Panel of Judges
The following experts in international photography constitute the panel of judges.
Clémentine Bony-Devaux (France) is a PhD candidate at the École Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE) in Paris, under the supervision of Ioanna Rapti, director of studies in Art History and Archaeology of the Byzantine World and of the Christian East. Her thesis subject is: Byzantium in the patrimonial photography in the nineteenth century: The Charles Labbé photographic collection. She participated in the workshop, entitled The First Century of Photography: Photography as History/Historicizing Photography in Post-Ottoman Territories 1839–1939 in Istanbul in June 2018 and presented this thesis subject in Paris in October 2018 as part of XIe Rencontres Internationales des doctorants en études byzantines. She joined the Université Populaire de Caen in September 2018 as a lecturer in History of Photography. She has also been the blog editor-in-chief of International Fashion Culture for four years.
Lourdes Delgado (Spain) holds a PhD in Humanities, a Master’s in Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Thought from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Bachelor’s in Informatics Engineering from Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya. She teaches photography at GRISART, IDEP, and IEFC in Barcelona. She has worked as a freelance photographer for publications such as GQ, Elle, Newsweek, People, El País, and La Vanguardia. Delgado has also exhibited her artistic projects at several museums in United States (notably, Duke University and Instituto Cervantes of New York) and Spain (Universidad de Cádiz and Museo Etnológico del Montseny).
Jim Gabbard (USA) resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana and holds a BA in English from Indiana University. In 1989 he opened a wedding and portrait photography business, which he operated for 15 years. For the past 11 years he has worked for Purdue University Fort Wayne as a Professor of Photography in the Department of Visual Communication and Design. He continues to create and exhibit his photography in various galleries and museums in the United States and Internationally. In 2017 his work was accepted into five juried exhibitions including themes such as black and white and portraiture, and the human figure.
Abelardo Mena (Cuba) was born in Havana, Cuba and is Curator of the International Contemporary Art Collection at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana. He holds a Master’s degree in Art History from University of Havana and has taught 20th Century Art History at both the Higher Institute of Art and Higher Pedagogical Institute in Havana. His professional memberships include National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC), American Association of Museums (AAM), and International Association of Art Critics (AICA). Mena is Director of the Photography-Cuba project, acquisitions consultant for the Farber New York Collection, and author of the book Cuba Avant-Garde.
Beatrix Reinhardt (Germany/USA) grew up in Jena, Germany. Since the completion of her undergraduate studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, an MA in Media Studies from The New School for Social Research and an MFA from Illinois State University, Reinhardt has been living, working, curating, and teaching in different parts of the world. In 2005 she was appointed Professor at City University of New York and lives and works the majority of the year in New York City. Reinhardt’s work has been exhibited in Europe, North America, Africa, Australia, and Asia, and is included in corporate, museum, private, and university collections worldwide.