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Jury 2019

James Hill

James Hill

The New York Times photographer since 1995. Winner of World Press Photo, the Pulitzer Prize and the Visa d’Or at Perpignan’s Visa Pour L’Image. Spent many years in conflict zones in the former USSR, the Middle East and Afghanistan. Author of four books, including Victory Day, a portrait series of WWII veterans. His photographs are in the collections of the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum, the Moscow House of Photography and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.

Peter Bitzer

Peter Bitzer

Born in1954. Studied political science at Marburg University. Worked as a director for marketing at laif agency and Bilderberg. In 1992, he returned to laif as managing director. Under his leadership laif developed into one of Germany’s top travel photography and journalism agencies. Member of various photojournalism juries. Teaches photo editing and branding at University of Dortmund.

JJuan Arredondo

Juan Arredondo  

A Colombian American documentary photographer, he has chronicled human rights stories in Latin America. A regular contributor to The New York Times and National Geographic. Since 2014, he has been reporting on the use of child soldiers by illegal armed groups in Colombia and the peace agreement between the Colombian government and FARC, for which he received a World Press Photo award in 2018. He is a 2019 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

Cho Bo Hee

Cho Bo Hee

Deputy department head at the leading Korean news agency Yonhap. Started his career in 1990 as a photojournalist. Covered the FIFA World Cup in 1998 and 2002. In 2008, was a member of the ROK presidential press pool. From 2011 to 2016, worked as head of the photo desk at Yonhap. Jury member of Yonhap International Press Photo Contest. Winner of ROK Press Photo Contest (2013) and Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry Photo Contest (2018).

Alice Gabriner

Alice Gabriner   

Photo editor and consultant with 30 years of experience at the leading media outlets, including The New York Times and National Geographic. Head of photography and international photo editor at TIME since 1999. Photo editor of TIME’s long-term multimedia project “Finding Home,” which received the top prize in the 2018 World Press Photo contest, and a 2018 Emmy Award nomination in the Outstanding New Approaches Documentary category.

Sergei Ilnitsky

Sergei Ilnitsky

Staff photographer for EPA in Moscow since 2003. Born in 1974 in Mariupol. Graduated from the Academy of Arts and Culture at the Department of Cinema and Photo Skills in Siberia. Worked for the Kuznetsky Krai newspaper and as a freelancer for various media outlets and advertising agencies. In 1995, he joined EPA as a freelancer, covering children's penal colonies in Siberia and the Chernobyl NPP. Covered NATO operations in Afghanistan in 2001.