Through her photographs, Abhaya understands, questions and relates to the world. Abhaya’s work on communities has been published and exhibited in India, Europe and America. Her work depicts the changing relationship between human life and its environment.
She has been documenting the Indian agrarian crisis and the Baiga forest tribe as a part of an ongoing long-term project. She holds a Master in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from UAL, with practical experience from Magnum Foundation and Reuters in London.
Abhaya and four other young female photographers co-founded The MILK Collective as a platform to showcase documentary stories with a contemporary woman’s gaze at current global issues. She currently resides in Nagpur, India.
Andre is currently based in Bangkok, Thailand, with five years of experience working throughout South/Southeast Asia. He has extensive knowledge of Myanmar in particular, having lived there for over three years.
In this time, Andre has covered everything from daily life to breaking news and extreme humanitarian crises. His work is made with a strong, ethical sensibility that is focused on maintaining the integrity of the people and places he photographs.
Andre’s work has been published internationally in print and online at: Time.com, BBC, Al Jazeera America, Terra Mater, Foreign Policy Magazine, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Global Post, Pro Photographer Magazine, among others.
He has collaborated with various NGOs including the Novartis Foundation, Save The Children International, Natural Resource Governance Institute, Médecins Sans Frontières and WORTH, producing both still images and multimedia projects. Andre has also produced video for clients including Google, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Al Jazeera+, and China Daily Asia.
Andre has co-led photography workshops in Myanmar, in conjunction with the Caravan’s Journal, and has spoken at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
Anrike founded Global Ground Media in 2018 to bring in-depth and on the ground reporting to a broader audience using digital media. Global Ground is focused on explanative content regarding global issues brought in a variety of multimedia formats.
Anrike operates at the intersection of investigative research, journalism, social sciences, marketing, data analysis and management. She started working as a journalist in Berlin before moving to Southeast Asia. She writes mostly about social issues, politics, economics and technology. Among her clients are Mizzima Weekly, Norway-Asia Business Review, Ny Tid and the Dutch Journalism Fund.
Previously Anrike worked at the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets as a financial crime investigator. There she specialised in derivatives trade at banks and illegal investment products. She also applied her anthropological skillset in cultural transformation projects at the major banks and insurance companies of The Netherlands. She graduated as a special investigative officer (‘buitengewoon opsporingsambtenaar’) at the Fiscal Information and Investigation Service in 2014.
Additionally, Anrike helps out startups as a consultant and marketing specialist. She does this through The Lean Marketing Collective founded in 2016 and as a partner at TechGrind Incubator and Venture Capital. The Lean Marketing Collective offers digital marketing, growth hacking and data analysis for starters. In 2017 she gave a workshop about lean marketing at TechGrind and a class for MBA students at Assumption University in Bangkok.
Anrike has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology. She founded her first business in 2009.
Denise is an award-winning journalist based in Southeast Asia since 2010, where she mainly reports on China, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar. She focuses on long-form journalism and writes features with strong character development.
She’s passionate about cultural, social and environmental issues. Recently, her work was honoured with the AEJA’s Young Environmental Journalist of the Year award. She worked as a writer and editor for the Cambodia Daily and Sixth Tone. Denise is fluent in German and English.
Designer & Illustrator
Imad is a Lebanese designer and illustrator specialised in research-led design with a focus on sociology, politics and investigative fieldwork. His process is centred on fusing journalistic reporting with visual design skills to communicate key insights with a toolkit that draws from Arabic writing, bilingual design, data visualization, illustration and a variety of research techniques.
After holding the Creative Director position at Mojo Ink – Beirut and Abu Dhabi – for 2 years, Imad decided to pursue a Masters in Graphic Design at AKV|St.Joost, The Netherlands. Moreover, he collaborated with various Design studios and held a teaching assistant position at the American University of Science and Technology (AUST) in Beirut, Lebanon.
His early commercial endeavours include creating and developing works for brands across Lebanon and the UAE. He is currently based in Berlin, Germany.
Melanie Hall is a freelance journalist based in Berlin, Germany. International affairs and politics are among the topics she covers. Her clients include Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle and the British national newspaper the Daily Telegraph.
Previously she worked in London as a reporter for the Daily Telegraph, where she also did shifts as night news editor, assistant news editor, online news editor and copytaster on the home news desk. Prior to joining the Daily Telegraph, she worked as a senior reporter and business reporter at a regional newspaper the Surrey Advertiser, covering science and nature, as well as the Guildford area in general.
Melanie was shortlisted for the Top scoop/exclusive award in the trainee category at the NCTJ Awards for Excellence 2011. Her feature writing has also been recognised and she won the award for Best Article About a Dutch Region at the Taste the Dutch Lifestyle Travel Writers Awards 2011.
She has an NCTJ-accredited postgraduate diploma in newspaper journalism from Cardiff University under her belt. Melanie enjoys writing features, news stories and analysis about topics ranging from politics and international affairs to science, health and technology. She has been trained to shoot and edit video footage, use online applications and social media, and enjoys photography.
Nick specialises in documenting the adverse impacts of development on local communities and the environment. He has worked for a number of international humanitarian organizations such as UNICEF, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.
His journalistic work has been published in various local and international publications, including The International New York Times and Time Magazine.
Nick has been based in Southeast Asia since 2008 and is a founding member of Ruom. He is currently based in Bangkok, Thailand. He is fluent in English and French.
Peter Allen Clark
Peter Allen Clark is a data journalist, editor and writer based in Brooklyn, New York.
He has seven years of award-winning experience in journalism, and has specialized in covering politics, culture and how they affect each other. Currently a freelance editor for Time Magazine’s news desk, he has also worked as a reporter and editor with The Guardian, Variety and Mashable. This came after years of working as a local and regional print reporter all over the United States.
He has covered localized devastation of climate change, the usage of nationalist internet culture to affect the international election and how America’s opioid crisis has spawned rogue underground recovery networks. His work has reflected his interest in exposing the hidden corners of global life, how they are reflective of socio-economic trends and their larger scale impacts.
Additionally, he has professionally been a graphic designer, copywriter, web designer, podcast producer, film reviewer, yoga teacher, musician, maintenance man and motorcycle mechanic.
Yewon Kang is a freelance journalist based in Seoul, South Korea. Her passion is writing about technology with a feminist perspective.
In the past 7 years, she covered technology and business for publications including IDG News Service, Nikkei Asian Review and The Wall Street Journal. She also worked as a managing editor with Platoon Cultural Development, an art/culture/communications agency based in Seoul and Berlin.
Yewon holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.S. from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. In her free time, Yewon enjoys swimming, practising yoga and reading indie magazines.