Maria Mann is the Director of international relations for the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA), Frankfurt. She joined EPA in 2007. Previously, she was director of global current events at Corbis, Paris. She was director of photography for Agence France-Presse for the Americas and international photo editor-in-chief in Paris. Maria was a member of the IAPA/Knight Foundation workshops for advanced photojournalism, conduction workshops in Latin America. She also taught in Lithuania, World Press in Turkey, Pentagon military workshops, and China. She was editor of a two-year project in Ukraine, exhibited at the EU. Maria worked with the Newseum, washington, co-curated several exhibits, and produced a multimedia piece "Children of Kosovo". She is co-producer of an e-learning module on visual language of photojournalism for the Poynter Institute. She has lectured in universities in Europe and the Americas, and mentors young photojournalists. Maria has judged photojournalism contests including World Press, Unicef, Lithuanian Circle of Life, Belarus Photos of the Year, Bayeux War Correspondents, POY, Joop Swart Masterclass portfolios and CHIPP/China. She was the founding chair of the Best of Photojournalism Contest. She was a member of the Forum "Code de déontologie de la presse écrite maghrébine" in Tunis that formulated and ratified the first code of ethics for the media in the Maghreb region. She is the recipient of the National Press Photographers' Joseph Costa Award for 'leadership and continuing service to photojournalists and photojournalism'.