Kristen Teft International Photojournalism, Creative Media Specialist

Kristen is a humanitarian photographer currently working with the Not For Sale Campaign. Not For Sale creates tools that engage business, government, and grassroots in order to incubate and grow social enterprises to benefit enslaved and vulnerable communities.

Matt Knisely Filmmaker, Digital Storytelling, Broadcasting

Matt Knisely is a multi Emmy award-winning Photojournalist and Storyteller focusing on social-awareness campaigns with non-profits around the globe, haivng traveled into 35 countries. He served as director of photojournalism for FOX Minneapolis and made it one of the best stations in the country for television photography and visual product. His work has been featured on the BBC, NBC, ABC, and FOX News Channel. He has received the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award in electronic journalism.

Jess Koehler Humanitarian Photographer

Jess's passion for photography and exploring the world began in high school and quickly developed into a full time study throughout college. The first in her family to graduate from college, she attended Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with a BFA in Advertising Photography. After documenting throughout multiple countries and the US, she has chosen Los Angeles as base camp for its rich cultural diversity and ever expanding global influence. She loves connecting with people and creating images that capture truth in the situation. Her mission is to be a visual voice of cultures wanting to be heard, where stories need to be told and a humanity must be shared.

Leonardo Martins Photographer, Videographer

Leo developed his skills for people, nature and environmental photography while living in Northeastern Brazil and working in the Amazon region as a photographer and researcher for Brazilian museums, and by traveling through Europe. Leo is conversant with various types of photography including photojournalism, wildlife and cultural affairs. "Photography for me is about paying tribute to life. I hope what I see in my mind can translate into an image and foster the same emotion in others who view it through my lens".

Esther Havens Humanitarian Photographer

Esther Haven's photojournal expeditions focus on humanitarian and social-awareness campaigns with non-profits around the globe. She captures stories that reveal the transcendent strength of an individual regardless of the situation in which they find themselves. Esther has traveled extensively to over 40 countries. She seeks to open peoples hearts and minds to see third world conditions in a way that might challenge them to make a difference. Her photographs have been displayed in various exhibits across the country. She currently resides in Austin, Texas and New York City and continues to travel on assignments.

Yan Seiler Photographer, International Projects

Yan is a Swiss born photographer whose work has covered a variety of worthy causes across the globe. Yan has covered photojournalism projects on topics such as leprosy for DEVA international, India as well as child labor in Nepal and hospitals in Vietnam for NEED magazine. He has also covered child labor issues in Cambodia and has ongoing projects throughout Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Yan's work has showcased in NEED Magazine, Pravda Magazine and has appeared on the cover of World Today/UK.

Tyler Stableford Photographer

Aspen photographer Tyler Stableford has earned a worldwide clientele for his commercial and editorial photography. Men's Journal recently named him one of the seven "World's Greatest Adventure Photographers," and he is one of Canon's prestigious Explorers of Light. Tyler has won numerous awards from Communication Arts, PDN and The International Photography Awards, among others. Tyler's passion for photography extends beyond commercial work as he volunteers to shoot at least one week per year for nonprofits. As an adoptive father from Ethiopia, much of his current work is deeply invested there.

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