Panel of Judges
The following experts in international photography will serve on 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 Indiana-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.
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.
Riichi Yamaguchi (Japan) was born in Tokyo and studied photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Upon graduation, he worked for a Japanese artist, Hiroshi Sugimoto, for 6 years. Since returning to Japan, Yamaguchi has been working in the printing industry in Tokyo. As part of his artistic practice, Yamaguchi has worked on several projects focusing on the human body, such as “A Sense of Detachment” (Tokyo Gallery) and “Modernity Stripped Bare: Undressing the Nude in Contemporary Japanese Photography” (University of Maryland). Yamaguchi presently resides in Tokyo, where he continues to explore new directions in photography.