Nelson is a documentary photographer, filmmaker and communication professional based in Abuja, Nigeria, with particular interest in documenting culture, identity, children and social change around Africa.
He is a photography consultant for UNICEF Nigeria, and has been commissioned to work for other organizations such as Getty Images, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WHO-AFRO, StreetChild of Nigeria, United Purpose and Jingkingsiar in India.
Nelson believes photography is a strong tool to create social change – changing narratives and inspiring action.
Nelson is a member of the African Photojournalism Database (An Everyday Africa Project), he has also attended the Foundry Photography Workshop in Kigali Rwanda and the Canon Storytelling workshop in Lagos Nigeria.
When he is not on assignment, Nelson also helps organisations meet their strategic communication needs and works on special projects. He can be contacted for assignments globally.
Darren Hauck is a freelance photographer / filmmaker skilled in portraiture, editorial, commercial and documentary story telling. After graduating with a BFA in photography from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design Darren has spent the past 15 years dedicating his life to documenting the human condition. Be it from refugee camps in Southeast Asia to mud-covered, exhausted cyclocross riders, Darren has captured unflinching images of humanity. Although Darren is trained in still-photography, he has expanded his vision to filmmaking, to bring the issues he has dedicated his career to a wider audience. Be it covering social issues and violence in Central America, to HIV in Africa or hunger and poverty in Midwest United States where he calls home, Darren continues to push boundaries and tell the stories that are overlooked by the general media.
Based in Mexico City, Mexico
Catalan, English, Portuguese, Spanish
Jordi Ruiz Cirera is an independent documentary photographer and filmmaker from Barcelona, based between Geneva and Mexico. Devoted to long-term projects, Jordi focuses on the effects of globalisation in small communities and how they are adapting to it and, since relocating to Mexico City, on migration issues across the Americas.
He is a recipient of Magnum Foundation’s Emergency Fund and winner of global awards including the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Magnum’s 30 under 30, POYi, Lucie Awards, Magenta Flash Forward and the AOP’s Student Photographer of the Year. His work has been exhibited widely in galleries and at festivals, and belongs to a number of private collections. Jordi’s work has appeared in international publications that include The New York Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Guardian, Le Monde M and National Geographic’s Proof. He also works on commissions for corporate clients and non-profits such as MSF / Doctors Without Borders, the United Nations and Save the Children.
I am a documentary, travel and portrait photographer and videographer, and work for organizations and publications in the US and abroad. I currently reside in Hamburg. Germany, and travel stateside twice a year for work.
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.
A small town Arkansas native, JDP attended the University of Central Arkansas, earning a Bacherlor of Arts Degree in Communication. Having had success working with a political consulting firm and a digital curriculum company, he decided to leave the corporate world in 2012. It was then that he transitioned his passion for interpersonal communication, the human condition, and photography to a full time freelance photography career. He soon began to draw the attention of creative decision makers locally, regionally, and nationally.
Known for a controlled sense of light and ability to quickly gain the trust of a wide range of subjects, JDP interjects a unique sense of humanity into his portraiture and is routinely praised for being a dynamic creative partner.
In 2017, industry leader Profoto named JDP a "Legend of Light."
JDP also served as the primary marketing photographer for the NBC Peacock Original documentary, “Black Boys,” released in 2020, and works closely with the social justice focused production company, Never Whisper Justice.
I am a photographer and conservationist from Zambia. I was born and grew up in one of the wildest and most remote areas of this beautiful country and have lived here all my life. I have always tried to pursue the unique with my photography by creating images using techniques and ideas with a fresh perspective. I use infrared and aerial photography as well as a combination of both to achieve this. For my aerial work I use a variety of aircraft including microlights and a paramotor. I also use drones and I am fully licensed to fly drones in Zambia, holding a Remote Pilots License and meeting all the requirements set out by the Zambian Civil Aviation Authority.
Based in Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish, Swedish, English
Danish award winning photographer Niels Busch born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Niels picked up photography from an early age in art class in primary school. After assisting 4 years in Copenhagen at the top studioes with still life and fashion photographers that took him around the world, he travelled to New York to assist on a freelance basis. With great passion and eager, he went back and started up a studio i Copenhagen City. The eager for traveling and passion for photography, took him to South East Asia to live with simpleness and aesthetics mixed with scandinavian living and sense of light, with Thailand as a base to live with his family. After a few years in Asia, he and his family missed New York and moved back. His work today takes him all over the world with national and International clients, with base in Copenhagen and New York.
Nick specialises in documenting the adverse impacts of development on local communities and the environment.
He has worked for a number of international humanitarian organizations such as UNICEF, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. His journalistic work has been published in various local and international publications, including The International New York Times and Time Magazine. He has produced video content for clients such as National Geographic, CNN, and NBC.
Nick has been based in Southeast Asia since 2008 and is a founding member of Ruom. He is currently based in Bangkok, Thailand. He is fluent in English and French.
