In the coming weeks, several important names will be added to the jury of the 2020 edition of URBAN Photo Awards. We would like to introduce you the confirmed jurors so far.
You already know our “super commission”, with the President of the Jury Alex Webb who will personally choose the Winner of the Single Photos section and will award him at the final ceremony of the contest, Saturday 24 October 2020 during the Trieste Photo Days festival. The juror Rebecca Norris Webb will also be our guest: she will choose and award the Winner of the Projects & Portfolio section.
We welcome the jury to Gulnara Samoilova, a New York-based street photographer and founder of the WomenStreetPhotographers Instagram feed and the related traveling exhibition, which will make a stop at the next Trieste Photo Days together with a workshop organized by Samoilova herself, guest of honor of the festival.
Then we have the commission for the “New Buildings” special award, launched together with Matrix4design. The images will be selected by Matrix4Design editor Andrea Boni and photographer Federica Nardese.
Also this year, thanks to the partnership with the Civic Museums of History and Art of the Municipality of Trieste, we will offer an exhibition-award at the “Sartorio” Museum for 4 projects, which will be selected by Laura Carlini Fanfogna, director of the Museums and Libraries Service of the Municipality of Trieste, and Claudia Colecchia, head of the Photo Library of the Civic Museums of History and Art of the Municipality of Trieste.
The director of the Poreč Museum Elena Uljančić has been a permanent member of the URBAN jury since 2016: every year, she chooses 3 projects to exhibit at the summer exhibition-prize at the museum itself.
Also confirmed in our Jury: Angelo Cucchetto, artistic director of Trieste Photo Days, Christy Karpinski, founder of F-Stop Magazine and Fulvio Merlak, institutional soul of Italian photography and driving force of Portfolio Italy, Maja Tabea Jerrentrup (professor of media & photography at Ajeenkya DY Patil University, India), Hungarian photographer Marietta Varga, Japanese street photographer Tadashi Onishi, Sucheta Das (director of ‘Images Redefined Photography Institute’), Czech photographer Miloš Nejezchleb, Ania Klosek (polish documentary & street photographer), Michael Ernest Sweet (Canadian photographer, writer, and educator).