Lucy Gallun is Assistant Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. She has curated and co-curated many recent exhibitions at MoMA including Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (2016); Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015 (2015); Soldier, Spectre, Shaman: The Figure and the Second World War (2015); and Art on Camera: Photographs by Shunk-Kender, 1960-1971 (2015). Gallun is also co-editor Photography at MoMA, a three volume history of photography at the Museum. Prior to joining the Department, Gallun was with the Whitney Lauder Curatorial Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Philadelphia and a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Programme (ISP)
James Estrin is a founder of Lens, The New York Times photography blog, and has been it's co-editor since it went online in 2009. He is also a Staff Photographer for the Times having worked there since 1987 and was part of a Pulitzer Prize winning team in 2001.
He is the co-producer of the movie Underfire: The Untold Story of Pfc. Ton Vaccaro, which will appear on HBO in November 2016. Mr. Estrin teaches wideful including at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.
MACK is a leading independent publishing house based in London. Founded in 2011, it works collaboratively with emerging and established artists, photographers, writers and curators who are invested in the medium of the book as an art form.
"The most important independent photo-book publisher in the world right now - certainly when it comes to new work" (British Journal of Photography)
Elisa Medde is the Managing Editor for Foam International Photography Magazine.
After studying History of Art, with majors in Iconology, History of Contemporary Art and History of Photography, Elisa worked for various cultural institutions, publishing houses and non-profit organisations as project and research co-ordinator as well as independent curator. Her academic research reflects on the relations between image and power, particularly in the context of contemporary photography.
Is the Cultural Commissions & Partnerships Manager at Magnum Photos, where she manages Magnum's UK exhibitions, cultural commissions and creative projects. She is also a freelance creative consultant and curator. Emily has also worked as an editor and producer on projects for a variety of artists and institutions, including the Victoria & Albert Museum and NGO WaterAid.
She is co-founder and director of Night Contact, a multimedia and photography festival. Supporting and promoting contemporary image making.
Tom Seymour is a photography and arts journalist from London. He is the editor of British Journal of Photography online and writes long-form features for the worlds oldest photography magazine, and also writes on photography for titles including The Guardian, The Financial Times, The New Statesman, Foam, Vice and The BBC.
Kevin WY Lee is a photographer and creative director based in Singapore. He founded Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA), a well followed platform for Photography & Visual Arts in Asia. He participates across Asia as a practitioner, curator, producer and editor. Kevin curates, nominates and juries for various festivals and programs, including the Angkor Photo Festival, WMA Masters Award, Prix Pictet Award, PhotoQuai and Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards. He is also an author and publisher.
Ciara Hickey is the Curator of Belfast Exposed Photography Gallery. She curates and manages numerous gallery exhibitions and public programmes, including the Belfast Exposed Futures programme, which supports photographers working in Northern Ireland by developing and promoting their work internationally. Recent exhibitions/commissions include 'Welcome to Belfast' (Martin Parr), 'Beyond Maps & Atlasas' (Bertien van Manen).
She is co-founder and co-director of the curatorial collective, Household, and writes regularly on art and photography. She previously designed the public programmes at Ormeau Baths Gallery.
Each year our Open Submission award-winners receive vast international press coverage from publications and media outlets around the world. Winners, finalists and entrants have been featured in major publications such as, The Guardian, TIME Lightbox, Foam, The Financial Times, British Journal of Photography, The Telegraph, among many other national and international outlets. This kind of press exposure can lead to viral, global recognition of your work.