International Color Awards™| The Jury

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For ten years International Color Awards has been committed to bringing you world-class Juries selected from the most influential names in the industry. Annually a new jury pool is created to ensure the program's reputation for recognizing first-movers, new emerging talent and current trends across the industry. Jury members are selected by exclusive invitation to join the international panel and sent ballots to log on, review the entries and make their nomination selections. Only by having the greatest talent from both sides of the lens do we produce the intoxicating and diverse collections of color photography the program is renowned around the globe for showcasing.




Jonas Tebib, Director, Head of Photographs Department

Jonas Tebib is Director of Photographs department at Sotheby's in Paris. He has a diverse experience in the field of both Modern and Contemporary Photographs. Prior to joining Sotheby's, Jonas worked as a Photograph specialist for auction houses in Paris and London, also acting as a private advisor. He began his career at several photography galleries including Baudoin Lebon, Esther Woerdehoff, and East Wing. He holds a Master's Degree in Art & Art Market Studies, specializing in contemporary art from IESA Paris and studies of History of Art at Sotheby's Institute. Photography historian Jonas Tebib has developed privileged relationships with the finest photography collectors from around the globe.

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Emma Chiu, Creative Innovation Director

Emma Chiu curates and leads all visuals and creative output for the Innovation Group. Emma is London-born but is based in New York. She has a long background in both visual trends and creative execution. She joined JWT from Monocle where she was Art Director for three years leading the art direction and design for the international Monocle brand, including print, online, moving image and events, working with a team of international photographers, producers, stylists, models and illustrators on features for the magazine, online and external client projects. She also led project collaborations including Nike, Gap, BMWi, Mackintosh, Santoni, Turkish Airlines, GE and Switzerland Tourism Board. She was previously Visual Editor at The Future Laboratory, overseeing a visual team to identify and synthesize new creative and visual trends and articulating them through various outputs including video, exhibitions, reports and photography. Prior to this she was Art Editor at Icon magazine. Emma frequently writes opinion pieces on design and trends and has lectured at the Milan Fashion Institute. She is also a seasoned presenter.

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Satoko Iida, Senior Art Director

Satoko Iida is Senior Art Director at Grey Group advertising agency in Tokyo. Grey ranks among the world's top advertising and marketing organizations. Grey operates in 154 cities in 96 countries with 10,000 employees and serves one-fifth of the FORTUNE 500. Its parent company is WPP. Under the banner of "Grey Famously Effective Since 1917," the company has introduced America to such iconic, award-winning ad campaigns as the ETrade baby and Ellen DeGeneres for CoverGirl. ADVERTISING AGE named Grey to its prestigious A-LIST of the world's best agencies in 2010, 2012 and 2013. FAST COMPANY magazine honored Grey in its "World's 50 Most Innovative Companies" issue in 2010 and 2011. Grey New York was named to CREATIVITY's A-LIST of the 10 most creative agencies in the world in 2013. Grey also took top honors as "best all-around ad agency of 2012" in FORBES' survey of agency search consultants.


Kiira Miesmaa, Director, Artists, Exhibitions & Art Fairs

Contributing uniquely to the Nordic art scene, Galerie Forsblom has from the very beginning brought established international and less known artists to Helsinki while presenting Finnish distinguished art, including a careful selection of young artists, to an international audience. Exhibiting regularly international and Finnish artists from its roster, the large gallery space consists of two exhibition spaces and a studio, permitting 2-3 exhibitions to be held simultaneously. The Studio has been activated for presenting a wide range of younger artists. Founded in 1977 by Kaj Forsblom, Galerie Forsblom is lodged in the heart of Helsinki, in the remodeled courtyard of a historic building designed by Gluckman & Mayner of New York.

BBH - Singapore

Aste Gutiérrez, Creative Director

Aste Gutiérrez is Regional Creative Director for Nike at BBH Singapore. Prior to this, he was co-head of creative at FF, helping lead it to a 2016 AdAge 'International Agency of the Year' win. He is responsible for some of the world's most awarded work in mobile, digital, and social. His strategic rigor, tech know-how, and '100 boxes' ideation discipline allow him to create interdisciplinary solutions that are inventive, devastatingly simple, and fiercely human.


