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Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi uses photography to explore the human condition across various political and cultural contexts. Based out of Brooklyn, USA, Diana works internationally in areas experiencing conflict, social unrest or humanitarian emergencies. Her photography has been published and showcased by media outlets like the New York Times newspaper and Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera America, Le Monde, CNN, National Geographic Traveler, Vice Magazine, Geo Germany, Newsweek, Toronto Star and Paris Match, and international NGOs like Doctors without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières, Save the Children, Human Rights Watch and International Committee of the Red Cross. (For a complete list of clients, see below.) In 2014, she was named one of Lens Culture’s Top 50 Emerging Talents for 2014. In 2015, she received the ICRC Humanitarian Visa d’Or Award for her coverage of the Minova Rape Trial, eastern Congo’s most significant mass rape trial to date. In 2018, she was named one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch For. Diana’s interests reflect her multicultural background and upbringing: born in rural Romania to a Romanian mother and Iraqi father, Diana witnessed her family experience political circumstances that landed them as refugees in the former Yugoslavia, after which they were resettled to Canada. These early experiences led her to pursue careers in humanitarian aid and in human rights. For several years, she held management and research positions with organizations such as UN Development Programme, Save the Children and Oxfam, working on the ground in areas affected by conflict or natural disasters. In mid-2013, she decided to focus her professional efforts on photography. Diana holds two BA degrees – one in Economics and one in Neuroscience – from The Johns Hopkins University, and has completed all but her thesis for a MA degree in International Development from American University, School of International Service.
Born in 1991, in Paris, Rafael Yaghobzadeh began photography in 2002, while following his school studies, he covered current affairs in France for the Sipa Press agency. Interested in the political, economic and social issues that surround him, he studies History at Paris-1 La Sorbonne. In 2011, he photographed the Arab revolutions before covering the popular uprising of Gezi in Istanbul – the "Protective Edge" war in Gaza – the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh in Armenia – the refugee crisis in France and in the Balkans – the crisis in Ukraine from the revolution in Kiev, to the referendum in the Crimea to the war in the Donbass. Today Rafael – mixing several forms of writing – is interested in the realization of long-term documentary projects in Eastern Europe, in the Balkans, in the Middle East – questioning time, space, memory in post-conflict countries or among the most vulnerable populations. Since his adolescence he has also been committed to documenting the youth of his generation. He is notably the author of a book on Ukraine published by Editions Collections des Photographes. Since 2014, Rafael has been a member of the Hans Lucas platform and of the #Dysturb collective.
Heidi Levine is an American freelance photojournalist based in Jerusalem. She has worked as a professional photojournalist since 1983, starting as a staffer with the Associated Press in Israel, then with French photo agency Sipa Press in 1993.Over the course of her photojournalism career, Levine has covered the most critical moments in the Middle East including the revolutions in Egypt and Libya, the crisis in Syria, the IsraelLebanon war, and the numerous conflicts in the Gaza Strip. She has brought frontline action and behind-the-scenes human stories to the world’s major press outlets. Her photographs have appeared, often as cover stories, in numerous international publications including Time, Stern, Focus, Paris Match, L’Express, Newsweek, Time, The New York Times Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine, Amnesty International, Forbes Magazine, and more. She has won a myriad of awards for her photographs of conflicts and an Emmy nomination in 2012 .
Traveling throughout the southeast, Dan Anderson has spent the past 19 years finding unique images to deliver to clients in a variety of situations. Chasing a hurricane across state lines while editing and sending images from the cab of his truck or creating promotional stills on feature film sets, long days of shooting with early mornings and late nights are not unfamiliar to him. Dan’s pictures have earned him the respect of editors and art directors along with publication on the front pages of national newspapers to billboard displays for upcoming motion pictures. Dan Anderson has worked for The European PressPhoto Agency, New York Times, ESPN.com, Thompson Reuters and Agence France-Press. His work has been published in MSNBC.com, Newsweek, SI.com, The New York Daily News, CNN.com, and The Wall Street Journal. Dan has also used his camera to help tell the stories of such companies as ThyssenKrupp Steel USA, Alabama Power, Mobile Airport Authority, Mitchell Cancer Institute and Walgreens.
