Erik Messori is a photojournalist and co-founder of CAPTA collective, specialising in photojournalism and reportage of both domestic and international issues around the world. Over the past 15 years, Erik has covered armed conflicts, humanitarian and environmental crises, social inequalities, and includes in-depth, issue-driven stories across Asia, Africa, Europe and Eastern Europe. His professional development has included attending Gianni Berengo Gardin seminars on photography in Milan. His work, often published by major international media outlets, is typically used as material for debate during conferences, television programs, and various festivals. It is also exhibited and projected in many museums, galleries, and universities.
Annalisa Natali Murri freelance photographer, approached for the first time to photography at age 27, while attending Architectural and Urban Photography School in Valencia (Spain). After completing her studies in engineering, soon she began to alternate her work to photography, focusing on personal research works and documentary projects, mainly inspired by social issues and their psychological consequences. In 2014 she was selected as an attendee for mentorship program and in 2015 she was named one of the 30 emerging photographers to watch. Her works have been awarded and highlighted in several international contests and awards, including 70th and 71st POYi, Sony World Photography Award, Burnmagazine Emerging Photographer Fund, Catchlight’s Activist Awards.
Mashid Mohadjerin is an award-winning photojournalist and visual artist currently based in Belgium, working world-wide both on-assignment and through self-initiated projects. Her works are exhibited internationally and have been published in The New York Times and Lens Blog, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, La Domenica di Repubblica, GlobalPost, de Standaard Magazine, De Volkskrant, BBC online, The Globe & Mail, MSF (Doctors Without Borders), Oxfam, Amnesty Journal, among others. Mashid received the first prize at World Press Photo 2009 in the category Contemporary Issues, other awards include the International Photography Award and Prix de La Photo. Her work was shown at the Aperture Gallery in New York, at the Wandsworth Museum in London, at the Noorderlicht Photo Festival in the Netherlands, FotoLeggendo Festival in Italy, Palm Springs Photo Festival in California, at a traveling IOM exhibition around Central Asia, and most recently at the Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp. She has lived in Brussels, Amsterdam, and New York and speaks English, Persian, Dutch, and French. She is represented by Redux for the US market.
Francesco Pistilli is an Italian freelance photojournalist and videographer. His work has been published and distributed widely on several international and national magazines. Currently he is focusing on reportage and editorial portraiture with political, social and environmental contents. Francesco has been working in Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Sudan, Philippines, India, Brazil, Palestine, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Egypt, Hungary, Greece, Argentina, Indonesia and Turkey. Since 2008 he traveled to Latin America, Africa and Asia working for magazines and NGOs as photographer and videographer. Francesco received a Masterclass degree in Photojournalism from Contrasto photoagency. His works has been published in: TIME, New York Times, BBC news, M le Magazine du Monde, L’Espresso, Internazionale, Politico, Wired, Elle, D di Repubblica, Vanity Fair, Corriere della Sera, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Sportweek, Expressen, Grazia, L’Edition du soir, OneWorld magazine, TRVL magazine, Repubblica.it, Tico Times, Euroasianet.
Alessandro Vincenzi is a self-trained documentary photographer, who has a special interest for stories from Eastern Europe and the Ex-Soviet Union Countries. His career as a photographer started at the end of 2008 after working for almost five years with Medecins Sans Frontieres as a biologist. Photography for Alessandro is the link between those who have a story to tell and those willing to hear it. What he most enjoys about his work is the interaction with people and the countless stories that he comes across. His works have been published in several magazines all over the world: Le Monde, Jesus Magazine, The Big Issue Taiwan, SACE Mag, D La Repubblica, Marie Claire, Visoin, Gioia, Bebier Magazin Austria, Himal Magazin Nepal, Private Magazine, GEO, Vanity Fair. He is based in Barcelona.
Miguel Candela is a Spanish documentary photographer based in Hong Kong specialized in long-term contemporary projects, humanitarian and social issues from the Southern Asia region. He focuses on issues like minorities and gender discrimination, human trafficking and poverty. He also documents cultures and traditions from an anthropological perspective and reports about environmental topics. While working in the field, he has collaborated with numerous international and local NGO’s and The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) helping to develop stories. His works has been featured in Al Jazeera, The Wall Street Journal, El Pais, CNN, Asian Geographic, Spiegel, South China Morning Post, La Repubblica, Grupo Vocento, The Diplomat, Deutsche Welle, Piel de Foto, CNNGo, La voz de Galicia, among others.
Peter Wilson is a highly experienced and versatile reporter working out of London. He has spent more than 20 years as a foreign correspondent based in Tokyo, Washington and London, reporting from 60-plus countries on everything from wars to US presidential elections and the Olympics. He has written for newspapers and magazines in more than 20 countries. Named the “Australian Journalist of the Year” in 2003 for his Iraq War coverage, he served as Deputy Editor of the national newspaper The Australian and began freelancing in 2012. Having trained on Melbourne’s “Sun News-Pictorial” he has spent his whole career working closely with photographers to maximize the impact of having words and photos work together. Articles have appeared in titles including the Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne Age, The Australian and the Canberra Times, The Times, De Morgen, National Post, Kathimerini, Expressen, South China Morning Post, Irish Times, De Telegraaf, Aftenposten, Expresso.
Julie Anne Miranda-Brobeck is a writer, editor and communications and media specialist currently based in Washington, D.C. Her work exposes and draws attention to social justice issues that drive inequality and injustice around the world. She currently works with Global Witness, an NGO that exposes corruption, environmental and humans rights abuses, and was previously with Transparency International, the leading global coalition fighting corruption. She is the communication manager in CAPTA, she is also a published poet and was previously the Editor-in-Chief of Artparasites, an online art and culture magazine based in Berlin. She has lived in Berlin, Buenos Aires and Bangkok.
Annecristie Badiu gathered her first experience by working for the TV Broadcast Production Company, Me Myself & Eye in Hamburg. She spent several years working in different editorial departments of the company. At the same time she graduated from the University of Hamburg with a M.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures. In 2008, Annecristie started working for action press, one of the greatest and long standing photography agencies in Germany. She worked as a picture editor and was responsible for exclusive set sales and acquisition of new international photographers. One of her functions was the role of key account manager for all partnering agencies and suppliers and she attended international trades shows and festivals each year. In 2012 she moved to Italy and continued her experience within in the field by working as an account manager for the photojournalism agency ParalleloZero. At the moment she is working as a freelance photography agent.