Svet Jacqueline earned a Bachelor of Science in Photography from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She has done commercial work and freelance for Sony Records and managed studios in Los Angeles, California. During the global pandemic, she began documenting the Black Lives Matter movement and published her first book, 100 Days of Protest. In 2021, she split her time between Los Angeles, Mexico, and Texas documenting migration at the U.S. border and the cycle of poverty on Skid Row. Her work won first place in the International Photography Awards and NPPA Best of Photojournalism. When Russia invaded Ukraine, she began focusing on visual stories around childhood trauma in conflict zones. She is a photo essayist in the book, Relentless Courage: Ukraine And The World At War and Ukraine: A War Crime by FotoEvidence. All About Photo named her one of the best modern photographers in their September issue and CNN featured her as one of 12 women and nonbinary photographers capturing 2022. She has participated in the “Eddie Adams Workshop,” and the “Missouri Photo Workshop.” Recent exhibitions have been at the Orlando Museum of Art, NYU, and The Ukraine House in Washington D.C. She was shortlisted for the Mary Stafford reportage grant and received The Yunghi Grant for her ongoing work, “Too Young To Fight.” You can find more of her work in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and Zeke Magazine. HEFAT, HEAT, and New York Times safety trained - She is currently based in Ukraine and available for new assignments on a freelance basis- represented by ZUMA Press and Leica Camera.
Maury began his photography career in 1956 as a U.S. Navy Photographer's Mate. During his illustrious Navy career, he was a diver and underwater photographer. He served in Underwater Demolition Team Eleven. With the team he served in three combat tours in Vietnam. He was also a Naval parachutist specializing in free-fall photography and made more than 1,500 jumps. His last assignment before retiring from the Navy was as the Photo Chief at Pacific Stars and Stripes, Tokyo where his staff took first, runner-up and almost one half the individual awards in Military Photographer of the Year competition for three years. Maury retired as a Chief Petty Officer in 1975 and worked as a staff photographer with the Associated Press in Boston. After spending four years with AP he became the Director of Photography for The Providence Journal in Rhode Island. After nearly eight years at the Journal he moved to Indianapolis, IN. There he worked as the Director of Photography at The Indianapolis Star for 15 years. He has been a visiting professor at Syracuse University and working with the Military Photojournalism Classes for more than 30 years. Maury retired and is now living in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York and continues to be a mentor to his protégé in the position of National Press Photographer's Association liaison to the Department of Defense, a position he held for over 13 years.
Mark Kettenhofen’s work spans across decades and genres. He has been behind his camera covering war in Iraq, to spending weeks the jungles of the Amazon River basin for NGOs. His efforts and talent were recognized through numerous awards, including being awarded the prestigious Military Photographer of the Year.
After retiring from the Navy, Mark spent 21-years working for Nikon Professional Services, as a senior staff photographer where he produced several award-winning UHD time-lapse movies highlighting the D850 and Z7. Mark is the co-author of America from 500-feet II, a photographic study of the United States using experimental aircraft with legendary landscape photographer, Bill Fortney.
Mark’s passion for photography is only eclipsed by teaching, mentoring, and sharing the magic of photography with others. This has allowed Mark to be a workshop leader for Defense Information School, Nikon School, Eddie Adams Workshop, Arizona Highways Magazine, US DOD Military Workshops, National Geographic’s Lindblad Expeditions, and now Santa Fe Workshops.
Christy Frank is a filmmaker, photojournalist and writer based in the Great Lakes region. She is passionate about storytelling that intersects environmental, human and wildlife conditions. She combines a background in art, journalism, business and biology to help manage projects from start to action and to convey stories from a unique perspective. Christy’s work has appeared in bioGraphic, National Wildlife Federation, PBS, Great Lakes Now, Audubon, CBS News, PBS Nature, several galleries and for numerous nonprofit causes.