Staff & Administration

The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation For Documentary Photography & Film

Staff & Administration

Executive Management

manuel rivera-ortiz, président & fondateur / president & founder

andre pfanner, membre du Conseil d’administration / Board of Trustees Member

peter scribner, directeur juridique / senior VP legal

Editorial & Media

Michael Palmieri, directeur des relations publiques / executive VP public relations

Mr. Palmieri is a marketing communications and business process consultant. Mr. Palmieri focuses on marketing services and product management for emerging financial technology firms. With extensive energy and financial markets news gathering and information dissemination experience at Reuters, he currently serves as the Director of Information Technology for Fossil Free Indexes LLC, a newly established environmental, social and governance index and research company. Past engagement include management, business development and marketing positions at FinAnalytica Inc. (now BISAM), Insightful Corp. (now TIBCO) and Soliton Associates (now SunGard). Based in New York City, Mr. Palmieri writes and edits extensively in the area of financial risk management with recent contributed pieces in Pension & Investments Online and Investment & Pensions Europe. Mr. Palmieri holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Geology from Ohio State University.


Camille Gajate, assistante de direction artistique / art direction assistant

Trained archivist in Guimet Museum’s photographic collections and Nagasaki University’s Old Photographs Archives, Camille Gajate learned photography conservation and the appreciation of their artistic value. INALCO graduate with a desire to share the collections, she reoriented herself in 2016 and obtained the title of Cultural Manager and Exhibition Curator at IESA, Paris. In doing so, Gajate worked for Kyotographie, Paris Photo, Photo Doc., and joined in 2018 the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation’s team. In 2019, she launched in Brittany the first edition of the open-air festival, BZH PHOTO.


jason m. kIEfer, boylan code, llp, rochester

Simo MITAK, responsable du bâtiment / building operator