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 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?
Clarice Gargard is a journalist, columnist, filmmaker and professional moderator. She has worked for Dutch media organisations BNN, VARA, AT5, NRC, Vogue and the Correspondent, among others. She represented the Netherlands in the United Nations organisation UN-Women in 2019. She is an advocate of political and social themes, such as emancipation and equality. Gargard sits on the Supervisory Board of the Holland Festival. She is also a Board member of Gargard Inc., an agrarian enterprise in Liberia run by her brother. And is the founder of the intersectional feministisch mediaplatform Lilith.
An award-winning multi-platform journalist, John Yearwood is deputy editor, Trade & Agriculture, and editor, Global Translations, at POLITICO. He also serves on the executive board of the Vienna, Austria-based International Press Institute and is former World Editor of the Miami Herald. Yearwood, a regular speaker at conferences globally, is a frequent guest on radio and television networks, including NPR, Al Jazeera and BBC. Yearwood has served on the boards of the National Association of Black Journalists and UNITY: Journalists of Color.
Andrea Bruce is a documentary photographer who brings attention to people living in the aftermath of war. She concentrates on the social issues that are sometimes ignored and often ignited in war’s wake. For over ten years she has chronicled the world’s most troubled areas, focusing on Iraq and Afghanistan. Her awards include top honors from the White House News Photographers Association (where she has been named Photographer of the Year four times), several awards from the International Pictures of the Year contest, and the prestigious John Faber Award from the Overseas Press Club in New York. Currently, Andrea Bruce is a CatchLight Fellow and a National Geographic Explorer.