Lynsey Addario is an American photojournalist who regularly works for The New York Times, National Geographic, and Time Magazine. Lynsey began photographing professionally for the Buenos Aires Herald in 1996 with no previous photographic training. In 2000, she traveled to Afghanistan to document life under the Taliban, and has since covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Darfur, South Sudan, and Congo. In 2015, American Photo Magazine named Lynsey one of the five most influential photographers of the past 25 years. She has received the MacArthur Fellowship and the Overseas Press Club’s Olivier Rebbot award for her series, “Veiled Rebellion: Afghan Women.” In May 2016, Lynsey received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Architect Jeanne Gang is the founding principal of Studio Gang, an architecture and urbanism collective located in Chicago and New York. A MacArthur Fellow and recipient of the National Design Award from the Cooper Hewitt Museum, she was named Architect of the Year by the Architectural Review in early 2016.
Jane M. Saks is a creative collaborator, arts producer, writer and educator who has worked to challenge and champion issues of gender, sexuality, human rights, race and power within the worlds of arts and culture, politics and civil rights, academia and philanthropy. She is Founding President and Artistic Director of Project& (projectand.org). In collaboration with artists, Project& creates new models of cultural participation & experience with social impact. She works with artists including Lynn Nottage, Claire Chase, Lynsey Addario, Cheryl Pope, Hank Willis Thomas, Yance Ford, Tania Bruguera. Previously, she was the founding Executive Director at the Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media where she created the award-winning Fellowship program, developing and launching works that went on to win Pulitzer Prizes, MacArthur Genius Awards, Obie Awards and Guggenheims. She serves on boards including: Cultural Advisory Council for the City of Chicago, LGBT Pride Action Tank, Trustee, Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, US South Africa Constitutional Court Artworks and Architecture Committee, Radio Diaries as well as others. She is an invited lecturer at civic, cultural and educational institutions internationally, has been a visiting critic at Yale University and Regional Judge for the White House Fellows program.