International Color Awards™| The Jury

Peter Plorin, Germany

THE JURY

For fourteen 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.

 

14th Annual Jury - To be Announced

13TH ANNUAL JURY

DIESEL - New York

Nick Rogers, Art Director

Nick Rogers is an award winning creative professional for over 15 years. He graduated cum laude from the International Academy of Design and Technology with a BFA in Apparel Design. While enrolled he won a Red Bull sponsored design competition that allowed him to showcase a collection at Miami Fashion Week in 2007. He went on to earn the Best Portfolio in his graduating class. In 2008 he moved to NYC and got his first job at a small company called rag & bone. While working there he helped strategize and develop the brand's growth at an early stage. Since then he's catapulted himself in the fashion creative world working for top global fashion brands such as Ralph Lauren and Diesel. Nick is a true professional and established multi-disciplinary leader in his industry for 10 years. He is currently the Brand Director at Diesel reporting to the CEO in New York City.

APARTHEID MUSEUM - Johannesburg

Christopher Till, Director

Christopher Till is the founding and current Director of the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and has organised exhibitions on Nelson Mandela, Steve Biko, Oliver Tambo, George Bizos and the Women's March among many others. He began his career at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in 1977, becoming Director in 1980 before serving as Director of the Johannesburg Art Gallery from 1983 to 1991. During his tenure he was responsible for several ground breaking exhibitions, including The Neglected Tradition: Towards a New History of South African Art, secured the Brenthurst Collection of African Art, and commissioned several major sculptures for the collection. As Director of Culture for the City of Johannesburg from 1991 to 2001, he established the city's first cultural office and directed the formation of arts and culture policy. He was responsible for establishing the Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival in 1992, and the Johannesburg Biennales in 1995/1997 and the re-building of the Civic Theatre (now Joburg Theatre). He is a founding board member of the International Council of Museums Fine Art Committee (ICOM) and a member of the International Committee for Exhibitions and Exchange and Chairman of the Cape Town Triennial Organising Committee. He is currently the principal driver in the development of the Mandela Capture Site in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal with its new museum and renowned sculpture of Mr Mandela by Marco Cianfanelli. In 2018, Christopher received the USIBA (Creative and Cultural Industries) Award in in the Heritage & Museum category awarded by Minister Nathi Mthethwa: Department Arts & Culture South Africa.

NEWSWEEK - New York

Diane Rice, Director of Photography

Diane Rice is Newsweek's award-winning director of photography. She began her journalism career in newspapers in 2001 after a graphic design and photography degree from Long Island University. Ms. Rice has led visual teams at Ritz Carlton, JW Marriott, Washingtonian, Spa, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Parenting, Caribbean Travel + Life, and Florida Travel + Life magazines. In her current role at Newsweek, she is responsible for the production, direction and editing of images for its flagship magazine. She has been a judge and portfolio reviewer for PhotoPlus Expo, the Society of Professional Designers, the New York Press Association (NYPA), PDN, Rangefinder, American Photo, Woman Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW) and the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC.

PREUS MUSEUM - Horten

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.

KOLLER AUCTIONS - Zurich

Gabriel Mueller, Head of Photography

Gabriel Mueller is founder and head of the photography department at Koller Auctions Ltd. He studied art history, theory and history of photography and film sciences at University of Zurich and completed his master's degree magna cum laude in art history and visual theory at University of Basel. He wrote his master's thesis on Rene Burris photobook "Die Deutschen", a social historical image of a postwar society. During his studies he started to work at Koller Auctions Ltd - Switzerland's leading auction house for art and antiques. Starting as surveillance during the preview of the auctions, working as a logistic employee and doing inventories for the company, he knows the business from the bottom to the top. After assisting several years in the Books & Autographs department, he founded the department of photography and became head of the department. With over 12 years experience in the art market and a regular visitor at all important fairs and events around photography, he is your partner in selling your collection. He is member of Spectrum - Photography in Switzerland, an association committed to the importance of photography in Swiss culture.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - Washington, DC

James Wellford, Senior Visual Editor/Producer for Global Issues

James Wellford is currently a Senior Photo Editor for Global Issues at National Geographic in Washington, DC. In the course of his career he has been the Editorial Director at Visura and a contributing photo editor at Foreign Policy, CNN and Smithsonian Journeys; for 12 years he was the International Photo Editor at Newsweek.

