Whether you are looking for editing advice, how to pitch your projects, find exhibition opportunities, (self)publish your book, or move your work in the industry, this April you have the unique chance to connect and work with leading photography professionals. It's an unprecedented opportunity, and a meaningful investment to understand your potential, improve your vision, and move your career forward.
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Photographer and Cinematographer
Alejandro Chaskielberg (Buenos Aires, 1977) is cinematographer graduated from the National Institute of Cinematography of Argentina. He was named World Photographer of the Year by the World Photography Organization and received the BURN Emerging Photographer Grant by the Magnum Foundation in 2009 and the Leopold Godowsky Jr. Award from the Boston University in USA. Based in Buenos Aires, he created projects in different countries such Japan, Surinam, Kenia, Italy and Argentina and published three books. Alejandro has lived for three years in the islands of the Parana River Delta to work on his first monograph La Creciente. His second monograph Otsuchi Future Memories, documents the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami in a small fishing town in Northern Japan. He recently published his third book Laberinto about a hedge maze built in the mountains of Argentinian Patagonia. Chaskielberg exhibited in many photographic festivals around the world. Alejandro is a visiting teacher at the Tokyo International Photography Institute and has been one of the Masters of the First Latin American Masterclass organized by the World Press Photo and at the ISSP - International Summer School of Photography in Latvia. He was recently granted by the National Fund of Arts of Argentina to teach photography around Argentina in 2019.
Independent Creative Director, Editor And Curator
Amy is an independent photography director, editor and curator specializing in developing projects at the intersection of contemporary documentary and fine art photography. She draws on two decades working with some of the world’s finest photographers, media companies and organizations. She partners with a range of clients including cultural institutions, publishers, brands, agencies, and independent photographers to produce engaging and impactful modern visual narratives for exhibitions, campaigns, books, and digital presentations. She is the former Director of Photography at MSNBC in New York where she spearheaded many noteworthy long-form projects including The Geography of Poverty by Matt Black (an eight-part series published between 2015-2017 for MSNBC, and later TIME 2018),Continental Drift made in partnership with Magnum Photos (an eleven-part series published over the whole 2016 for MSNBC), and Political Theatre by Mark Peterson (a three year collaboration from 2014-2016 published by Steidl Books). Prior to that she was a longtime senior photo editor at Newsweek International and a contributing photo editor at The New Yorker. She frequently sits on international juries and has been a mentor for the Magnum Foundation’s Photography & Social Justice Fellowship for the past two years as well as taught a variety of masterclasses and workshops including the World Press Photo Foundation’s Joop Swart Masterclass. Amy is currently the Artistic Director for an original fine art curatorial commission from The Olympic Foundation for Culture & Heritage in Lausanne, Switzerland entitled Olympism Made Visible, a large scale photography project spanning five continents with five artists; Lorenzo Vitturi, Vanessa Winship, Alex Majoli, Max Pinckers, and Nico Krijno. The exhibition launched in Buenos Aires, Argentina in fall 2018 and is ongoing.
Independent Curator And Photo Editor
Arianna Rinaldo is a freelance professional working with photography at a wide range. Since 2012 she is the artistic director of Cortona On The Move in Italy. She is also curator of photography for PhEST, festival of contemporary art focused on the Mediterranean. She was the director of OjodePez magazine, the bilingual documentary photography quarterly published by LaFabrica, Madrid, for 7 years. Arianna’s relationship with photography started in 1998 in New York, as Archive Director at Magnum Photos. Back in Italy in 2001, she joined Colors magazine as photo editor. Based in Milan from 2004 to 2011, Arianna worked as a freelance curator for exhibits and book projects, and a photo consultant for publications, among which 4 years at D, the weekend supplement of La Repubblica. Based in Barcelona since 2012, Arianna continues to develop photography projects at an international level, and teaches workshops, explores photo festivals, and is intrigued by amazing stories told through images. Arianna collaborates with publishing houses for special projects and is a regular participant in portfolio reviews and jury panels worldwide, as well as speaker and lecturer. She has been conducting workshops and masterclasses in various venues, festivals and photography schools in Europe.
