MAPS combines the structure of a photo agency with the shared values of a collective. MAPS is a touchpoint for cross platform initiatives in the arts, in journalism, in education, and in publishing. We work together on multidisciplinary projects that push the boundaries of the photographic medium.

At our core are the individuals who form MAPS. We are photographers with different backgrounds and areas of interests, and creative professionals in publishing, design, and education.


Alessandro Penso
Dominic Nahr 
Gaël Turine
Kitra Cahana
Massimo Berruti
Mustafa Hussin
Simona Ghizzoni

Concept & project coordination

Eefje Ludwig

Web design

Benoît Closon


Marco Martiniello


Ahmad Ejaz
Anna Mayumi Kerber
Eefje Ludwig
Emanuela Zuccalà
Fletcher Reveley 
Floriana Bulfon
Marco Martiniello
Louis Van Ginneken

Graphic design

Chiquinquirá García
Lucyle Massu

Text editing

Sarah Ream

Story editing

Eefje Ludwig
Jon Levy
Laetitia Ganaye


Ann Tilman (Italian – English)
Hany Hawasly (Arabic – English)

This work was funded by
the National Geographic Society

With special thanks to

Faten Zalghaneh
Hadeel Azeez
Ivica Petrušić
Mustafa Hussin
Navanpreet Kaur

Pictures by Kitra Cahana
Text by Fletcher Reveley

Pictures by Simona Ghizzoni
Text by Emanuela Zuccalà

Pictures by Massimo Berruti
Text by Ahmad Ejaz

Pictures by Dominic Nahr
Text by Anna Mayumi Kerber

Pictures by Gaël Turine & Mustafa Hussin
Text by Louis Van Ginneken

Pictures by Alessandro Penso
Text by Floriana Bulfon