Judges

Caroline Hunter - Picture Editor, Guardian Weekend Magazine

Caroline Hunter is a picture editor for the Guardian Weekend Magazine, the award-winning Saturday supplement of the Guardian. Caroline has over 20 years experience in commissioning photography: from celebrity portraits and still-life to documentary and reportage features. Caroline has acted as a judge and jury member for a number of leading photography competitions and is regularly invited to review portfolios at international photo festivals. In 2017, she was a nominator for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, and a TV judge for the second series of Sky Arts, Master of Photography.

Olivia Arthur - Magnum Photographer

Olivia Arthur is a London-based photographer, and member of Magnum Photos, who has worked for many years on exploring the cultural divide between East and West. Her first book Jeddah Diary delved into the lives of young women in Saudi Arabia. This was followed by Stranger, her second publication, which offered a visual journey into Dubai as seen through the eyes of a survivor of a shipwreck. Arthur’s work has been exhibited internationally and is held in museum collections in the UK, USA, Germany, and Switzerland. She is the co-founder of Fishbar: a publisher of, and space for, photography in East London.

Martin Usborne - Co-Founder, Hoxton Mini Press

Martin Usborne is a photographer, publisher, and writer based in East London. He founded Hoxton Mini Press and has published five of his own books. He has a particular interest in photographing animals, often dogs, and is particularly concerned about the problematic relationship between humans and animals. Usborne’s images have been featured in numerous exhibitions and publications, and he has been the recipient of a number of awards for his work.

Simon Bainbridge - Editor, British Journal of Photography

Simon Bainbridge has worked in arts journalism for 25 years. He has served as editor of British Journal of Photography since 2003, transforming the magazine from a weekly trade journal into an award-winning monthly, which showcases the best of contemporary photography. Bainbridge acts as a judge and nominator for numerous photography awards and festivals. He has curated two exhibitions around the medium and is currently undertaking picture research for an upcoming book exploring portraits of artists.

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