NETFLIX - Los Angeles

Tomasz Opasinski, Creative Lead/Product Imagery Innovation

Entertainment Advertising Creative Director, author and independent consultant in over 560 campaigns for Hollywood Entertainment Advertising Agencies and Movie Studios. Participant, winner and juror of numerous national and international competitions.

WUNDERMAN THOMPSON INTELLIGENCE - New York

Emma Chiu, Global Director

Emma Chiu leads Wunderman Thompson Intelligence, the agency's in-house futures and innovation think-tank. She curates all content, leads creative consultancy and provides strategic insight and trend consultancy for many Fortune 500 clients. Emma served on the board of advisers for Digital Hollywood's Influencer Awards 2018. She was also a member of the Color Awards 2017 judging panel and regularly speaks at international conferences, including SXSW Interactive, Pause Fest and Adobe Max. Emma is the former art director of Monocle and led the art direction and design for the international Monocle brand. She also headed up Monocle's project collaborations with brands including, ANA, InterContinental, Mandarin Oriental, Turkish Airlines and UBS.

CORNETTE DE SAINT CYR - Brussels

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.

GALLERY KONG - Seoul

Grace K.H. Kong, Founder

Gallery KONG, located in the main Samcheong art district in Seoul, was founded by owner Grace K.H. Kong in 2005. Its principal focus is the representation of an international group of emerging and established contemporary artists, whose diverse practices include photography, installation, and new media art. The gallery represents established international artists like Erwin Olaf, Michael Kenna, Bae Bien-U, Bernard Faucon, Joel Mayerowitz, Sandy Skoglund, and Gregory Scott, along with young emerging artists like Jung Yeon Min, Nathan Harger, Ruo Bing Chen, and Hye-Jin Shin. In recognition of its outstanding contributions to the advancement of Korean contemporary photography, Gallery KONG was invited to serve as a portfolio reviewer for the first Daegu Photo Biennale in 2008. With its participation in the first Paris Photo L.A. event from April 26 to 28, 2013, Gallery KONG received rave reviews among various world-renowned galleries for the excellent selection of artwork it exhibited from artists in Asia and western countries. Art in America selected it as one of the top galleries at the event.

MAISON MARGIELA - Paris

Jung A Park, Head of Design

Jung A Park is Head Designer at Maison Margiela, a French luxury fashion house headquartered in Paris and founded in 1988 by Belgian designer Martin Margiela. The house produces both haute couture-inspired artisanal collections and ready-to-wear collections. Known for deconstructive and avant-garde designs with unconventional materials, Maison Margiela traditionally holds live shows in unusual settings, for example empty metro stations and street corners. Models faces are often obscured by fabric or long hair to direct attention to the clothes and design. With Maison Martin Margiela going public in 2002, Margiela resigned as creative designer in 2009 and John Galliano was appointed to the role in 2014. The company has collaborated on displays and designs with Barneys New York, Converse, G-Shock Opening Ceremony, Hermes, H&M, L'Oreal and Swarovski.

IKEA - Sweden

Daniel Vaziri, Art Director

Innovative Creative Design Director with in-house and agency experience. Has inspired, developed and motivated design teams for 12 plus successful years across a diverse portfolio of luxury, fashion, lifestyle brands including Herve Leger, True Religion, BCBG Max Azria, Bebe, Frederick of Hollywood and key players in the home furnishing business: Living Spaces and IKEA. Strategically implemented design solutions across all functions for store design, visual merchandising, creative marketing, digital platforms/ E-commerce, photography, and 3D. Works in collaboration with Marketing Director, E-commerce manager, Buyers, VP of Marketing and VP of Creative Services to deliver cutting edge content. Daniel Vaziri has led, designed and overseen brand identity, photoshoots, Art Directors, Graphic Designers, Print, Web and Social Media, to envision and deliver fresh ideas and ROI to ensure consumer interest and creativity is produced of exceptional quality.

