Martin Parr is one of the best-known documentary photographers of his generation. With over 100 books of his own published, and another 30 edited by Parr, his photographic legacy is already established.
Parr also acts as a curator and editor. He has curated two photography festivals,Arles in 2004 and Brighton Biennial in 2010. More recently Parr curated the Barbican exhibition, Strange and Familiar.
Parr has been a member of the Magnum agency since 1994 and was President from 2013 - 2017. In 2013 Parr was appointed the visiting professor of photography at the University of Ulster.
Parr’s work has been collected by many of the leading museums, from the Tate, the Pompidou and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Martin Parr established the Martin Parr Foundation in 2017.
In 2019 the National Portrait Gallery in London held a major exhibition of Parr’s work titled Only Human.
Martin Parr is part of the winners' jury.
Art/photo historian Sofie Crabbé is active as a curator, author and has been a visiting professor at LUCA School of Arts and at KASK & Conservatory. She provides text material commissioned by artists, museums, publishers and galleries. She also writes art criticism and essays for art magazines such as HART and Metropolis M. She is regularly in demand as a speaker, juror, guest curator, guide and reviewer.
Sofie is part of the finalists jury.
Deniz Sabuncu was born in İstanbul in 1989. He studied advertising. After working in advertising agencies for two years, he decided that advertising wasn't for him and he started his photography career as he always desires. Deniz currently takes photos for commercial brands, digital magazines and works on personal projects. Some of his photos have been used in international publications such as Nowness, Milk, and Courrier International.
He is part of the finalists jury.
Linda Zhengová is a Czech photographer and writer currently based in Amsterdam. She uses the medium of photography to challenge the existing boundaries and taboos surrounding the themes of representation, sexuality, and trauma. Her works are an intersection of academic and visual research. At the moment, she is editorially contributing to GUP Magazine, FRESH EYES, Extra Extra and Discarded Magazine, platforms showcasing the developments of contemporary photography. She is the author of The Ambiguity of Visual Representations of Trauma (2020), Catharsis (2021) and Katabasis (2023). She is also the curator of XXX a publication of Discarded Magazine showcasing the vision of contemporary erotic photography.
Linda Zhengová is part of the finalists jury.
Armin Graca (1990) is a photographer and storyteller born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Graca uses his camera to document everyday social life, telling stories through visual experience. Street and documentary photography are his main interests, and he spends most of his free time taking photos on the streets. In addition, he works on long-term documentary projects.
In 2023, he won the first prize at the Brussels Street Photography Festival (singles competition) and a Grand Prix award and First prize at the Sarajevo Photography Festival.
He is currently based in Belgrade, Serbia.
Armin is part of the finalists jury.
Ximena Echagüe is a documentary and street Photographer hailing from Belgium and Argentina. Currently based in Brussels and constantly on the move, she captures the essence of life through her lens.
Ximena's work has been exhibited in over 20 countries across Europe, America, and Asia. Her portfolio boasts 5 Individual exhibitions and over 80 group exhibitions.
Recognized by prestigious publications such as the New York Times, BBC News, and the Washington Post, her photography has also been featured in Fotografiska NYC, Leica Fotografie International, L'Oeil de la Photographie, LensCulture, National Geographic, PHMuseum, Street Photography Foundation among many others.
Ximena's commitment to promoting and supporting fellow artists is evident through her involvement as a curator, jury member, producer, and mentor.
Ximena is also the mentor of the "La Vie en Bleu", A Photography Residency and Exhibition Program in Nice, France.
She has just released her first book titled "Trapped" in December 2023, published by Daylight Books.
Part of her photography is in the Museum of the City of New York collection, the International Center of Photography, New York, and several private collectors.
She is part of the finalists jury.
Md Enamul Kabir is a Dhaka based freelance photographer.
For him, photography is all about the moment and story which becomes the witness. He loves his photos to be concise and cohesive and he tries to achieve the best result possible with fewer subjects. Apart from that Enamul loves to take photos of animals.
He has been published in several national and international magazines, newspapers including GEO Magazine France, ISP Magazine, FLIP Magazine London, The Daily Star, and The Guardian. Furthermore his work has been exhibited in Asian Art Biennale-Bangladesh, Festival Fotojatka-India, Kolkata Photo Festival-India, HIPA-UAE, Miami Street Photography Festival, StreetFoto San Francisco, London Street Photography Festival, Summer in Your City (USA), Lens culture,EyeEm Photography Award (Germany), Sony World Photography Award, Photography on a Post Card, Thailand Photo Festival, Behind the Portrait (Gulf), Photo Plus (Dubai), Italian Street Photo festival, 212 photographyAward (Turkey), Australian Street Photo Festival, Urban Photo Award (Italy) and also published in many blogs including 121clicks, in-public, Up Photographer, Burn my Eyes, Exhibit Street Contest, ... He won several prestigious awards nationally and internationally.
Kabir won the 2023 BSPF Series contest and is part of the finalists jury.
The tipi bookshop is a photobook only bookshop based in Brussels, ran by Andrea Copetti since the beginning. It has been 11 years of selecting books and giving advices to artists and photographers with care and knowledge.
Andrea is part of the finalists' jury.