THE JURYAnush Babajanyan is a member of VII Photo Agency, living in Yerevan, Armenia. Anush focuses her work on social narratives related to women and children, the environment and the aftermath of the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh, among others. In addition to working extensively in the Caucasus, she also continues to photograph in Central Asia and around the world.
Anush Babajanyan is currently working on an environment related project in Central Asia, supported by the National Geographic Society. She is also working on the publication of a second book for the #BridgingStories project she co-founded, that brought together young photographers from Turkey and Armenia.
Her photography has been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, Foreign Policy Magazine, she has worked with UNICEF and various other international publications.
Anush Babajanyan is the winner of the 2019 Canon Female Photojournalist Grant.
Svetlana Bachevanova is the publisher of FotoEvidence, a curator, a photo editor and documentary photographer.
Sabiha Çimen, born 1986 in Istanbul, Turkey. She is a self-taught photographer with an emphasis on women, Islamic culture, portraiture and still life. She graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University with an undergraduate degree in International Trade and Finance, and a Master’s degree in Cultural Studies. With her project titled "Hafız: Guardians of the Quran" she participated in the World Press Photo - Joop Swart Masterclass in 2018 in Amsterdam. She won the 3rd prize in the Phmuseum's Women Photographers Grant-2018, honorable mention in the Gomma Grant-2019, and 2nd prize winner in the World Press Photo Long Term Projects- 2020.Sabiha Çimen is the recipient of the 2020 Canon Female Photojournalist g rant. Recently she joined the Magnum Agency. She is based between Istanbul and New York.
is a photographer, curator, activist and co-founder of Women Picturing Revolution (WPR). Her photographs center around themes of migration, incarceration, undocumented farm workers and have been shown across the United States and Latin America. She has lectured at institutions including Harvard University, Columbia University, La Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia), and the Tate Modern, among others. Zoraida was the assistant curator of the Picturing Black Girlhood exhibition at Columbia University and co-curated Women as Witness, a photography exhibition about how women document survival across the globe. Zoraida is currently co-editing a volume of essays and photographs on the topic of Representations of Black Motherhood & Photography (Women Picturing Revolution, Spring 2021, Leuven University Press). She lives in Beacon, NY.
Tanya Habjouqa is an artist, educator and member of NOOR Images. Her work stems from long-term investments and collaborative methodology, blending ethnography, investigative reportage, and intuitive sense for metaphor. Tanya trained in journalism and anthropology with an MA in Global Media from the University of London SOAS. Her book “Occupied Pleasures” (published by FOTOEVIDENCE) received accolades by both TIME and Smithsonian magazines, the work winning a World Press Photo award. She is in the permanent collections of the MFA Boston, Institut du Monde Arabe, and Carnegie Museum of Art, represented by East Wing. She mentors for the Arab Photography Documentary Program, teaching workshops internationally. There is a layer of gravitas beneath Habjouqa’s work, making her a rare breed of photographer able to seamlessly blend light-hearted and hard-hitting.
Charlotte Schmitz’ approach to her photography is deliberately personal and often subverts the traditional documentary approach, which allows her to convey her messages about women and migration. She grew up in the danish minority in Germany and studied documentary photography in Hanover. Charlotte's work has been published in The Washington Post and der Spiegel, among other international media outlets. The British Journal of Photography selected her as Ones To Watch 2019 and she is the first recipient of the FotoEvidence W Award with her work La Puente. She speaks six languages and is currently based in Berlin.
Sandra Mehl is a photojournalist based in Montpellier, France, She graduated from Sciences-Po Paris, and the School of Advanced Studies in Social Science. Before becoming a photojournalist she worked in humanitarian aid in West Africa and in urban development in the suburbs of France for nearly 10 years. “I am interested in the relations between humans and their living territories. First abroad in Israel/Palestine, where I documented the daily movements of Palestinians crossing Israeli checkpoints for economic and religious reasons (Checkpoint Chronicle ) and in the USA, in Louisiana, where I have been documenting since 2017 the slow disappearance of Jean Charles island, whose inhabitants are among the first official climate refugees in the USA (Fading into the Blue). Then, my work turned towards the more familiar worlds in France, becoming more intimate. Since 2015, I have been documenting the daily life of two sisters from the Cité Gély, a working class neighborhood in Montpellier (Ilona and Maddelena).“
Her work is recognized by Bourse du Talent 2016 , PHmuseum Prize, and the Kuala Lumpur Photo Award. In 2020, she is one of the winners of the Women Photograph Nikon Grant.
In parallel to her personal photographic projects, she regularly works on assignment for the Le Monde, Elle, Marie-Claire, Libération, The New York Times, Stern, and La Repubblica.
Since 2018 she also leads training courses in photojournalism at the Paul Valéry University of Montpellier.
Amelie Shuele worked for 6 years in the commercial gallery sector in Switzerland and was Associate Director at Christophe Guye Galerie where she collaborated with artists Roger Ballen, Stephen Gill and Rinko Kawauchi, among others. During this time Amelie obtained a Master’s degree in Curatorial Studies at the Zurich School of the Arts and her graduate thesis, “Photographic Fiction,” examines the interplay between photography, fiction and authenticity.
From 2018 to 2020 she worked as a curator at Unseen, a platform for contemporary photography that presents the latest developments in the field of photography and amplifies the careers of boundary-pushing artists. Amelie was responsible for the speakers program, exhibitions, and onsite projects at the annual fair, Unseen Amsterdam, as well as for various other events and projects throughout the year. For the 2019 edition of the festival, she curated the group show “Woven Matters“ that explored the use of textiles in photography in a variety of ways. The exhibition explored the relationship between the physicality and tactility of materials, such as thread and fabric, and the two-dimensionality of the photographic medium. Through the use of these materials, the works weave in common themes such as family and identity – creating, and building on, narratives of cultural identity and heritage. It featured Joana Choumali, Zohra Opoku, Lucie Khahoutian, Leonard Suryajaya among others.
Alison Stieven-Taylor is an international photography commentator and journalist. Her writing has appeared in newspapers and magazines including The Australian and Australian Financial Review, World Press Photo Witness, the French journal The Eye of Photography and Pro Photo magazine. She is also the publisher of the widely read weekly blog Photojournalism Now. Alison is currently writing her PhD on photography as social change, and is a lecturer in media communications at Monash University (Australia). Additionally, Alison has been a judge in the FotoEvidence Book Award (2016), for Australia’s largest photography festival Head On Photo Festival (2015) and the Australia & New Zealand PhotoBook Awards (2015). She has also been on the selection panel for the Indian Photography Festival (2017) and VOHH Bangladesh (2020). For the past five years Alison has been a guest speaker in the Head On seminar program (2016-2020). In 2019 the exhibition The Female Eye, curated by Alison made its debut at the Pingyao International Photo Festival, China. The Female Eye was also featured in the 2020 Auckland Festival of Photography.