Anne Bracegirdle, Associate Vice President, Specialist, Photographs

Anne Bracegirdle is an Associate Vice President, Specialist in the Photographs department at Christie's New York, where she also has experience with the Russian Art and 19th Century European Art teams. Prior to joining Christie's, Anne worked with a private art advisor in New York and received her Master's degree in the History of Photography from Sotheby's Institute of Art, London, specializing in Russian photography. Anne's writing is featured in various photography-related publications and she used to be a photographer herself.


Fabienne Nicholas, Head of Consultancy

As Head of Consultancy for the Contemporary Art Society, Fabienne directs a portfolio of art commissions, corporate art collections and curatorial initiatives. Prior to this she was Project Director for Future City, working on public art commissions and high-profile cultural regeneration projects in London. Based in Australia until 2003, Fabienne was previously Executive Director of Experimenta, Australia's leading media arts agency. During her time with the organisation she was instrumental in setting up the Experimenta Biennale and a regional and international touring exhibition programme. Fabienne is currently a trustee of Forma Productions in London. In 2007 Fabienne was nominated as Art Advisor of the Year in the Spears Wealth Management Annual Awards.

OGILVY & MATHER - Amsterdam

Tolga Büyükdoganay, Creative Director

Tolga was born and raised in Istanbul. After studying graphic design, he worked for Publicis and McCann Erickson in Istanbul. He then moved to work for Redcell in Vienna, Austria. After another intermezzo in Istanbul, which earned him a Bronze Lion, he joined DraftFCB in Vienna. One year later, the agency was #1 in the Austrian creative ranking and his work made it into the prestigious Gunn Report. Many of his campaigns have been published in Shots, Campaign, Adage, Creativity and Lürzer's Archive magazines. After Vienna he moved to Frankfurt, Germany to work for Ogilvy & Mather as Creative Director. After creating several campaigns for Media Markt he then moved to Istanbul as Executive Creative Director for Ogilvy & Mather in Istanbul overseeing all B2C, B2B work. After 2 years he moved to Amsterdam as Global Creative Director on Philips Account and helped the agency create the new lighting platform. In his career he was winning over 100 national and international awards and two "Best of Shows". Tolga is a TOP 10 creative in Lürzer's Archive ranking. He has been in juries of Creative Club Austria, Kristal Elma Turkey, ADC Germany, Golden Drum, Adstars Asia, ZMG Germany, Das Plakat Germany, Adrenaline Lithuania, Jonge honden Netherlands, LeBook Paris. Tolga is a member of the German ADC and ADC Netherlands.

Y&R - Malaysia

Emir Shafri, Creative Director

Emir Shafri has helped Y&R Singapore win numerous local and regional clients, as well as several honours (with several firsts), including: Singapore's 1st Cannes Chimera Lion, Southeast Asia's 1st Innovation Lions nomination, Hall of Fame Awards' Marketing Innovation of the Year, 1st agency in the region to win the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards, Asia's 1st win in the Young Glory championships. Thanks to these collaborations, Y&R Singapore was crowned the Asia Pacific Mobile Agency of the Year (Spikes Asia 2014) for the first time ever and #21 agency in Asia (Campaign Brief Creative Rankings), our best ranking in almost a decade. Emir was honoured as the IAS Hall of Fame Awards' Young Talent of the Year, the region's top young creative Southeast Asia Young Achiever of the Year, as well as being named by Young Glory as the top creatively consistent talent globally with my team. Judging shows at Spikes Asia, Young Guns, New York Festivals, DMA Asia ECHO Awards as well as in the Creative Circle Awards. Emir is also a member of the ADFEST working committee.


Hanne Holm-Johnsen, Senior Curator

Senior curator at Preus Museum, the national museum of Photography in Norway and one of Europe's finest international historic collections of images, technical equipment and books. Hanne's background is the History of Art from the universities of Munich and Oslo; Director of the Oslo Art Society between 1988-92; Artistic Director at the Photographers Gallery in Oslo 1992-96; and Preus Museum since 1997. She has curated exhibitions, both contemporary and historic. The latest #Me. From Self-portrait to Selfie (2.10 2016 - 12.3 2017) at Preus Museum. Her specialty is International Pictorialism and Norwegian history of photography with emphasis on photography as art after WWII. She has written several articles on photography for catalogues and books.


