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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. …

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…

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…

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…

Tahmina Saleem

Board Member

Tahmina worked as a Lecturer and an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Kabul University and as a Freelance Documentary Photographer…

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….


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…

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

Human Rights activist by virtue, Maisam Iltaf is APA’s Program Manager. He has a rich background in project management, technical training, and proposal writing. He has led….

Shah Zaman Rahimi

Project Officer

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.