Turi Munthe is the Founder and CEO.
He's English-French-Swedish and was brought up in London. He's been a publisher, editor, policy analyst, lecturer, and journalist and talking head for most of the big English language broadcasters and newspapers. He has lived in the US, Syria, Israel, Nepal, Spain and France, studied at Oxford University, the Hebrew University and NYU, and speaks Italian, French, Spanish and Arabic (badly). He's given lectures on Iran to the Central Communist Party of China, and on erotica to the ICA. His one book is the Saddam Hussein Reader, and he lives in London with his wife and two children.
Jonathan Tepper is a Founder of Demotix.
He is frozen in time on Google as a very blonde and nerdy 22-yr-old Rhodes Scholar - and hasn't changed much. He graduated with highest honours in History and Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and then went on to do his M.Litt at Oxford in Modern History (which is where Turi and he met). Jonathan's background is in finance. Jonathan is American, but was brought up in Spain and Mexico, and is a Trustee of Asociacion Betel in Britain. He can also do a handstand from the lotus position, has a near-photographic memory, and speaks Mediaeval Spanish (only useful in Sefardic retirement homes in Brooklyn).
Ossie Ikeogu is Head of Sales.
Ossie is a Londoner born and bred with over 10 years experience in the Stock Photography industry. After graduating at Warwick University in American History and Politics he had a brief foray into the world of journalism as a trainee cub reporter at the glamorous Watford Observer before embarking on a stint in finance to pay off student loans. After selling his soul he finally found his niche in the world of photography and image licensing; working at both Getty and Corbis where he had a perfect insight into the digitization of the industry but still remembers the days of lost transparencies and ‘real’ light boxes. He’s currently learning to play the Harmonica, and lives in North London with his partner and their baby daughter who contrary to all the baby books he endeavoured to read, still refuses to let him have a good night sleep.
Juliette Atkinson is the Sales Manager.
Juliette has been working in the picture industry for the past 7 years, having started in the Victoria and Albert Museum Images department. Juliette has worked with VII Photo Agency in Paris, Documentography in London, Camera Press and PhotoVoice, and even spent a brief stint in a London photography gallery. Juliette is also a freelance photographer herself, and has exhibited in the Curzon Soho in London with ‘Faces of Cuba’, and in Paris with ‘Aqua Abstracts’ and ‘The Tower’.
Alex McFadyen is Demotix’ Chief Technology Officer.
After living in Madrid for 4 years was tempted back to London by Demotix. Previously, he attended the University of East Anglia to study computing and poker (artificial intelligence) and then went to work for the Associated Press at their electronic news production system team inside the BBC in London. After leaving the AP, and a brief trip to Japan, he became a "senior developer for hire" working for design and consultancy firms around the world. Leveraging that experience in combination with a strong belief in Open Source technology, he has been guiding Demotix's tech path since the very early days. Alex - surprisingly for an Englishman - also makes a fine California Roll.
Nuno Veloso is our Chief Engineer.
Nuno was born in Portugal, raised in Brussels, studied IT Engineering in Braga (Portugal) and is now a proud Londoner thanks to Demotix. Nuno is a Drupal enthusiast and Free and Open Source Software evangelist, especially when it comes to putting technology to work for the greater good. He’s also interested in Natural Language Processing algorithms, and has a passion for foreign languages and cultures. Nuno speaks Portuguese, French, Dutch, English, Spanish and Galician, and is beginning to learn Arabic.
Alexandru comes from the land of Dracula but loves Drupal and not blood. He worked for some of Romania's biggest Drupal startups, and is a founding member of Drupal Romania. He attended the University of Bucharest where he currently teaches web technologies. These days his areas of interest are Drupal, Django, search technologies, mobile development and UX. He also loves zombies, B-movies and analog synths. When not coding Alex is trying to learn the piano and makes weird sounds with his theremin.
Corey Pein is Demotix’ Editor-in-Chief.
Corey has been an itinerant journalist since leaving his native Washington State a decade ago. Before arriving at Demotix he worked at newspapers, magazines and websites in New York City, Bangkok, Portland (Oregon), and sundry points in between. He has focused on investigative reporting on politics, business, crime, technology and the arms trade, producing reams of long-form narrative reportage while experimenting with the new world of breaking news blogging and data journalism. Corey is a graduate of the journalism school at Columbia University in New York and The Evergreen State College. He lives in South London with his partner.
Rachael Kennedy is our Assistant Editor.
Rachael was almost content forging a career as a waitress until she unexpectedly landed a script consultancy job in Hollywood. From here, industry experts mentored her and transformed her love for film into a tool for analysis. She’s since worked as a story analyst on a freelance basis to various Production Companies, and is now signed to a single Hollywood company to continue her hobby. She has an intense personal interest in genetics and linguistic neurochemistry, and has a published report proposing an innovative branch of research into Alzheimer’s disease. In her spare time, you’ll find Rachael with friends or playing her flute.
Stephen Sidlo is the swashbuckling verifier of citizen photojournalism, breaking news head publisher and picture editor.
Stephen is a keen photojournalist with a deep interest in social, political and environmental issues that is reflected in his own personal work. Manchester born and holding a photojournalism degree, he has worked as a pit boy at Russian punk concerts, has volunteered ironing clothes in a Morecambe charity shop, and spent 10 months documenting the RNLI off the coast of Northern England. Stephen moved into a London train station for a bar job at The Frontline Club before being snapped up by Demotix. He has keen interests in skydiving, motorcycles and Gonzo style journalism but enjoys long walks and making Mancunian coq au vin.
Matthew Richards is a Regional Publisher.
Currently based out of Bangkok, he is a freelance photographer interested in news reporting and conflict photography. Born in England in 1963, Matthew has spent most of the last 18 years living in Asia. Together with his interest in photography, he is also a writer, editor and proof-reader. His work has appeared in international publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist and The Bangkok Post.
Zachary Bennett is a Regional Publisher.
for Demotix, a photojournalist and management professional based in Lima, Peru. His work has appeared in a number of publications, and he recently reported on the mass deportation of immigrant children in Israel for the Christian Science Monitor. Zachary began working at Demotix as the MENA editor in Israel, and became a regional publisher when he returned to the US. Zachary is continuing his Spanish studies at Catolica University while he already holds a degree in Journalism and Latin American Studies from the University of Florida and a Masters in Management from NYU. Before a day’s work, Zachary can be found studying Spanish or surfing.
Steve Storey is a Regional Publisher.
Steve is 61 years old, with 27 years in the casino industry in Nevada. The last 11 years were spent as a technical writer for Harrah's Entertainment.
A professional fine art, and street photographer for 39 years with work exhibited in San Fransisco, Lake Tahoe, California, and Seattle, Washington, Steve currently lives in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Gary Jung is a regional publisher. With nearly twenty years of experience as a photographer and photo editor for news organizations in the greater New York City area, Gary now covers assignments for local and national news for Gannett, E.W. Scripps and the Miami Herald.
Jessica Korman is a Regional Publisher. Originally from New York, is a picture editor and researcher with experience in all areas of publishing, from children's books to the latest celebrity news. She has worked at Scholastic, AOL, Woman's World Magazine and the Jerusalem Post, among others. Her love of art brought her to work at MutualArt.com where she currently manages auction content. She lives in Jerusalem with her dog Henry.