Emin Özmen is concerned with documenting human rights violations in his home country of Turkey and around the world. He aims to bring attention to the suffering of those who are victim to natural disaster, civil unrest and social injustice. Özmen studied photography in the Fine Arts Faculty at Marmara University of Istanbul. In 2008, he obtained a degree in Documentary photography at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria. In 2011, he worked on famine in East Africa, on disaster of Japan Earthquake-Tsunami and economic protests in Greece. The following year, he started covering the Syrian civil war and IS crisis in Iraq, which he continues to document. Since then, he has worked in South Sudan, Niger, Nigeria, Venezuela, Azerbaijan, Iraq and Turkey among other countries.
His work has been published by TIME magazine, New York Times, Washington Post, Der Spiegel, Le Monde magazine M, Paris Match, Newsweek, among others. Özmen has won several awards, among them two World Press Photo awards and Public Prize of The Bayeux Calvados awards for war correspondents. He was a member of the jury of 2016 and 2018 World Press Photo Multimedia contests.
Özmen joined Magnum Photos in 2017. He currently lives in Istanbul.
Based between Turkey and France, Cloé Kerhoas is a freelance photography editor, educator, curator and photo consultant developing international projects. She studied Cinema, History and obtained a Master degree dedicated to the protection and the conservation of the Cultural Heritage. She has worked in renowned museums including at Mémorial de Caen (the biggest museum dedicated to contemporary armed conflicts) and at Christian Dior Museum. From 2015 to 2019, She has worked as Co-Director & Photo Editor at Agence Le Journal, a photography collective. Since then, she keeps dedicating her life to storytelling and documentary projects. She is the long-term collaborator of Magnum Photos photographer Emin Özmen. She mostly makes researches, write, edit and distribute his projects. She also works with him on the field on specific projects. She collaborated on a number of award-winning photo series. Emin and Cloé are recipient of a National Geographic explorer 2020-2021 grant. Cloé also enjoys mentoring and working with other photographers accompanying them in their projects and distributing them. Since 2020, she has been a member of the editorial board of Revue Epic, a French photo magazine. In order to develop photographer’s creativity and boost their careers, she is also leading workshops and portfolio reviews (for Magnum Photos, Speos and Ph Museum, amoung others). She has collaborated with top magazines and newspapers such as Le Monde Magazine, Time, Der Spiegel, L'Obs, Courrier International, Newsweek, Libération, CNN, Al Jazeera, among others.
Shannon Ghannam is the Global Education Director at Magnum Photos, responsible for the celebrated agency’s educational programming globally, including the recently launched online learning platform Magnum Learn learn.magnumphotos.com. Shannon sits on the Senior Management team at Magnum and is also responsible for Learning and Development within the organisation. Previously she managed Content Strategy and Development at Reuters, working to showcase on multiple platforms the agency’s multimedia content. Shannon has collaborated on numerous photographic books, international exhibitions and multimedia projects including the Emmy award winning photojournalism app Reuters The Wider Image. Shannon has worked in various roles during a 20 year career including Screen Labs, Night Contact photography and multimedia festival, Australian Associated Press (AAP), The Australian Photojournalist Journal, The National Archives of Australia as well as developing a year long collaborative portraiture project with refugee communities for the Australian Red Cross. She studied at the Queensland College of Art in Brisbane, Australia where she graduated with First Class Honours in Photography.
Sonia Jeunet is the Education Manager at Magnum Photos where she oversees the organisation of photography workshops. Since joining Magnum in May 2018, she has produced more than 15 workshops in the UK and abroad. She has worked with leading industry professionals and institutions and has engaged with more than 300 emerging photographers. Together with Johanna Lacey at Create Jobs, she has designed and successfully delivered the Creativity Works course for the past two years. Sonia has more than 12 years’ experience working in the photography industry. Prior to Magnum, she worked as photo editor and creative producer for Panos Pictures (London) and NOOR (Amsterdam).
Amber Terranova is an experienced NY-based photo director, educator and visual producer. She is currently teaching at the School of Visual Arts and consulting with Magnum Photos, Education. Amber has extensive marketing, photo directing, commissioning and consultancy experience for multiple major brands and publications around the world. She has worked as a photo editor at People Magazine, Time Home Entertainment, The New Yorker, and from 2008 to 2012 she held the position of Photo Editor for Photo District News (PDN), the leading magazine for professional photographers. Previously, she held positions at New York Magazine and Outside magazine. In 2013 Amber was the interim Director at the Bilder Nordic School of Photography. Amber is committed to photography education and to helping photographers realize their creative and career potential. She has taught photography workshops in the US, Europe, Asia and has been a guest lecturer at several institutions. In addition, she has judged a number of international photo competitions, including the Kuala Lumpur Photo Awards, Review Santa Fe, Photolucida’s Critical Mass, International Photography Awards, Julia Margaret Cameron Award, among others. Amber is an advisory council board member for CENTER, a non-profit that honors, supports, and provides opportunities to gifted and committed photographers.