Johanna Vandamme (1983) studied journalism in Kortrijk and Liège, did an internship at production company deMensen and graduated with a thesis on separatism in the Belgian press. She was editor-in-chief of the magazine Flanders Network, graphic designer of the Belgian photography magazine SNOR and studied camera technique in Manhattan.
John Grobler is a veteran investigative reporter based in Windhoek, Namibia, from where he has written for South Africa’s Mail & Guardian as well as The New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde Diplomatique, and others.
Jonas D'Hollander (27) is a young reporter who started his career at 'het nieuws' (Vtm). As a freelancer he has worked for Ter Zake (Vrt), continuing his first political documentary for the digital broadcaster 'Acht' (Concentra). For this project he received funding from 'Fonds Pascal Decroos' for investigative journalism.
Jozef Devillé, says he has chosen his studies as a documentary maker, because the film school was closest to his home. He studied Audiovisual Arts (documentary) at the RITCS in Brussels. His greatest production to date is undoubtedly The Sound of Belgium, a film that evolved from a search for the origin of a local music genre to an exploration of the true soul of the Belgians. Looking beyond the globe, his fascination with projects and movements is awakened, which are often dismissed as "utopian". As an independent documentary maker, he travels around the world to further understand these movements and their ideas and then share his discoveries with the spectators.
Karel Arnaut is an anthropologist affiliated to the Department of African Languages and Cultures and the Conflict Research Group, both at Ghent University. He is also editor-in chief of Afrika Focus. The main focus of his research is student- and youth movements, social participation, and transformations of the public sphere in Côte d'Ivoire (West-Africa). Apart from that Arnaut teaches and conducts research on postcolonial dynamics in connection with the image, the societal position and the diasporic identities of Africa(ns) in Belgium and Europe.
Karim Abraheem is a photographer. The common thread in his oeuvre is man in his daily environment. His interest goes to social themes such as the situation of undocumented migrants and the multi-cultural environment.
Karl van den Broeck (1966) was head of the culture department at the Belgian newspaper De Morgen and chief editor of the news magazine Knack. Now he's chief editor of the independent news site for investigative journalism Apache.be and he organizes debates on culture and society at BOZAR. In 2014 he published 'The real father of the pill', about doctor Nand Peeters.
Katja Heinemann is a German photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her personal work focuses on documenting social and cultural issues, exploring topics such as illness and stigma, women's health and body consciousness, youth issues, and the remaining traces of the former communist East in today's German culture.
Katrijn Geeraert works as a freelance creator of social-artistic video projects and documentaries. With Lost Collective she made dancing portraits of people in order to reinforce social cohesion in heterogenic neighbourhoods. She also collaborated on different projects in the South, on her own account as well as for other organisations.