The world is in an extraordinary state at the moment. The measures against COVID-19 not only affects our day-to-day interaction, but also has consequences for the way we can consume international stories, news and images. Photographers, journalists, writers and filmmakers around the world are being restricted because of the pandemic. Every Wednesday at 16:00h (CET) three guests will give an insight in their work, their own communities and surroundings. How can we keep being informed and hold a broad perspective?
Michael has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. Between 2002 and 2012 he worked for The New York Times covering conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Liberia, the Sudan, Somalia, the Congo and other countries. In 2011, Kamber founded the Bronx Documentary Center, an educational space dedicated to positive social change through photography and film. Kamber is an adjunct professor at Columbia University. He is the winner of a World Press Photo award, the Mike Berger Award, the Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Club Award, American Photo Images of the Year and is a member of The New York Times team that won the 2003 Overseas Press Club award. The New York Times has twice nominated Kamber’s work for the Pulitzer Prize.
Jan-Willem is a script writer, director, producer and more. This afternoon he will tell about his function as the Chief Editor of WADADA News for Kids, an international crossmedia cooperation of currently 21 countries worldwide. The WADADA News for Kids world edition shows a compilation of the news, information and stories from our partners around the world. Besides that he started a YouTube project called My #QuarantineLife, a platform where kids share their video stories from living in isolation, in quarantine with the world.
Claudia is a producer and facilitator in the international field of visual storytelling. She resides in Hong Kong where she works as Senior Video Producer at the South China Morning Post, supervising a small team, supporting the production of news and feature videos. In her personal work she enjoys showing social developments as they happen. She co-founded NOOR, the prestigious documentary photo agency, and before that managed educational programs in photojournalism at the World Press Photo Foundation. She is part of the nominating committee for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass and mentor MA students in International Journalism at Hong Kong’s Baptist University. She will speak about the current situation Hong Kong – in relation to the coronavirus and the protests last year.