Jury: 2011 LensCulture Exposure Awards

The jury for the 2011 awards was comprised of a group of international photography experts. We thank them for their time and dedication.


Daphné Anglès
 
European Picture Coordinator at The New York Times
Paris, France 

Daphné Anglès has worked for The New York Times in Paris, France, for over twenty years as European picture coordinator, assigning photographers in Western and Eastern Europe to cover issues that will be published in The New York TimesThe International Herald Tribune and nytimes.com. 

Anglès is currently the Secretary to the World Press Photo’s annual jury. She has taken part in photojournalism juries such as Care France, Bayeux, Visa (Perpignan), and Estação Imagem (Mora, Portugal). She also curates documentary and art photography exhibitions at Galerie Dupon in Paris. She is always on the lookout for new talents to enrich her papers' pages and coverage.

Bevin Bering Dubrowski
Executive Director of Houston Center for Photography
Houston, US

Bevin Bering Dubrowski is Executive Director of the Houston Center for Photography. Founded in 1981, HCP is a nonprofit organization offering year-round exhibitions, workshops, publications, outreach programs, lectures, classes, and home to an on-site library housing more than 2,500 books on photography as well as a state of the art digital darkroom. HCP is always free and open to the public, bringing together a community of people interested in photography and lens-based work. 

HCP's mission is to increase society's understanding and appreciation of photography and its evolving role in contemporary culture. HCP strives to encourage artists, build audiences, stimulate dialogue, and promote inquiry about photography and related media through education, exhibitions, publications, fellowship programs, and community collaboration.

Prior to HCP, Bevin Bering Dubrowski served as Director of Bering & James, a commercial gallery in Houston specializing in emerging and mid-career artists. She also works as a fine-art and commercial photographer, herself.

Jim Casper
Editor and publisher of LensCulture
Paris, France

Starting in early 2004, Jim Casper has edited and published LensCulture, a popular online platform for international contemporary photography, attracting more than three million visitors per year from 50+ countries worldwide. Over the years, LensCulture has expanded to become a prominent international organization dedicated to the promotion of contemporary photography, multimedia, and critical thinking about lens-based art and related cultural issues. LensCulture aims to bring important photography and multimedia from around the world to broad distribution and global exposure — both online, and through international and local events, lectures, conferences, workshops and other programs.

In 2009, Casper launched the LensCulture Exposure Awards. In 2010, LensCulture teamed up with Houston-based FotoFest International to host the first large-scale international portfolio review sessions in Paris, France: LensCulture FotoFest Paris. Casper also produces a series of audio and video interviews, titled Lens Culture Conversations with Photographers. He serves on juries of several international photo competitions, curates shows, lectures, and writes about photography.

James Estrin 
Co-editor of the photography blog of the New York Times
New York, US

James Estrin is a Senior Staff Photographer for the New York Times and a co-editor of the Times' photography blog, Lens. He launched Lens in 2009, along with co-editors David Dunlap and Josh Haner. 

Estrin started at the Times in 1987 and was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team in 2001. In addition to photographing, editing and blogging, he also writes for the Times and produces audio and video for nytimes.com.
Internationally, he has covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict extensively, chronicled the journey of immigrants between Mexico and the United States and photographed in Haiti after the earthquake. In his career, Estrin has often focused on religion and spiritual experience, as well as dying and assisted suicide. 

Estrin is a founder of the Envision Foundation for Photography and Digital Media, an international non-profit organization that empowers young people to become involved in, and contribute to, their communities and the world through photography and digital media. Envision is currently working in the United States, China and Haiti.

He is also an adjunct professor at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.

Ed Kashi
Photojournalist at VII Photo
Worldwide

Ed Kashi is a photojournalist dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. A sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work. As a member of the prestigious photo agency VII, Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition. In addition to editorial assignments, filmmaking and personal projects, Kashi is an educator who instructs and mentors students of photography, participates in forums and lectures on photojournalism, documentary photography and multimedia storytelling. 

Along with numerous awards, including Second Prize Contemporary Issues Singles in the 2011 World Press Photo Contest, UNICEF’s Photo of the Year 2010, a Prix Pictet 2010 Commission and honors from Pictures of the Year International, Communication Arts and American Photography, Kashi’s images have been published and exhibited worldwide, and his editorial assignments and personal projects have generated six books.

