Judging Panel

Adrian Mott, Professor at UAL London, UK

Photographer and Course Leader for the Graduate Diploma Photography Course at London College of Communication (UAL). As Director of Photography, Adrian has worked with the European Union and is often invited as an Honorary Speaker to present his commercial expertise to both the Royal Photographic Society and the British Institute of Photographers. Adrian’s professional career covers over 40 years; he runs a commercial photo studio in London with clients including Rolls Royce, Ferrari, Saatchi and Saatchi Mercedes Benz and Vogue.

 

Marion Bull, Photographer and Travel Writer UK

Freelance travel writer and photographer; Marion seeks out the unusual from remote areas worldwide. She is published in The Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times, FT, Mail on Sunday, Independent, Geographical, Traveller and internationally in books and journals. She has had solo photo exhibitions at the Barbican Centre (London), UK museums and the Royal Geographical Society.  She gives talks and lectures and has broadcasted on BBC Radio 4’s Excess Baggage travel programme. Her speciality is solo independent expeditions and she has explored more than 100 countries.

 

Pierluigi Rizzato, Director of FIAP Ethics Service and Wildlife Photographer, Italy

Multi awarded wildlife photographer whose photographs have earned him more than 450 awards across 52 countries. In 2013, he was voted “Photographer of the Year” by FIAF (The International Federation of Photographic Art) and in 2014, Pierluigi received MFIAP, Master of Photography. In 2017, he received Excellence FIAP Diamond 1 Honour. He has exhibited in Italy, Croatia, Finland, China and Singapore and he is currently Director of FIAP Ethics Service.

 

 

Jill Paider, Photographer, founder and CEO of Gilliard Moshe fine-art publisher, Los Angeles, USA

Freelance photographer and the founder & CEO of Gilliard Moshe, a fine-art publisher of digital and print media. Jill has worked in over 100 countries on-assignment for advertising agencies, editorial and private clients. In 2014, she was the first photographer to be awarded the Fulbright Specialist grant by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Cultural Affairs.  She has published 13 books on architecture, design, travel and gastronomy. Jill is a member of the Royal Photographic Society and American Photographic Artists, and serves as a consultant for photography education, at the University of the Arts in London,  and currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

 

Mark Foxwell, Creative Director at Genesis Imaging Ltd, UK

Creative director of Genesis Imaging. Mark is based in London and is a photographic printer of 40 years standing, working closely with renowned. Photographers and Artists. His prints have graced the walls of some of the top museums and galleries in the world, including MOMA and the Tate Modern. He is consumed by Photography as it is as much part of him, as his DNA. His current aim and hope is to give back as much as he has gained from this passion.

 

Gary Love, British Film Director, UK

British director/producer with over 38 years experience in the industry, as an actor and director of films, TV series and serials, as well as commercials. Gary was nominated best director at the Edinburgh Film Festival. He project led the International Emmy Award winning ‘Waking the Dead’ for the BBC and in 2015 he directed ‘The Following’ (2015), a Warner Bros. drama series for Fox network, starring Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy. Amongst many others, he has directed John Thaw, Ray Winstone, Ewen Bremner, Matthew Rhys, Shawn Ashmore and Emily Lloyd.

 

Barbara Beltramello, Photographer and Video Journalist, Italy

Photographer and video journalist, Barbara collaborates with National Geographic, The Huffington Post, Discovery Network Channel and AJ Plus. Finalist in several international photo competitions including KLPA-Kuala Lampur International Photoawards, IPA, PX3 Festival, she has been selected to be among the first 15 winners of the 8th JMCA Award for Women Photographers. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and she is one of the founders of About Photography App.