Marc Schaefer - President
Mayor of Vianden, Luxembourg, Member of
PES Group in the Committee of the Regions
Marc Schaefer is the mayor of Vianden, Luxembourg, and has been member of the Luxembourg Council of State since 2007. He has been member of the LSAP (Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party) since 1995 and member of the Committee of the Regions since 2005.
Beyond his political career, Marc Schaefer is Chair of the Vianden local section of Amiperas, a non-profit organisation getting elderly people of a community together. He is also Vice-President of the Amis de la Maison de Victor Hugo Vianden association, member of the board of the Alzheimer Association Luxembourg and was elected President of the Luxembourg National Tourism Office last year.
As the younger son of a master painter in Vianden, and amateur of contemporary art, Marc Schaefer has always been familiar with visual arts.
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.
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.
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.
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.