2021 Mentors

Shah Zaman Baloch

2021 Mentor Shah Zaman Baloch Shah Zaman is an independent freelance filmmaker, photographer and the director of Pakistan Photo Festival. Former  resident of at Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto Italy, won an award at Asian film academy at Busan international film festival South Korea, wiki heritage, work screened at Cannes short film corner France. 

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Asim Rafique

2021 Mentor Asim Rafique Asim Rafique is an independent photographer whose work has been featured in publications such as National Geographic (France), Stern (Germany), The Wall Street Journal Magazine, Newsweek, and Time (USA, Asia) among others. He won numerous awards for his work, with most recent in 2015 Magnum EF Grant – Pakistan Justice Project

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Bharat Choudhary

2021 Mentor Bharat Choudhary Bharat Choudhary is an independent photographer and filmmaker based in London, UK. He grew up in Nigeria and later moved to India where he studied Forestry Management. He worked with CARE International for five years before moving to photography. As a photographer, he was mentored by Raghu Rai (Magnum Photos) at

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Simon Norfolk

2021 Mentor Simon Norfolk Simon Norfolk is a landscape photographer whose work over twenty years has been themed around a probing and stretching of the meaning of the word ‘battlefield’ in all its forms. As such, he has photographed in some of the world’s worst war-zones and refugee crises, but is equally at home photographing

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Mariella Furrer

2021 Mentor Mariella Furrer Mariella Furrer is a Swiss/Lebanese photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Kenya. She is the of author of My Piece of Sky: Stories of Child Sexual Abuse, an in-depth body of work including photography, interviews, artwork, poetry and journals around the issue of child sexual abuse. She is the recipient of multiple grants

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Davide Monteleone

2021 Mentor Davide Monteleone Davide Monteleone is a photographer and a researcher whose work spans image-making, visual journalism, writing and other disciplines. Reoccurring themes include geopolitics, geography, identity, data, and the relationship between Power and individuals. A regular contributor to international magazines such as Time Magazine, The New Yorker, National Geographic, The New York Times,

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Fatemeh Behboudi

2021 Mentor Fatemeh Behboudi Fatemeh Behboudi is an Iranian photojournalist and Documentary photographer and her story ‘Mothers of Patience’ was honorable mention in World Press Photo 2015. Photo Contest, Contemporary IssuesShe started Professional Photography at 2007 and worked for several Iranian news agencies : (IRNA News agency ,Farsnews, Mehrnews, bornanews , isca, Jame jam news

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Cédric Gerbehaye

2021 Mentor Cédric Gerbehaye Cédric Gerbehaye is a Belgian documentary photographer born in Brussels in 1977 and a founding member of MAPS Agency. He is the author of the books Congo in Limbo, Land of Cush, Sète#13 and D’entre eux.. His work received several international recognitions (The Olivier Rebbot Award from the Overseas Press Club of America,

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