Female in Focus 2021 Judges

Each year Female in Focus is judged by a panel of leading international women in photography.

Judges from this year include leading women from The New Yorker, Women Photographers International Archive and international galleries and publications. Together, they will select the two outstanding bodies of work and 20 single images that will be exhibited in a group show this year.

Aldeide Delgado

Founder and Director of Women Photographers International Archive

Aldeide Delgado is the founder and director of Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA). She has a background in consulting and presenting at art history forums based on photography including lectures at the Tate Modern, Pérez Art Museum Miami, CalArts, and The New School. Delgado is a recipient of a 2019 Knight Arts Challenge, the 2018 School of Art Criticism Fellowship, and a 2017 Research and Production of Critic Essay Fellowship. Her areas of scholarly interest include a feminist and decolonial re-reading of the history of photography and abstraction within Latin American, the Caribbean and Latinx contexts. She is an active member of PAMM’s International Women’s Committee, IKT International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art, US Latinx Art Forum, Art Table and the steering committee of the Feminist Art Coalition.

Joanna Milter

Director of Photography for The New Yorker

Joanna Milter is the director of photography for The New Yorker, overseeing all photography for the print and digital versions of the magazine, in addition to Photo Booth, the magazine’s photo blog. Since she joined The New Yorker, in 2015, the magazine’s photography has been recognized by World Press Photo, the Society of Publication Designers, and American Photography, and has received a National Magazine Award for Feature Photography. Previously, Joanna spent eleven years as a photo editor at The New York Times Magazine; for the last four of those years, she was the deputy photo editor.

Anahita Ghabaian-Etehadieh

Founder and Director of Silk Road Gallery

Anahita Ghabaian-Etehadieh is a specialist in Iranian photography as well as Founder and Director of Silk Road Gallery, the first gallery in Tehran to specialize in photography (est. 2001). She has curated several exhibitions. In 2009 she was the Artistic Director of Photoquai at Paris’ Quai Branly Museum. In May 2014, she curated Newsha Tavakolian’s exhibition (5th place winner of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award) for the Carmignac Foundation. In October 2015, she co-curated a retrospective of Shadi Ghadirian for La Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon. She has published La photographie iranienne, un regard sur la création contemporaine en Iran, (Iranian photography, a contemporary look at art in Iran) in French. In 2017 she co-curated Iran: year 38 for the annual Les Rencontres d’Arles photofestival and contributed to the accompanying publication, Iran, Année 38, (Éditions Textuel/ ARTE Éditions, 2017).

Adama Delphine Fawundu

Visual Artist & Co-author of MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora

Adama Delphine Fawundu is a photo-based visual artist born in Brooklyn, NY to parents from Sierra Leone and Equatorial Guinea, West Africa. She received her MFA from Columbia University. She has exhibited and lectured internationally. Ms. Fawundu is a co-author/editor of the critically acclaimed book MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora. Her most recent works investigates indigenous ontologies while imagining new ways of being in the world. Her interests included decolonization, memory, and interrogating histories.

Emmeline Yong

Co-Founder and Centre Director of Objectifs

Emmeline Yong is the Co-Founder and Centre Director of Objectifs, a visual arts space in Singapore dedicated to film and photography. Since its establishment in 2003, Objectifs has aimed to cultivate original voices in visual storytelling and to inspire and broaden perspectives through the power of images. It presents a year-round programme of exhibitions, screenings, residencies, and other developmental programmes, that advance the practice and appreciation of photography and film. Emmeline has been a juror and nominator for several international photography awards, including World Press Photo and the Magnum Foundation Fund. She has also curated several exhibitions, with a particular interest in works by women photographers that speak to local and international concerns.

Holly Fraser

Editor-in-chief, WePresent/WeTransfer

Holly Fraser is Editor-in-chief of WePresent, WeTransfer’s editorial platform, telling stories of creativity from around the world. With over a decade of experience in media and publishing, Holly was previously editor at HUNGER magazine, a style and culture biannual founded by renowned photographer Rankin, where she oversaw print, digital, social and events. She has written for publications including CNN, Grazia and The Huffington Post, has been a judge at Rise Art and D&AD and has worked with brands including Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Nike and Sony.

Louise Fedotov-Clements

Artistic Director, QUAD & Director, FORMAT International Photography Festival Derby (UK)

Louise has been the Artistic Director of QUAD since 2001, and the Director of FORMAT, which she co-founded in 2004. An independent curator since 1998 directing commissions, publications, performances and exhibitions. Guest Curator for international exhibitions/festivals including Dong Gang (Yeongwol) South Korea; Photoquai Biennale Musée du quai Branly Paris; Les Rencontres Arles, Discoveries; Dali Photo, China; Poikkeustila 2020 Finland; Venice Biennale EM15; Photo Beijing, and LishuiPhoto China; Korea International Photo Festival. An international awards advisor, she has contributed to numerous publications as producer/writer/Editorial Team and a juror, portfolio reviewer, speaker in Europe, America, Africa & Asia.

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Anna Fox

Photographer and Director of Fast Forward: Women in Photography

Anna Fox (b.1961) is one of the most acclaimed British photographers of the last thirty years and is Professor of Photography at the University for the Creative Arts. Working in colour, Fox first gained attention for Work Stations: Office Life in London (1988), a study of office culture in Thatcher’s Britain. She is best known for Zwarte Piet (1993-8), a series of portraits taken over a five-year period that explore Dutch black-face’ folk traditions associated with Christmas. Her collaborative projects Country Girls (1996 – 2001) and Pictures of Linda (1983 – 2015) challenge our views about rural life in England while her more intimate works My Mother’s Cupboards and My Father’s Words (1999) and Cockroach Diary (1996 – 99) expose the dysfunctional relationships at work in the family home in a raw and often surprising manner. Anna Fox Photographs 1983 – 2007, was published by Photoworks in 2007. Fox’s solo shows have been seen at Photographer’s Gallery, London, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago amongst others and her work has been included in international group shows including Centre of the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant Garde at Tate Liverpool and How We Are: Photographing Britain at Tate Britain. In 2010 she was shortlisted for the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize. Fox is currently working on the research project Fast Forward; women in photography for which she has been awarded a Leverhulme International Networks Grant and an AHRC (UKRI) Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Engagement Fellowship.

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Touria El Glaoui

Founding Director of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Born and raised in Morocco, Touria El Glaoui completed her education in New York before beginning a career in the banking industry as a wealth management
consultant. After 10 years in the field, she relocated to London, where she initiated 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in 2013. She has since launched the fair in New York in 2015, and in Marrakech in 2018. 1-54 is now a world-leading platform dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Parallel to her career, Touria has organised and co-curated exhibitions of her father’s work, Moroccan artist Hassan El Glaoui, in London and Morocco. She has spoken widely and chaired numerous discussions on contemporary African art and women in leadership at leading institutions and events globally. Touria El Glaoui was listed amongst the 50 most powerful women in Africa by Jeune Afrique magazine in 2015, 2018 and 2019. She is Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République Française since February 2019.

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