This year’s judging panel includes curators Yumi Goto and Itō Takahiro; founder and director of African Artists’ Foundation, Azu Nwagbogu; former editorial director of British Journal of Photography, Simon Bainbridge; director of TJ Boulting Gallery, Hannah Watson and founder Seen Fifteen Gallery, Vivienne Gamble.
Director, TJ Boulting
Hannah Watson is the director of contemporary London art gallery, TJ Boulting, and director of Trolley Books, known for publishing a diverse range of titles presenting unique stories in photography and photojournalism, but also art and recently fiction. She has worked with a host of world-renowned photographers such as Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Alex Majoli and Philip Jones Griffiths.
Editorial Director, British Journal of Photography
Simon Bainbridge has worked in arts journalism for nearly 30 years, serving as editor of BJP since 2003, transforming it from a weekly trade journal into an award-winning monthly, showcasing the best in contemporary photography from around the world. He initiated BJP’s annual talent platform, Ones To Watch, its International Photography Award, and Portrait of Britain, the country’s largest annual public exhibition. He has also curated three photography exhibitions, worked as an external assessor at education institutions including The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and École cantonale d’art de Lausanne. He is currently working on a book about portraits of artists.