PNDP Staff Bios
Gary Knight, Founding Director
Gary Knight is recognised as one of the leading figures in photojournalism and documentary photography as a practitioner, author, educator and entrepreneur. He is the current President and Chairman of the Jury of the World Press Photo Award, the world's leading photography prize. He is the founder and principle architect of the VII Photo Agency. His photography is in private and institutional collections world-wide and he has been regularly published in every leading magazine in Europe, the United States and Asia for the last 25 years.
Gary held a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University from 2009-10 and was an INSPIRE Fellow at Tufts University from 2009-10.
Evidence - War Crimes in Kosovo, de-Mo, 2002
War | Photography
The Museum of Fine Arts. Houston. Texas (2013)
Questions Without Answers
Knight, G, Nachtwey, J, Haviv, R, Kratochvil, Nachtwey, Haviv, Kratochvil, A, Stanmeyer, J, and Ladefoged. J. (2012) Phaidon
Knight, G, Nachtwey, J, Haviv, R, Kratochvil, Nachtwey, Haviv, Kratochvil, A, Stanmeyer, J, and Ladefoged. J (2005) New York, de-Mo
Congo. The Forgotten War
Knight, G, Nachtwey, J, Haviv, R, Kratochvil, Knight, Nachtwey, Haviv, Kratochvil, A, and Ladefoged. J (2005) New York, de-Mo
Rethink: The Causes and Consequences of 9/11
Knight, G, Nachtwey, J , Kratochvil, A, & Boulat, A (2004) New York, de-Mo
Knight, G, Kratochvil, A, & Boulat, A (2003) New York, de-Mo
Numerous international photography and journalism awards between 1996 and 2014
Samuel James, Adjunct Lecturer
Samuel James is a photographer, writer, and educator from Cincinnati, Ohio. His career began in Nigeria, exploring issues related to inequity, energy and the environment, including the impact of the oil industry on the Niger Delta. This work was recognized by the the Overseas Press Club Olivier Rebbot Award, a Getty Images Editorial Grant, and a Special Commendation from the Frontline Club, as well as nominations for the Visa d'Or and the ASME National Magazine Award. He continues to work in Nigeria and throughout the United States on long-term projects that study people and place. In 2013, The British Journal of Photography named him as one of the "20 Photographers to Watch" and in 2014, he was the recipient of the International Center of Photography Infinity Young Photographer Award. He is a Contributing Artist at Harper’s Magazine and works regularly for international media outlets. He teaches Introduction to Narrative and Documentary Practice (EXP 0051) in the fall semester.