Jury Members
from India


AKHIL BAKSHI
Photographer


Akhil Bakshi is a passionate photographer and an advocate of the art. His main photographic interests lie in portraits, fine art and abstract. His first love however is to capture people and their expressions on different occasions. He was influenced by his father immensely and followed in his footsteps and took up photography as a profession. He has since then been an integral part of the industry for 21 years.

www.stockimagebank.com


RISHI SINGHAL
Coordinator of Photography Design NID,
Gandhinagar

Rishi Singhal is based out of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, Gujarat. He received his education at the Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology, Ahmedabad (1993-98), Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY (2002-03), and Syracuse University's College of Visual & Performing Arts, Syracuse, NY (2003-05). Rishi has exhibited and published his work extensively, and has received several grants and honors for it. He is the coordinator of Photography Design at National Institute of Design's P.G. campus, Gandhinagar.

www.nid.edu/people/faculty/rishi-singhal


RITAM BANERJEE
Ritam Banerjee Photography

Based out of Mumbai, Ritam has always believed in not confining to a single space. Shooting extensively across categories—travel, photojournalism, advertising, interiors, portraits, automobiles, fashion and food—he has always sought inspiration and challenge in variety. From capturing the blazing dome of the Taj Palace Hotel when Mumbai was under siege in 2008 to documenting the placid course of the middle and lower Ganges, Ritam has framed things as disparate as spas and slums, ketchup and cars. Over the last decade, Ritam has worked with corporates and publications across continents. He is also associated with the global agency, Getty Images. Apart from stills, Ritam shoots commercial AVs, and has worked as the cinematographer for a feature film. He has also been in the news for his theme-based calendars and his exhibitions.

www.ritambanerjee.com


SUGANDHA DUBEY
Photo Curator

Sugandha Dubey is an entrepreneur who has found balance between photography, art and e-commerce solutions. With over 18 years of work experience in marketing, sales, brand management and business strategy for iconic brands like Tanishq, Gillette, Group 4 and Getty Images, she turned entrepreneur in 2008. SIBSA Digital Pvt. Ltd. launched her long cherished venture, India's only total photography solutions company.

She is a researcher at the core and loves to explore ancient history. She also studies behaviours of tiny organisms and insects such as ants and bees and so forth. She enjoys cataloging and interviewing interesting people that cross paths with her.

Under the SIBSA umbrella, she aims to consolidate a highly fragmented photography industry by creating and distributing, breathtaking visuals. Images that make brands & individuals look good, reflect their businesses well and enhance the brand image. In the era of global business there is no better way to showcase India and the rest of the world better, than powerful visuals.

www.stockimagebank.com


SUDHIR JOHN HORO
Co-founder and Principal Designer of IdeaWorks Design & Strategy Pvt Ltd

Sudhir John Horo is the co-founder and principal designer of IdeaWorks Design & Strategy Pvt Ltd – India's only communication design firm that specializes in place-branding and public diplomacy projects. Since the formation of the firm, Horo has worked on Brand India promotions at various international platforms like the World Economic Forum, Davos; UN General Assembly, New York; European Parliament and others and has also played a key role in the promotion of UK and France in India through UK. Creating Tomorrow and Bonjour India campaigns respectively. Horo is an alumnus of the National Institute of Design and has also helped some of the leading companies in India develop their corporate identities. Horo was invited as a speaker in the first edition of the Rebranding Serbia conference.

 

Jury Members
from Serbia


DRAGAN KUJUNDZIC
Belgrade

Dragan Kujundzic, born in 1957 in Belgrade, has been a professional photographer since 1988 starting as a full time photographer at the National TV station Radio Televizija Srbiye. Between 1993 and 2003, he has been a stringer for Reuters news agency and had almost 600 photos on the Reuters world service. He has worked as a photo editor for Evropa and e-novine between 2007 and 2010 and has since then been a freelance photographer having his work published in Newsweek, Time, New York Times, Herald Tribune, USA Today apart from numerous magazines. His themes cover a vast spectrum: from portraits, documentary, travel, reportage, nature street life to sports.


JOVAN TRKULJA
Novi Sad

Before founding the famous Peter Gregson studio, Mr. Trkulja was successfully involved in the field of conceptual art via the pRT collective. His rich experience was downloaded into the collective selfhood of Peter Gregson identity to critical acclaim, which means a number of internationally awarded projects from the fields of packaging design, branding and identity development. Jovan is a part of the team that put Novi Sad on the design map.

 

NEBOJSA BABIC
Belgrade

Nebojsa Babic was born in Belgrade in 1968. He is a member of Ulupuds (Serbian Association of Applied Art Artists and Designers), USUF (Serbian Art Photographers Association), PPof-E (Professional Photographers of Europe and SAM (Serbian Managers Association). In 2009, he became a member of the Serbian Olympic Committee and in 2010, he became a member of the board of the "Belgrade 2020" – City applying for the title of the European Capital of culture. www.beograd2020.com

He cooperates with cultural institutions, humanitarian organizations, publishing houses and marketing agencies and has greatly contributed to several Unicef and Unesco projects. Nebojsa Babic is one of the leading photographers in Serbia, winner of important awards such as Grand Award of May salon in 2005 and Best fashion photographer of Serbia & Montenegro for Pantene Beauty Awards in the years 2002 and 2004. Nebojsa's photographs constitute a part of the permanent collection of Belgrade Museum of Applied Arts. He continually exhibits in Serbia and abroad. www.babic.cc

He has founded "Orange Studio". www.orange.rs, O3ONE, multimedia art project, first of its kind in the country www.o3one.rs. Nebojsa Babic and B-link festival (Belgrade festival of new communications) - www.b-link.org

 

PETAR VUJANIC
Belgrade

Petar Vujanic, born in Belgrade, worked on life photography from the age of 18 for local daily and weekly papers and for foreign life agencies after which he established studio i.n.o.k. which works in the area of visual communication. i.n.o.k. studio is one of Serbia's most modern photography and production studio with state-of-the-art technology. The studio has one of the best archives in the country with over 2.000.000 high-resolution digitized photographs across topics.

Petar has been the president of the Association of Professional Photographers of Yugoslavia, director and editor of photography in many projects. He has also taken pictures and edited monographs of Belgrade in 1008 pages. His work has also been published on the cover pages and editorials in some of the leading magazines, both local and global – Fame, Faar, Cosmopolitan, Gracia, Elle and others. Having worked with leading fashion and marketing agencies, he was chosen by Hasselblad to be Hasselblad Ambassador for Serbia.

 

ZORAN ĐORĐEVIĆ
Kragujevac

Zoran Đorđević graduated top of the class from the Press Photography Department of the Yugoslav Institute for Journalism in Belgrade. He has cooperated with the design and marketing departments of BMW and Fiat, with designers in the U.S.A., and with many advertising agencies from the region of former Yugoslavia. He has won more than 80 awards on exhibition in the world and the most significant awards for photography. The Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts included his works in its reference book of photographs that had a historical impact on the development of this art in Serbia. The artistic jury of the Photo Association of Serbia awarded Đorđević with the greatest photography title – Master of Photography, while the leading International Federation of Photographic Art, FIAP, granted him the title of EFIAP (Excellence FIAP). He is an honorary member of "Cadre 36″, Zagreb, Croatia, photographers associations to promote analog photography. He works at TV Kragujevac as documentary and film editor.