Aliza Auerbach
was born in Israel in 1940.She graduated from the Hebrew University with a degree in philosophy and religion. She started photographing in 1972 doing stills for movies and working with Gregory Peck, Roy Scheider, Oliver Reed and others. She has done freelance work for Israeli and international newspapers for many years, including Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post, The New York Times, The London Times, and Die Zeit. In addition, she has published several books, among them Jerusalem Poetry with Yehuda Amichai, Pioneers, Aliya, and Mothers on Earth. A new book entitled Women at Work will be published soon. Aliza lives in Jerusalem, is married and has one daughter.

Machiel Botman lives in Haarlem, The Netherlands, and has been photographing since 1976. He published his first book, Heartbeat, in 1994, with exhibitions in Holland, France, Australia, Germany and Japan. His second book, Rainchild, will be published within a year. He says he is not out to get grand moments, but prefers to show smaller and auto-biographic things: "smiling eyes, for instance". Botman has curated many exhibitions, showing photographers such as Christer Stromholm, Lee Friedlander, Kiyoshi Suzuki, Ken Schles, Dave Heath, Johan van der Keuken and Jun Morinaga.

Donna DeCesare has worked for seven years documenting El Salvadoran gangs in California. Her work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Aperture, DoubleTake, Life, Newsweek, Harper’s, The Village Voice, and can be seen at She has contributed to a number of books and is the recipient of many awards, including the 1993 Dorothea Lange prize, a 1996 New York Foundation for the Arts Photography Fellowship, and a Mother Jones Photo Fund grant in 1999.

Kent Klich studied psychology and worked with troubled adolescents before becoming a photographer and eventually joining Magnum Photos in 1998. His first book, The Book of Beth, was made with a drug addict and prostitute about her life and has been translated into a number of languages. In 1999 he published El Niño, which is the culmination of 10 years spent photographing homeless children in Mexico City.

Carole Naggar is the author of seven books of poetry, a former photography critic for Le Matin in Paris, and a painter. An editor of PixelPress online and a contributor to Aperture magazine, she is currently completing an illustrated biography of British photographer and Magnum co-founder George Rodger to be published by Syracuse University Press in Spring, 2003. Naggar is represented by Gallery@49.

Brian Palmer’s photographs have appeared in The New York Times, Fortune, US News & World Report, and other publications. He has written for Newsday, Newsweek International, Aperture, The New York Times Magazine, and Savoy.
From 2000 through 2002, Palmer was an on-air correspondent for CNN. He served as US News & World Report's China correspondent from 1996 to 1998, but he began his tenure at the magazine as a Staff Photographer. Palmer started his career in journalism as a fact-checker at The Village Voice. He is a Sagittarius.

Joseph Rodríguez's photographs have appeared in National Geographic, Life, Vibe, The Village Voice, Mother Jones, The New York Times Magazine and . His work has been exhibited at the International Center of Photography, New York; the California Museum of Photography, Riverside; and at the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival at Lincoln Center. Rodriguez’s most recent book, East Side Stories: Gang Life in East L.A., was published in 1998. He is represented by Black Star Photo Agency and lives in Brooklyn. View more works at:

Aaron Schuman graduated in 1999 from the Tisch School of the Arts, at New York University, with degrees in both Photography and History of Art. After acting as the Director of Photography at Northfield Mount Hermon School in 1999-2000, he relocated to London, England, where he is currently working as a freelance photographer, and is pursuing a masters degree in Humanities and Cultural Studies at the London Consortium.

Zana Briski born in London, England and earned a master's degree in theology and religious studies at the University of Cambridge. In 1997 she began a story in India on the sex workers of Calcutta's red light district. During extended trips, Briski, with support from the George Soros' Open Society Institute and Annie Leibovitz, started photographic workshops for the children of the prostitutes. A selection of the children’s photographs make up the 2003 Amnesty International calendar and Briski is currently fundraising for the editing of a documentary of the workshops and her experience with the children in Calcutta.

