Meet our international judging panel for our 50th anniversary Nikon Photo Contest
We’re thrilled to announce that 11 judges have been selected for the Nikon Photo Contest. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, the contest continues to attract photo enthusiasts world-wide with the last contest receiving entries from 170 countries and regions.Our diverse, international panel for 2019 includes imaging professionals, including photographers and curators, active in a variety of fields, such as photojournalism, advertising, fashion, sports and wedding photography. Guided by Lead Judge Neville Brody, the panel will scrutinize entries from amateur and professional photographers to unearth new talent and celebrate our culture of image creation.
Our local Nikon Australia Ambassador, Delly Carr has been selected as one of the 11 judges for the competition.
“The Entry Topics this year are Change, Identity and Hope. Such a wonderful, thought-provoking trilogy of themes that are so relevant in today’s modern life. I am so privileged that I will be one of the first people to see and judge the world’s interpretation of these three beautiful words.”
Delly Carr | Nikon Australia Ambassador
Delly Carr is a freelance sports photographer active primarily in Australia and Nikon Ambassador since 2010. Carr has photographed nine Olympic Games, and won numerous awards, including the Gold Award – BEST OLYMPIC PHOTOGRAPH – Sportsshooter USA 2001, and the AIPP 2017 Sports Photographer of The Year. He currently applies his hand and keen eye to advertising photos for international brands.
Fitzgerald works as the creative director of Ransom Limited, a design agency in Portland, Oregon that he co-founded with his brother, creating advertising photos for leading fashion brands. He also works with Kinfolk magazine, which is published by a company based in Copenhagen, taking commercial photos for a broad range of clients. His photographic style has often been described as evoking a quiet strength.
Furmanovsky is known around the world for her portraiture of famous rock musicians. Her work has won many awards, including The Jane Bown Observer Portrait Award. She is also founder and CEO of Rockarchive.com, a collective of rock music photographers. Her books, The Moment: 25 Years of Rock Photography and Was There Then Oasis: A Photographic Journey have greatly influenced the world of rock photography.
Guzy works as a photojournalist, and is currently busy editing publications. She received her fourth Pulitzer with her coverage of the Haitian earthquake in 2010, and has also been the recipient of numerous other awards. Guzy has been named Photographer of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association three times and eight times by the White House News Photographers Association.
Ladzinski’s work as an adventure photographer primarily focuses on natural history, extreme sports and advertising. He’s worked with The New York Times and other well-known international brands, and his work has been extremely well received in the field of outdoor photography. Ladzinski also works as a videographer exhibiting great versatility in his work for clients that include National Geographic TV.
As a wedding photographer, Meli has photographed many weddings, primarily across Europe. Her works have been published in photo books and wedding magazines known around the world, and her uniquely natural photographic style has been extremely well received. Since 2015, Meli has taught workshops and online courses, helping photographers to find their own artistic voice and style.
Odaka earned her Master’s degree from Falmouth College of Arts, Institute of Photography. Odaka gained her independence after working as an advertising photo editor and working at photo galleries planning exhibitions and selling pieces. She’s currently involved in a variety of projects that connect Japan and the world in the field of photography, including photo exhibitions, exhibition curation for film festivals, coordinating exhibitions, artist management and instruction, and writing.
Shya is a contemporary artist with works spanning the fields of film, art and fashion. He graduated from the Emily Carr Institute in Canada. He returned to Hong Kong in 1991, where he founded the design studio, Shya-La-La Workshop. Since 1997, he’s worked under exclusive contract as photographer and graphic designer for film director Wong Kar-wai. In 2006, an exhibition of his work titled,The Wing Shya Exhibition, was held in the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Tokyo.
Sikka is a fine art photographer based in India, and active around the world. He studied photography at the Parsons School of Design in New York. Sikka’s work has been exhibited around the world, beginning with the National Museum in New Delhi. His published works include the photo collection, Matter. He also works with well-known magazines and publications, including Vogue and The New York Times.
Snaer works as Director and CEO of the London Film School. He has been on the jury for a number of film festivals, including the Berlin International Film Festival Kinderfilmfest, and as a Head Jury for the Asian European Foundation photo competition, “On The Go”. Snaer is a member of the European Film Academy, the Royal Television Society, the Directors Guild of Iceland and the Federation of European Film Directors.
Wu is a professional wildlife and nature photographer accredited by the Professional Photographers of Canada, and works with African safaris. He is a member of the Canadian Association for Photographic Art, as well as the Masters Division of the Toronto Camera Club. Wu is also Director of International Promotion for China’s birdnet.cn, as well as a contracted photographer for Mercury Press & Media and Solent News and Photo Agency.
Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019
Entries are being accepted in three categories: Open, Next Generation and Video until 1:00 p.m. on January 31, 2019 (all dates and times JST), and anyone with an interest in photography is invited to enter. Entries from any digital cameras, including smartphones, will be accepted for all categories.