Shahidul Alam – is a documentary photographer from Bangladesh and founder of the Drik photo agency.

Paula Allen – is a social documentary photographer. She began her career, 30 years ago, photographing non-violent revolutions such as the European nuclear disarmament movement, focusing on Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp in England and the Solidarity movement in Poland. She has also photographed in the war zones of Northern Ireland, Lebanon, Angola and Afghanistan. Her work has been published in numerous magazines: The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Paris Match, The London Independent Magazine, Art in America, O:The Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire, and Glamour, among others.

Lola Leoncia, age 99, Mapanique, The Philippines, March 2005 – copyright Paula Allen / Amnesty International

Paoblo Bartholomew – one of India’s most decorated photographers, winning the World Press Photo twice.

Marcelo Brodsky – Argentinian photography. His stand out work looks at the issue of enforced disappearances of those he went to school with.

DJ Clark –  is a contract multimedia reporter for China Daily and represented as a photojournalist by Panos Pictures in London. He also researches and writes about photography as a vehicle for social change, the subject that drives both his journalistic and academic work.

Rian Dundon – US photographer working in China. Recent work looks at heroin rehabilitation in Yunnan province

Yasmin Eid-Sabbagh – Lebanese photographer. Recent work includes participatory photography project with Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

Harvey Finkle – a US based documentary still photographer who has produced a substantial body of work concerned with social, political and cultural issues. His work has been extensively exhibited and published, including three books entitled, “Urban Nomads,” “Still Home: Jews of South Philadelphia” and “Reading.”

Immigration. Harvey Finkle

Sophie Gerrard – Specialising in environmental and social issues, including work with Foto8 and Greenpeace. Stand out work on maternal mortality and e-waste in India.

Jim Goldberg -Magnum photographer from USA Work included in ‘Disposable People’ project looking at modern day slavery, and ‘Access to Life’ on anti-retroviral treatment.

Stanley Greene – US photographer, documented various wars including Chechnya and Rwanda. More recent work includes hurricane Katrina.

John Javellana – Philippines based free-lancer currently working with Reuters. Covered Typhoon Sendong.

Nayan Tara Gurung Kakshapati – Nepalese photographer and founder of

Ed Kashi – US photographer. Stand out work includes ‘Land of the Black Gold’ looking at oil extraction in the Niger Delta.

Ciara Leeming – Manchester (UK) based photo-journalist specialising in text and multimedia.

Gideon Mendel – has been documenting the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDs in Africa for over a decade. His work linking to campaigns run by ActionAid and the Guardian particularly stand out.

Gideon Mendel, 1997, Tanzania. At a fishing village a local theater group performs a play about Aids utilizing audience participation.

Pete Muller – based in South Sudan. Has produced work for Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Human Rights Watch, UNIFEM and UNICEF.

James Morgan – Fine art documentary photographer. Has done extensive work in Asia, including Mongolia, China, Indonesia, Nepal, Bhutan and Japan.

Tom Pietrasik – British photographer with a focus on India since 2002.

Raghu Rai – Magnum photographer from India. His work includes two sets on the Bhopal gas disaster.

Espen Rasmussen – World Press Photo prize winner based in Oslo. His work largely focusses on humanitarian and natural disasters. Stand out piece is ‘Transit‘ on displaced people in ten countries taken over seven years.

Sim Chi Yin – Singaporean photographer based in Beijing. Worked with the ILO to produce the photo book, ‘The Long Road Home’ studying the lives of Indonesian domestic workers in Singapore. June 2011 selected for VII’s ‘Mentor Programme’ and in 2010 won a Magnum Foundation scholarship in documentary photography.

Sophia Spring – Young British photographer looking to represent the developing world with nuance and positivity. Notable work ‘Sweet Salone‘.


Lee Karen Stow – UK photographer who runs the ’42′ participatory photo project in Sierra Leone.

John Vink – Magnum photographer from Belgium. Recent work includes land rights in Cambodia.

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