Maria Mann is a photojournalism consultant and public speaker based in Portugal. She currently consults for the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) on international relations, and also acts as photo coach and mentor for EPA. She is active in photojournalism education, curating exhibits for institutions and conducting workshops.
She joined EPA in 2007. Previously, she was director of global current events at Corbis, Paris, director of photography for Agence France-Presse for the Americas and international photo editor-in-chief in Paris.
Maria has judged photojournalism contests including World Press, Unicef, Bayeux War Correspondents, POY, World Press Master Class and CHIPP/China. She was the founding chair of the Best of Photojournalism Contest in the US and is currently category secretary for the World Press Photo Contest. She is a member of the Forum: Code de déontologie de la Presse écrite Maghrébine in Tunis,ра the first code of ethics for the media in the Maghreb region. She is the recipient of the National Press Photographers’ Joseph Costa Award for ‘leadership and continuing service to photojournalists and photojournalism.’