Rukmini Callimachi is a three-time Pulitzer Prize Finalist. Callimachi spent seven years in West Africa for The Associated Press, before joining the New York Times in 2014. For her reporting she has received the George Polk Award and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 2016, she was awarded the inaugural “Integrity in Journalism” prize by the International Center for Journalists for her coverage of ISIS’s theology of rape, and their enslavement of Yazidi women. Born in Communist Romania, Callimachi and her family fled the country when she was 5 years old. She began her journalism career as a freelance reporter covering the Gujarat earthquake in India in 2001, then covered city hall, the local school district and park district meetings at the Daily Herald in Arlington Heights, Ill., before joining the AP in 2003 in Portland, Ore.
Margo Sawyer is professor of sculpture and extended media in the department of art and history at the University of Texas, Austin. Her most celebrated works, Synchronicity of Color (also known as “the art boxes”) at Discovery Green in Houston, have become icons of the city.
Simone Glanert is a seniorlecturer at Kent Law School (UK) where she teaches comparative law, French public law, and legal interpretation. Her research focuses on the theory and practice of comparative law in the era of globalization.
Angela Dalle Vacche is a professor of film studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has authored many books, including The Body in The Mirror: Shapes of History in Italian Cinema and Diva: Defiance and Passion in Early Italian Cinema.
Yasufumi Nakamori is Senior Curator, International Art (Photography) at Tate, the U.K. As a scholar, he focuses on the history of photography, modern Japanese art and architecture, and the intersection of contemporary art and law. Previously, he was the head of the department of photography and new media at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. From 2008-2016 he was an associate curator of photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where he received the 2011 Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award for Smaller Exhibitions from the College Art Association for his book and exhibition Katsura: Picturing Modernism in Japanese Architecture, Photographs by Yasuhiro Ishimoto (2010). While he is at the Dora Maar House, he will complete a book manuscript titled Imagining a City: Visions of Avant-Garde Architects and Artists from 1953 to 1970 Japan.
Photograph by Dan Dennehy, the Minneapolis Institute of Art