Natalia Jidovanu is an independent Moldovan-Portuguese photojournalist and communications consultant based in Nairobi, Kenya. Working in the East African region since 2014, she has documented gender, forced displacement and social inequality issues. Her work has taken her to South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, Nigeria, Togo and Mozambique, and has been published in Harper’s Magazine, Al Jazeera, The Telegraph, Bloomberg Businessweek, among others. She produces content regularly – photo, video and text – for international non-profit and humanitarian organizations such as Action Aid, Leonard Cheshire, Book Aid International, MSF, Huru International, etc. An avid defender of participatory methods to foster reflection and dialogue, Natalia is also an experienced Participatory Photography Trainer, having designed and coordinated participatory projects with diverse groups in Kenya and Somalia for UNICEF, Amref Health Africa, Carolina for Kibera. She offers photography and storytelling training services for NGOs and professionals working in the non-profit sectors. Natalia is also the founder and Executive Director of Art Rise – a non-profit organization that uses arts and education to empower young people from vulnerable backgrounds in Kenya. She is a member of Women Photograph, Frontline Freelance Register and Foreign Correspondents Association of East Africa.
Brendan Hoffman (b. 1980, Albany, NY, USA) is a documentary photographer based in Kyiv, Ukraine, where his work reflects his interest in themes of identity, history, politics, and the environment. His recent focus has been on Ukraine, beginning with the 2013-14 Maidan protests in Kyiv, from which his pictures were published and exhibited widely, and continuing with extensive coverage of the war in eastern Ukraine. His work has been supported by regular assignments for The New York Times as well as a 2018-19 Fulbright Scholar fellowship and grants from the Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation, TheDocumentaryProjectFund grant, and the National Press Photographers Association. In 2017 he was named a Reporting Fellow by the South Asian Journalists Association to photograph a project about the challenges faced by India and Pakistan in sharing water resources in the Indus River basin while confronting climate change and population growth. This became his first feature story for National Geographic Magazine, published in July 2020. Brendan has also documented his native United States with his ongoing project “The Beating of the Heart,” an exploration of contemporary Middle America in the context of free trade, the decline of blue-collar jobs, and economic and political polarization through the lens of a small town in Iowa. The project has been supported by a 2019 Magnum Foundation Fund grant, a 2017 artist residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska, and a 2017 Yunghi grant. From 2007 to 2013, he was based in Washington, DC, and frequently covered Capitol Hill and the White House. Brendan has worked on assignment in more than twenty countries for clients including National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, TIME, Getty Images, The Washington Post, Newsweek, NPR, Al Jazeera, and USA Today, among others, and is a co-founder of the photography collective Prime.
Alexander Chekmenev was born in Luhansk, the city located in Eastern Ukraine, Donbass. Alexander started his career as a photographer in a small photo studio in his home town. On the free of work time he photographed people on the streets and homes, who were effected the most by economical crisis after Soviet Union collapse. HIs work give an intimate and unique insider view on transition of coal mining region in 90-s in Eastern Ukraine. He moved to Kiev in 1997, where he works as photojournalist. His work has been published in New York Times Lens Blog, Time Magazine and Time Light Box, New Yorker Photo Booth, MSNBC, Quartz, The Guardian, Vice Magazine, Liberation. 2014 – Grand Prix "Photographer of the Year of Ukraine 2013".
Sergey Korovayny is a visual storyteller and Fulbright scholar based in Kyiv, Ukraine. He works with editorial and commercial photography, video, and VR. As a photojournalist, Sergey worked with Ukrainian and international media, including Financial Times, Radio Free Europe, Society, KyivPost, The Ukrainians, Astana Times, etc. As a commercial and editorial visual storyteller, Sergey collaborated with the United Nations, OSCE, Danish Demining Group/Danish Refugee Council, American Chamber of Commerce, GIZ, British Council, etc.
I’m a documentary photographer, published author, and shameless foodie. I live, love, and breathe in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. South East Asia has been my passion and my patch for a number of years now so I know my Dim Sums from my Durians and my Laksas from my Longans. I’ve also lived in Indonesia, Thailand, and South Africa. I strive to live life to the fullest and take the sweet with the sour, the salty with the spicy, and the extraordinary with the mundane. I’ve worked with most of the leading publication’s, news agencies, NGO’s, and corporation’s, and I would be delighted to work with you.
