Sasha Waters Freyer is a filmmaker and serves as the Chair of the Department of Photography and Film at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her documentary, Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable, premiered at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival where it won a Special Jury Prize.
Yvonne Venegas is photographer based in Mexico City focused on expressing ideas through portraiture. She has published three monographs and has been a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Magnum Expression Award and a prestigious Sistema Nacional de Creadores grant. She has had solo exhibitions in cities around the world, including Los Angeles, Toronto, Madrid and Ottawa.
Steven “Sweatpants” Irby is a Brooklyn-based photographer, director, and co-founder of the quarterly photography publication Street Dreams Magazine. A life-long New Yorker inspired by hip-hop, video games, and the energy of the city, Steven captures candid moments poetically.
James W Mataitis Bailey (also known as Yimmy Yayo) is a multifaceted creative from Sydney, Australia based in Los Angeles. Bailey has worked across various creative industries in numerous roles including design, direction, photography and branding for the likes of Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Nike, LVMH, and The Weeknd.
Kathryn MacLeod is an award-winning visuals producer and creative consultant based in New York City. She collaborates chiefly with Annie Leibovitz, along with a range of other leading and emerging photographers, to portray the most notable cultural figures of our time.
Jack Davison is a self-taught photographer whose work blends cinematic surrealism with gritty shadows, harsh contrast, and mystery. Davison’s work covers a wide spectrum, from a clenched fist, a dog suspended in the air, or raw portraits of Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson.
Wunika Mukan is a Nigeria-based curator who works passionately with interdisciplinary artists, creatives, and organizations to create meaningful productions and sustainable initiatives that build strong communities.
Adam Goldberg is a photographer, actor, director, producer, and musician. Perhaps best known for his roles in film and television, Goldberg has appeared in Dazed and Confused, Saving Private Ryan, A Beautiful Mind, Zodiac, Friends, and Entourage.
Larry Fink is a photographer known for his black-and-white images of people at parties and social situations. Fink's best-known work is Social Graces, a series of photographs he produced in the 1970s that depicted and contrasted wealthy Manhattanites at fashionable clubs and social events alongside working-class people.
Hannah Reyes Morales is a Filipina photographer and National Geographic Explorer whose work documents tenderness amidst adversity. Her work explores the universal themes of diaspora, survival, and the bonds that tie us together.
Léonard Pongo is a documentary photographer and educator. His long-term project, The Uncanny, started in 2011 and is a deep dive into the daily life of Congo, DR. The project has earned him several international awards and worldwide recognition.
Mustafah Abdulaziz is an American documentary photographer living in Berlin. He started a 15-year-long project called Waterin 2011—a photographic documentation of human beings and their interaction with water—and intends on shooting this project until 2026.
Kathy Ryan is the Director of Photography at The New York Times Magazine since 1987. She is known for her impeccable eye and in taking risks by cross-assigning photographers to different assignments outside of their realm.
Jonas Åkerlund is a Grammy and Emmy award-winning director of music videos, who leaves his mark through distinctive storytelling and a visually driven style that pushes the boundaries of the status quo.
Jamel Shabazz is an African-American, fashion, fine art, and documentary photographer. Shabazz has gained international recognition through his various books, exhibitions, and editorial magazine works.