Elisabeth Vitouch - President
Member of the Municipal Council of Vienna, member of the Committee of the Regions
Elisabeth Vitouch was born in 1951 in Vienna (Austria). She studied romance languages and has a Ph. D. in psychology. She became a member of the Vienna City Council in 2001 as well as of the Parliament as a spokesperson for the Austrian Social Democrats (SPÖ) in the fields of Science and Culture.
Elisabeth has also had an artistic career, having studied acting and vocal training. She was an actress in several TV shows and stage plays (notably at the National Theatre of Vienna) and has composed music for children. In addition to this, she has also worked as a radio journalist and TV presenter for a national Austrian broadcaster.
She is a jury member for the selection of the European Capital of Culture since 2010.
Curator at the Museum of photography of Charleroi, Belgium
Stéphanie holds a degree in art history from the ULB University of Brussels, and a Masters degree in Digital Media from London University.
After finishing her studies, she started her professional career as stagiaire- assistant for the Photography Museum in Charleroi. She has also worked for a year and a half for the "Messen De Clercq", a Brussels-based art gallery. This experience allowed her to gain experience as an art journalist and to publish various articles for international magazines such as "ArtSlant", "Nextlevel", "Eyemazing" and "ArteNews".
She also specialised in marketing and communication by holding a degree at Ichec Enterprises and is currently working as one of the curator of the Museum of Photography of Charleroi, and as the Associate Editor of "Artexpo".
Several time awarded photo reporter at Agence VU'
Agence VU' describes Paolo Verzone as an unclassified photographer which is something he likes.
His intimate and strict portraits leave room for laughter while representing characters who become a funny but not always joyful reflection of our society. This “leisure society” he frames is neither in place or voided of its own caricature.
Paolo Verzone has a background in journalism a field where he continues to work. He has undertaken large scale projects that take an in-depth look into today’s world. The most remarkable includes his survey of seaside bathers along the Italian, Lithuanian, French and Finnish coasts. The project spanned many years.
Managing editor of the photography journal "The Eyes - Europe & Photography"
In 2012, Vincent Marcilhacy founded Aman Iman Publishing. Since then, He has been editor, consultant and Managing Editor of the photography journal "The Eyes Europe & Photography".
Vincent Marcilhacy joined Agence VU 'in 1996 where he held several positions before creating the Department of Special Projects. In 2008, he created co-edited the photography magazine VU MAG. In 2009, he became Director of the Galerie VU 'founded in 1997.