International Color Awards™| The Jury

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For nine years International Color Awards has been committed to bringing you world-class Juries selected from the most influential names in the industry. The Color Awards is recognized around the world as the most renowned body of its kind, dedicated to honoring the highest achievements in color photography.

Members of the awards jury pool are invited annually to review the entries and make their nominations. Images are judged on the basis of artistic merit, originality, subject and style.




Dorothée Deyries-Henry, Head Curator

Dorothée Deyries-Henry is Head Curator of collections at École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. As curator she has organized exhibitions, including the Musée de Valence Travel Without a Compass in 2013, Celebration/Dreams of Nature in 2012, Immersion [Franz Ackermann / Elisabeth Ballet / James Turrell] in 2011, Scenographies, from Dan Graham to Hubert Robert in 2009, as well as movie programming (Permutations: Space / Action lux Scène nationale in 2008, Imagine Los Angeles at the Centre Pompidou in 2006). For Angle Art Contemporain in 2013, she introduced Jean-Pascal Flavien: Night house at daytime, textes de nuit in the resonance point of the Biennale de Lyon. A graduate of the École du Louvre, from the University of Paris IV, she was curator of contemporary collections of the Musée National d'Art Moderne and the Musée d'art et d'archéologie de Valence from 2007 to 2013 and now directs collections at Beaux-Arts de Paris.

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Matthias Arndt, Owner/Director

While studying Art History and Art Education at the Kassel School of Art and Design, Matthias Arndt established his first gallery project between 1990 and 1992, which received the city of Kassel's Cultural Promotion Award. He also worked as an art educator and visitors' guide at documenta IX (under the artistic direction of Jan Hoet) and was the director of the guided tours and visitors service at documenta X (under curator Catherine David). After earning a further degree in Education and Cultural Management at the Hamburg School of Economics and Politics, Arndt relocated to Berlin and founded the gallery Arndt & Partner in 1994. Over the past 28 years in the Art Business, Arndt has established himself as a pioneering connoisseur of the Berlin art scene and an expert authority in the field of international contemporary art. Arndt lectured at the Berlin Institute for Cultural and Media Management from 1996 to 2004. In 2001, Matthias Arndt was named a 'Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres' and thus inducted as a member of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture. Matthias Arndt is a member of the Tate Asia-Pacific Acquisitions Committee.

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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.


Adam Ulvegärde, Art Director

Adam Ulvegärde is Art Director at Forsman & Bodenfors in Gothenburg. Adam began his career at the agency before moving to McCann Erickson in New York in 2011 where he was Creative Director. Returning to Forsman & Bodenfors 2012 he has been responsible for delivering creative solutions for clients such as IKEA, Reebok, Swedish Television and Radio. Advertising Age and Creativity crowned Adam one of the 'Creatives You Should Know' in 2010, the same year he went on to win a Titanium Lion in Cannes for IKEA Facebook Showroom. The agency was ranked third best independent agency at Cannes Lions in 2010. For the last fifteen years, Forsman & Bodenfors has been ranked Sweden's number one agency.


Lise Pennington, Chief Curator

Lise Pennington is Chief Curator at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, one of Europe's largest art museums situated in the heart of Aarhus. The museum's striking architecture was created by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects. The 17,700 square metre big building is cube-shaped and is inside sliced through by a curved 'museum street', to which the public has access without admission charge. Forming a logistical pivot, a spiral staircase punctuates the mid-point of the 'street' and, on payment of an entrance fee, affords full access to the various galleries and facilities. Each gallery shows special exhibitions with both national and international artist such as Bill Viola, Olafur Eliasson, Wim Wenders, Paul McCarthy, Shirin Neshat and Robert Rauschenberg. Besides the special exhibitions the galleries give the opportunity to view works from the museum's own collections featuring work dated from 1770 until today including contemporary works by international artists such as Tony Oursler, Carsten Höller, Mona Hatoum, Miwa Yanagi and James Turrell. In May 2011 the spectacular Your panorama rainbow opened on top of the museum. The unique project is made by Studio Olafur Eliasson, Berlin. In addition international light-, video- and installation art are presented in the special exhibitions section 'The 9 Rooms' in the basement. With thousands of square metres spanning ten levels the museum now has ample space to showcase its extensive collection of 1100 paintings, 400 sculptures and installations, 200 art videos and over 7,000 drawings, photos and graphics: a collection that ahead of the inauguration was enhanced by the addition of works by international artists such as Bill Viola, Tony Oursler, Carsten Höller, Miwa Yanagi and James Turrell. In large measure, a donation of DKK 40m by New Carlsberg Foundation over a ten-year period enabled the purchase of these works.


