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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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Arianna Rinaldo is a freelance professional working with photography at a wide range. Since 2012 she is the artistic director of Cortona On The Move, the international photography festival in Tuscany. She is also curator of photography for PhEST, a festival on contemporary photography and art focused on the Mediterranean.  Arianna’s relationship with photography started in 1998 as Archive Director at Magnum Photos, NY. Based in Milan from 2004 to 2011, Arianna worked as a freelance curator and a photo consultant for various publications, among which 4 years at D-La Repubblica. For 7 years she was the director of OjodePez, the documentary photo magazine published in Spain. She is a regular participant in portfolio reviews and jury panels worldwide, as well as speaker and mentor. 
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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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Søren Pagter is associate professor and head of the photojournalism programmes at the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX). He’s a trained photojournalist and has worked both as a staff photographer and as a freelancer. For more than twenty years, Pagter has been teaching at DMJX, at various Danish newspapers and around the world, where he has conducted workshops in countries like Armenia, Nepal, Russia, Egypt and Iran. In 2018, he launched the book “The Essential Image” with his thoughts and opinions on documentary photography.  Søren Pagter has been a member of the Lumix Festival jury since the very first festival. He has also been a part of the POYi jury. Besides his work as a teacher, Søren Pagter is still an active photographer, who does assignments and works on own projects.
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