Professional Judges



After completing his national service as a military photographer, Amnon Bar-Tur was invited to photograph for the weekend edition of “Haartz,” Israel’s leading liberal daily paper. In 1966 Bar-Tur moved to England to study photography and design at the London College of Printing and Graphic Arts (known today as the College of Communication at the University of the Arts London). In 1968 Bar-Tur joined forces with friend Jeff Vickers to provide photography and graphic design services to high profile clients. His work was widely syndicated and published worldwide. In 1976, Bar-Tur moved his family from England to the United States to grow his marketing graphic design & production business. In 1981 he established C2media (now c2imaging) in New York City with an English partner, David Manning. C2media grew to be one of the largest digital imaging providers for major US luxury brands, with six offices and over 500 employees. Bar-Tur and his partner sold the business in 2010 after working together for 29 years. For the last ten years, Bar-Tur and his son Armon have worked together to develop student housing in the UK and Europe. They are committed to building the “coolest” affordable student housing in Europe.




After 15 years spent in the financial market industry as a trader (Paris, London and Geneva), Gad Edery radically changed course in 2008 to create Galerie GADCOLLECTION- Paris, which is entirely dedicated to photography. Galerie GADCOLLECTION helps you to discover (or re-discover) important photographers which escaped the art-market speculation wave. Edery's aim is to create one of the most important photography gallery's in France. ​His new challenge is the creation of the website 

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Simon Roberts (b.1974) is a British artist photographer whose work deals with our relationship to landscape and notions of identity and belonging. He has published and exhibited widely and his photographs reside in major public collections. His most recent monograph is Merrie Albion (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2017). 

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Lieve Beumer is Head of Photography at Flowers Gallery. She joined the gallery after graduating from the University of Amsterdam in 2013. Lieve manages the photography department, representing an international and widely recognised roster of artists. The department curates an average of six exhibitions a year recognised for their engagement with important socio-cultural, political and environmental themes.




Francesca is Director of Business Development at The Photographers' Gallery, the largest public institution in the UK exclusively focusing on photography. She has been working in the photography world since 2011 and has judged a number of competitions. She was previously General Manager for Christie's South Kensington, where she was responsible for running one of the busiest auction rooms in the UK.




Fumio Nanjo (b. 1949 in Tokyo), Director of Mori Art Museum since 2006, has undertaken a number of important positions including: Commissioner, Japan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (1997) and Taipei Biennale (1998); Jury Committee Member, Turner Prize (1998); Artistic Director, Yokohama Triennale 2001 and Singapore Biennales (2006/2008); and Curatorial Director, Honolulu Biennial (2017, inaugural).


Chris Littlewood is an independent curator, writer, and artist. For ten years he developed the photography programme at Flowers Gallery. Chris has juried numerous awards including Hyères Festival, Renaissance Photography Prize, and LensCulture. He has lectured at international institutions including LCC, Architectural Association, Magnum, National Museum Cardiff, Fotografiska, and Unseen.


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Director of Today Art Museum. Graduated from China Central Academy of Fine Arts as an Bachelor and Doctor’s degree . Postdoctoral researcher at Peking University. Alex has planned and carried out hundreds of Chinese and international contemporary art exhibitions. He is called "the youngest museum director in China".

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Jack Latham is a photographer based in Bristol. He is the author of several photobooks, A Pink Flamingo (2015), Sugar Paper Theories (2016) and Parliament of Owls (2019). His work has featured in a number of solo shows which include Reykjavik Museum of Photography and Colonnade House. Latham’s projects have also gone on to win multiple awards including the Bar-Tur Photobook Award (2015), Image Vevey - Heidi. News Prize (2019), and the BJP International Photography Award (2019).

His latest project, Parliament of Owls, focuses on Bohemian Grove, a private gentlemen’s club in Northern California and the dangers of not providing context to the public.




Monica is a Mexican-British photographer whose work engages with the way we read and integrate images and information. A former charity campaigner, she currently works on independent research projects and for NGOs in England and abroad. Monica won the Bar-Tur Photobook Award in partnership with the Photographers' Gallery in 2017. In 2018 she was nominated for Les Recontres d'Arles New Discovery Award. The same year she was an artist tutor for Parallel European Photo based Platform. Currently she is a nominator for the Joop Swart Masterclass. Her work is held in the artist book collections at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC and the Yale Institute amongst others.

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BarTur Photo Award is a not for profit organization that aims to find, support and recognize the best contemporary photographic talent. The award is looking for work that is unique, compelling and inspiring. To be judged by a panel of industry leaders.

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