Sony World Photography Awards 2010 has announced the judges for the competition including photographers and visual artists working with photography. The Honorary Jury for the Sony World Photography Awards 2010 is made up of 12 specially selected World Photography Organisation Academy members. For the professional awards selection, “the 12 members will initially judge within their respective photographic genres of expertise. Later, as one collective group, they will select the overall winners in both the amateur and professional programmes, and the overall winner, the L’Iris D’Or”. Last year’s L’Iris D’Or was awarded to David Zimmerman for his Desert Landscapes project. A jury for the Student Focus programme is also selected from the Academy members. The official pre-selection committee of the amateur competition is iStockphoto, “the internet’s original member-generated image and design community”.
For a name check on the judges, links to some of their work and a photograph from one of last year’s category winners of a lovely little Joey, surf on:
The 2010 WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS JUDGES
Commercial categories are:
Chair, Mark Sealy (UK), Director of Autograph (The Association of Black Photographers);
Nadav Kander (UK), photographer
Scott Thode (US), Deputy Picture Editor of Fortune Magazine
Chloe Limpkin (UK), Picture Director of Harper’s Bazaar.
Photojournalism and Documentary categories are:
Chair, Aidan Sullivan (UK), Vice President Getty Images;
Pablo Bartholomew (India), photographer and educator;
Roberto Koch (Italy), Publisher, Contrasto and Founder of FORMA (the international Centre of Photography in Milan)
Monica Allende (UK), Picture Editor of the Sunday Times Magazine.
Fine Art categories are:
Chair, Bill Hunt (US), Co-founder of Hasted Hunt Gallery in New York;
Trisha Ziff (Mexico), curator, scholar, film-maker;
Michelle Dunn (USA), Photo Editor of Aperture Magazine
Bohnchang Koo (Korea), photographer.
The judges for the Student Focus competition which involves over 120 photographic institutions around the world, are:
Adrian Evans (UK), Director of Panos pictures agency;
Jonathon Torgovnik (US), widely exhibited documentary photographer and co-founder of NGO, Foundation Rwanda;
Idris Khan (UK), artist
Sue Steward (UK), photography critic, writer, radio broadcaster, photo-editor and journalist.
4 January – Closing date for professional and amateur categories
23 February – Shortlist announcement
23 March – Category winners’ announcement
19 – 25 April – World Photography Festival
21 – 23 April – The Photographers’ Programme
22 April – Sony World Photography Awards ceremony