Debra Klomp Ching
Owner of KLOMPCHING Gallery
Brooklyn, US

The KLOMPCHING Gallery is committed to the appreciation, exhibition and collecting of contemporary fine art photographs. Co-owners Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching are passionate about bringing to the public’s attention the work of exciting new talent, as well as under-appreciated photographs by established artists. 

The KLOMPCHING Gallery is described as ‘dynamic’ and ‘one of the galleries to watch in NYC.’ It’s exhibitions have been reviewed in publications such as The New Yorker, Hotshoe, New York Magazine, ArtReview, New York Times, The British Journal of Photography, The Architect’s Newspaper and Modern Painters. In addition to owning and operating the gallery, Debra Klomp Ching is a freelance consultant, writer and curator. Her writing has been published in Magenta Magazine, photo-eye Booklist, (re)collect, Nahtsellen andPDN. She was the Guest Editor for Photography Quarterly (issue No. 99). In 2010, she curated (with Darren Ching), ‘The Architecture of Space’, an exhibition of contemporary US photography for the Flash Forward Festival in Toronto.

Patricia Lanza
Director of Talent & Content for The Annenberg Space for Photography
Los Angeles, US

The Annenberg Space for Photography is a cultural destination dedicated to exhibiting digital and print photography in an intimate environment. The space features state-of-the-art digital display technology as well as traditional prints by some of the world's most renowned photographers. Work by emerging photographic talents is displayed as well.

The venue, an initiative of the Annenberg Foundation and its trustees, is the first solely photographic cultural destination in the Los Angeles area, and it creates a new paradigm in the world of photography.

Seamless 7’ x 14’ glass screens and ultra high-definition, rear-projection imaging systems are used to display photography with stunning clarity and saturation. The screens provide 4k resolution that exceeds the level offered by Blu-Ray. In addition to providing professional photographers a long sought after level of image quality, and displaying their art in the best light possible, it also allows for the display of thousands of images in a comparatively small location.

Under the directorship of Wallis Annenberg and the trustees of the Annenberg Foundation, Patricia Lanza implements and assists in the development of programming and exhibitions. Her career began at the National Geographic Society where she was a photographic researcher, photo editor and contract photographer for eight years. Lanza's experience includes working for a variety of editorial and commercial clients, and assignments to 48 countries. She was also a contract photographer and writer for the Herald Tribune Syndicate.

Chris Littlewood
Director of Photography at Flowers Galleries
London, UK and New York, US

Chris Littlewood is director of photography at Flowers Galleries. His role involves all aspects of representing some of the world’s leading photographers at one of London’s top commercial galleries. Flowers recently celebrated its 40th anniversary and opened a new gallery space in New York in addition to the 2 London galleries. Flowers represent Edward Burtynsky, Robert Polidori, Nadav Kander, Mona Kuhn and Michael Wolf, as well as hosting a photographic project space in East London. This is becoming an increasingly important launch pad for the trajectories of new photographic artists into the UK art world.

The Gallery has received critical acclaim for recent curated exhibitions. In 2002, the Gallery hosted the St. James Group Ltd photography prize. In 2007, an exhibition entitled ‘the living is easy’ showcased work by a selection of international and emerging photographers from Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America. The following year, ‘Says the junk in the yard’, provided a platform for photographic artists to show alongside major figures in post-war and contemporary art. Chris is interested in photographers who primarily see themselves as artists, doing work that is contemporary, experimental, challenging or conceptual.

Philipp Reinmann and Adrian Kelterborn
Producers at Magnum In Motion
New York, US

Philipp and Adrian work together, and separately, to create the award-winning multimedia features for Magnum Photos. 

Adrian Kelterborn studied Video/Film at the University of Art and Design Zurich, Switzerland, where he graduated with an MA in 2005. Since 2007, he has been working for Magnum in Motion as a multimedia producer. He is currently based in New York.

Philipp Reinman previously served as Lecturer in Media Didactics, and Head of Photography and Multimedia, at the Federal Institute of Sports, in Macolin, Switzerland. Since 2010, he has been working as a multimedia producer at Magnum Photos, New York City.