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Head of Advocacy and Education, Content Authenticity Initiative
Santiago Lyon is the Head of Advocacy and Education for the Adobe-led Content Authenticity Initiative, working to combat misinformation through digital content provenance. He has more than 35 years of experience in photography as an award-winning photojournalist, photo editor, media executive and educator. As a photographer for Reuters and the Associated Press, he won multiple photojournalism awards for his coverage of 8 wars around the globe between 1989 and 1999. In 2003, he was a Nieman Fellow in journalism at Harvard University before being named VP/Director of Photography at the Associated Press, a position he held until 2016. Under his direction, the AP won three Pulitzer Prizes for photography as well as multiple other major photojournalism awards around the world. He was Chair of the Jury for the 2013 World Press Photo contest. Santiago serves on the boards of directors of the Eddie Adams Workshop and the VII Foundation. He also teaches regularly at the International Center of Photography in New York.