The 2016 jury

Pride Photo Award is proud to present the members of the 2016 jury:

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Jury chair Ayperi Karabuda Ecer is a photo editor with impressive and extensive experience in the world of documentary photography. She has been Vice President of Pictures at Reuters, was Editor in chief at Magnum Photos Paris and taught at the Joop Swart Masterclasses. She launched award-winning multimedia projects and series of photo books. Ayperi was also a member of the jury for World Press Photo contest in 2009 and chaired the jury in 2010. Ayperi is of Turkish/Swedish origin, she is based in Paris.



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Hideko Kataoka is currently the director of photography at Newsweek, Japan, since 2001. In this role, she oversees and directs photography for the printed and digital editions of the magazine, as well as its special issues. Kataoka is also a lecturer at Tokyo Polytechnic University’s Faculty of Arts. In 2004, she launched a Picture Power section in the magazine, capturing underreported topics from around the world. She has served in many prestigious photo competitions including World Press Photo.



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Susan Bright is a curator and writer, who published numerous books on various aspects of photography including How We Are: Photographing Britain (2007), the first major exhibition of British photography at Tate, as well as Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood (2013), the exhibition of which was named one of the top exhibitions in 2013/2014 by The Guardian and The Chicago Tribune. She is currently completing her PhD in Curatorial Studies at University of London’s Goldsmiths College and is based in Paris.



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John Fleetwood is the director of PHOTO: a platform that curates and commissions photography projects, especially working with emerging photographers. He has curated several exhibitions, most recently Against Time for the Bamako Encounters 2015 and A Return to Elsewhere for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014 and the Joburg Photo Umbrella 2014. From 2002 to 2015 Fleetwood also served as the head of the Market Photo Workshop, a school, gallery and project space in Johannesburg, South Africa where he was born and raised.


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Sunil Gupta has worked as a fine art photographer in Canada, India and the UK, where he currently resides. He co-curated the first show in the UK about Art and AIDS in 1990, called Ecstatic Antibodies. The topics of sexuality, LGBT people and AIDS regularly feature in his work. His next photo book with his partner, Charan Singh, ‘Delhi: Communities of Belonging’, that will appear later this year with New Press, shows us the lives of 18 LGBT people.

Photos by Barbara Galvács

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


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