Hello. My name is Bobby.
I’m a photographer, filmmaker and writer with a focus on Africa’s wildlife, wild-lands, and people.
I’ve worked with major brands, fantastic NGOs, and publications from the Philippines to the Middle East, to Mexico and beyond. I’m based in Nairobi, Kenya and am available for assignments worldwide.
I believe story, at its core, is able to build bridges across global gaps of distance, culture and socio-economic status. By being connected to the stories of others, we are reminded that we all have a story, that we all share in the common threads of humanity no matter where we come from.
Every photograph begins with an idea. The job of a photographer is to not only capture the vision, but manipulate it into art, bigger than life and beyond any initial expectations.
Photographer, Clay Cook, has learned the importance of going the extra mile, after a long, arduous run in the music business. As a result, his wisdom, field experience and work ethic has pushed him further into an inspiring career in Advertising and Editorial photography.
Over a short period of time, Clay has shaped creative projects with brands such as: A&E, History, Lifetime, Comcast, Uproxx, Livestrong, NFL, Papa John’s Pizza and Vince Camuto. In addition, he has brought to life, worldwide assignments for publications such as National Geographic, Time, Forbes, Popular Mechanics, The Guardian and W Magazine.
Based in West Leederville, Australia
Mark Lehn launched his career in 2006, with an initial focus on documentary photography. His interest in photography stems from his love of travel and adventure, and as a means to create a narrative through imagery.
From photographing projects in the remote regions of Mozambique to local tribes in South-East Asia, Mark’s wide scope covers commercial and editorial clients from around the world and his images have been featured in national and international publications and exhibitions.
Born in Vancouver, Canada, Mark is currently based out of Brisbane, Australia.
Based in Istanbul, Turkey
Arabic, English, French, German, Turkish
I’m an independent photojournalist, based in Istanbul, Turkey since 2012.
My personal work often focuses on themes of identity, migration, social and political actions, and the ramifications of those for individuals. I regularly cover stories about how identity shapes lives in challenging and unexpected ways, particularly within sexual and ethnic minority groups.
My ongoing long-term project Kütmaan (started in 2010) tells the stories of LGBTQ asylum seekers, refugees and IDPs in and from the Middle East, forced to flee for reasons connected with their sexuality and/or gender identity.
I regularly work with a range of international newspapers, magazines, NGOs, and corporate assignments.
Lianne Milton is an American editorial and documentary photographer currently based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her work focuses on the effects of politics on people and their environments, in places such as, SE Asia, Latin American, as well as the U.S.
A recipient of the 2013 PDN Photo Annual in documentary for her project in Guatemala: La Vida No Vale Nada
Her work has also been published in Afisha (Russian travel magazine), Christian Science Monitor, Financial Times, Inc Magazine, Open Society Foundations, San Francisco Chronicle, and featured in 2013 PDN Photo Annual, AP-AI Latin America 2012/2013, Foto8, and NPR’s The Picture Show.
Lianne is a Getty Images Artist & Global Assignment photographer, and a member of Wonderful Machine. In 2004, she received her BA in Photojournalism from San Francisco State.
Lianne currently reside in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where the City meets the Ocean. When she is not photographing, she’s out there surfing.
Please contact Lianne directly for assignments, projects, and licensing editorial images.
I am a photographer and producer currently in the US and am available to travel and work internationally.
I’m drawn to exploring and understanding cultures and communities both within my own country and abroad. Trust, intimacy, and time are cornerstones of my work, and I believe in using photography as a tool for education, awareness, and understanding. Curiosity and passion about the world and the people around me has driven my interest in telling stories through images since I was 13-years-old. My goal is to document the people and experiences in front of me with integrity whether I’m working for a newspaper, magazine, organization, or individual.
I have restless feet. I’ve traveled through twelve countries, including South Africa, Guatemala, Honduras, Sweden, China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia and hope to see many more.
I’m a Denver-based photographer and Pulitzer finalist whose work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. I specialize in intimate portraits and documentary coverage. When telling stories, it’s not enough to convey information; people have to care about what they see. So I try to forge a relationship between the subject and the viewer then get out of the way. I also try not to take pictures I brought with me in my head. I do my homework, solve problems, meet deadlines, and know the person in front of my camera is far more important than the person behind it.
I’m a documentary filmmaker and photographer from Brooklyn, NY. Widely exhibited, my work consists largely of telling well-intentioned and respectful stories about people on journeys – people who either are experiencing great challenges or who have overcome such challenges. My most recent film project, "Hello Sunshine”, profiles a woman who has survived decades of gun violence and domestic violence trauma and has channeled these traumas into service – saving the lives of those in active opioid addiction and supporting the families of murder victims.
In addition, I have an on-going project about the impact of gun violence on a diverse group of Americans. Young, old, rich, poor, in big cities and in rural communities – “It Takes Us” shows how gun violence cuts through the heart of the country. “It Takes Us” has been published globally and presented at colleges, universities, medical centers, and more.
