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Andrei Polikanov, photoeditor, visual director at «Takie Dela» project. Born in 1961 in Moscow. Graduated from the Military Institute of Foreign Languages in 1987 and over the next six years served on several missions in Angola as a commissioned officer. In the early 1990s, Andrei worked as a fixer and stringer with Anthony Suau, Christopher Morris, Stanley Greene and other prominent international photojournalists, producing stories for such major international publications as Time, The New York Times Magazine, Stern, Focus, Spiegel and Paris Match on events in former USSR territories (including conflicts in Nagorno-Karabakh, Chechnya, Transnistria, Abkhazia and Tajikistan). From 1996 until 2007, he worked as a photo editor at Time magazine’s Moscow bureau and since then has been director of photography at Russian Reporter magazine. Andrei Polikanov is a member of various national and international photo contest juries (World Press Photo, Visa d’Or in Perpignan, Press Photo Finland and Interfoto Russia, among others). He was a member of the Joop Swart Masterclass independent selection committee and a judge for World Press Photo’s educational program for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), a reviewer at the FotoFest International Portfolio Review, a lecture at the International Bursa Photo Festival. He has taught numerous workshops on photojournalism, both in Russia and worldwide, since 2005. These include being a mentor at the Open Society Institute Documentary Photography Project Grantee Workshop, a mentor at the World Press Photo educational project in the Caucasus, a Consultant at The International Center for Journalists, as well as at the International Summer School of Photography and the Danish School of Media & Journalism.
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Magdalena Herrera has worked for ten years as Art Director and head of the photo department at National Geographic France before joining Geo France as Director of Photography. Parallel to her journalistic work, Magdalena Herrera runs workshops and seminars around the world. She is a tutor in photography at the Noorderlicht Masterclass at Groningen, Holland, and at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, India, as well as for the Soros foundation in Haiti. She has taught photojournalism at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.   portrait by © Ahmed Hayman
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Martina Bacigalupo was born in 1978 in Genoa, Italy. For a decade she lived in East Africaworking as a freelance photographer with a focus on human rights, collaborating with magazines, foundations and international Organisations.  Martina, who joined AGENCE VU in 2010, won the Canon Female Photojournalist Award in 2010 and the Fnac Award for photographic creation in 2011.  Since 2018 she is picture editor for the French Magazine “6 Mois” in Paris, France.
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Svetlana Bachevanova is a publisher of FotoEvidence and documentary photographer with interest in human rights that began while living under a communist dictatorship in her native Bulgaria. In 1989, after the fall of the regime, Svetlana join the first anticommunist newspaper “Demokratia” where she led the photo department. Seven years later she became the head of the photo department in the Bulgarian News Agency. Svetlana covered the transition to democracy in Bulgaria, Slovenia, Lithuania, the war in Kosovo and Bosnia, the revolution in Romania. In 2001 Svetlana moved to New York where she founded FotoEvidence to continue her life work of using photography to fight oppression and expose human rights violations. She seeks to help photographers who work to document and fight against human rights violations so the story of her country and friends will never happened again.
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Svetlana Bachevanova