To promote and foster collaboration and understanding in the international arts community, our contest has 5 jury members representing diverse backgrounds. We value diversity and the various perspectives that an international jury provides our photography contest.
EFIAP , Serbia
Đorđević (Kragujevac, Serbia, 1959). Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Kragujevac and from the Press Photography Department of the Yugoslav Institute for Journalism in Belgrade. Member of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics. One of the establishers of BELDOCS, the International Festival of Documentary Film in Belgrade. Zoran Dordevic started his career of art photographer in the mid-eighties as a contributor to the magazines Omladinske novine, Mladina (Slovenia), Feral, Oko, Polet (Croatia) and Pogledi (Serbia), for the latter of which he also worked as a photo editor. Until 2015, he worked as editor of the film and documentary programme at Kragujevac Television and as film lecturer at the Student Cultural Centre in Kragujevac. He is presently head of the Lumière’s Beam Photographic Agency. Between 1985 and 1995, Đorđević worked as film, photography and video editor of advertising campaigns at Zastava-Yugo Automobiles. He cooperated with the design and marketing departments of BMW, Fiat, YugoCars America and domestic advertising agencies. Đorđević won prestigious photography awards in former Yugoslavia, among them the Diploma of Anastas Jovanovic, as well as awards at over one hundred international and domestic art photography salons. He holds the title of Master of Photography from the Photo Association of Serbia and EFIAP (Excellence FIAP). He is a member of ULUPUDS, the Association of Applied Arts Artists and Designers of Serbia, and an honorary member of the “Cadre 36” Association for the Promotion of Analogue Photography in Zagreb, Croatia. Solo Exhibitions (selection): In the Backlight, FIAP Gallery, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2016; Classic, Brestovac, Serbia, 2016; In the Split of Time, Art Gallery Kumanovo, Kumanovo, Serbia, 2015; Elba and the Seagulls, Faculty of Medicine Gallery, Kragujevac, Serbia, 2013; Lines, City Museum Gallery, Kragujevac, Serbia, 2012 and Parish Hall Hottingen, Zurich, Switzerland, 2011; Life is My TV, Modern Art Gallery, Smederevo, Serbia, 2011 and Gallery 93, Belgrade, Serbia, 2011; Ordinary People, Gallery of the Photo and Film Society of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2009 and Student Cultural Centre Gallery, Kragujevac, Serbia, 2008; Heroes, Parish Hall Hottingen, Zurich, Switzerland, 2008 and Hrastnik Cultural Centre Gallery, Slovenia, 2008; Israel at First Sight, Student Cultural Centre Gallery, Kragujevac, Serbia, 1999; Photography, Youth Centre Gallery, Kragujevac, Serbia, 1998; Guardian of Your Dreams, Student Cultural Centre Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia, 1998 and Priština Library Gallery, Priština, 1995; Destinies, Photo Club Gallery, Kragujevac, Serbia, 1985; Dreaming, Photo Club Gallery, Kragujevac, Serbia, 1983; Photography, Faculty of Philology Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia, 1981. Books: The Guardian of Your Dreams, (poetry by Radmila Obradović and photography by Zoran Đorđević), “Slovo”, Kraljevo, 1992; Zoran Đorđević – Monograph, 2012; Classic, 2016. Included in: Serbian Photography 1839 – 1989, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts / Museum of Modern Art, Belgrade, Serbia, 1991; Annals of Serbian Photography 1839 – 2008, Fotogram, Belgrade, Serbia, 2009; Almanac of the Photo Association of Serbia, Belgrade, 2015. Fifth-time jury president at the photo contests organized by NYC Exhibition.
USA, NY Times , White House photographer
Alex Wroblewski was born in a small town Wisconsin where he started to do photos of his friends, skateboarders. He is a photojournalist and one of the most experienced war photographers in the world. He is working for a few agencies including The New York Times, Getty Images, Bloomberg News, Thomson Reuters among others. The best intern in The New York Times Alex also won The Whitehouse News Photographers Association student award for 2016.
The Jury President , Lithuania
Normante Ribokaite was born in Dusetos, in 1968. The artist is one of the photographers of the Dusetos Art Gallery group (Zarasai Region, Lithuania). The artist has participated in group shows held both in Lithuania and abroad. Awarded in the International Photography contests FIAP, PSA, MoL, IAAP, GPU, UPI: at Serbia, Makedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Singapore, USA, Switzerland, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Egypt, Georgia, Finland, Turkey, Hungary, Russia, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania. The gold medal of San Francisco International Exhibition GALLERY PHOTOGRAPHICA - 2013 (USA). Awarded of the 1st Edition of the Romantic Landscape FIER Institute Initiatives 2013 (Australia). EX ARTE EQUINUS - 2013 Director\'s Award (USA). Gold medal at the 71st, 74 st, 76 st Japanese International Photography salon Competition (2011, 2014, 2016 ). The winner of Lithuania wildlife competition \"Amber serpent\" (2011, 2012, 2013). Awarded at the exhibition-competition „Earth Day“ (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 ) – Utena, Lithuania. Was also granted a diploma established by the Union of Lithuanian Art Photographers for her works displayed at the exhibition „Horse in Photography“ (2008, 2010 ) - Dusetos Gallery of Art, Lithuania. Moreover, the photographer was granted the Honorary Diploma established by the National Photography Art Foundation for personal shows of artistic photography displayed successfully in Lithuania, in 2000-2006. Since 2009 the artist has been a member of the club of photographers of nature Green Umbrella (Lithuania). A member of Photographic Association Master of Light (cMoL). BRONZE EXHIBITOR (BEPSS) THE PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF SINGAPORE. Culture and Art award for professional activities 2019 (Zarasai region, Lithuania). Has organised nineteen personal photography exhibitions.
Just in case a jury member has to back out, we have select judges that will step-in at the last minute.