James Wellford is the Senior Visuals Editor for Global Issues at National Geographic. Stories he has worked on at NatGeo include; Afghanistan, the Science of Sleep, the Circular Economy, the restoration at Notre Dame Cathedral, Covid stories around the world, El Salvador, Falcons, Lithium, the crisis in Niger/Mali, World War II Veterans, Uncontacted People in the Amazon, Ebola in the DRC, Eritrea, the Sudan, Uganda, Ghana, Kashmir, Indonesia, and Migration/refugee issues throughout the world. Prior to his time at NatGeo, he was the International Photography Editor at Newsweek Magazine for 12 years. He has also worked as a visual editor for Foreign Policy, CNN, and the Smithsonian. His career spans decades during which time he has served at an editorial director at Visura, founded ScreenProjects.org, edited the New York Daily News archival collection, curated numerous photography exhibitions , and served on a number of photography juries around the world. Dedicated to visual education, James has taught at the International Center of Photography and the New School in NYC. www.nationalgeographic.com
Nadine Wietlisbach devises together with an interdisciplinary team exhibitions, publications and other discursive formats in the fields of contemporary photography and art. She is director of Fotomuseum Winterthur since 2018. From 2015–2017 Nadine Wietlisbach was director of Photoforum Pasquart Biel/Bienne, following her post as a curator at the Nidwaldner Museum in Stans, where she was responsible for all contemporary art exhibitions and publications, as well as presentations of the museum’s collection from 2012–2015. In 2009–2010 she worked for Pro Helvetia the Swiss Arts Council in Zurich and South Africa. Between 2013–2016 she was a regular lecturer at the Berner Hochschule der Künste in Bern. She founded the independent art space sic!Raum für Kunst in Lucerne in 2007, which is still up and run by the third generation of female* curators. In 2015, she was the recipient of a Swiss Art Award for her curatorial and editorial practice. www.fotomuseum.ch
Ludovica Introini is an Art Historian. Head of Exhibition Management at MASI (Museo d’Arte della Svizzera Italiana) Lugano, in the last years she has coordinated several projects on photography, among the others: Shunk-Kender Art Through the Eye of the Camera (1957-1983), Masterworks of Modern Photography 1900-1940 The Thomas Walther Collection at The Museum of Modern Art New York, James Barnor: Accra/London – A Retrospective, and Werner Bischof, Unseen Colour. www.masilugano.ch
Lars Willumeit (born 1974) is a curator, writer and lecturer based in Zurich and Montreux. Since 2018, he has been a curator and responsable de projets d'expositions at the Photo Elysée in Lausanne. With degrees in Social Anthropology (London School of Economics and Political Science) and Curatorial Studies (Zurich University of the Arts), he previously worked as photo director for DU - Die Zeitschrift für Kultur in Zurich and as photo editor for GEO in Hamburg and New York. As an independent curator and editor working in Switzerland and internationally, he has realized a number of book and exhibition projects since 2014. www.larswillumeit.com www.elysee.com
Carol Körting. Born in Bogotá, Colombia, worked as a freelance photographer before studying photo editing at the Ostkreuz Schule für Fotografie in Berlin, Germany. She has served as photo editor for the renowned Leica Fotografie International Magazine (LFI) and its online platform for over a decade, during which time she has produced and edited countless photographic projects. As a professional portfolio reviewer, Körting was part of a team of jurors at numerous photography competitions. In addition, she gives talks, workshops and presentations on photo editing. www.lfi-online.de
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