400 YEARS TEAM

Founders

Brian Adams

Brian Adams is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska, specializing in environmental portraiture. His work has been featured in both national and international publications, and his work documenting Alaskan Native villages has been showcased in galleries across the United States and Europe. His most recent book, I AM INUIT was published in December 2017. Brian is a board member of Natives Photograph and a member of Diversify Photo.

Sheena Brings Plenty

Sheena Brings Plenty is a Winnebago/Irish/Norwegian bead artist, mom, and wife living on the homelands of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in Cherokee, North Carolina, with her husband, Scott, and their bunny, Puffy Fluffy. Sheena has a YouTube channel with nearly 1.5K followers where she shares beading and quilting tutorials, gardening exploits, and quirky truths about her home state, Minnesota. With a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts from Sullivan University, Sheena keeps her family fed while helping Scott, a photojournalist for the Cherokee One Feather, create, edit, and post content to the One Feather website and social channels.

Sarah Stacke

Sarah Stacke is a photographer and archive investigator based in Brooklyn, New York. Through long-term projects created in dialogue with people and communities, she seeks to become an ally and share stories, often untold, that bring a solutions-focused balance to the narratives of underrepresented people and places.

Photo Editors

James Estrin

James Estrin is a photographer, writer, filmmaker, and academic. He is a New York Times senior staff photographer and was the co-founder and co-editor of the Times' photography blog 'Lens' from 2009 to 2019. James was part of a team that won a 2001 Pulitzer Prize for a national series of articles entitled “How Race Is Lived In America."He is also the co-executive producer of the documentary film "Underfire: The Untold Story of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro" which appeared on HBO in November 2016.

Elizabeth Krist

Elizabeth Krist spent over 20 years at National Geographic magazine as a photo editor. She is a founding member of the Visual Thinking Collective, a Women Photograph board member, and curated an installation in 2020 for Photoville.

Sarah Leen

Sarah Leen became the first female director of photography at National Geographic. She brings over 20 years of experience as an internationally acclaimed freelance photographer, photo editor, and teacher. Sarah is the founder of the Visual Thinking Collective.

Grantees

Ash Adams

Minik Bidstrup

Tailyr Irvine

Erika Larsen

Madison Hye Long

Kali Spitzer

Ryan RedCorn