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Martin Parr


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.

Els Opsomer

LUCA School of Arts

Els Opsomer lives and works in Brussels and Rufisque, Senegal. As visual artist she examines if artistic resistance can counter the tense visual culture that engulf us. Heroeuvre departs from a photographic investigation, an attitude strongly expressed in her films as well. Her artwork stems from a constantly expanding archive of urban images [archive building]. It is a critical and visual interpretation of our globalized reality. Her work offers alternative views& soothing images to contemplate a world, where the personal integrity is constantly exposed and challenged.


Els Opsomer coordinates the master photography of Luca School of Arts, Campus Sint-LukasBrussel. She is finalizing a PhD, titled - Isee, I see what you don't see - About the visible invisible in times of 'global' terror, with supervisor Prof. dr Hilde Van Gelder atKULeuven.    


Her work was exhibited at the 12th Istanbul Biennial, Brussels Biennial 1, 7th Kwangju Biennial and 5th Werkleitz Biennial. She was artist in residence at the Rijksakademie Amsterdam. Solo shows include 'Loop videoart‚ Barcelona, (E),'Shadows and Snow', Erna Hecey Gallery, Brussels (B) - '_imovie [1-2-3]_‚ MACsGrand Hornu (B), 'Time Suspended', Kunsthall, Bergen (N) Witte de With,Rotterdam (NL), Netwerk Aalst.

Olivier Guyaux

Tiny Gallery

Olivier Guyaux is a widely known figure in the Belgian photographic field, working around the digitisation and promotion of photographic heritage. He has collaborated with the Musée de la Photographie in Charleroi, the Royal Museumsof Fine Arts, and the University of Liège

Beyond digitisation, he is known for his innovative curation and collection of19th-century amateur photography. In 2020, he launched “TinyGallery”, a space blending analogue photography archives with immersive technology, offering a unique historical perspective. Since it’s creation, this project has brought together 20 photographers from 13 different countries.

Olivier’s influence extends across Europe with exhibitions spanning Paris, Luxembourg toSweden, each showcasing his ability to merge technology with cultural historical narratives. He is also skilled in the curation of amateur analogue photography exhibitions, breathing life into historical images through his creative approaches and nurturing the next generation of artists and historians.

Pauline Caplet

L'Enfant Sauvage

Pauline Caplet (FR) is a photographic artist and curator, based in Brussels since 2012 she founded L'Enfant Sauvage in 2020, an exhibition and creative space dedicated to contemporary photography.

Highlighting the work of emerging and established photographic artists, Pauline Caplet contributes to supporting and promoting photographic artists, and thus introducing new talent to the public.

She is regularly asked to organise workshops and juries.

Olivier Grasser


Olivier GRASSER is a French art historian who has been director of Contretype / Centred'art pour l'image et la photographie contemporaine in Brussels since 2022. Familiar with the challenges of creation and the need to support artistic projects as closely as possible, he has developed his experience in the fields of contemporary art, performance and contemporary dance, as well as photography.Since 1998, he has held management positions in various institutions in France and Belgium, where he has been particularly interested in the issues of audiences and the reception of art.

Roger Szmulewicz


Gallery FIFTY ONE specializes in fine art photography and works on paper. Since its founding in 2000, the gallery has been focusing on 20th- and 21st-Century photography (vintage, classic, fashion, African and contemporary). In 2011, the gallery started an ongoing dialogue between photography and works on paper.

In 2014 a new gallery space opened its doors: FIFTY ONE TOO.

In 2018, the gallery launched ’28 Vignon Street’; a new online art platform that responds to the online evolution on the art market.

In 2020, Gallery FIFTY ONE already celebrated its 20th anniversary, a period in which the gallery was able to build up a strong (inter)national reputation and audience.

Sofie Crabbé

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

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

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

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

Little Box Collective

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

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.

Andrea Copetti

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.

Marco Savarese

Eyeshot Publisher

Marco Savarese, founder and editor-in-chief of Eyeshot, has turned his passion into a successful career. With extensive experience in the marketing industry, Savarese has proven to be a leading innovator in the field of publishing and street and documentary photography. His critical eye and creativity, combined with great attention to detail, have distinguished him as an influential figure in his field. Marco Savarese continues to lead Eyeshot with constant innovation, making it a reference platform for professionals in street and documentary photography.

Marco Savarese will be joining the finalist's jury for the 2024 BSPF.

Julia Coddington

Julia Coddington is a photographer fromAustralia who practices street and documentary photography. 

She is co-founder of the UnexposedCollective, administratorof @womeninstreet, and a member of the LittleBox Collective.

Julia has judged a number of photographyfestival competitions, including Miami Street Photography Festival, Street FotoSan Francisco, the Italian Street Photography Festival, the Istanbul StreetPhotography Festival, The Wall 2021 (Greece), the Head On Photo Festival 2022(Australia) and Pisa Street Photography International Festival 2022.

She has curated several exhibitions, including'Exposed' at the Head On Photo Festival in Sydney 2019, 'Two WayStreet' in San Francisco 2019,  'Double Trouble' at Head On in 2020, 'DoubleExposed' at the Indian Photo Festival in 2020 and Head On in 2021 and the‘Wall of Women by Women’ at the Ballarat Foto Biennale 2023.

Julia runs street photography workshops andadventures internationally and in Australia.

Julia will be joining the finalist jury.

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