JUDGES - Black & White Photographer of the Year Competition
In association with Leica
Is a fine art printer who has worked for many of the famous names in the industry, including Ernst Haas, Norman Parkinson, Ian Berry, Eve Arnold, Terence Donovan.
Is a photographer, photobook maker, publisher and mentor. His background is in traditional B&W: he wrote a number of bestselling books on landscape photography and darkroom techniques and he founded the acclaimed Ag magazine. He has produced books with Joe Cornish, Andy Rouse, David Ward, Charlie Waite and Paul Gallagher. He also runs photobook and project related workshops in London and Scotland.
Has been a Leica ‘M’ film photographer for a number of years, specialising in particular
in street and live performance. As Managing Director of Leica Camera Ltd, he is responsible for the development of the UK Leica Professional and Enthusiast Photography, plus Leica's successful Nature Observation and Field Optics Business.
Made his reputation as a photojournalist reporting from South Africa. While based in Paris he was invited to join Magnum by Henri Cartier-Bresson. He moved to London to become the first contract photographer for the Observer Magazine. He has covered conflict and political and social issues all over the world and won numerous awards.
Was the first senior curator of photography
in any British museum or gallery (National Portrait Gallery, London, 1972-82). He then became the founding head of the National Media Museum, Bradford. After a decade there, he spent five years as Director of the 10 National Museums & Galleries of Wales. He has written many books and mounted many exhibitions, including Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century at London’s Royal Academy last year.
Got started photographing his favourite rock bands, and then worked for local papers before getting a start at The Observer where he won Sports Photographer of the Year a record four times. In 1985, after winning News Photographer of The Year for his work at the Heysel Stadium disaster, he went on to be Picture Editor of The Guardian for 13 years before concentrating
on his own work, photographing people
in the arts.
Has been a professional photographer for more than 30 years, working for some of the top publications including House & Garden, Tatler and Harpers & Queen. He has published a number of books.
Eleanor Macnair’s first job after university was as photo-production assistant at Toth Brand Imaging in New York where she was first exposed to great photography. Since returning to the UK she worked as a freelance journalist before turning to PR. She spent four years at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in Chelsea before joining the National Portrait Gallery in 2008.
Has been a photographer since the 1970s. His work is held in several private and public collections, including the National Portrait Gallery, and he has exhibited both in the UK and abroad.
Is Editor of B+W Photography and has worked on the magazine since its launch in 2001. She is an active photographer, specialising in portraiture and still life.