Jury for photographic works

Kadir van Lohuizen

Kadir van Lohuizen (The Netherlands) has covered conflicts in Africa and elsewhere, but is probably best known for his long-term projects on the seven rivers of the world, the rising of sea levels, the diamond industry and migration in the Americas. He started to work as a professional freelance photojournalist in 1988 covering the Intifada. In the years following, he worked in many conflict areas in Africa, such as Angola, Sierra Leone, Mozambique, Liberia and the DR of Congo. From 1990 to 1994 he covered the transition in South Africa from apartheid to democracy. Kadir’s environmental projects continue with ‘Wasteland’, where he investigates in six megacities (Jakarta, Tokyo, Lagos, Amsterdam, São Paulo and New York) how they manage or mismanage their waste. For this project he uses photography, video, drone footage and audio. For this project he received 1st World Press Photo Prize in the Environmental category. In 2018, Kadir van Lohuizen and Yuri Kozyrev were the laureates of the 9th Prix Carmignac for Photojournalism, where they undertook a year long expedition through the Arctic, documenting the consequences of the climate crisis.

Azu Nwagbogu

Azu Nwagbogu is the Founder and Director of African Artists’ Foundation (AAF), a non-profit organisation based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Nwagbogu was elected as the Interim Director/ Head Curator of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art in South Africa from June 2018 to August 2019. He also serves as Founder and Director of LagosPhoto Festival, an annual international arts festival of photography held in Lagos. He is the creator of Art Base Africa, a virtual space to discover and learn about contemporary African Art.

Azu Nwagbogu served as a juror for the Dutch Doc, POPCAP Photography Awards, the World press Photo, Prisma Photography Award (2015), Greenpeace Photo Award (2016), New York Times Portfolio Review (2017-2018), W. Eugene Smith Award (2018), Photo Espana (2018), Foam Paul Huf Award (2019), Wellcome photography prize (2019) and is a regular juror for organisations such as Lensculture and Magnum.

For the past 20 years, he has curated private collections for various prominent individuals and corporate organisations in Africa. Nwagbogu obtained a Masters in Public Health from The University of Cambridge. He lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria.

Roman Vondrouš

Roman Vondrouš, born in Pardubice (Czech Republic), graduated in Institut tvůrčí fotografie FPF Slezské univerzity in Opava (Czech Republic), where he is currently continuing his studies in a doctoral program. In 2013 he was awarded with the first prize in the category Sport in the prestigious photography competition World Press Photo. In the years 2016 and 2017 he won two second places in one of the important world journalistic photo competition Pictures of the Year International. In 2020 he won the first prize in the category Sport portfolio in the international competition AIPS Sport Media Awards. In the Czech Press Photo competition, he holds more than dozen awards (among other also the Grant from the mayor of Prague to photograph the transformations of the capital city). In 2013 he was awarded with the Prize Cena rektora Slezské univerzity in Opava for the extraordinary achievements in the field of journalism. From 2005 he is photojournalist of the Czech press office (Česká tisková kancelář), where he is daily responsible for the agency photo news. He photographed at the Summer and Winter Olympic games: 2008 – Peking, 2010 – Vancouver, 2014 – Sochi. In his free time, he is working on other personal photography projects, but the main part of his work is the horse-ricing theme.

Jindřich Štreit

Prof. Mgr. Jindřich Štreit is a Czech photographer, university pedagogue, curator, and organiser of cultural life.
In his work he has focused on life in villages and people living in the Czech countryside. He has so far produced over 1,000 exhibitions and is the author of more than 30 publications. His works form an integral part of the most significant collections. Several films have been shot on Jindřich Štreit. At present, he teaches at the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava, Czech Republic.

Jana Hojstričová

Doc. Mgr. art. Jana Hojstričová, ArtD. is a photographer, pedagogue and Vice-Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava.
She has taken part in various photo exhibitions and festivals, such as the Month of Photography Festival in Bratislava, the International Festival of Young Photography in Ljubljana, Septembre de la Photographie in Lyon or Mois de la Photo in Paris (France).

Project supervisor

Jana Hojstričová

Doc. Mgr. art. Jana Hojstričová, ArtD. is a photographer, pedagogue and Vice-Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava.
She has taken part in various photo exhibitions and festivals, such as the Month of Photography Festival in Bratislava, the International Festival of Young Photography in Ljubljana, Septembre de la Photographie in Lyon or Mois de la Photo in Paris (France).