Alessandra Mauro, Editorial Director Contrasto Publishing House

As curator, Alessandra Mauro has conceived and organized several exhibitions, among those William Klein's Rome; Mario Giacomelli's Retrospective, and Mimmo Jodice's Lost in Seeing among others. During her time as editorial director of Contrasto Publishing House in Rome, she has curated and edited several books and catalogues, including My Brother's Keeper (Documentary Photographers and Human Rights), and Shadows of War. Currently serving as artistic director of Forma in Milan, she has been responsible for the exhibition program since 2005 and has worked on retrospectives and solo shows of several photographers, including Richard Avedon's Josef. Aside from her duties at Forma, she is a consultant for photography at the Vatican Museum's contemporary art department.

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.

ART BEATUS - Hong Kong

Richard Yiu, Director

Art Beatus Gallery was founded in Hong Kong in 1992. A second exhibition space was opened in Vancouver in 1996. The gallery showcases modern and contemporary art with a focus on works by Asian artists. Ever since the late 20th century, Asian contemporary art has been playing an ever-increasing role in global art and cultural hybridity. Art Beatus Gallery strives to serve and fulfill this expanding interest of art lovers. We are continually adding aspiring talent to our list of illustrious gallery artists and organizing exhibitions in our gallery spaces for audiences in Hong Kong and Vancouver.

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.


Daria Scolamacchia, Photo Editor

Fabrica is a communication research centre based in Treviso, Italy, and is an integral part of the Benetton Group. Established in 1994 from a vision of Luciano Benetton, Fabrica offers young people from around the world a one-year scholarship, accommodation and a range of diverse disciplines, including design, visual communication, photography, interaction, video, music and journalism.


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.


Dolla Merrillees, Director of Curatorial, Collections & Exhibitions

As Director Curatorial, Collection and Exhibitions Dolla Merrillees is responsible for ensuring the Powerhouse collections, exhibitions and research reach the broadest possible audience. Dolla was Associate Director, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) a not-for-profit organisation championing research, education and exhibitions of significant and innovative contemporary visual practice from Australia, the Asia-Pacific and West Asia. During her five-year tenure at SCAF Dolla directed over 16 projects, oversaw the production and design of 17 publications, and developed SCAF's highly popular and innovative Culture+Idea series hosting over 400 events, workshops, forums, conversations, film screenings and children's programmes. She worked with leading Australian and international artists, architects and designers. Her career spans managing and developing exhibitions, public and educational programmes and collections at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the Powerhouse Museum; disseminating information on sectoral issues at the Australia Council for the Arts; exhibition management at the Biennale of Sydney. Board appointments include Sàn Art, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Drummond Street Services, Melbourne. Dolla is a published author and has written extensively for print and online media.


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.


Andrea Cinel, Curator/Programme Coordinator

As curator and programme coordinator at ARGOS Centre for Art and Media in Brussels Andrea Cinel has contributed to group shows and co-organized events such as the festival Open Archive, concerts, talks and screenings. He curated solo shows by James Benning, Jordi Colomer, Harun Farocki, Andrea Geyer, Maria Iorio & Raphaël Cuomo, Rinko Kawauchi, Nicolas Provost, Shelly Silver, Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor, Angel Vergara. Along with the in-house Argos activities, he develops extra muros thematic screenings and exhibitions that highlight the Argos audiovisual collections. Andrea studied mass communication at Università degli Studi di Trieste (Italy) and philosophy at Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium).

GALARTIS - Lausanne

Jean Philippe Coutant-Quéreux, Director of Photography Department

Galartis is an art auction house based in Crissier/Lausanne. With different departments dedicated to Swiss, international and applied Arts. The auction house also spotlights the contemporary artistic movement: Street Art. In June 2015, the first Street Art auction in Switzerland was held by Galartis. Preceding the auction an exhibition of the artistic works as well as performances from street artists took place. A second auction was hold in November 2015. A special department dedicated to photography was recently established, to fulfill the public's interest in this much-loved artform.


Jonas Tebib, Photographs Specialist



Caroline Gentsch, Specialist - Contemporary Art



Susan van Wyk, Senior Curator of Photography


INSTYLE - New York

Lizzy Oppenheimer, Senior Photo Editor



Christopher Aldgate, Head of Exhibition Design and Production


DDB - Berlin

Lilli Langenheim, Senior Art Director


PITCH - Los Angeles

Xanthe Wells, Chief Creative Officer



Jeff Griffith, Creative Director



Marie-Claude Landry, Curator of Contemporary Art



Adam Budak, Chief Curator



Verena Kaspar-Eisert, Curator