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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am a photographer based in Madison, Wisconsin and am available for assignments and collaborations nationwide.
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. The first time I remember thinking to myself, “I want to take this woman’s picture,” it was because, at 13, I wanted to be able to say more than my words were able to explain. There’s something that happens within the taking and sharing of a photograph that still drives my passion today and still leaves me infinitely curious about the world and the people around me.
I have restless feet. I’ve traveled through eleven countries, including Guatemala, Honduras, Sweden, China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia, and I hope to see many more.
Editorial Clients include The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, Vice, ProPublica, The Washington Post, Mother Jones, Orion Magazine, NPR, Buzzfeed, AARP, NBC, US News & World Report, The Guardian-US, and more.
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.
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.
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.
Kirsten Rebekah Bethmann, aka Kirsten Lewis, is an international photographer, educator and public speaker based in Colorado. Over the last 2 decades she has traveled to over 40 countries to work with organizations, non profits, companies and individuals creating documentary based pictures to aid in fundraising, advertising, awareness and personal family archive builds. In addition to photography, she has given over 80 presentations globally in the last 12 years of her career.
Kirsten’s experience in the education field spans as long as her photographic career. In 2002 she graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in child psychology, a concentration in learning and cognition and a minor in fine art. Since then she has taught in the public school system, on Creative Live and Craftsy Inc, with the Dallas Center of Photography, the Foundation Workshops, Documentary Family Retreats. with countless photography conferences and privately through Kirsten Lewis Education.
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
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.
Based in Istanbul, Turkey
English, Arabic, French
I’m a photojournalist and communications consultant.
I am passionate about women’s issues and making sure global game-changers get their stories told.
I was a staff photographer with the Associated Press for several years, during which time I documented the 2011 revolutions in Egypt and Libya.
I am based in Istanbul, Turkey and work for the NY Times, the Washington Post, Buzzfeed, UNICEF, the International Rescue Committee, Search for Common Ground, among others.
For six years I co-founded and ran an innovative storytelling agency, Vignette. The company created multimedia projects for NGOs and foundations such as UNICEF, Amnesty International, Sesame Street, the Gates Foundation, the World Bank and the International Rescue Committee.
In 2016 I received a World Press Photo award for my work in Sierra Leone with the NY Times, and I have received grants from the European Journalism Centre and IWMF to create stories about women’s access to abortion worldwide.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Zacharias Abubeker is an Ethiopian American photographer and videographer currently living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and working throughout the region. He obtained his Bachelor in Fine Arts in Photography from Columbia College Chicago. He is available for assignments in editorial, travel and corporate. He has covered topics ranging from Business and Development, Agriculture, The South Sudan conflict, Healthcare in East Africa, as well as many more.
Based in Mumbai, India
English, French, Hindi, Spanish
Hylton graduated from the International Center of Photography and Kings College London (Master of Arts, International Conflict Studies) before beginning her career focusing on issues around gender, vulnerable communities, and Indigenous people internationally. Hylton has received multiple grants and fellowships from Magnum Foundation, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the Hillman Foundation, the International Women’s Media Foundation, and the International Reporting Project. In 2018, she was awarded a National Magazine Award for her work on missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Hylton’s work has been recognized by the Magenta Foundation, American Photo, the Lucie Foundation, the Alfred Fried Photography Award, Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, PH Museum, and Santa Fe Portrait Awards, among others.
As a medium format film photographer, Hylton uses her craft as a tool of defiance against the current political, social, and economic reality in which we live. Her intimate, feminine, and heart centered approach aims to capture the resilience, humanity, and quiet beauty in the lives of her subjects. Ultimately, she stands in solidarity and love with those represented in her images, demanding that viewers do the same.
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.