The success of my projects have relied on the participation and support of a wide network of generous friends and colleagues.
Stacey D. Clarkson
Stacey D. Clarkson is the art director of Harper’s Magazine. Under her direction, photography and illustration in Harper’s has won recognition from the American Society of Magazine Editors (most recently the 2012 National Magazine Award for documentary photography), the Overseas Press Club (2013 Olivier Rebbot Award), and the International Center for Photography (2014 Infinity Award), as well as from American Photography–American Illustration, the Society of Publication Designers, and Communication Arts. Clarkson was nominated for the 2013 Lucie Award for Picture Editor of the Year, and has served on selection committees and juries for the Aaron Siskind Foundation, the Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize, and the Michael P. Smith Fund, among others. She has lectured on photography, illustration, and fine art at New York’s School of Visual Arts, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and Emily Carr University in Vancouver. Born in South Carolina, Clarkson is based in New York City. She collaborated with Tomas on the Blue Sky Days project.
Born in the US, educated in Britain, Alex Perry has worked as a foreign correspondent for close to two decades, covering Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa from postings in London, Hong Kong, New Delhi and Cape Town. His work has appeared in TIME, Newsweek and others and has won numerous awards from the Society of Publishers in Asia, the Foreign Press Association in London and the Overseas Press Club in New York. Perry is also the author of three books: Falling Off The Edge: Globalization, World Peace and Other Lies; Lifeblood: How to Change the World, One Dead Mosquito at a Time: and The Rift, his most ambitious book to date, which is due in 2015.
Alex and Tomas covered the Maoist revolution in Nepal together.
Mathilde Damoisel's documentary films are regularly shown on ARTE, France 5 and in festivals worldwide. A distinctive voice in the new generation of French documentary film makers, her recent films include "L'Irlande des Ecrivains," which offers an intimate look at Irish identity through the eyes of contemporary writers and "A Woman's Womb," an investigation that unravels the perverse logic of population control policies in the developing world. A graduate of Paris' prestigious Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Mathilde also holds an M.A. in History from University of Versailles-St-Quentin and a M.A. in Film and TV Productions from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. Mathilde is Tomas' longtime confidante and muse. She became his wife in 2011.
Brian Sokol is a photographer dedicated to documenting human rights issues and humanitarian crises in post-conflict societies. He is a recipient of National Geographic Magazine's Eddie Adams Grant and awards from Days Japan and the Smithsonian magazine. He regularly works with institutions, editorial, and corporate clients, such as UNHCR, TIME, The New Yorker, and the Mt. Sinai Hospital. Brian had a lead role in the picture editing and graphic design of Tomas' 2012 book, Behind the Curtains.
With 18 years experience as a journalism educator, Kevin Moloney is currently a doctoral student at the University of Colorado’s ATLAS Institute, studying the philosophy and implementation of transmedia storytelling. Kevin's students work at the top of the profession for photo agencies such as l’Agence VU', Prospekt, Luceo Images, and VII. A 26-year veteran photojournalist, Kevin has photographed nearly 1,000 stories for the New York Times, and hundreds more for other worldwide publications. Kevin closely mentored Tomas during his formative years as a photographer.
Sebastien Van Malleghem is a photographer based in Belgium. His long-term projects focus on the idea of justice and crime in contemporary Europe. He documented the police for four years, and the inside of prisons for three years. As a photography student, he was mentored by Tomas, and has continued his collaboration as an assistant on several projects.