CALVIN KLEIN - Netherlands

Katarina Pepichova, Creative Producer & Art Buyer

Katarina is an advocate of excellence through simplicity and creativity. In her role of a global creative producer and art buyer, she has won several acclaimed awards by Cannes Lions, LIA awards, AICP, SHOT awards, WPP, Fast Company and many more. Before joining Calvin Klein, she was part of an adidas family, Philips and Ogilvy&Mather. She obtained a master degree in Design Thinking at School of Design and Craft in Goteborg, Sweden. And did a one-year course in filmmaking specialising at documentary at University of Amsterdam. As side projects, she's actively participating in changing the gender bias in the advertising industry through organisations such as Girls in Films, Femme Palette and Free The Bid.

FACEBOOK - San Francisco

Jenna Livingston, Associate Creative Director

Jenna Livingston is an Associate Creative Director at Facebook / The Factory. Prior to joining Facebook, Jenna has held Associate Creative Director at both traditional and digital agencies. Starting her career at TBWA/Chiat/Day New York, later at R/GA New York, and most recently at Goodby Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco. Her work has been recognized by Cannes Lions, D&AD, The Clio Awards, The One Show, The Webby's, and more. Beyond the advertising industry, her side projects have been parodied on Saturday Night Live, praised by Perez Hilton, featured in TIME Magazine, and published in a pop-culture book. In 2014 she was one of 12 women around the world selected for the first ever Cannes Lions See It Be It, an initiative recognizing creative women in advertising. In 2015 she was ranked #6 on Business Insider's 30 Most Creative People in Advertising Under 30.

FILA - New York

John Lin, Executive Creative Director, VP of Basketball

When the Fila brothers launched their eponymous company in 1911, their goal was to provide the town of Biella, Italy with the finest knitwear available. Today, that small business has grown into a global sportswear brand celebrated for its innovative designs, performance-focused fabrics, and high-profile collaborations. The vibrantly colored jackets, sweatshirts, sneakers and more are crafted to work with the wearer's movements, pairing comfort with style for athletes and trendsetters alike.

MINI / BMW GROUP - London

Leo Marks, Global Creative Director

Creative Director responsible for the MINI Electric and brand field categories. With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world's leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.

RALPH LAUREN - New York

David Oscroft, VP, Brand Creative

David Oscroft is a UK born, New York based creative director & consultant with 15 years experience in Europe and North America. Strategic campaigns & content for fashion & lifestyle brands since 2003. Commercially focused concepts with fine aesthetics. Currently Senior Director of Creative (Polo) Ralph Lauren.

NBC UNIVERSAL - New York

Kaori Sohma, Creative Director

Kaori Sohma is an award-winning graphic designer, director and a founder with more than 15+ years of leadership and design experience in the advertising, branding and broadcast industries. She characterizes her work with intersecting the working souls of Muller Brockmann, Saul Bass and William Eggleston. Her focus lies especially in expressing complex emotional states with playful humor, reduced to the simple geometric form, light and movement. The work is also a subtle homage to her Japanese heritage, philosophy and aesthetic, playfully intertwined with american pop-culture. Kaori is an imperfect perfectionist who cherishes and expresses momentary simplicity in all its zen like wonder. - Travis Spangler. Kaori currently works as a creative director at Oxygen Media, NBC Universal.

FOX BROADCASTING NETWORK - Los Angeles

Phil Bates, Art Director, Film, TV & Sports

Phil Bates adeptly conceptualizes creative elements of design projects involving print, digital and multimedia components for advertising and promotions of programming and events at a major broadcast television network. Facilitates production of design concepts; directs photographers, illustrators, copywriters, and designers to produce print, digital and multimedia materials. Creates robust, focused design concepts applying knowledge of emerging trends in the creative and entertainment industries. Tactfully represents the value and capabilities of creative services to cross-functional teams in developing art campaigns.

