The members of the jury reflect our dedication to the highest selection process and our desire to give photographers visibility among some of the best professionals in the field of photography.

Lauren SteelLauren Steel
Lauren Steel
Lauren SteelEditor, Visual consultant and member of the Visual Thinking Collective

Lauren Steel is a Visuals Consultant for photographers, brands, media, agencies, foundations and nonprofits to craft authentic visual narratives. She co-founded The Visual Thinking Collective and is currently a contract photo editor with The New York Times. Previously she worked at Getty Images for 15 years and co-founded a subsidiary of the company, The Verbatim Agency. Lauren was a part of the rebranding and start of Getty Images Reportage where she also started the Emerging Talent program.
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Svetlana BachevanovaSvetlana Bachevanova
Svetlana Bachevanova
Svetlana BachevanovaCo-Founder and Executive Director of the FotoEvidence Foundation

Svetlana Bachevanova is the executive director of the FotoEvidence Foundation. She is a Bulgarian American photojournalist and a co-founder of FotoEvidence. The books she and her team publish expose injustice, create enduring evidence of violations of human rights and inspire social change.
Svetlana has worked with some of the most skilled and dedicated documentary photographers to publish their work, human stories recounting indisputable evidence of social injustice.
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Gary KnightGary Knight
Gary Knight
Gary Knightco-founder and director of the VII Photo Agency
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Gary Knight is an award-winning photographer and a co-founder and director of the VII Photo Agency. He is also the co-director of the VII Foundation and director and founder of the VII Academy. Gary is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Frontline Club, London; co-founder of The GroundTruth Project, Boston; founding director of the Program for Narrative & Documentary Practice at the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University; twice chair and president of the World Press Photo Award…
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Alberto PrinaAlberto Prina
Alberto Prina

Alberto Prina founded the photo association Gruppo Fotografico Progetto Immagine and has co-ordinated its annual Festival of Ethical Photography since he created it.
Alberto is a curator of exhibits, a jury member at international contests and he is the creator of the Travelling Festival.
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Aldo MendichiAldo Mendichi
Aldo Mendichi

His passion for photography started in 2004. Since the very beginning, his interest has focused on social reportage photography.
After having attended several photography courses in 2007 Aldo Mendichi started a documentary project about the Northern Ireland question, “The Troubles”. Since 2010, he has been one of the coordinators of the Festival of Ethical Photography together with Alberto Prina.
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