Sim Chi Yin is a photographer based in Beijing, and a member of VIIPhoto Agency.
She works on projects documenting social issues in the region, and since going freelance in 2011 has also done photo, multimedia and video commissions for TIME, the New York Times, The New Yorker, National Geographic, Le Monde, Newsweek, Vogue USA, GQ France, Financial Times Weekend Magazine, New York Times Sunday Magazine and Stern.
Chi Yin was on the British Journal of Photography’s Ones to Watch list of photographers in 2014. A fourth-generation overseas Chinese, Chi Yin was born and grew up in Singapore. Chi Yin was a journalist and foreign correspondent for The Straits Times, Singapore’s national English language daily, for nine years before quitting to shoot.
Tomás Munita (b. 1975) is a freelance photographer whose main interests include social and environmental issues.
He contributes regularly for The New York Times and his work has been published in TIME, National Geographic, Stern, Geo, Le Monde, Sunday Times and Der Spiegel.
He has received numerous international awards, including 3 World Press Photo, Visa D'or, Leica's Oskar Barnack, Henri Nannen, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Chris Hondros, POY Latam Photographer of the Year, Poyi in different categories, Rodrigo Rojas and others.
He is based in his hometown Santiago, Chile.
Based in Jakarta, Yoppy Pieter is a photographer who documents social issues and travel. His interests led him to work as an advertising coordinator at a travel magazine in 2004. Three years later he began to pursue photography due to the fact that it can act as a medium to channel his passion for visualization.
With this background, he has decided to take some photography training in PannaFoto Institute, Permata Photojournalist Grant, and the Angkor Photo Workshop. Since 2010, he has been working as freelance photographer and also a travel writer.
Anne-Stine Johnsbråten (b.1983) is an independent documentary photographer living in Oslo. TIME called her one of "eight Norwegian photographers you need to follow" in 2015.
She combines reporting with portrait work to explore topics such as gender, identity and discrimination, and several of her long-term projects have been exhibited in renowned galleries and festivals in Norway and abroad, such as Henie-Onstad and The House of Photography in Oslo and Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism in Hannover. In 2012 she received the Tribute Prize from The Freedom of Expression Foundation in Norway for her work The Norwegian Roma.
James Estrin of The New York Times said that "Johnbråten takes a social anthropological approach in her attractive, direct images that are without artifice and that capture the lives of her young subjects in intimate, spontaneous moments”, about her project Eastside – Westside – Youth culture in Oslo developed for the Norwegian Journal of Photography #2 (njp.no).
Thomas De Cian is an Italian-born editorial and commercial photographer currently based on Bangkok, Thailand. After spending his university years in Australia, he fell in love with Southeast Asia and decided to make it his permanent home. He has now been living and photographing in the region for over a decade.
Thomas started off photographing personal projects and later taking on editorial and commercial assignments. His work has been published worldwide in newspapers, magazines and the online media and spans different fields of photography: journalism, corporate, food, wedding, interior and commercial product photography.
Aurélie Marrier d'Unienville is a freelance photographer based in Sierra Leone where she has lived for almost 2 years. Aurélie was born on the island of Mauritius and grew up in South Africa where she attained a post-graduate degree in Economics. Her photography has focused on disaster relief and other humanitarian emergencies.
During 2014 and 2015, she documented the international Ebola response in Sierra Leone, where she worked for various charities to help bring attention to the crisis. Her work has been featured in Le Monde, The Guardian, The Associated Press, National Public Radio and IRIN.
Noriko Hayashi (b. 1983) is a Japanese documentary photographer based in Tokyo.
Noriko began taking pictures for a small local newspaper "The Point" in Gambia, West Africa, when she was still a university student in International Relations. Working in a small place like Gambia, which is rarely the focus of international news but is full of interesting stories, taught Noriko the value of detailing the overlooked realities of every strand of society.
Her work has been recogized with awards including the Visa d'Or feature award at the Visa Pour l'Image festival in France (2013) and 1st prize of the DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Award (2012) .
Her work has been published internationally in International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, Der Spiegel, National Geographic Japan, De Standaard, LA Times, Marie Claire UK, Le Monde, Newsweek and DAYS JAPAN. Noriko is represented by Panos Pictures.
Siddharth is a freelance photographer based in New Delhi, India. He took up photography after completing a degree in business administration from IIFT, Delhi in 2005.
Having no formal education in photography, Siddharth is self taught. He has been selected on scholarships to attend photography programs such as Young Asian Photographers Workshop 2006 at Angkor Photography Festival, VII at Kashmir (2007) with Gary Knight and TPW’s Focus at Monferrato 2007 (Italy).
He has shown his photography work in festivals such as Foto Freo, Fotonoviembre, & Angkor Photography Festival and has worked on articles for Publico, Asian Geo, Passport Mag, Himal Mag and Globetrotter among others.
In 2008, he won the national photography award in India collaboration with Tasveer and Toto Foundation.
Martina Bacigalupo was born in 1978 in Genoa. For the past four years Martina has been working as a freelance photographer in East Africa, mainly based in Burundi, working on personal projects and collaborating with different international NGOs (Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Médecins Sans Frontières, Care, Handicap International).
Her work has been published on Internazionale, Esquire, Sunday Times Magazine, Elle, Jeune Afrique and Io Donna, among others.
Martina won the Amilcare Ponchielli Grin Award in 2009 and in 2010 she was awarded the Canon Female Photojournalist Award. She is member of Agence Vu in Paris.
Ricardo is a photographer based in Rio de Janeiro who works to create and distribute images documenting issues of social justice. He has worked with organizations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID and the Ford Foundation.
He also runs a photo service representing the work of 25 Brazilian photographers.
Samantha Reinders is an award-winning photographer and multimedia producer currently based in Cape Town, South Africa—pursuing stories there and abroad.
Some of her clients include: Time, The New York Times, L’Express, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, MSF, Der Spiegel, National Geographic Books, Smithsonian, Readers Digest, Fader, The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times.
She is not 100% certain when her career actually began, but thinks it was either somewhere in the curious hills of Appalachia, whilst riding shotgun in her fathers beloved Landrover or sandwiched between two other photographers in the press pool in the Oval Office. (She covered the Washington, DC political landscape—including the White House and Capitol Hill).
Either way, she’s glad it did because it has, among other things, allowed her to chase penguins, fly on Air Force One, swim with sharks and meet a collection of interesting people—from business men to homeless men, and from grannies at a bake-sale to a triple murderer behind bars. In this way she thinks the profession of photojournalism is a privilege.
Radhika Chalasani is based in New York City and works worldwide. She spent six years living in Asia where she covered Vietnam as it emerged from years of isolation, then later moved to Kenya to cover news events including the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide, the beginning of the civil war in Zaire, and the famine in Sudan. She spent another four years based in Paris photographing stories in Europ, Asia and Africa before returning to New York City.
Radhika's work from Africa was shown at the Visa Pour L'Image Festival in Perpignan, France and received four awards in the Pictures of the Year competition in teh U.S. She received the "Prix Special du Jury" at the Festival International du Scoop et Journalisme in Angers, france, for her images of famine in Sudan.She was also recognized in the 2007 International Photography Awards and by the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).