WIEDEN+KENNEDY - Portland

Sara Phillips, Senior Art Director

Experienced in hand loading 40lb boxes of frozen cod in Iceland, construction work in the USA, dog mushing in Norway, yacht cleaning in Spain, lorry engine fabrication and fork-lift driving in England, apparel design and manufacture in the USA and snowboarding professionally, worldwide. I went to war for Riswold, stunt modeled in swimwear, became a culinary seamstress, killed some astronauts, thought sleep was an inconvenience, instigated a pie toss, committed typographic arson and spent a year in W+K 12 with 12 strangers. I'm currently at Wieden+Kennedy cajoling, art directing and producing the best work of my life.

UBER - Amsterdam

Michelle Gauci, Creative Director

I am an Amsterdam-based, international creative director, fortunate to have helped drive the visual communications of one of the fastest and influential brands in the world, helping build the Uber brand across EMEA and globally. My passion is building energetic and world-class creative teams, creating persuasive and entertaining brand narratives, working with partner agencies, across innovative brands. Prior to my role of Creative Director Uber EMEA, I've been a contract director, writer and art director for different international hot shops in Europe and Australia. My work has been awarded and nominated at Cannes, D&AD, New York Art Festival, New York Art Director's Club, European Red Dot Awards, Spin Awards, European Design Awards, ADCN, Melbourne Art Director's Club and the Australian Graphic Design Association. Agencies: Anomaly, 72andSunny, Wieden & Kennedy, AKQA, BSUR, Plantage, Taxi, Kingsday, Fitzroy, DDB, Amsterdam Worldwide, Strawberry Frog, TBWA, Fuel, 180, Springer and Jacoby, Interbrand, Media Catalyst, ADK Asatsu.

FOTOGRAFISK CENTER - Copenhagen

Kristine Kern, Chief Curator / Director

Since 2011, Kristine Kern has been the director of Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, an art center specialized in photography and other lens-based media from the Nordic Region. She holds an MA (mag. art.) in Art History and has previously worked as an art critic and as a lecturer at the University of Copenhagen and several Danish art academies. Kristine has contributed to a large number of magazines, catalogues and anthologies. She has worked as a curator at ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Denmark and the art center GL STRAND in Copenhagen. Kristine has been on the board of the Danish section of AICA (Association Internationale des Critiques d'Art) and is currently on the board of FKD (The Danish Association of Art Centers).

KAREN SILVEIRA CREATIVE DIRECTION & BRAND STRATEGY - New York

Karen Silveira, Executive Creative Director

Karen Silveira has led in-house teams for iconic brands, including roles as the Chief Creative Officer for Tiffany & Co. and the Executive Creative Director for Starbucks and worked in agencies uncovering the stories at the heart of a brand and bringing them to life. Created brand decks for start-ups, and re-created brand decks to give sleepy businesses a fresh start with Executive Creative Leadership, Global and Granular Brand Strategy, Creative Direction, Design, Advertising, Film, Visual Merchandising and Public Relations.

JOHANNES LEONARDO - New York

Samira Ansari, Group Creative Director

Samira has spent over 19 years working in the advertising industry in three continents. Her career began in Australia, where she was part of the team who successfully launched Virgin airlines in Australasia. The marketing campaign was so successful, it forced Qantas to launch its own low budget airline to compete with the sassy Virgin brand. After a 4 year stint at Saatchi and Saatchi Paris, Samira landed at JWT New York where she worked on U by Kotex. Their brutally honest, award-winning campaign has revamped an ignorant female sanitary product market. She has spent the last 10 years in NY at JWT, TBWA\CHIAT\DAY, Leo Burnett, Grey and is now Group Creative Director at Johannes Leonardo. Samira's work has been recognized by The Cannes Lions festival, The D&AD, Clio, The One Show, the ADC, and the Effies.

