The Jury

The Jury

- Nick Danziger

- Nick Danziger

Nick Danziger is one of the world’s most renowned photojournalists. Much of his life has been dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times in best-selling books, award-winning documentaries and prizewinning photography.

His work often speaks for the dispossessed and the disadvantaged. He has travelled widely visiting impoverished areas and war zones across the world, as well as following some of the world’s most prominent political leaders.    His outstanding work has received numerous awards, including an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society, the Royal Geographical Society’s Ness Award in recognition of raising public understanding of contemporary social, political and environmental issues and Monaco’s Order of Cultural Merit. He also has won the World Press Photo 1st Prize in the Single Portrait category. His photographs have been published internationally and are part of several museum collections.

His most recent exhibitions include Eleven Women Facing War at the Imperial War Museum, London, Above the Line: Images from North Korea at the Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea. He is Patron of PhotoVoice; Advisory Council Member to the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust; Director of Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy; Vice-President of Action Innocence Monaco; a Member of Mission Enfance; and Volunteer at the Monaco Red Cross.

- Maja Nydal Eriksen

- Maja Nydal Eriksen

Maja Nydal Eriksen (born.1983) is a photographer and curator, based in Copenhagen. She has a BA in Art History and a MA in Culture- and Media Production and graduated from The Danish School of Art Photography Fatamorgana.

Maja’s work often challenge and restage archival and media representations and is based on fieldwork and co-creation with the participants. This process is key to framing the cultural conditions – physical, social, subconscious desires and struggles of places and people.

Maja develops a “third language” – neither how she nor the portrayed see themselves, but negotiated realities, where new meaning occurs. This process allows for reinterpretation of societal structures we often accept and take for granted.

Maja has exhibited and curated solo shows in museums and contemporary art spaces since 2008. At the moment she is exhibiting one hundred former refugees throughout Denmark. People that statistically represent the 160.000 refugees that obtained asylum in Denmark since 1956.

- Rod Stoneman

- Rod Stoneman

Rod Stoneman is an Emeritus Professor at the National University of Ireland, Galway; he was the Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, Chief Executive of Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board and previously a Deputy Commissioning Editor in the Independent Film and Video Department at Channel 4 Television where he commissioned documentaries, experimental film, low budget fiction and feature films from Africa and Asia.

He has made a number of documentaries, including Ireland: The Silent Voices, Italy: the Image Business, 12,000 Years of Blindness and The Spindle: How Life Works. He is the author of Chávez: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, A Case Study of Politics and the Media; Seeing is Believing: The Politics of the Visual and Educating Filmmakers: Past, Present and Future with Duncan Petrie.

- Vasuki Jeyasankar

- Vasuki Jeyasankar

Vasuki Jeyasankar is a feminist activist and artist from Sri Lanka. She is actively involved in mobilising women in the North and east to claim their rights, training men and women on human rights and designing and conducting campaigns.

As an artist she combines her steady interest and talent in creative arts with her passion and commitment to issues of gender, human rights and social justice. Other than her individual artistic expressions she works with the women affected by war and violence to express their voices through collective art forms.

 

- Gianluca Iarlori

- Gianluca Iarlori

Gianluca Iarlori is the Media Manager of the Human Rights Nights Festival, a non-profit organization that has been operating for over 10  years at a local and global level, in the production of cultural and artistic events, campaigns, social actions and international cooperation. After graduating in arts, music and entertainment at the University of Bologna, he collaborated with several organization as photographer and video maker, working mainly in the documentary field.

- Maria Roberta Novielli

- Maria Roberta Novielli

Maria Roberta Novielli is Professor of History of Cinema and animation in the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage at the Cà Foscari University of Venice, Italy. She is the Artistic Director of the Cà Foscari Short Film Festival and director of the  Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking. Among her works it is worth to remember, J-Movie. Il cinema giapponese dal 2015 al 2015, Animerama. Storia del cinema d’animazione giapponese (2015) e Floating Worlds (2018).

- Una Bejtovic

- Una Bejtovic

Una Bejtovic began her media career during the siege of Sarajevo in December 1993 on Radio ISV as a 16–year old student, following that she worked for Radio M for six years, and in the editorial office of the Federal TV morning program. She implemented dozens of concerts and events of all formats, collaborated with the biggest musical names, followed by thousands of hours of live radio and TV programs.

After ten years in the media, and her M.A. degree she has entered the sphere of public relations. She made experience in private, non-governmental and governmental sectors, i.e. working in the office of Minister of Foreign Affairs. In her prolific career, she also had an opportunity to work for ‘Breaking News’ story on CNN International Desk in Atlanta.  In 2009, she has begun a career as a freelance consultant for public relations, mostly collaborating on projects in culture, human rights, and business sectors.

She won a PRO.PR Award for excellence in public relations and contribution to the development of the profession in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2013. Since 2014 she founded her own public relations agency – Bejtovic Communications. Over the past four years Agency implemented more than 150 projects in various fields.

- Mauro Salvemini

- Mauro Salvemini

Mauro Salvemini is a professional PHD engineer, former Fulbright-Hays scholar, university professor in Italy and abroad, who contributed to the development of informatics for cultural heritage. President of Culture2All NGO, he has recently designed and curated the exhibition “Yangon ART EXPO 2017” and  “ Myanmar Art Italy 2016” at Milano Triennale 2016.

He  has been former president of the European and Italian scientific and technical associations such as AGILE, AICA, EUROGI, AMFM GIS Italy, expert of the European Commission and of United Nations, author of more than ninety publications and books including “Computer Graphics” (1982) and ” Computer Image “(1985) among the first texts about design and art by computer. As internationally recognized expert in applied informatics to spatial planning, environment and e-government he has given lectures, seminars and conferences in all continents, collaborating with public and private entities.  In 1977 took part in the exhibition “SPACES from Brunelleschi to Fontana” and coordinates the “Technological space of our time” presenting satellite images and exploration of a “space” beyond the imagination. He curated the first exhibition of computer art in Italy in Prato (1984). His show “Images of Light” of photos and of Burmese artist’s Khin Maung Zaw watercolours has been exhibited at the town-hall of Anzio (2015), at Expo 2015 in Milan and at the University of Bolzano.

- Viviana Carlet

- Viviana Carlet

Viviana Carlet is the creator and Director of Lago Film Fest in Revine Lago – international independent cinema festival founded in 2005, and of Formentera Film since 2011. She coordinates and collaborates on several projects: Artificial Reserve – Venice Biennale of Art (2003); History Unwired – MIT of Boston and IUAV of Venice (2004); NISI MASA, European network of young cinema present in 32 countries (she has been Administrative Manager from 2012 to 2014). Between 2014 and 2017 she has worked as a Research Fellow at the Department of Management at Ca ‘Foscari University on projects promoting synergies between Art & Business.

 

 

- Veronica Gomez

- Veronica Gomez

Veronica Gomez is an expert on international law and human rights protection in Latin America with extensive experience in international litigation and advice involving governmental agencies, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations. Currently she is Director for Education of the Latin American Programme on Human Rights and Democratization (LAT.MA) at the University of San Martin in Argentina and is the Global Campus of Human Rights’ Chairperson.