Evgeniy Maloletka is a Ukrainian freelance photojournalist based in Kiev, Ukraine, originally from the city of Berdyansk, the Zaporizhya region in the eastern Ukraine. Before trying his hand at other things, he discovered photojournalism. Maloletka started his career in 2009 as a staff photographer for local news agencies UNIAN and PHL. He spent a month working on a photo project called House of Hope about a child cancer centre in the capital Kiev. The photographs were auctioned off at a charity event, helping to raise $5,000 sick children whose families could not afford afford treatment.
Having photographed throughout Africa, and sometimes further afield, for the last decade – through his work Tobin has attempted to not only cover the breadth of the continent, but also the diversity within it. This has included stories on Somalia’s fight against Al Shabab and the country’s emergence from more than 20 years of civil war, to transgender issues, and the intersection of modern religion with traditional healing practices in slums.
Mikhail Palinchak is Ukrainian street and documentary photographer residing and working in Kyiv, Ukraine. Born January 1985 in Uzhgorod, Ukraine into photographic family. Starts photography in 2008. Since 2012 member of Ukrainian Photographic Alternative (UPHA) and member of Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers (UAPF) since 2014. 2014-2019 Official photographer of the President of Ukraine. Founder of Untitled magazine and co-founder of Ukrainian Street Photography group. Numerous awards, exhibitions and publications around the world. His photographs are stored in private collections and permanent collections of photography museums.
WHO I AM? Photo by Anastasia Taylor-Lind Hi, I’m Julia, a Ukrainian photojournalist and filmmaker based in Kyiv, Ukraine. As a storyteller, I mostly focus on human issues – the start and the end of everything is hidden inside a person. My photos, covering Maidan Revolution, the annexation of Crimea and Donbass war were published in BBC Online, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Huffington Post, The National Geographic, Bild Am Abend, Gazeta Prawna, Le Nouvel Observateur, Ceska Televize, Zeit etc. These pictures also were exhibited and became the part of different photobooks in UK, USA, France, Serbia, Germany and Ukraine. I’m open for assignments worldwide, full packed with the trainings and equipment to cover stories in conflict zones. Able to work under tight deadlines, proficient in working in shifts and in 24X7 work environment, individually and independent in multicultural regions. Speak English and basic German, native Ukrainian and Russian languages. And the last but not the least, I’m always open for collaboration with directors, camerawomen and cameramen, sound designers, musicians, performers, street artists.
Daniel Carde is a photojournalist based in Beirut, Lebanon. His work has included covering landmine removal and landmine survivors in Cambodia, landmine removal and landmine survivors, and conflict in Iraq, as well as daily assignments in the U.S. before moving to Beirut, where he’s covered the Beirut Blast, the Covid-19 Pandemic, and the economic collapse. He is represented by ZUMA Press. His work has been published internationally including with: The Dallas Morning News, The Salt Lake Tribune, The Guardian, Daily Mail, Getty Images, Bloomberg, Associated Press, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and San Antonio Express-News, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, The National (Abu Dhabi), Le Point, Metro, NPR, ARD and The Washington Post. Relevant education: 30th Eddie Adams Workshop – Team Tie Dye; University of Texas at Arlington – BA Communication – Journalism; Missouri Photo Workshop 70 in Mountain Grove, Missouri; Six month internship at The Dallas Morning News. Exhibitions: 2022 Pompei Street Festival: W.o.W – Windows on War exhibition Awards: 2018 NPPA 3rd Quarter student clip contest – 1st place spot news 2018 NPPA 3rd Quarter student clip contest – 1st place sports feature 2018 NPPA 4th Quarter student clip contest – 1st place feature 2018 NPPA 3rd Quarter student clip contest – 2nd place picture story/essay 2018 NPPA 2nd Quarter student clip contest – 3rd place sports feature 2018 College Photographer of the Year 73 Award of Excellence Sports Feature 2016 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Photographer of the Year 2016 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award national winner for Online Feature Reporting. 2016 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award national finalist for Sports Photography, Large School Division. 2016 Region 8 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award winner for Sports Photography 2016 Editor & Publisher’s EPPY award finalist for BestCollege/University Investigative or Documentary Feature 2016 College Media Association’s Pinnacle Award 2nd place for Best Multimedia Feature Story 2016 College Media Association’s Pinnacle Award 3rd place for Best Feature Photo 2016 College Media Association’s Pinnacle Award honorable mention for Best Portrait 2014 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association 1st place on-site News Photo