MOTHER - London

Kyle Harman-Turner, Creative Director

Mother was founded in London in 1996 by a group of creative, free-thinking individuals sitting around a kitchen table eating lunch. They wanted to break free from the shackles of traditional agencies and be 100% independent. To be free to do the best work possible, and not have to answer to any private equity firms. Today, Mother is still fiercely independent, but now there are over 500 like-minded people in our family, with offices across London, New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai and the oddly Shoreditch-based continent of South America. All with kitchen tables in them. And all with people sitting around them that come to work every day to make the best work they possibly can.

BONNIER CORPORATION - New York

Sean Johnston, Group Creative Director

Sean Johnston is Group Creative Director for Bonnier Corporation where he oversees iconic brands Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Saveur and Popular Science. He is responsible for the design of all special projects including Shot Business, Bass Pro Summer Fun, Range 365, Union Sportsman's Journal, Outdoor Life University, and the Cycle World magazine relaunch. Sean has held key full-time positions in the publishing industry in both London and New York and has been recognized by The Society of Publication Designers with over 15 merit awards for Saveur, Field & Stream and Maxim, ASME Popular Science winner for Single-Topic Issue category for "The Tiny Issue." 2019 and the Art Directors Club Award for Field and Stream "The Turkey Exam". Previously he was the Art Director for Maxim magazine (USA), Jungle Media Group, FHM magazine (USA), Personal Computer World magazine, and PC Pro magazine, amongst others. He has also developed strong relationships with clients, including: Spin, Blister Design agency, Avanti, Salt Water Sportsman, and Men's Health.

EVO FILMS - Los Angeles

Will Newell, Head of Creative

Will Newell has 12year's experience working for broadcasters, brands and live events all over the world. Will has cut and designed for Super Bowls, primetime, fashion shows, tech brands and everything in between. From the Olympics in Rio to the grass courts of Wimbledon, SW19 he has created for some of the finest global sporting events. Working with brands and partners to deliver adept, budget-friendly, design-forward and seamless solutions to their specific creative needs across video, social and print. Credits include Major League Soccer (MLS), Heineken, Red Bull, Jim Beam, Sky Sports, Harman Kardon, Victoria's Secret and Instagram.

RCHD - Amsterdam

Rachid Naas, Creative & Executive Director

In fashion and photography industry since 1999, Rachid Naas has worked as a producer, art buyer, curator, connector, casting director and visual consultant. After studying Design and Communication in The Hague, Rachid spent 3 years working at Cirque Du Soleil before starting work at Wolf Produkties where I began to produce photoshoots for Bij (Bijenkorf Magazine) and other fashion clients. A freelance career took off in 2004 and since then has been working for international advertising agencies, brands, fashion designers, photographers, magazines and cultural events, including Calvin Klein, Tweka, Ten Cate, Nike, de Bijenkorf, WE, Vlisco, Dutch Fashion Foundation, Arnhem Mode Biennale, Onitsuka Tiger, Wallpaper, Amsterdam Worldwide, Wieden + Kennedy, And beyond Studio, ArtEZ, Studio Piet Paris, Turnover, Anthropologie, Esprit, Amsterdam Fashion Week and many more. Participation on the advisory board of Amsterdam Fashion Week, the co-founder of the Dutch Fashion Council, the platform that connects the emerging and existing Dutch fashion industry and the co-founder of the Forza Fashion House in Maastricht.

WHITECHAPEL GALLERY - London

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.

