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Jury 2022

Anna Zekria

Anna Zekria

Founder and director of the independent Russian photo agency SALT IMAGES since 2011. Former director and project manager at Agency.Photographer.Ru and the Obyektivnaya Realnost fund, as well as producer of Screen Projects (US). Curator of Shilt Publishing & Gallery (Netherlands) and a number of Russian and foreign exhibition projects. Jury member at the 2012 World Press Photo contest and a number of other international photo contests.

Xenia Nikolskaya

Xenia Nikolskaya   

Russian-Swedish photographer; Curator of international exhibition projects; Member of the Russian Artists’ Union; Curator of the ROSFOTO Russian National Centre of Photography, Head of Rossiya Segodnya exhibition project department. Taught photography at the Russian Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, American University in Cairo, and Rutgers University, New Jersey. Took part in more than 40 international exhibitions, 20 of them solo shows. Her works are preserved at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. Author of the books Dust: Egypt’s Forgotten Architecture and Anatoly Garanin, Soviet Union.

Grigory Dukor

Grigory Dukor

Нead of the Photo and Video Service at TASS Russian News Agency. He has more than 30 years’ experience in photography. Began his career as commercial photographer. In the early 1990s joined the Reuters News Agency and served as Chief Photographer for Russia and CIS team for the next 20 years. As Dukor sees it, photojournalism changes with the world but is anxious to preserve its identity. Photo reporting should be its dominant form while the photographer should remain impartial.

Denis Paquin

Denis Paquin    

Since 2010, the Associated Press Deputy Director of Photography. A veteran of news photography, he has worked in various continents around the world, both as a photographer and photo manager for various organizations including the Associated Press, Reuters and United Press International.  He has been involved in the coverage and planning of major events including 9 Winter and 7 Summer Olympics, 5 World Cup soccer championships, various U.S. presidential conventions and inaugurations, civil strife around the globe, world summits, and many other national and international news and sporting events in the United States and internationally.