Press and Exhibitions:
Penn State University
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
The University of Iowa
The Connecticut State Capitol
The Huffington Post
The Wall Street Journal
Wojciech Grzedzinski (b. 1980 in Warsaw, Poland). Photojournalist. His work was awarded in competitions such as World Press Photo, Visa D’Or, NPPA, Sony World Photography Awards, Grand Press Photo, and many others. He is an author of the Picture of the Year (2009) and Picture of the Decade (2014) in BZWBK Press Photo competition. In his career, he has regularly been a jury member and head of the jury in International and Polish photography competitions.
Willingness to document the human condition and convey strong emotions is always in the center of his photography. For years, he reported armed conflicts and their consequences in Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Georgia, and Ukraine.
Between 2011–15 he was chief of photographers and the official photographer of the President of the Republic of Poland. He is a scholar of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and a member of the Association of Polish Artists Photographers.
Exotic places, live music and unique, thoughtful people are some of the things that inspire me. I consider, I observe, I listen, I read (loved this), I binge (currently this). I have a favorite radio station. I grow some of my own food and share it with friends. And I write.
My background is documentary stills, but creating original work from the depths of my mind has been equally rewarding, and is now taking up increasing amounts of my time and interest. If I really need to zone out, I might be found swimming (formerly here) or building a table, meditating with the steady rhythms of the orbital sander.
I’m a dual citizen of Ireland and the US, but I don’t love borders, and certainly not the walls that delineate them. I was born in Detroit and raised just north, but Austin was equally formative. Home is now on the edge of the great wide-open of west Marin in the San Francisco Bay.
Whitney Curtis is a photographer based in St. Louis, Missouri, who tells visual stories for a wide range of editorial, commercial and nonprofit clients.
After graduating with a degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Whitney worked as a staff photojournalist at The Kansas City Star, northern Utah’s Standard-Examiner and the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago.
She is an alumna of the Eddie Adams Workshop, Missouri Photo Workshop and NPPA’s Multimedia Immersion Workshop. She has also received hostile environment and first aid training. As an editorial photojournalist, her work has been honored by the Associated Press, NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism and Women in Photojournalism. Her work has appeared in group exhibitions at the United Nations Visitor Centre, the International Criminal Court in The Hague, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Monroe Gallery of Photography.
Tim Gerard Barker is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker based in Vietnam since 2012. Tim was based in Hanoi until early 2016 when he relocated to Ho Chi Minh City. He has extensive experience working throughout Asia and he is available for assignments worldwide. Tim has experience working on a wide range of photography and videography projects including: travel, documentary, portraiture, hospitality, corporate and industrial. Tim’s desire to explore the world and to understand different cultures drives his work. His images capture real people and real places with a colourful, graphic style. Tim’s travel imagery is represented by the Lonely Planet Images collection at Getty Images, for commercial work he is represented by NOI Pictures and Studio @ Getty Images and he is also on the roster at Wonderful Machine. Tim’s work has garnered numerous awards over the years, with citations in the International Photography Awards, Australia’s Top Photographers and Travel Photographer of the Year.
Based in Mexico City, Mexico
Nicole Franco is a Mexican-American documentary and commercial photographer. She studied at the Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy and is a graduate of the Academy of Art University. She is a native to California but has spent the last 6 six years based out of Central Mexico. Nicole frequents still to Los Angeles for work. Some clients include Microsoft, San Francisco General Hospital, AVON, El Jimador Tequila, Futerra, The View, ESPN, Driscoll’s, The Hospital Infantil Mexico City, Lions Club International, Planet Water, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, People en Español magazine, Airbnb, Netflix, and National Geographic.
Based in Johannesburg, South Africa
Ilan Godfrey (b 1980) is a South African photographer, who’s work explores the diverse social, political, economic and environmental currents that shape contemporary South Africa, giving viewers a broader, and at the same time, more deeply personal understanding of the country they live in but seldom truly gets to grips with. His photographic practice includes extensive research and focuses on issues that expose South Africa’s constantly shifting landscape, documenting the country with an in-depth and intimate conscience. By conveying through long-term, multi-layered projects a process of investigative narration with photography, he reveals varied aspects of societal change across the country.
Based in Chicago, Illinois
Zoe Rain (American, b. 1993) is a photographer and filmmaker based in Chicago, with over a decade of experience in nearly every subject of the commercial photography field. Zoe’s work gained quick notoriety with its iconic and distinguished signature style, and has since seen the cover of Rolling Stone, subway car ads and Billboards across the country. After being hired as Macklemore’s full time tour photographer, she has since worked with some of the world’s largest musicians, including Chance The Rapper, Ed Sheeran, Kesha and Vic Mensa. Zoe’s high-impact photography and creative direction has been leveraged by some of the largest brands in the industry. She has been hosted to speak at Apple Talks, as well as industry panels across the country.