DALLAS CONTEMPORARY - Dallas

Laurie Ann Farrell, Senior Curator - Dallas

Prior to being Senior Curator at Dallas Contemporary, Laurie Ann Farrell was Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) curator of contemporary art and the head of its modern and contemporary art department. Farrell was executive director of exhibitions at the Savannah College of Art and Design from 2007 to 2016, where she curated exhibitions by a diverse group of contemporary artists, including Marina Abramovic, Doug Aitken, Carrie Mae Weems, Yinka Shonibare, Alfredo Jaar, Michael Joo, Sigalit Landau, Stephen Antonakos, Cao Fei, Kader Attia, and Yeondoo Jung. Additionally, Farrell curated the Mercedes-Benz Stadium Art Collection in Atlanta and was the curator of the first Rolls-Royce art program in North America featuring artist Jos? Parl? whose work has been shown in Dallas at The Goss-Michael Foundation. Dallas Contemporary engages its audience by presenting regional, national, and international artists through learning programs and exhibiting the art of our time.

BBH ASIA PACIFIC - Singapore

Omar Sotomayor Noel, Creative Director

Creative Director, who for the past 13 years has developed branded content and communication campaigns for some of the biggest brands around the globe including Nike (APAC), Ikea (APAC), Facebook (APAC), Uber (APAC), McDonald's (N. America/Peru), Procter&Gamble (N. America), Kellogg's (N. America), Unilever (N. America), Purina (N. America & Latam) among other blue chip players. From the cold of Chicago to the warmth of Singapore, Omar creates work that's been recognised by some of the most important communication festivals in the world, including Cannes Lions Festival (France), New York Festival, London International Festival, One Show (US), The Eye of IberoAmerica (Latam), and many others. They say we all have a past, so back when I was young (er), I was selected as one of the "30 under 30" marketing and advertising professionals by Forbes.

CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY - Melbourne

Made Spencer-Castle, Curator / Exhibitions

Made Spencer-Castle is a curator and programmer based in Naarm/Melbourne, and is the Curator, Exhibitions at the Centre for Contemporary Photography. Prior to this, Made was the Gallery Curator at Bus Projects (2015-18), and was co-Director of DUDSPACE (2012-15). Recent curatorial projects include 'Image Reader', Centre for Contemporary Photography (2019); 'Queer Economies', co-presented at Abbotsford Convent, Bus Projects and Centre for Contemporary Photography (2019); 'Architecture Makes Us: Cinematic Visions of Sonia Leber and David Chesworth' (2018), Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, and touring to University of New South Wales Galleries, Sydney (2019) and Griffith University Museum of Art, Brisbane (2019); 'In Bloom', SPRING1883 Art Fair, The Hotel Windsor (co-curated with Jeremy Eaton) (2018); 'Robyn McKinnon: Disappearing into Being', Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston (2018); 'These Economies', Sydney Contemporary (2015); and developing the ongoing 'With Compliments' series of exhibitions at Bus Projects (2016-2019). Made holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from the Victorian College of the Arts (2012), and is currently a Masters of Fine Arts by Research candidate at Monash Art Design and Architecture.

DROGA5 - New York

Juliana Cobb, Group Creative Director

Juliana Cobb is an award-winning creative director based in Manhattan, working among a wide range of clients - from Ray Ban to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, from Lexus to Magnum ice cream, from Starbucks to GE, plus lots of work for heavy hitters like AT&T and Microsoft.

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.

THE ART CHANNEL - London

Joshua White, Founder

Joshua White is a presenter and producer on The Art Channel which films and reviews exhibitions of contemporary art. He teaches at Christie's Education in London where he runs The London Art Course, a modern and contemporary art programme. Elsewhere, he has lectured for The Tate Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery, The Design Museum and Sotheby's Institute. Joshua is also a writer who has been published by the BBC, The FT, Christie's and Flash Art.

