left: From "Vies possibles et imaginaires" (Editions Photosynthèses, Arles, 2012), a collaboration with Rozenn Quéré. Courtesy yasmine eid-sabbagh; in the middle: N'Goné Fall | Photo: © F. Diouf Photography; right: Tanvi Mishra | Photo: © Aditya Kapoor
In her practice yasmine eid-sabbagh explores potentials of human agency by engaging in experimental, collective work processes. These include (counter-)archiving practices such as the negotiation around a potential digital archive (re)assembled in collaboration with inhabitants of Burj al-Shamali, a Palestinian refugee camp near Tyr, Lebanon, and radical pedagogical projects such as Ses Milanes-créixer a la natura, a self-organized forest kindergarten in Bunyola, Spain, using nature as its main infrastructure. Photography often acts as a medium for her to communally investigate notions of collectivity, power, and endurance; for example, in her engagement as a member of the Arab Image Foundation, a practitioner-led archival institution, and as a focus in her PhD in Art Theory and Cultural Studies from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (2018).
N'Goné Fall is an independent curator and a consultant in cultural policies. She has been the editorial director of the Paris-based contemporary African art magazine Revue Noire from 1994 to 2001. She is the editor of An Anthology of African Art: The Twentieth Century (Revue Noire / DAP 2002); Photographers from Kinshasa (Revue Noire 2001); Anthology of African and Indian Ocean Photography: a century of African photographers (Revue Noire 1998). Fall curated exhibitions in Africa, Europe and the USA. She was a guest curator of the Bamako and Dakar biennales in 2001 and 2002. She is the author of strategic plans and evaluation reports for national and international institutions. Fall has been an associate professor at the Senghor University in Alexandria, Egypt; lecturer at the Michaelis School of Arts in Cape Town South Africa, and at the Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey in Niger. In 2018, N'Goné Fall has been appointed by the French President Emmanuel Macron General Commissioner of the Africa2020 Season, a series of more than 1,500 cultural, scientific and pedagogical events held all over France from December 2020 to September 2021.
Tanvi Mishra works with images as a photo editor, curator, and writer based in New Delhi, India. Among her interests are rights and representation in image-making, research strategies in visual culture as well as the notion of truth/fiction in photography, particularly in the current political landscape. She has served as the Creative Director of The Caravan, a journal of politics and culture. She is part of the photo-editorial team of PIX, a South Asian publication and display practice. She works as an independent curator and has recently curated the Louis Roederer Discovery Award for the 2023 edition of Recontres d'Arles. Tanvi has also been part of the curatorial teams of Photo Kathmandu, Delhi Photo Festival and BredaPhoto. Her writing on photography has been published in various platforms including Aperture, FOAM and 1000 Words. She has served on multiple juries, including World Press Photo, Chennai Photo Biennale Awards and the Catchlight Global Fellowship, and is currently part of the first international advisory committee of World Press Photo.