Independent Photography Curator, Advisor And Educator
Eefje is a Dutch photography advisor, educator and curator. She holds a MA in Educational Sciences (University of Amsterdam) and studied photography at the Institut Catalan de Estudis Fotografics in Barcelona, Spain. She previously worked as a project manager and manager of Education Team at World Press Photo between 2008 and 2016. During those years she developed and coordinated different training projects and publications in the Middle-East, Africa and Latin America. For years, she coordinated the well-known Joop Swart Masterclass, which has brought forward many of nowadays big names in the industry of photojournalism and documentary photography. Since 2016 she works as an independent advisor, educator, editor and curator in the field of documentary photography and visual storytelling. She was the Artistic Director of the 2017 edition of Photoreporter Reporter Festival in Saint-Brieuc, France. Eefje is the Education Manager at PHmuseum and also founding member of MAPS Images and Transformations.
Designer, Illustrator And Art Director Of ZUM Magazine For Photography
Elisa von Randow (Brasil) is a designer and illustrator. She graduated in communication and media at UFMG and collaborates with the main publishers and cultural institutions of Brasil. For 6 years she has been the art director of ZUM magazine for contemporary photography, edited by Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS). The magazine expands the debate on photography, dialoguing with cinema, anthropology, literature, philosophy and fine arts. She participated in the curators and design teams of the exhibitions "Luigi Ghirri: pensar por imagens" (2014) and "Claudia Andujar: no lugar do outro" (early works) (2015). In 2018, she created the visual identity and catalog of the exhibition "Claudia Andujar: a luta yanomami" also at IMS. Elisa designed several Brazilian photo books, among which Ruy Teixeira's "O desenho da Utopia”, Patricia Gouvêa’s “Imagens Posteriores”, Araquem Alcântara’s "Amazonia”, and "Edmond Fortier: viagem a Timbuktu". She lives and works in São Paulo.
Freelance Professional Photography- And Marketing Consultant
Evelien Kunst (The Netherlands, 1972) is a freelance professional photography- and marketing consultant. In December 2017 she co-founded Laika Productions, an innovative media company devoted to pursuing stories about development, progress and possibilities. Since September 2018 she is the director of the Narrative Journalism Foundation. Kunst has over 18 years of international experience in the photographic industry working in advertising, communication, education and photographer relations. In 2016 she developed a Fellowship program at MIAP (Message in a Photo), a Dutch foundation that supports visual storytelling with a social impact. From 2012-2015, she was the managing director of NOOR, a collective uniting an international select group of highly accomplished visual storytellers focusing on contemporary global issues. From 2008-2012, she worked at The Red Dot Agency, a creative and strategic communications agency, where she served as account manager for Canon looking after CPN and its Ambassador Program. From 1999-2008, she worked at World Press Photo, organizing training for photographers around the world and overseeing the renowned Joop Swart Masterclass. Evelien has an M.A. Degree in Communications from the University of Amsterdam and is based in Amsterdam. She also regularly guest lectures at the Danish School of Journalism (DMJX) in Aarhus and the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam.
Federico Clavarino (1984) is an Italian photographer based between Madrid and Lisbon. After attending a Master Course in literature and creative writing at Alessandro Baricco's Scuola Holden, in 2007 he moved to Madrid where he started studying photography at BlankPaper School with Fosi Vegue. Two years later he was already working on his personal photography projects, and in 2010 he published his first short essay, La Vertigine. His first book, Ukraina Pasport, came out the following year, receiving the PhotoEspaña Honourable Mention as best book of 2011. At the same time he began working as a teacher for BlankPaper School, where he taught until 2017. In September 2014 the London-based publisher Akina Books brought out his second book, Italia o Italia. The work received good reviews from a number of critics and the original photographs were exhibited in 2015 at the International Photography Festival of Rome. In April 2016 Dalpine published his third book, The Castle, which was exhibited in various festivals (PhotoEspaña 2016, Les Rencontres d'Arles 2017) and galleries (Viasaterna in Milan, Temple in Paris) around Europe. Another of his current projects, Hereafter, received the La Caixa Foundation Fotopres grant in 2014. The work was exhibited for the first time at CaixaForum in Barcelona in February 2017 and will soon be made into a book. He currently teaches and lectures internationally, collaborating with schools, universities, institutions and festivals around Europe.