Richard Yiu, Director

Art Beatus Gallery was established in Hong Kong in 1992 to promote modern and contemporary art. In 1996, we set up a second gallery space in Vancouver, Canada while re-balancing our focus mainly on contemporary art and showcasing artists of Chinese origin from around the world in China and internationally. It was at a juncture of time when the world art scene paid little attention to this group of talented artists. Our efforts was subsequently well acknowledged. In recent years, our attention has been broadened to include aspiring art practitioners from other Asian countries.

ANOMALY - Netherlands

Lars Mars Jorgensen, Executive Creative Director

Lars Mars Jorgensen is an award winning creative director, art director, bike-builder and Co-founder of 'Me and Bob' - a New York based advertising-design-and-bike-building project. He was born in Denmark, and grew up amongst engineers and architects, which explains his passion for tinkering with anything from cranks to campaigns. The first years of his career were spent in Copenhagen, followed by school in Miami and stops in Amsterdam and London before ending up in NYC 11 years ago. The past 8 or so years he has worked as a creative director for several New York City based agencies. The last 2 years he worked with Anomaly New York and as of January 15 he has taken a full time job in Anomaly's Amsterdam office.

DB AGENCY - Milano

Daria Bonera, Founder

Founded in Milano by Daria Bonera, DB Agency represents selected documentary and fashion photographers and award-winning illustrators for advertising and corporate work. After graduating in Fashion Marketing from St Martins School in London, Ms. Bonera started working for Contrasto Photo Agency in Milano, thereafter moving to Grazia Neri's Photo Agency, where she represented several international agencies and photographers and selected new photographers for the Agency. In 2008 Ms. Bonera moved to New York to work as the agent of documentary photographer Donna Ferrato and represent Grazia Neri's photographers all through the US, while collaborating with the major publications. A portfolio reviewer at Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles, Cortona On The Move, Passion & Profession, Festival della letteratura di viaggio, PhotoPlus Expo in New York, Lugano Photo Days and nominator for the Prix Pictet Ms. Bonera has taught at workshops: "the Flying Course" with Stanley Greene in Paris and at "Love Venetian Style: an Intimate View" with Donna Ferrato in Venice. She teaches visual communication at John Kaverdash School of Photography in Milano and is a production and photo consultant for advertising campaigns in Italy and Worldwide.


Ab Sier, Owner

As Chairman and Executive Director of BFN, the professional photographers association of the Netherlands, Ab Sier was responsible for directing the organization to a new digital platform and expansion of partnerships, donors and sponsors from 2006 to 2012. Founder of Sierbeeld Imagemakers, a commercial photography and image advisory service, Ab Sier brings thirty years of professional experience in creative photographic arts to International Color Awards Jury.


Angie Davey, Creative Director

Eyestorm is a leading online retailer and publisher of limited edition contemporary art, offering work by both established and emerging artists. Angie Davey has been with Eyestorm since 2003. After completing a BA (hons) degree in Visual Arts where she specialised in photography, she volunteered at public galleries Fabrica (Brighton) and Chisenhale (London) and commercial dealership IAP Fine Art (London). Following this she joined online gallery Britart as they were launching and became the first member of the artist liaison team where she helped build a growing stable of artists. Angie joined the creative team at Eyestorm when the two companies merged and has been creative director since 2007. She says of her time at Eyestorm "I feel privileged to have met and worked with so many fantastic artists and photographers over the years, many of whom I studied at college and have huge respect for. I love seeing what's coming out of the art schools every summer and having the opportunity to work in the print studio with such talented individuals to create our publications.


