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Board of Directors

Farzana Wahidy

Founder & Board Member

Farzana Wahidy is an award-winning Afghan documentary photographer – best known for her photographs of women and girls in Afghanistan. She has been documenting the life...
Dr. David Bathgate

Board Member

In addition to a 20-year career as a professional documentary photographer and photojournalist, David Bathgate is a Ph.D anthropologist. His work has appeared in numerous international...
Roya Sadat

Board Member

Roya Sadat is Afghanistan’s first female award-winning producer, director and writer. Studied filmmaking at the Asia Film Academy in South Korea, she has successfully brought touching stories...
Manoocher Deghati

Board Member

Manoocher Deghati is a renowned photojournalist photographing news, conflicts and social issues around the globe since 1978. Mr. Deghati is also the Founder of AINA Photojournalism...
Lana Šlezić

Board Member

Lana Šlezić is a Canadian writer/director/producer and acclaimed photographer based in Los Angeles. She is currently in development on her historical drama feature film, The Legend of...
Tahmina Saleem

Board Member

Born in Kabul, Tahmina Saleem holds a BA in Graphics and an MA in Visual Arts from Kabul University. Tahmina worked as a Lecturer and an...
Aref Karimi

Board Member

Born in Heratin 1986, Aref Karimi holds a BA in journalism. He is an experienced photojournalist who has worked with various national and international media organizations....


Kimberly Stinson

Managing Director

Kimberly Stinson is a Canadian communications specialist, visual journalist, and media trainer. Her company KJ Stinson Media provides communications assessment and planning, social media management, and...
Dr. Saumava Mitra


Dr. Saumava Mitra is an Assistant Professor of the School of Communications at Dublin City University. He also serves as the vice-chair of the Visual Communication...
Maisam Iltaf

Program Manager

Researcher by passion, human rights activist by virtue, Maisam Iltaf is APA’s Program Manager. He has a rich background in project management, technical training, and proposal...
Shah Zaman Rahimi

Program Manager

Shah Zaman Rahimi holds a BBA degree from the American University of Afghanistan and is currently working as a Project Officer with Afghanistan Photographer Association. He...