Jury 2013: This year’s fabulous five!

In June a jury of internationally renowned photography experts will select the winners of this year’s contest. We proudly present this year’s fabulous five! 

Stephen Mayes © Woong Jae Shin small


The chairman of this year’s edition is Stephen Mayes, the managing director of VII Photo Agency New York. You may know him from World Press Photo, where he was as secretary of the board and jury for the last nine years.  Stephen was on the first jury for Pride Photo Award in 2011, where he impressed with his warm and witty charm and the sharp ethical debates he initiated. This inspired us to ask him back, this time as jury chairman.


Colin Jacobson (c) Athena Paralouaki_280


From across the channel: Colin Jacobson, a British freelance photo editor, columnist and critic. He was the founder of Reportage, a quarterly magazine on photojournalism, and he worked as photo editor for the Economist, The Observer Magazine and The Independent Magazine. He also taught Photojournalism at the University of Westminster.


Giovanna Calvenzi ©Hanninen


From la bella Italia, Giovanna Calvenzi. She worked as photo editor and director of photography for magazines such as Vanity Fair, Glamour and Moda. She has been the director of photography for Sportsweek, the Gazetta dello Sport supplement since January 2000. She designed and curated multiple books and exhibitions on contemporary photography.


Isabel Muñoz © Francis Tsang s


Also in the jury, one of the most widely exhibited Spanish photographers: Isabel Muñoz. She traveled across the globe to capture the human body in all its beauty. Her works were on display display in the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, the New Museumof Contemporary Art in New York and the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston.


Jane Jackson


Last but certainly not least, Jane Jackson (USA) is director and advisor of the Sir Elton John Photography Collection, one of the largest and most renowned private photo collections. Before she became curator for this collection in 2003 she founded Jackson Fine Art, a gallery specializing in 20th century and contemporary photography.

Pride Photo Award is an annual international contest for photos about sexual and gender diversity.


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