We have been working with Matt Black on his story that explores the social landscape in Guerrero, Mexico, in the aftermath of the kidnapping of 43 students on September 26, 2014. In reporting on the political and social fabric of Guerrero, the country’s second poorest and most violent state, Matt continues his long term project “The people of Clouds” which looks at the reasons behind migration from southern Mexico to the United States.
Matt Black did this latest story in cooperation with The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and The New Yorker.
The New Yorker also produced a video on this story based on Matt’s interviews with the people of Guerrero.
Also check out Matt Blacks Website at: www.mattblack.com
Madsen has received numerous recognitions and awards over the years for his work in short film festivals and in competitions like POYi, Best of Photojournalism, Anthropographia Awards, China International Press Photo Contest and Freedom To Create Prize. Today, he primarily works as a freelance photojournalist and teaches advanced international storytelling workshops all over the world. Madsen holds a BA in photojournalism from the Danish School of Media and Journalism where he also is a regular contributor as a part time ass. professor in multimedia. Poul Madsen was a jury member of the 2012 World Press Photo Multimedia Competition
Today, Kastenskov’s focus remains on the development of an engaging narrative language for the inherently impatient online audience. Kastenskov holds a master in commercial photography from Media College Denmark and a BA in photojournalism from the Danish School of Media and Journalism – a school where he frequently appear as associate professor in multimedia and as appointed auditor of final exams apart from the daily work as a freelance photojournalist. In 2010 he joined the German non-profit multimedia Spill The Beans as member of the board. Kastenskov has worked as member of the jury in both the Swedish-, Danish- and Norwegian POY
In 2010 Uwe founded Aggreys Dream, a project supporting a school in a slum in Mombasa, Kenya, which became the blueprint for the establishing of the Freelens Foundation. Over the years he has received numerous recognitions and awards for his work including the German Reporter Award in 2011 and the Development Media Award 2013.
Uwe studied photojournalism in Hanover, Germany and with the support of a Fulbright grant at the Missouri School of Journalism. He also served on the jury of the Lumix Multimedia Award. Besides his photographic practice Uwe is teaching photography and multimedia storytelling at the Camera Arts program at Lucerne University, the Henri-Nannen-Schule and Akademie für Publizistik in Hamburg, the Freelens Multimedia Workshops, the Fachhochschule Bielefeld and the University for the Arts in Bremen.
Lindström´s work consists in diving into closed communities, telling their stories and transporting a close connection.
In 2014 Lindström graduated from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover and holds a BA in photojournalism. While studying in Hanover Lindström was honored with the “VGH Preis” for her photographic essay “Punk ist kein Kaffeekränzchen”.
In May 2011, ‘The Photographers Giving Back Awards’, in Sweden, assigned Alex a unique grant to draft and implement a plan benefiting one of his subjects in Bhopal, India, and her entire family: http://www.alexmasi.co.uk/poonam.
Alex strives to produce intimate images that can sensitize viewers in positive, engaging and proactive ways, hoping to contribute towards a slow change in people’s behaviour and policy-making. Alex Masi has won numerous awards and HMs over the years for his work including the 2013 Photocrati Fund, UNICEF Picture of the Year 2012, FotoEvidence Book Award 2012, Italian Journalistic Prize Enzo Baldoni 2012 and the 2011 Getty Grant for Good.
At the end of 2009 Jacob was selected as a member of Swedish photojournalist-agency Kontinent.
In January 2010, Jacob Zocherman was one of the first photographers in the earthquake-struck Port Au Prince in Haiti. Since then, he has documented social issues and conflicts and their aftermaths in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. 2013 he was based in Dakar, Senegal.
Today, he sees his photojournalistic approach as a form of activism and is focusing on long-term projects together with assignments for clients such as New York Times, The Guardian, BBC among others. Most of 2014 he has spent in South Sudan to cover the conflict that broke out in December 2013 and the side effects it has brought to the country and its people.
Anton has had an internship with NRK P3 Documentary, in Norway, and he continued to work with topics relevant for young people after that, especially as a video producer for Paragon Features «From the youth», a project that aims to portray the youth of Norway in the aftermath of the Utøya-massacre in 2011. Now, Anton is a freelancer primarily working with web documentaries for Norwegian newspapers.