PHmuseum Founder and Director
Giuseppe Oliverio (b. Bologna, 1985) is an Italian entrepreneur, curator and filmmaker. In 2012 he founded phmuseum.com, a curated online platform dedicated to contemporary photography based in London. Nowadays the project presents bimonthly online exhibitions, features the work of 5,000 selected photographers, and connects them with photo editors and curators worldwide. Recently they also launched an online educational program, offering one-to-one portfolio reviews, consultancies, and mentorships with internationally recognized professors. PHmuseum is also known for its Grants aimed at financing and promoting photographers and their projects. Only in 2018 it offered £25,000 in cash prizes, plus other relevant opportunities such as a solo show at Cortona On The Move, features on Vogue Italia, and a nomination for the World Press Photo’s Joop Swart Masterclass. Former jury members include Roger Ballen, Sarah Leen (National Geographic), Martin Parr (Magnum Photos), Pamela Chen (Instagram), and Alessia Glaviano (Vogue Italia). Giuseppe worked as a portfolio reviewer at many events including Cortona On The Move, Photo Vogue Festival, Verzasca Foto, SI Fest, and for Magnum Photos at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan. He was in the jury of international awards like Gomma Grant, Happiness Onthemove, The Fence, Reminders Photography Stronghold and Viewbook Grant. He gave talks and joined panels at international festivals like Photoville in New York, Paraty Em Foco in Brazil, and Ojo de Pez Meeting in Barcelona. He also wrote a series of articles on Latin American photography for TIME magazine. His first documentary A Conscious Dream was selected to 12 film festivals across Europe, USA and Latin America and awarded best documentary short at 2016 Manchester International Film Festival. His second project, A Land, is currently premiering at film festivals.
Director Deck And Singapore International Photography Festival
Gwen Lee (Signapore) is the Director of Singnapore International Photography Festival and DECK. After 6 years in the museum industry, Lee went on to pursue her first love for photography. In 2008, she established 2902 Gallery, and followed by the Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF), a biennale international photography platform. In 2010, she received an arts award from Japan Chamber of Commerce & Trade for her contribution to the arts community. In 2013 she is invited on a curatorial trip in Germany organised by Goethe Institut Singapore. In 2012, SIPF received seed grant to establish the photography education for public. With passion to do more for the community, Gwen and her team built an independent container art space “DECK” with all year-round programme and residency for photographers. In 2015, DECK is awarded President’s Design Award 2015 (Singapore) for its innovative design in revitalising urban space for the arts. In 2016, DECK is one of the 3 visual arts space in Singapore to receive National Arts Council Major Company Grant to develop its organisation ability and photography programme. Her curatorial projects includes We Defining Stories at National Museum of Singapore, After Becker at DECK (2014),Flux Reality: Contemporary Photography from China at Art Science Museum Singapore (2014), Daido Moriyama: Prints and Books 1960s-1980s, and Steidl 101 Photobook exhibition with Steidl publishing (2016). Lee has given lecture on professional development for photographers, and participates as jury for competition, and portfolio reviewer in Asia and Europe.
Photography Director Vrij Nederland, Independent Curator and Educator
Jenny Smets is director of photography for the Dutch magazine Vrij Nederland. Previously, she worked as picture editor at the Dutch national newspapers Trouw and het Parool. She also works as an independent curator, educator and adviser for organisations as World Press Photo, KABK photography department in The Hague and Fotodok, a venue for documentary photography in Holland. Jenny studied History of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of Amsterdam, and specialised in photography.
Creative Director & Documentary Consultant
Jess Crombie is passionate about storytelling. With over fifteen years' experience creating some of the most innovative and award winning content in the sector Jess worked as Creative Manager at Magnum Photos, sat on the senior leadership team at Save the Children, has extensive field experience, set up and led a large global team working across 29 countries, and created content ranging from VR to participatory projects with children, to experiential events and everything in between. Jess is now working as a humanitarian communications consultant, lecturer on documentary image making and ethics at London College of Communication, and is undertaking a PhD investigating power dynamics in INGO image making.