CHEIL GERMANY - Frankfurt

Arnab Biswas, Creative Director

I have spent the last 15 years at some of the most creative agencies on two different continents working across disciplines, categories and touch points, every bit as diverse as those markets. Throughout my career I have been awarded at major regional and global shows including Cannes Lions, The One Show, D&AD, London International award, Eurobest, ADC (New York), ADC (Germany), Epica, New York Festival, Asia Pacific Awards, Spikes Asia Awards, Ad Star, and Goa Fest etc. I was also been featured in "Communication Arts", the "Work", "Ogilvy RED HOT" magazine, Luerzers archive as well as ranked as one of the "hottest creative's in Asia in 2010" ( Source 2010 Campaign Brief Asia magazine). My judging experience includes Adstars 2018, Jury at the 12th annual show international colour awards (honouring colour photography). As Creative Director, I have led a multi-disciplinary team across a wide client base such as Samsung, Sony, Pepsi, Reebok, Vodafone, Sprite, Motorola, Perfetti Van Melle, WWF and many more national and international brands.

SIERBEELD IMAGEMAKERS - Nijmegen

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.

DUDA - Warsaw

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.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ART, THE HAGUE - Netherlands

Marieke Schoenmakers, President & Director

The Royal Academy of Art is a renowned art academy in The Hague. Succeeding the Haagsche Teeken-Academie, the academy was founded in 1682, making it the oldest in the Netherlands and one of the oldest in the world.

KUNSTSAMMLUNGEN & MUSEEN AUGSBURG - Germany

Dr. Thomas Elsen, Director of H2 / Contemporary Art

In 1996, a year after joining the Kunstsammlungen und Museen, Augsburg, as a curator of art and photography, Thomas Elsen founded the Neue Galerie im Hohmannhaus, a new experimental art space. He also founded the H2 - Center for Contemporary Art in the Glasspalace in 2006. Recent exhibitions include Behind Landscape (with Jaakko Heikkila, Anastasia Khoroshilova, Trevor Paglen, among others, 2012); Portraits d'artistes: Edward Steichen - Jean Noel Schramm (2014); A Process - 'Der Greif' photography magazine (2014); Faces of Disappearance(with Sophie Calle, Larry Sultan, Olaf Unverzart, among others, 2015/16); Not Here Yet, together with Celina Lunsford (with Alberto Garcia Alix, Maurizio Cattelan, Hamish Fulton, Ferit Kuyas, among others, 2016/17). In addition, he curated exhibitions within the European Month of Photography (EMOP), Berlin (2012); Dusseldorf Photo Weekend (2013); Tashkent Photo-Biennale (2014). He has been a member of the Deutsche Fotografische Akademie DFA, German Photographic Academy since 2012.

GALERIE MITTERRAND - Paris

Edward Mitterrand, Artistic Director

Edward Mitterrand has been running galleries and building exhibitions in Zurich, Paris, Moscow, Vancouver, Luxemburg, Taiwan, Brazil and Geneva for more than fifteen years. One of three co-founders of the "Quartier des Bains" gallery and institutions association in 2001 which he ran as President (2008-2014) now counts 15 members, Edward has a global experience and education on contemporary art. Galerie Mitterrand was founded in 1988 by Jean-Gabriel Mitterrand and currently located in a private mansion in the Marais district in Paris.

KOLLE REBBE - Hamburg

Savina Mokreva, Senior Art Director

Kolle Rebbe is simple: we believe in common sense. We work globally. We're one of Germany's most creative agencies. We don't differentiate between conventional and digital communication but between brand building and product innovation. We call this Creative Business Intelligence. As creative entrepreneurs we also support start-ups. We invest in good ideas to help business founders and to help ourselves.

UNCLOUDY & CO - Gothenburg

Andreas Panagiotopoulos, Director & Founder

Uncloudy & Co is a brand experience agency based in Sweden. Its vision is to disrupt traditional business models and provide the maximum value for the creative and monetary investment a company undertakes to elevate its business. We focus on strategy, commercial brand storytelling, digital product development and business development. We are cutting short wasteful processes, working on an agile pace, by connecting the right talent with the right task, while using our extensive network of exceptionally talented professionals. Through edgy brand placement, thoughtful storytelling and flexible creativity, we try to build products and stories that matter to us and to our clients.

ANGIE DAVEY ART ADVISORY - London

Angie Davey, Art Consulting and Advisory