Our 2017 jury is handpicked for their keen eye and individual photographic background, they will go at your photos from all angles.

Every year we try to bring you a fresh selection of Jury elements

Our jury elements are a very photography active bunch, please check out their work and learn more about them. They are photographers, educators, gear geeks… you have it all!

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Manolo Ty

Manolo Ty comes from the industrial region of Hagen, in Germany.

His love for photography and his need to explore the world out of the boundaries of his grey homeland, brought him to travel the world and experience various professional experiences: he was involved in film projects in Thailand, worked in a television production company in Cologne and became manager of a luxury hotel in Budapest. Instead of opening his own hotel during a journey in the Caribbean he made the resolution to dedicate his life to the arts instead. He is ever since a solo travel photographer based in Berlin.

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Rainer Jordan

Rainer Jordan started his career as theatre lighting technician, he dedicated himself to Photojournalism and studied Photography techniques.

After his studies he opened his own Photographic Studio where he is working now.

He has been involved in 12 photographic exhibitions (as photographer or curator) and he teaches individual analogical and digital Photography workshops (for beginners, medium level and professionals).

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Victor Hugo Gutierrez

Victor Hugo Gutierrez (Colombia, 1975) studied Film and Television Production at the EICTV in Cuba and Camera Technics at the University for Applied Sciences in Dortmund.

He joined as a Fellow the department of Audiovisual Dramaturgics in the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.

His background developed his approach towards Photography - a narrative dispositive.