible (New York, 2009), and Projections of Reality (Moscow, Washington, DC, 2010). He served on numerous juries and taught workshops worldwide including the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass and the Eddie Adams Workshop, and teaches at the ICP. He is a recipient of the Knight-Wallace Fellowship.
ANNA ZEKRIA / head of distribution
Anna is a photography and multimedia producer and agent. With a background in telecommunications Anna has devoted herself to photojournalism for the last 10 years, starting her career by joining in 2005 the Photographer.ru agency representing at the time Russian photojournalists worldwide and international agencies including Magnum Photos, Contact Press Images and Panos Pictures in Russia, becoming its managing director in 2008. Since 2011 as owner and director of Saltimages agency Anna has been actively promoting documentary photographers in Russia, bringing numerous projects to worldwide recognition. She curated a number exhibitions and projects including 'Russian Northern Caucasus – on the Road of Changes' (Moscow, Grozny, Nazran, 2010), Stories of Life: the best of multimedia journalism (Moscow, 2013), Russian contemporary photography at Dali International festival (Dali, 2013). She served as a nominator and jury member worldwide, including the World Press Photo Multimedia Contest (2012).
FRANK KALERO / wizard of communication
Frank is a photography and new media curator, producer, filmmaker and communicator. He was the founding publisher of the OjodePez magazine in Spain and Punctum magazine in Asia. He was the curator for GetxoPhoto (Spain, 2010-2012), the art director of the Ojodepez Photo Meeting Barcelona and Goa Photo (2015). He is the artistic director of the 4th & 5th Photoquai Biennale (Musee du Quai Branly, Paris, 2013-2015). He is the consultant with WYNG Photo Award in Hong Kong, and Paraty em Foco in Brazil. He has worked as a creative director at the Brazilian film production company Bossanova.
He has taught workshops worldwide including the 2014 Joop Swart Masterclass.
BJARKE MYRTHU / the godfather
Bjarke is working in the intersection of technology, media and business. He is the founder and CEO of BLIND SPOT (http://blindspotapp.com), a media platform for collaborative storytelling that launched in 2015. Previously he founded Storyplanet, a toolbox for creating engaging multimedia content in an easy way, and was an executive editor at Magnum Photos where he co-founded Magnum In Motion. He is a seasoned international speaker and trainer at MIT Media Lab, Harvard, SXSW, IDFA and TEDx. He has been the judge at multimedia and photography competitions, including the World Press Photo Multimedia Contest jury (2012). He is working on a book about interactive storytelling.
IVAN SIGAL / the godfather II
Ivan is a media producer, digital media advocate and visual storyteller. He works on long-term projects that incorporate writing, photography and moving images. He is the executive director of Global Voices, and a fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, where he studies digital storytelling and online communities. He is the author of White Road, a book of photography and writing about Central Asia (Steidl, 2012); a solo show of that work premiered at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, DC). He is now working on KCR, a video installation and multichannel documentary project on Karachi Circular Railway. He is the board chair for the Open Society Foundation's Documentary Photography Project. He was an adjunct professor at the Corcoran College of Art & Design, teaching visual storytelling. Ivan spent over ten years in the former Soviet Union and Asia, where he designed and ran dozens of media projects focusing on conflict, humanitarian disaster and transitional societies. He has lived and traveled in over 80 countries.
Monica Allende is a photo editor and cultural producer. She is the co-founder of Offspring Photo Meet. Previously she was the Photo Editor at the Sunday Times Magazine, where she launched the award-winning photography section Spectrum. She is a visiting lecturer at the London College of Communication and has served on juries worldwide including the World Press Photo, Visa Pour L’image and the National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing photographic Portrait Prize. She produced and curated Darfur: Images against impunity, an exhibition and a book by Stanley Greene, Lynsey Addario and Alvaro Ybarra Zavala.
She is the 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. She lectures, writes and consults on photography.
AMBER TERRANOVA / executive producer, lab
Amber is a photo editor and educator. She was a contributing photo editor at People and The New Yorker, and an editor for Photo District News/PDN (2008-2012). Previously, she held positions at New York Magazine and Outside magazine. In 2013 Amber was the interim Director at the Bilder Nordic School of Photography. She is a BFA faculty member at The School of Visual Arts. She has written reviews, articles and numerous blog posts on photography and journalism.