Jekaterina Saveljeva, Founder and Workshop Coordinator
Jekaterina Saveljeva is the founder and workshop facilitator at femLENS. Jekaterina is a photographer and photo editor, with a BA in media and communication who started her professional career as a freelancer in Dublin, Ireland working with small and large publications, including The New York Times, Metro Eireann and others, having her works later used by AP, REUTERS and Irish Times. Having worked and travelled on three continents, she realised the lack of diversity of voices and visions in documentary photography. In 2015 Jekaterina organised the first series of femLENS workshops, which provide photography training to women, with the guidance of members of other civil organisations. In 2016 Jekaterina moved to Poland where she continued her femLENS work. She aims to improve the learning experience for women from various backgrounds by involving more media professionals in the training.
Bogdan Popescu, Director of Communications
Bogdan Popescu has over 5 years work experience helping NGOs and public institutions grow. He has been involved in Youth in Action and Erasmus+ projects in Romania and Poland, with a focus on participatory culture and intercultural development. Main areas of activity are branding, graphic design, public relations and networking. He has been a liaison for the femLENS project in collaboration with the Public Library of Gdynia, but also as a linguistic facilitator for the first series of workshop done in Poland, in December 2016.
Rita Plantera, Chief of Growth
Rita Plantera is an Italian journalist with a PhD in Linguistics. She has been a volunteer and humanitarian worker in the Palestinian Occupied Territories, where she has worked with projects focused on the role of women and youth. In her role of Chief of Growth she is committed to engaging to promote femLENS mission with innovation, versatility and creativity, by writing stories and focusing on its cultural growth.