The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation For Documentary Photography & Film

Foundation Advisors

Our foundation advisory panel is comprised of renowned photography experts,film makers and critics from around the world. As authorities from the full spectrum documentary reportage, they provide guidance and help define goals on foundation projects and initiatives. As well, they are often called upon to serve as judges on foundation grant and award juries.

Irène Attinger — Library Director of La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
Dr. Anthony Bannon  — Executive Director, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY. Director Emeritus, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Armelle Canitrot — Photography Critic for La Croix, Paris
Diane DufourDirector of Le BAL-Paris. Former Director Magnum Photos, Paris
Christian Caujolle — Founder of Agency and Gallery VU, Founder and Arts Director of Photo Phnom Penh festival, Cambodia
Stanley Greene — American Photographer, Conflict Photojournalist, NOOR Images, Paris
W.M. Hunt — Collector, curator and consultant: a champion of photography and the author of “The Unseen Eye”, New York City
Françoise HuguierFrench Photographer and Founder of the Rencontres de Bamako Festival of Photography, Paris
Gustavo Jononovich — 2012 MRO Foundation grant recipient. Funded project: “Richland,” Buenos Aires
Gwen Lee — Director and founder of Singapore International Photography Festival and owner of 2902 Gallery, Singapore
Mads Nissen — 2011 Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation grant recipient. Funded project: “No Shelter From Fear“, Copenhagen
Azu Nwagbogu Founder and Director of Lagos Photo Festival, Founder and Director of African Artists’ Foundation, Lagos
REZA — Iranian-French Photojournalist, National Geographic Magazine, Paris
Vivek Singh — 2013 MRO Foundation grant recipient, Delhi, India
Irena Choi Stern — Assistant Dean, Alumni Relations, Columbia University Joseph Pulitzer Graduate School of Journalism, New York City
Echo Duan Yuting — Art Director of Lianzhou International Photo Festival, China
Marco Zappone  Director of Éditions Photosynthèses, Arles