Director of Photo: And Independent Photography Curator And Educator
John Fleetwood (1970, South Africa) is a photography curator and educator, and currently the director of Photo:, a multi-operation platform for the development and promotion of socially engaged photography work, projects and photographers. His interests lie in developing new visual strategies for photography as a contemporary social and arts practice. John has extensive international experience as facilitator, mentor and educator; in the last few years Fleetwood facilitated workshops and masterclasses in Cabo Verde, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa etc and directs democraSEE, an awards and guidance prorgamme for Southern African photographers. He was the Head of the Market Photo Workshop from 2002-2015. Fleetwood recently curated ‘Of traps and tropes’ as part of Kerkennah International Photography Festival (Tunisia, 2018) and ‘Five Photographers: A tribute to David Goldblatt’ (Johannesburg, 2018). He curated ‘Cities and Memory’ as part of the Photo Biennale in Denmark (2016). He co-curated ‘Against Time’ an exhibition of emerging photographers (Bamako Encounters, 2015). He co-commissioned ‘A Return to Elsewhere’, a collaborative photography project on communities and dis/connect, for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014 and the Joburg Photo Umbrella 2014. He was the co-curator for ‘Transition’ - a collaboration between South African and French photographers (Johannesburg, 2012 & Rencontres d’Arles, 2013) and guest editor for Aperture’s Platform Africa edition. He is a nominator for various projects including Prix Pictet Award, Paul Huf Award, Joop Swart Masterclass.
Katrin Koenning is a German photographer and photographic educator based in Melbourne, Australia. In 2016 her first book, Astres Noirs, received the Australian Photobook of the Year Award and was shortlisted for both Prix Nadar and the Paris Photo/Aperture First Book Award. Katrin regularly exhibits in Australian and international solo and group exhibitions. She is a former editor of the Australian PhotoJournalist Magazine, and her images are published widely in places such as The New Yorker, ASX, The New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel and many others. Katrin regularly teaches intensive conceptual and narrative-based workshops in photographic practice and thinking, working closely with institutions and festivals such as Angkor Photo Festival (Siem Reap, Cambodia), The Lighthouse (Calcutta, India), Photo Kathmandu (Kathmandu, Nepal), Photobook NZ, The Centre for Contemporary Photography (Melbourne, Australia), Perth Centre for Photography and the Australian Centre for Photography among others. She has been a photographic educator since 2008, teaching documentary storytelling at the University of Queensland and Photography Studies College Melbourne. Katrin is represented by East Wing Gallery.
Laia Abril (Barcelona, 1986) is a multidisciplinary artist working with photography, text, video and sound. After graduating from college with a degree in Journalism and studying photography in New York; she enrolled in a 5-year artist residency at FABRICA, the Benetton Research Centre in Treviso, Italy, where she worked as a creative editor and staff photographer at COLORS magazine. Her work has been shown internationally and are held in private collections and museums, such as Musée de l’Elysée and Fotomuseum Winterthur, FRAC and MNAC. In 2016 she was awarded the Revelación Photo España Award, Fotopress Grant and Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro for her exhibition at Les Rencontres d’Arles (2016) A History of Misogyny, chapter one: On Abortion. She is the author of ""The Epilogue"", ""Thinspiration"", ""Tediousphilia"", ""Lobismuller"" and ""On Abortion"" -- published in 2017; and now she is currently developing the next chapters, On Rape Culture — recipient of the Visionary Award from Tim Hetherington trust and Mass Hysteria — current nominee of the Prix Elysée. Abril also has a background as an editor and has collaborated in the Art Direction and editing of books such “The Afronauts”, “The Heavens”, “The Hunt” or “Miserachs Barcelona”. She has been offering workshops internationally for the past 5+ years and been an staff educator at Camera Arts University (Luzern), IDEP (Barcelona), a guest teacher at SVA (New York), The New School (New York), LCC (London), McGill University (Montreal); a lecturer at RISD (Rhode Island), University of Illinois (US), CUNY (New York), and she is a current teacher guest at the school CEPV (Vevey) and EFTI (Madrid).