Avraham Eilat born in Tel-Aviv, Israel. A multi-media artist, curator and educator. Founder of the First Israeli Photography Bienalle , Israel, director of the Israeli Photography Museum in Tel Hai, head of Photography Dep. and lecturer at the Haifa College of Design and co founder of Pyramida - Centre for Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel. Eilat has been awarded several grants and awards, including an Artist in Residence at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1997. He has exhibited worldwide and his works are held in several public collections in Israel as well as in Germany and the Biblioteque Nationale, Paris.
More about Avraham Eilat can be seen on his web site

Victor Sira is a free-lance photographer whowas born in Venezuela and is currently based in New York City. He studied at the International Center of photography in New York, under the direction of Cornel Capa. He was a finalist for the W. Eugene Smith Award in 1999 and 2000. In 2001, he was awarded the Andrea Frank Grant founded in 1995 by Robert Frank. 2002 he was one of the recipients of the International Fund for Documentary Photography Award for his work on Latin America immigration to the United States. More about Victor can be seen on his web site

Régina Monfort Born in France and based in Brooklyn, NY Monfort began documentary work in
1994. Her work has appeared in CultureFront, Life, Stress, the Village Voice and Doubletake. Her work has been exhibited in cultural institutions in the US and abroad. In 1999 she collaborated with High School students in Des Moines, Iowa, exploring notions of identity, alienation and belonging in America.
In the spring of 2003, Monfort's work will be exhibited at the Maryland Art Space in Baltimore through a grant from the Soros Foundation, and at the Brooklyn Public Library. She can be reached at

Jean Mohr was born in Switzerland to German immigrant parents. First trained as a painter, Mohr turned to photography at the age of 30. Mohr has traveled all over the world and has collaborated with documentary makers, theatre groups and international NGOs working with refugees. His work has appeared in over two-dozen publications and he has also authored many articles and essays on photography. A witness to world events for more than 40 years, Mohr says he takes pictures "to express myself, to show people what is happening in the world."

Avigail Schimmel
born in Israel where she graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem with a degree in photography. While traveling in Chile in1995 she started photographing the ocean and later moved to New York where she continued photographing the rivers surrounding the city, in particular taking photos from the Staten Island ferry. She also takes portraits, and her work “Portraits on Paper” was shown at the Museum for Israeli Art in Ramat Gan, Israel. She has exhibited her work in New York, Israel and most recently in Switzerland. Her work can be viewed at

Gary Fabiano Trained as a painter and sculptor, Fabiano turned to photography seven years ago. His documentary focus has taken him all over the world, including extensive periods in the Balkan region particularly in Albania. His coverage of the Kosovo war has earned him international recognition including from the 1999 Kodak/PDN Black and White Photography competition and the 2000 Alfred Eisenstadt Awards. Recently he has photographed the war in the Middle East and its effect on non-combatants as well as using the concept of "property" to illustrate homelessness in the U.S. He can be reached via
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Eric Gottesman's work has been supported and exhibited by a number of organizations including the United Nations' the Lilly Endowment and the Open Society Institute. He will be featured in 25 Under 25, a book about young American photographers edited by Iris Tillman Hill and published by powerHouse in October 2003. He learned photography from Wendy Ewald, Alex Harris and Richard Misrach. He lives in San Francisco with his fiancée Sara Green.

Teun Voeten, born in the Netherlands and based in New York and Brussels, studied cultural anthropology and later, photography at the School for Visual Arts. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, NY Times Magazine, National Geographic , Details, Vrij Nederland, and the Frankfurter Allgemeine among others. Voeten frequently works with humanitarian organizations such as the UN, International Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, and more. He is the author of several books, most recently How de Body (St. Martin's Press) about his harrowing experience in Sierra Leone being chased by rebel fighters while on assignment covering child soldiers. He is a frequent guest on news shows in Belgium and the Netherlands as well as at universities and journalism conferences in the USA. In addition to his journalistic work, Voeten has started a foundation that is raising funds for a high school in Sierra Leone. He can be reached via or at