In our second year, members of Istanbul Photo
Awards 2016 met in Istanbul. You can find their biographies below.
is the winner of the Photo of the Year 2015. He is a native of Sydney,
Australia. He has visited over 50 countries covering historic events, including
the Iraq war, the trial of Saddam Hussein, child labor issues in India,
Afghanistan elections, the return of Benazir Bhutto to Pakistan, the aftermath
of the 2011 tsunami in Japan and the Chernobyl disaster.
Born to immigrant
parents, he grew up on a farm outside of Sydney. At an early age, he worked on
a farm and at his father’s refrigeration company. After graduating from
university, his career as a photographer started humbly: he shot sports matches
for a man who ran his business from his garage. In 2002, he started freelancing
with Getty Images in Sydney, shooting mainly sports-related pictures.
From 2005 to 2009,
he was based in London as a staff news photographer with Getty Images. He then
shifted to New Delhi to advance Getty’s coverage of the subcontinent with a
focus on the social and political instability of Pakistan and its neighbors.
In July 2013, he
joined Reportage by Getty Images as a key represented photographer, to focus on
a combination of long-term personal projects, breaking news and client
He is a regular
contributor to The New York Times, TIME Magazine and Der Spiegel in particular
and his work appears internationally in newspapers and magazines worldwide.
LAURENT VAN DER
Laurent Van der
Stockt, photojournalist, is a French national, born in Belgium in 1964. He
bases himself in Paris.
exposed the living conditions of the Romanian people; Laurent returned to
document the country after Ceausescu's fall in 1989.
concentrated on photographing areas of conflict throughout his career
including; former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Chechnya, the Gulf of Kuwait and
Laurent Van Der
Stockt has often found himself in the line of fire during the course of his work,
often finding himself injured as a result. Having been injured by a shell in
Vukovar in 1991, he was again hit in Ramallah in 2001 and had his arm seriously
damaged in Fallujah in 2005.
Laurent has been
awarded several prizes for his work, including the Award of Excellence -
Journalism Prize from the Columbia University in 1991, the Paris Match Prize in
1996, the Bayeux Prize for war correspondents in 1995 and the Festival Prize
for the Scoop d’Angers, which he won four times between 1991 and 1996. The Visa
d’or in Perpignan, France, 2013, when the report he made in Syria for Le Monde
with Jean-Phillippe Rémy established the proof of the use of the chemical
weapons by the Bachar Al-Assad regime.
His work has been
published in magazines all over the world including: The New York Times,
Newsweek, The Independent, Stern, El Paìs, Paris-Match and many others, has
been presented in many exhibitions.
Nicolas Jimenez is
the director of photography of the French daily newspaper Le Monde. From 1999
to 2004 he worked, during his European studies at the University, with
Jean-François Leroy for the photojournalism festival Visa pour l'Image.
In 2005, when Le
Monde decided to become an image producer, he became national photo editor. In
2008, he became the head of the photo department. Le Monde is now one of the
three biggest photojournalism producer in French speaking press.
James Wellford is
a photography editor, producer, curator, and educator based in Brooklyn, New
York. He is currently the Editorial Director of Visura. (Visura.co) His
collaborative work with photographers has received top honors at the Overseas
Press Club, World Press Photo, POYi, American Photo, Visa Pour L’image, PX 3,
and NPPA. He curates photography and multimedia shows that address topical
issues in the world including most recently; “American Photography” for the
Photographic Museum of Humanity. Winter 2015, “Remembering Liberia”. Photoville
2013. Brooklyn, NY. “Iraq 10 Years”. by Franco Pagetti. VII Gallery. Brooklyn,
NY. 2013. “Dispatch from Tohoku: Documenting the Aftermath in Japan” New York,
NY. 2012. “Generation 9/11, Ten Years of War Photography after 9/11” The Hague,
Netherlands. 2011. “Projections of Reality: Encounters with the (Un)Familiar”
Moscow, Russia. 2010.
James has served
as a jury member for the Magnum Emergency Fund, the Tim Hetherington Trust
Award, the PhotoPhilanthropy Awards, Visa Pour L’image, POYi, the Aperture
Paris PhotoBook Award, and the Overseas Press Club and was a member of the 2012
World Press Masterclass in Amsterdam. He is also on the advisory board of the
Photobook Museum and the organization Social Documentary Network
(SocialDocumentary.net) and is the co-founder of two groups ScreenProjects
(http://www.screenprojects.org) and SeenUnseen that are working on ways