Sara Sandström Nilsson, Director

Sara Sandström Nilsson is one of the directors and owners of Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Sweden's largest gallery with locations in Umeå and in Stockholm. The gallery focuses on international and Scandinavian contemporary art and represents artists such as Tony Cragg, Maria Friberg, Antony Gormley, Eva Hild, Jaume Plensa, Ian McKeever, and Enrique Martinez Celaya. The gallery has a special interest in outdoor sculpture and public commissions and has participated at art fairs in Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Istanbul and Miami. Andersson and Sandström are the founders and part owners of the art fair MARKET in Stockholm, a fair which has been arranged since 2005. Since 1994, the gallery has been curator and organizer of the sculpture park Umedalen Skulptur, together with real estate company Balticgruppen, who owns and finances the project. Sara Sandström Nilsson has been the president of the Swedish Gallery Association, a member of the board of the State Arts Council, the Swedish Arts and Business Association, and is currently a board member of the Bildmuseet in Umeå and the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation.

OPIOM GALLERY - Alpes-Maritimes

Eve Janprasert, Director

Situated in the vicinity of Cannes, OPIOM Gallery brings to our scrutiny a curated selection of artists articulated through two mediums only: Photography and Sculpture. The gallery's program oscillates between emerging and established artists, all of whom demonstrate a willingness to unravel and push forward their medium of choice. From traditional photography to digital art, from bronze mesh to forged steel, all of them have passion and authenticity for common grounds. Alongside temporary exhibitions, a dedicated floor features a display of significant new works by each represented artist, on a year-round basis.


Stine Høholt, Chief Curator

Stine Høholt is a Danish PhD working as Chief Curator at ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Specialties: Curating exhibitions, leadership and development. I have curated/co-curated more than 30 exhibitions on modern and contemporary art, including exhibitions on Katharina Grosse, Yang Shaobin, Anselm Reyle, Qiu Anxiong, Olafur Eliasson, Asger Jorn, Joan Mirø, and Frida Kahlo. I have written more than 35 articles on art, material culture, museology, aesthetization, design, and post-colonial art. Co-editor/Editor of more than 20 exhibition catalogues and books. Co-editor of the book Utopia & Contemporary Art (Hatje Cantz). ARKEN Museum of Modern Art opened in 1996; it has around 130 employees and receives around 200.000 guests each year.


Tiago Pinto, Art Director

Tiago Pinto is an advertising creative from Lisbon, Portugal devoted to create brand experiences that place brands on people's sweet spot. His work as an art director includes campaigns for cars to pharmaceuticals, cigarettes to liquor brands and retail, on agencies such as McCann Portugal, StrawberryFrog Amsterdam, G2 Amsterdam (Grey Group) and Duda Portugal. Tiago's work has been awarded and recognized at Caples International Awards (NY), Golden Award of Montreux (CH) and the Portuguese Creative Club, amongst others. He's proud to have seen his personal work hanging on the walls of galleries from Belgium to the UK and USA.


Caroline Gentsch, Specialist Contemporary Art

Founded in 1973 by major proponent of French contemporary art Pierre Cornette de Saint Cyr and his two sons Bertrand and Arnaud, the bijou Paris auction house expanded to Brussels in 2012 and excels across categories, from Ancient Art and Old Masters, Contemporary Art, Fashion and Photography. Caroline Gentsch is a Specialist of Contemporary Art at the Brussels auction house and an independent expert for the European Commission and for the French Community of Belgium. Assessing the possibilities and benefits to consolidate their position in the field of contemporary art on a national, European and an international level, studying the practical possibilities for art professionals.


Christopher Aldgate, Head of Exhibition Design and Production

Whitechapel Gallery's history is a history of firsts: in 1939 Picasso's masterpiece, Guernica was displayed at the Whitechapel Gallery on its first and only visit to Britain; in 1958 the Gallery presented the first major show in Britain of American abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock; and in 1970 and 1971 the first shows of David Hockney, Gilbert & George and Richard Long were staged to great acclaim. Exhibitions in the 1980s and 90s included Donald Judd, Cy Twombly. Cindy Sherman and Lucian Freud. From 2000, the Gallery has shown Liam Gillick, Nan Goldin, Cristina Iglesias, Paul McCarthy, Mark Wallinger and Franz West.

V&A MUSEUM - London

Catherine Troiano, Assistant Curator Photographs


Bernadette Tuazon, Senior Photo Editor