Corinne Noordenbos was born in 1950 in Amsterdam. She graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam in 1973 and the Rijksacademie voor Beeldende Kunsten Amsterdam in 1980. She has been Head of the department of Photography at the Royal Academy of Art since 2005, where she also teaches ‘documentary photography’. With a long career in education, she also held positions as Head of the department of Photography at ‘De Moor’ (later known as The Amsterdam Centre of Photography) where she gave lectures and programmed exhibitions, and as a course leader and lecturer at the bachelor’s program of ‘Documentary Photography’ at Utrecht School of the Arts. Her photography career began in 1974, and since then her work has exhibited internationally and published in a number of catalogues, books and magazines. Her photographs are a part of many collections, most notably the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Het Domein Sittard museum, De Paviljoens Almere, and private collections like the Collection Hartkamp and Caldic-Collection.
George Georgiou was born in London in 1961. He received a BA honors in photography, film and video arts from the Polytechnic of Central London (University of Westminster) in 1987. In 1999 he joined Panos Pictures in London and began to work exclusively on his own long term projects. He has photographed extensively in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Turkey, living and working in Serbia, Greece and Istanbul, Turkey from 1999 to 2009. Work from this period has resulted in The British Journal of Photography project prize 2010, two World Press Photo prizes in 2003 and 2005, and Pictures of the Year International first prize for ‘Istanbul Bombs’ in 2004. In 2010, his book ‘Fault Line/Turkey/East/West’ was released and exhibited internationally. His work was included in the prestigious ‘New Photography 2011’ exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Georgiou’s work is collected by several institutions and private collectors, including the Museum of Modern Art, NY and the Elton John collection.
Irina Rozovsky was born in Moscow and grew up in the Boston area. She received a BA in French and Spanish Literature from Tufts University and an MFA in Photography from Massachusetts College of Art. She currently teaches at the International Center of Photography. Her work has been published and exhibited in the United States and abroad. She had four solo exhibitions: This is Russia (2011), One to Nothing (2012), In Plain Air (2012) and Irina Rozovsky: A perpetual Hold (2013) and participated in a number of group exhibitions. Her photographs have been published in The New York Times, American Photo Magazine, The New Yorker Photo Booth, Zeit Online and others. Irina currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Kent Klich was born in 1952 in Sweden. He studied psychology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and photography at International Center of Photography, New York, USA. After earning his degree, he worked with troubled adolescents before turning to photography. He joined Magnum in 1998 and left in 2002. In 2001 he collaborated with the author Herta Müller on a project and book ‘Children of Ceausescu‘ detailing the HIV crisis among Romanian children. His other notable projects include ‘The Book of Beth‘, a series of photos about a swedish prostitute and addict which he revisited in his other project ‘Picture imperfect’, showing Beth ten years after the original photos were taken. ‘Gaza photo album‘ gives an insight into the devastation facing Palestinian families after the Gaza attacks. Klich is the recipient of numerous awards and grants for his work in film, photography, books, and exhibitions, including important projects in the field of human rights and social issues.
Ana Opalić was born in 1972 in Dubrovnik. She graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts Zagreb – Department of Film and TV production in 1997. That same year she was awarded ‘best new young photographer’ at the Croatian photography 97′ exhibition. She has been exhibiting her photos independently since 1991. She visited the Centre d’Art and Natura in Catalonia and Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland in 1997 and 1998 as a UNESCO-Aschberg scholarship holder. Member of Croatian Freelance Artists Association since 2000. Represented Croatia (together with Boris Cvjetanović) at the 50th Venice Bienalle in 2003. Won second prize at the T-HT firstname.lastname@example.org contest in 2008. She exhibited her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. Her photographs are included in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Gallery of Art Split, Centra d’Art and Natura – Catalonia, Tyrone Guthrie Center in Ireland, Hein Bossert gallery in Köln, Centro Culturale Teresa Orsola Bussa de Rossi in Italy and a number of private collections.
Emma Bowkett is the photo editor of the FT Weekend Magazine and a visiting lecturer. She regularly participates at international portfolio reviews, festivals and awards, including Foam Paul Huf 2013. She is a nominator for the Prix Pictet Photography Prize.
Emma has a Masters degree in Image and Communication from Goldsmiths University London. After graduating, she took an internship at the V&A Word and Image department, before working for 2 years as first assistant to a commercial London photographer. She joined the Financial Times Weekend Magazine in 2009 and was involved in the relaunch in 2010.