THE TEAM

We are a multidisciplinary team of experts that share the same passion to advance the knowledge and skills of individuals and communities,  especially the most vulnerable, to affect the change they need to improve their lives and of those around them.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Christopher Hird
Christopher Hird

Christo is a graduate of Ofxord University where he studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He worked as an investment analyst in the City before becoming a journalist, working on the Economist, New Statesman and Sunday Times. He had a career in television as a reporter and producer before establishing Dartmouth Films, an independent documentary company.Christo is a A leading figure in the UK documentary community, Christo was Chair of the Sheffield International Documentary Festival and the

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Andrea Rose
Andrea Rose

Andrea Rose CMG, OBE, was Director of Visual Art at the British Council from 1994-2014. Responsible for the British Council Collection, she purchased key works by artists often at an early stage in their career, among them Damien Hirst, Peter Doig, Mona Hatoum, Jeremy Deller, John Akomfrah, Anya Gallaccio, Douglas Gordon and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. As British Commissioner for the Venice Biennale, she was involved in the selection of both artists and architects for the British Pavilion to represen

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Koen De Feyter
Koen De Feyter

Koen is Professor of International Law at the University of Antwerp and part-time Professor at PILC and the University of Maastricht. He was previously attached to the Human Rights Centre of the University of Maastricht, the Institute of Development Policy and Management of the University of Antwerp, and served as the Academic Coordinator of the European Master in Human Rights and Democratisation (Venice, Italy). Koen is a former Chair of Amnesty International Belgium (1998-1999) and an internat

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STAFF
Claudia Modonesi
Claudia Modonesi

Executive Director ​Claudia is a human rights expert and media trainer with a background in film studies and an MA in human rights studies. She has built her human rights expertise on the professional experiences gained at the UN, European Commission and OSCE. She has 15 + years experience in the design, management and implementation of capacity building projects related to digital media, advocacy and human rights in Europe, Asia and Africa. Since 2019 she co-directs Picture People.

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Nick Danziger
Nick Danziger

Co-Director Nick is an award winning photographer, filmmaker and author. The last 30 years he photographed the world most dispossessed and disadvantaged. He has won several prestigious awards for his photography including, in 2004, the World Press Photo 1st Prize in the Single Portrait Award for his ‘mirror’ image of Prime Minister Tony Blair and President George W. Bush

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Christine Clinton
Christine Clinton

Engagement and Communications Consultant Christine is a strategic consultant with a proven track record in building and executing innovative international marketing and communications programmes for private companies and global multinationals in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. She is passionate about promoting social and environmental justice.

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Giorgia Ziliani
Giorgia Ziliani

Project Coordinator Giorgia is a committed Human Rights advocate with a BA in Politics and International Relations and a LLM in Human Rights Law from the University of Edinburgh. She has extensive experience collaborating with NGOs in Italy and in the UK on projects focused on empowering vulnerable minorities. During her time at Ernst and Young, she also deepened her understanding of gender equality, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability.

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Marta García Méndez
Marta García Méndez

Digital Communications Intern Marta is a specialist in development with a BA in International Relations and a BA in Sociology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. During her time overseas she started to work in the third sector and decided to focus on educational and communication projects. She is particularly interested in the development and promotion of child rights.

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WHO
ARE WE?

"The expertise Picture People has is unique and having such an experienced training team facilitate human rights education teaching trainings in a context that has been using rote learning for decades is crucially important.”
 

Louise Simonsen Aaen

Programme Manager

Danish Institute for Human Rights