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.

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.