Grant Jurists

The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation For Documentary Photography & Film

2016 Documentary Photography Grant Jury

We are excited to announce the members of the jury who will preside over and choose our 2016 photography grant laureate during Les Rencontres d’Arles starting July 2, 2016:

Dimitri Beck — Editor-in-Chief, Polka Magazine, Paris
Klaus Kehrer — Founder & Director of Publishing, Kehrer Verlag, Berlin
Jan Mulder — Collector; Founder and President of Centro de la Imagen de Lima
Peter Pfrunder — Director of the Swiss Foundation for Photography
Laura Serani — Curator, Artistic Director and President of Jury at Prix Résidence pour la Photographie de la Fondation des Treilles
Enrico Stefanelli — Founder and Director of Photolux Festival, Lucca

2015 Jurists

2015 Documentary Photography Grant Jury

With the selection of our 2015 top 12 documentary photography finalists, we are excited to announce the members of the jury who will preside over and choose our 2015 photography grant laureate during Les Rencontres d’Arles starting July 6, 2015:

Fariba Farshad — Director of Candlestar Ltd, London
Agnès de Gouvion Saint-Cyr Curator and photography consultant, Paris
Francis Hodgson — Photography Critic for the Financial Times and Professor in the Culture of Photography at the University of Brighton, London
Azu Nwagbogu Founder and Director of Lagos Photo Festival, Founder and Director of African Artists’ Foundation, Lagos
Enrico Stefanelli — Founder and Director of Photolux Festival, Lucca

2015 Documentary Film Grant Jury

With the selection of our 2015 top 10 documentary film finalists, we are excited to announce the members of the jury who will preside over and choose our 2015 film grant laureate during Les Rencontres d’Arles starting July 6, 2015:

Alfonso Moral — Documentary photographer & film maker, 2014 MROF Documentary Film Grant Winner
Pascal Beausse — Head of the Photographic Collections, Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris
Clément Saccomani — Editorial Director of Magnum Photo
Jean-Michel Vecchiet — Documentary photographer & film maker
Christophe Loviny — Artistic Director of the Yangon Photo Festival

2014 Jurists

2014 Documentary Photography Grant Jury

Michael Benson — Director of the Prix Pictet, Founder of Photo London, London
Anne Biroleau — Curator of Photography at Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris
Claude Hudelot — Collector, Director Emeritus of Les Rencontres d’Arles, Attaché Culturel Emeritus of France in China
W.M. Hunt — Collector, curator and consultant: a champion of photography and the author of “The Unseen Eye: Photographs From The Unconscious“, New York City
Azu Nwagbogu Founder and Director of Lagos Photo Festival, Founder and Director of African Artists’ Foundation, Lagos
Laura Sérani Artistic Director of Les Rencontres de Bamako, Paris
Marco Zappone Director of Éditions Photosynthèses, Arles

2013 Jurists

2013 Documentary Photography Grant Jury

Michael Benson — Director of the Prix Pictet, London
Christian Caujolle — Founder of Agency and Gallery VU, Founder and Arts Director of Photo Phnom Penh festival, Cambodia
Lucien Clergue — Founder of the Rencontres d’Arles and President of the French Académie des Beaux-Arts, Arles
W.M. Hunt — Collector, curator and consultant: a champion of photography and the author of “The Unseen Eye”, New York City
Gwen Lee — Director and founder of Singapore International Photography Festival and owner of 2902 Gallery, Singapore

2012 Jurists

2012 Documentary Photography Grant Jury

Daphné Anglès — European Picture Coordinator, The New York Times, Paris
Irène Attinger — Library Director of La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
Armelle Canitrot — Photography Critic for La Croix, Paris
Stanley Greene — American Photographer, Conflict Photojournalist, NOOR Images
Michel Mallard — Art Director of the International Festival of Fashion and Photography, Hyères, France
Claudine Maugendre — Art Director of La Nuit de l’Année Festival d’Arles, France
REZA — Iranian-French Photojournalist, National Geographic Magazine
Echo Duan Yuting — Art Director of Lianzhou International Photo Festival, China

2011 Jurists

2011 Documentary Photography Grant Jury

Jon Levy— Founder and director of Foto8, London
Marc Prüst— Photography consultant, curator and teacher, Paris
Manuel Rivera-Ortiz— President and founder of The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film, New York City & Zurich