We are pleased to introduce our judges for the inaugural BJP Breakthrough Awards, our prestigious photography award singularly capable of connecting the next generation of photographers with the established photography industry.
The judges have been handpicked by the British Journal of Photography for their photographic expertise, industry influence and special interest in emerging talent.
Joining the panel from the British Journal of Photography is Editorial Director Simon Bainbridge who has guided the magazine for the last 11 years, and our Online Editor Tom Seymour, formerly the film editor of i-D magazine, and a feature writer for The Guardian and Independent. BJP Projects Editor Gemma Padley, who writes on photography for The Telegraph and Photomonitor and will also be joining us.
Also judging the entries are esteemed photographers Laura Pannack whose prizes and nominations include the World Press Photo, The Sony World Photography Awards, The Magenta Foundation and Lucies IPA, and Lewis Chaplin, co-founder of publishing house Fourteen Nineteen and creative studio Loose Joints.
The panel is completed by photography curator Leo Scott, who has worked on exhibitions and projects with the likes of Nadav Kander and Rankin, and Sebastian Richter from the theprintspace, the UK’s best-loved fine art print lab.
In partnership with Olympus, Free Range and theprintspace, winners will have their work exhibited at the British Journal of Photography’s dedicated pop-up exhibition space in Shoreditch, East London’s creative hub. The exhibition will take place in June 2015 as part of the Free Range Graduate Shows at The Old Truman Brewery.
The four category winners will have their work presented by our editorial team at an exclusive launch event, and gain international exposure through our award-winning online and print channels.
For details of the competition and how to enter visit out dedicated BJP Breakthrough website.