Sara Terry is an award-winning documentary photographer and filmmaker known for her work covering post-conflict stories, and a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow for her long-term project, “Forgiveness and Conflict: Lessons from Africa.” Her first long-term post-conflict work, “Aftermath: Bosnia’s Long Road to Peace,” led her to found The Aftermath Project in 2003 on the premise that “War is Only Half the Story.” An accomplished speaker on aftermath and visual literacy issues, her lectures include a TEDx talk, “Storytelling in a Post-Journalism Word,” and several appearances at The Annenberg Space for Photography.Read More
Barbara Peacock is currently working on her project, American Bedroom. It is a cultural and anthropological study of Americans in their private dwelling: their bedroom. The nature of the project comprises portraits of individuals, couples, and families that reveal the depth of their character and spirit.Read More
Valerie Jardin is a popular street and travel photographer, educator and host of the Hit the Street podcast. After leaving a successful career as a professional commercial photographer, she dedicated herself to her personal photography and conducting photo experiences both in the United States and Europe.
She has recently turned her lens to more personal projects including a series of environmental portraits of artists that live and work in her community.Read More
Endia Beal is a North Carolina based artist, who is internationally known for her photographic narratives and video testimonies that examine the personal, yet contemporary stories of marginalized communities and individuals. Beal currently serves as the Director of Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University and Associate Professor of Art.Read More
Melissa Spitz (b.1988) is a working artist from St. Louis, Missouri, who currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA from the University of Missouri - Columbia and her MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Melissa was recently named Instagram Photographer of 2017 by TIME Magazine. Her work has been featured by the Aperture Foundation, TIME Magazine, VICE, The Huffington Post, The Magenta Foundation and other publications.Read More
Born in Cambridge, England, Jacqueline Walters is a fine art photographer based in San Francisco. Through a passion for expatriate literature from Paris of the 20s and 30s, she discovered the world of photography. One passion turned into another as her world of words became a world of images. Thus, began her journey from the textual to the visual, from one form of storytelling to another. In the process, she discovered that photography is about finding the story she had to tell. Above all, it is about seeing, being patient, and being forever humbled.Read More
Nydia Blas is a visual artist living in Ithaca, New York with her two children. She holds a B.S. from Ithaca College and received her M.F.A. from Syracuse University in the School of Visual and Performing Arts. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Southside Community Center, a historically Black community center in downtown Ithaca. She uses photography, collage, video, and books to address matters of sexuality, intimacy, and she lived experience as a girl, woman, and mother. Blas delicately weaves stories concerning circumstance, value, and power and uses her work to create a physical and allegorical space presented through a Black feminine lens. The result is an environment that is dependent upon the belief that in order to maintain resiliency, a magical outlook is necessary.Read More
Joana Toro is Colombian independent documentary photographer exploring issues of immigration, human rights and identity.
Joana is a self-taught photojournalist based in New York City and Bogota. She worked as a staff photographer with the major magazines and newspapers in Colombia. In 2011, Joana migrated to the United States to pursue her career as a documentarian and artist.Read More
Nancy Lehrer, is an independent photographer based in Thousand Oaks, California and has been using photography to capture her unique world-view for most of her life. Nancy has studied photography from several American photography masters including Jay Maisel, Sam Abell, Gerd Ludwig, and Arthur Meyerson. She has received several local awards, and she lectures on photography in Los Angeles and Ventura County California.Read More
Lauren Welles is a freelance photographer based in NYC. Prior to becoming a full- time photographer, she spent 16 years practicing law. The same skills that were invaluable to her as an attorney-- the ability to problem solve, and to see something from multiple perspectives—have been indispensable to her career as a photographer.Read More
Veronica G. Cardenas is a documentary photographer based in the Rio Grande Valley. Migration issues are a recurring theme that she explores. Her work has been shown at the United Nations, Long Island City Arts in New York City, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley-UTRGV, Festival of International Books and Arts, FESTIBA, South Texas College, and Festival Internacional de Poesia Latinoamericana, FEIPOL among others.Read More
Dixie Dixon has always been inspired by the allure, magic and unique challenge of creating fashion photography. As one of the sixteen original Nikon Ambassadors in the United States, Dixie has spent the last decade bringing creative visions to life and educating others about the latest cutting-edge photography techniques and technology.Read More
Catherine Just is an award winning photographer, artist and mentor living in Los Angeles, California with her son, Max. She travels the globe capturing the Breath, Heartbeat and Pulse of the planet with her 4x5 camera, Polaroid, Pinhole and other alternative film cameras. Her career began in 1987 studying photography, film and video at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.Read More
Laura Pannack’s art focuses on social documentary and portraiture, and seeks to explore the complex relationship between subject and photographer.
She is driven by research led, self-initiated projects that push her both as an artist and as an individual. She needs to question what she doesn’t understands and gain access to worlds closed off to her. She is drawn to adventure, and wants to roam and play with the limitations and dynamics of photography as an art and as an act.Read More
Donna Ferrato is an internationally-known documentary photographer. Her gifts for exploration, illumination, and documentation coupled with a commitment to revealing the darker sides of humanity, have made her a giant in the medium. She has four books including Living with the Enemy which sold over 40,000 copies, and Love & Lust, published by Aperture.Read More