Laura Boushnak is a Kuwaiti-born Palestinian photographer based in Sarajevo. Her work mainly focuses on the Arab world, looking at issues that she finds stem from her own personal experience of gender, education, and aftermath of war. After receiving a degree in Sociology from the Lebanese University in Beirut in 1999, Boushnak infused her interest in social issues with her passion for the visual arts and began her career as a photographer for the Associated Press in Lebanon. She then went on to work with the Agence France-Presse (AFP) at its Middle East hub in Cyprus and its headquarters in Paris. As of 2008, she has been working as an independent photographer, commissioned for editorial assignments by the New York Times and other publications, while also giving more of her time to long-term personal projects in the Middle East. Boushnak is a TED fellow and has been invited to give talks in different parts of the world, including two separate TED talks in 2014 and 2016, where she shared the stories behind her “I Read I Write” and “Survivor” projects to a worldwide audience. In addition to mentoring young photographers from the region, Boushnak has given several workshops, including one in Gaza. She is the co-founder of RAWIYA, the first photo collective in the Middle East.
Lisa Barnard (1967) is a British photographic artist and educator based in Cardiff. Her photographic practice discusses real events, embracing complex and innovative visual strategies that utilise both traditional documentary techniques with more contemporary and conceptually rigorous forms of representation. Lisa connects her interest in aesthetics, current photographic debates around materiality and the existing political climate. Sean O Hagan, Guardian Review of 'Chateau Despair': “Barnard describes herself as a photographic artist, but her work seems unapologetically political. She pays homage to, and undercuts, the tropes of documentary realism”. She is a Reader in Photography and Programme leader on the MA in Documentary Photography at The University of South Wales. Lisa has two publications both with GOST, Chateau Despair and Hyenas of the Battlefield, Machines in the Garden. Her new project, The Canary and the Hammer will be published by MACK early in 2019.
Director of Photography Geo France
Born in Havana to a family of artists, Magdalena Herrera left Cuba as a child to settle in Paris, where she studied fine art and art history at the Sorbonne before starting her career as a photographer and art director. She has worked in books, print and magazines, spending ten years as Art Director and head of the photo department at National Geographic France before joining Geo France as Director of Photography. Parallel to her journalistic work, Magdalena Herrera runs workshops and seminars around the world organized by the World Press Photo Foundation including the Joop Swart Masterclass. She is a tutor in photography at the Noorderlicht Masterclass at Groningen, Holland, and at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, India, as well as for Fokal, the Soros foundation in Haiti. She has taught photojournalism at Sciences-Po Journalisme, Paris. Her experience and her eye for photography mean that she is regularly solicited as a Jury Member at international photography competitions. She was the chair of the 2018 World Press Photo contest.
Personal Branding Consultant And Editor In Chief At Slideluck Editorial
Maria Teresa Salvati (1976) is a personal branding consultant and teacher. She helps emerging and established photographers and visual artists to find their “spot of beauty” and vision, explore, define and communicate their identity via the most appropriate communication channels (i.e. social media). The objective is to facilitate the identification and definition of the photographers’ inner voice and personal motivation that will inform their own uniqueness on which the identity is built. Based in Bari (Puglia), she teaches in at F.Project School of Photography and Cinematography Bari; at IED Roma and Officine Fotografiche; she’s also guest lecturer at the London College of Communication (LCC) and UWE Bristol; and works as one-to-one consultant with photographers around the world. Maria Teresa is also the founder and editor-in-chief at Slideluck Editorial: an online platform for contemporary photography and multimedia. The platform launches biennial open calls and global tours on themes dealing with important social and cultural issues.
Finally, she is also a contributing writer at GUP Magazine.
Interview on C41 Magazine.
