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.

Patricia Philbin, Content Advisor – Social Media / Public Relations

Patricia Philbin began her career as a journalist and managed an international news bureau in Silicon Valley. Over the past 15 years, she has lived in France and several European countries, working as a communication consultant. Patricia has developed content strategy for leading global companies to promote their brand via print, internet and social media.


nicolas havette, directeur artistique & commissaire général / artistic director & general curator

Nicolas Havette is a freelance curator and photographer. He is a member of Hans Lucas Agency. Mr. Havette works between France and Southeast Asia. Since 2011, he has been serving as the director at Gallery le Magasin de Jouets in Arles. Previously, he was Art Director of the festival Les Nuits Photographique in Paris from 2010 – 2014. Mr. Havette’s collaborations include Yangon Photo Festival, Les Rencontres d’Arles and Festival les Photaumnales. He is a graduate of the National School of Photography in Arles, France.

Camille Gajate, assistante de direction artistique / art direction assistant

Arles Logistics

Robin LOPVET, régisseur / technical coordinator

Maÿlis SEASSAU, assistante regisseur / assistant coordinator

Arthur VINCENOT, accueil / reception

Summer 2017 Staff & Interns

Narjiss JAMOUSSI, stagiaire / senior intern

Chloé LOANGO, stagiaire / senior intern


jason m. kIEfer, boylan code, llp, rochester

Simo MITAK, responsable du bâtiment / building operator