Andrew Lichtenstein

Andrew Lichtenstein, a native of New York City, is a documentary photographer, journalist, and teacher who works on long term stories of social concern. Over the last two decades he has concentrated on photographing stories about social justice in America. As a working photographer and journalist, Andrew’s work on a wide variety of subjects has appeared in newspapers, magazines, web sites, and books. His photographs have been exhibited around the world, including shows in the UAE, China, Italy, France, and Germany. He has helped produce multimedia stories for MSNBC, NPR, and Slate. A partial list of publications he has worked for on editorial assignment would include Time, Newsweek, Al Jazeera, U.S. News and World Report, Die Zeit, Stern, Geo, Mother Jones, Atlantic Monthly, Life, Rolling Stone, The Source, Vibe, Texas Monthly, the New York Times, and the Village Voice.

Peggy Peattie - Photos from the Border

Over a career of 35 years Peggy Peattie has been dedicated to professional photojournalism; visual storytelling in the documentary tradition of capturing those definitive moments that reveal the essence of our shared humanity. She teaches photojournalism at the university level and has been faculty at Missouri Photo Workshop, Mountain People's Workshop, the Honoring Ida Workshop and the International Photojournalism Workshops.

Robert Nickelsberg

Robert Nickelsberg worked as a TIME magazine contract photographer for nearly thirty years, specializing in political and cultural change in developing countries. After covering Central America in the mid 1980s he established his base in Asia. Living in New Delhi from 1988 to 1999, Nickelsberg recorded the rise of religious extremism in South Asia. His award-winning book, Afghanistan-A Distant War, represents his 25-years of documenting the conflict in Afghanistan and South Asia. He is currently working on a domestic sex trafficking project with survivors and aspects of enforcement.

Internationally recognized documentary photographer Joseph Rodriguez was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He is currently represented by Bill Charles. Joseph's work has appeared in such publications as American Photo, Black&White, ESPN, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Jane, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Los Angeles Magazine, Mother Jones, Newsweek, Esquire, Stern and Der Spiegel. He has received awards and grants from the Open Society Institute, Justice Media Fellowship,  Katrina Media Fellowship,  National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, Mother Jones International Fund for Documentary Photography, Alicia Patterson Fellowship, Fund for Investigative Journalism, Konstnarsnamden Stipendium Swedish Arts Council and New York State Foundation for the Arts.

Portraits from Another America is a selection of several of my self-assigned documentary book projects from the last two decades: East Side Stories Gang Life in East L.A., Juvenile, Flesh Life, Sex in Mexico City, Still Here Stories After Katrina, Reentry in Los Angeles. My work surges from both a profoundly personal and also political place. My aim is to get to the core of violence in America, not just the physical violence against one another, but the quiet violence of letting families fall apart, the violence of unemployment, the violence of our educational system and the violence of segregation and isolation.

Frédéric Noy

Frédéric Noy is a freelance photographer born in 1965. His work, mainly based on Africa when he lived for 11 years, describes a continent under construction. His documentary-based approach favours the chronicle as a narrative mode. In Tanzania, Nigeria, Chad, his pictures focus on the offheadlines stories, and on populations caught up in a spiral of conflict, or socially excluded and stigmatised. In Tanzania, where he learned Swahili, his work on life in rural areas and youth in urban environments during the the transition period between socialism and capitalism led to the publication of two books :"Tanzanie entre tradition et modernité" (Syros), and "Avoir 20 ans à Dar Es Salaam" (Alternatives). In Nigeria, he focused on social resistance against religious pressure in the States where Charia is applied, and shared the everyday life of Niger Delta's remote communities. In Sudan, he made three really unexpected stories in Darfur, and dealt with the displaced peoples during the war. In Chad, he  made many reports on the "Wild Wide East" at the Darfur border, and on the consequences of the climate change in th Sahelian area of Kanem.

Boryana Katsarova

Boryana Katsarova, born in 1981, is a freelance Bulgarian photographer specializing in documentary, editorial and portrait photography. She started her career as freelance photojournalist at age of 22 working for local Bulgarian editions of international and national newspapers and magazines as GEO, Grazia, Intro, Night and Daily Trud. In 2007 she joined Agence France-Presse desk in Bulgaria, covering on a daily basis the most interesting of the local and international spot, political and feature stories on the territory of the country. She stayed with Agence France-Presse for 3 years. During that time her work appeared in the world biggest newspapers and online publications as NY Times, Lens Blog, LA Times, Boston Globe, USA Today, Time, WSJ, National Geo, Guardian, The Telegraph, Le Monde among many others.

Catalina Martin-Chico

Catalina Martin-Chico was born in 1969, grew up in Spain and became French when she settled down in the southwest of France and started her studies, far from photography. After working for 5 years in Paris, she left to New York where she fell in love with photography and graduated from the International Center of Photography. She travelled around the world with her Leica, then stopped in Yemen where she's been working the last five years on the self-contained and complicated world of women, on the Jewish minority, the tribes, the refugees, the orphanages… She had several publications in French and English-speaking magazines (Elle, GEO, Le Monde Magazine, Le Monde des Religions, Le Figaro Magazine, GEO, Elle, The Lens Blog, the New York Times, the Sunday Times, Upstreet, etc.) and exhibited her work in New York and Brussels.

Sylvain Cherkaoui

Born in France in 1978, Sylvain Cherkaoui is a professional photographer since 2001. Member of Le Collectif Le Cyclope, he began his career in Paris by taking parts in some exhibitions as well as publishing in several magazines and newspapers.  In 2004, he settled down in Madrid, where he worked for five years as photographer for the Spanish national newspaper ADN. He continued simultaneously collaborating with other national and international medias such as Irish Times, Courrier International and Time Magazine. He is currently based in Dakar and work as a freelance photographer, focusing on news from West Africa. He also collaborates with international NGO's such as Action AID, the French Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross. He regularly works on assignment for the magazine Jeune Afrique and has covered the recent war in Mali for the French newspaper Le Monde.

Joseph Rodriguez

Internationally recognized documentary photographer Joseph Rodriguez was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He is currently represented by Bill Charles. Joseph's work has appeared in such publications as American Photo, Black&White, ESPN, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Jane, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Los Angeles Magazine, Mother Jones, Newsweek, Esquire, Stern and Der Spiegel. He has received awards and grants from the Open Society Institute, Justice Media Fellowship,  Katrina Media Fellowship,  National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, Mother Jones International Fund for Documentary Photography, Alicia Patterson Fellowship, Fund for Investigative Journalism, Konstnarsnamden Stipendium Swedish Arts Council and New York State Foundation for the Arts.