Art Historian And Curator
Marta Ponsa is the Head of artistic projects and public programs in at Jeu de Paume, (Paris) where she curates exhibitions, conferences, performances, together with cinema and video programs. As an exhibition’s curator, she has organized research projects on European photography from 1920-1950, on video and visual arts, and on documentary and experimental films. She is also interested on in digital arts and in projects crossing technologies, science and arts. In this sense, she is leading the online exhibition space of Jeu de Paume and the online magazine. She collaborates regularly with institutions related to photography and visual arts as Fondation “La Caixa” in Spain, FotoFest In Houston, Oberhausen Film festival, l’Ecole supérieure de Photographie de Vevey, Rencontres Photographiques d’Arles, European program Parallel and ZKM in Karlsruhe among many others.
Max Pinckers (1988) is an artist based in Brussels, Belgium. His oeuvre explores documentary modes and their inherent power structures through various visual storytelling strategies in the form of self-published artist publications and exhibition installations. His works include The Fourth Wall (2012), Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty (2014), Trophy Camera v0.9 (2017) andMargins of Excess (2018). He is currently a doctoral researcher and lecturer in the arts at the School of Arts / KASK, Ghent. He has lectured at various universities and art schools, including the Zurich University of the Arts, The University of South Wales in Newport, KABK Royal Academy of Art in Den Hague and the Capa Center in Budapest. Pinckers has been internationally awarded and has had major exhibitions at MOCAK in Poland, the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the United States and the Centre for Fine Arts - Bozar in Belgium, among others. In 2015 he founded the independent publishing house Lyre Press and was recently among the Forbes 30 Under 30 in the Arts.
Photographer And Graphic Designer
Nicolas Polli is a Swiss photographer and graphic designer currently based in Lausanne, where he is working for ECAL (Ecole Cantonal d’Art de Lausanne). In 2012 he co-founded YET Magazine with Salvatore Vitale, a photographic magazine recognized internationally. For his most recent photographic work Ferox the Forgotten Archives he as been selected for Image Book Award, Kassel Book Award, Unseen Book Award, Luma Foundation Book Award and Aperture First book Award. In 2016 he has been selected for the Prix de la Relève photographique by Pro Helvetia and in 2018 he won the Swiss Design Award. As a Freelancer, Nicolas works mostly on artist books with publishers such Edition Patrick Frey, SPBH, Skinnerboox, Gwinzegal, Overlapse, RVB Books, l’Artiere and for different photo festival. In 2018 he founded the publishing house CIAO Press. In the last year Nicolas did several workshop focusing on photo book publishing.
Editor And Book Designer
Valentina Abenavoli is an editor, a book designer, a teacher, at times video-maker and photographer. She reads, writes, has long walks and listens to music all the time. She also watches a lot of movies, reads tarots, gives away opinions and observes everything. After a Bachelor Degree in Photography and Visual Communication, a Master’s degree in Book Publishing and several odd jobs, in 2012 she founded AKINA Books, together with Alex Bocchetto. Their imprint produces challenging photobooks by emerging photographers, in limited editions and often handmade. In 2016 her first photobook titled Anaesthesia was released, followed by several solo and group exhibitions and, the year after, by a second book titled The Harvest. They are both part of an unfinished trilogy as an investigation on the subject of empathy. She often runs intensive workshops on editing photographic material and on visual narrative. What she likes the most is probably traveling and always questioning time and space.
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© Suzan Pektas
When I enrolled with the PHmuseum mentorship programme, I had expected a session that would provoke ideas to move my work forward. The feedback I received was provided on a specific body of work, discussing each piece in detail. My experience surpassed my expectations and helped me to develop my work further.
A 60-minute online session is much more than the usual quick portfolio review at a festival. It's an effective way to develop your work with the proper time and focus, and enjoy these benefits:
© Mariagrazia Beruffi
I can tell you that the role of a mentor is absolutely necessary because the photographer, at whatever level, is so emotionally involved in his work that it is really hard, if not impossible, to have an objective vision of the whole. And when you happen to meet a curator able to enter your world and show you your possible way without influencing your point of view it's really helpful. Personally, I had this chance with PHmuseum.
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