Jocelyn Bain Hogg studied documentary photography at Newport Art College, Wales. His editorial work has featured in Vanity Fair, The Sunday Times, The New Yorker, Le Monde, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, GQ, Cahiers du Cinema and La Repubblica amongst others. He has authored five photographic books: The Firm (2001), an intimate view of London’s organised crime world, won international acclaim, garnering the Lead Award for portraiture, Idols + Believers (2006), Pleasure Island (2008), The Family
Maciek Nabrdalik is a is a documentary photographer. Although he works worldwide his main focus is on sociological changes in Eastern Europe. His work has been exhibited in the U.S., Mexico, France, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Greece and Poland; and appears in L’Espresso, Stern, Smithsonian, Polityka, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal among others. Awards include honours from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International (2013, 2011) and NPPA The Best of Photojournalism (2012, 2011, 2010). His project on Nazi camp survivors worldwide was published as a book titled The Irreversible in 2013.
Marie von Krogh lives and works in Stavanger, Norway. At university, she studied journalism and history of arts and culture. Formerly a journalist for a local newspaper, in 2009 she left her job to work as a freelance photojournalist. Her work has featured in regional and national newspapers and magazines. In 2011 she became one of the co-founders of Plot documentary magazine, and she served as the publication’s picture editor until last year.
Pep Bonet is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer who has travelled extensively capturing moments that represent the unbalanced world in which we live. He is co-founder of Altamar Productions. His longer-term projects focus on African issues, with his most well known project being Faith in Chaos, a photo essay on the aftermath of the war in Sierra Leone. Pep‘s ongoing work around the globe on HIV/Aids has led to several photography books and many exhibitions worldwide. He is also known for a long-term reportage on the rock’n roll band Motörhead.
Bénédicte Kurzen is a documentary photographer focusing on conflict and socio-economic changes in Africa. Her 2004 work on the lives of suicide bombers and widows in Gaza featured in the Amnesty International Médecins Sans Frontières Violence Against Women group project. Her work on Nigeria, A Nation Lost to Gods, was nominated for the Visa d’Or. She is a founding member of EVE Photographers, a group of female photographers dedicated to documenting women’s issues globally. Credits include The New Yorker, Harpers, TIME, The New York Times, Newsweek, Paris Match and Stern.
Fabian Weiß is a freelance photographer for national and international publications. Fabian’s work has been honoured by the CNN Journalist Award, the German Photo Book Prize, the BFF Award, the Getty Images Emerging Talent Grant, the Pride Photo Award and the Austrian Lenses prize among others. His photographic essays have featured in numerous publications including GEO, TIME, Le Monde and The Sunday Times Magazine, and have been exhibited in many European countries.
Tommy Ellingsen is a Norwegian freelance photographer. He works for national and international newspapers and magazines as well as accepting commercial assignments. He has won several awards, including Norwegian Picture of the Year in 2011. Tommy lives and works in Stavanger, where he shares a studio and office with other photographers and artists. His work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Time, 11Freunde, Plot, Klassekampen, VG and Dagbladet.
Donald Weber originally trained as an architect but has since devoted himself to the study of how Power deploys an all-encompassing theatre for its subjects. He has authored three books: Bastard Eden, Our Chernobyl (2011), won the photolucida Book Prize, and Interrogations (2012), about post-Soviet authority in Ukraine and Russia, is included in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger’s The Photobook: A History, Volume III. In 2014 he co-authored Barricade - the EuroMaidan Revolt with Arthur Bondar. He has won numerous awards and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lange-Taylor Prize, and two World Press Photo Awards; and his projects have been exhibited worldwide.
Joanna Demarco is a Maltese photojournalist who recently finished a Masters Degree in photojournalism and documentary photography at London College of Communica-tions. Joanna is interested in situations which surface as a result of political decisions and has also worked on projects related to modern technology and its impacts on communities. Only 14 when Malta joined the EU, Joanna was part of the first Maltese generation to grow up under EU policies.
Robin Maddock studied archaeology at the University of Wales and did a Masters in photography at the University of Westminster. His editorial work has been published in a number of newspapers and magazines internationally, including FT Weekend, L’Oeil de la Photographie, The Independent on Sunday and The Sunday Times. He has exhibited widely and published three books: Our Kids Are Going to Hell (2009), God Forgotten Face (2012) and iii (2014). Exhibitions in recent years include City of Bicycles at Copenhagen City museum (2013), Our Kids are going to Hell at Forum du Fotographie, Cologne (2013) and God Forgotten Face at TJ Boulting, London (2012).
Declan Browne studied photography at Dublin Institute of Technology. In 1986 he moved to London, going freelance in 1988. Throughout the 90s, in parallel with commercial work, he produced and exhibited portraiture projects employing life-size photograms and non-visible spectrum imaging to examine themes of isolation and depression in modern society. From 2001 onwards, his work became more documentary, covering anything from Swiss village traditions to street life in Mumbai. He is currently working on a personal project (working title: Dads) in London.
Yannis Kontos holds a PhD in documentary photography (University of Wales) and an MA in photographic journalism (University of Westminster). A freelance photojournalist, Kontos has documented dozens of stories in more than 45 countries, from Palestine and Israel to Western Sahara and Sierra Leone. To date he has won 20 awards including first prizes in the World Press Photo Competition, POYi, Life magazine’s Alfred Eisenstaedt Award and N.P.P.A. The Best of Photojournalism. His photographs have appeared in the world’s best-known publications and have been shown at exhibitions internationally.
José Sarmento Matos is a London and Lisbon-based documentary photographer. He was named one of the winners of this year’s “30 under 30”, Magnum’s award for young documentary photographers, with his project “Turning the Page”.
After graduating in media studies and journalism from the Catholic University of Portugal in Lisbon, he travelled around Asia and Australia and worked one year a Swiss Alps as a photographer. José then did an internship as photojournalist at the Portuguese newspaper Público, where he covered several stories for its weekly magazine 2, and developed diverse daily reportage work. He recently completed an MA in photojournalism and documentary photography at the London College of Communication.
José is interested in covering the current social uncertainty in Europe and in analyzing relevant contemporary issues by focusing on people’s personal stories.