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Jury Members

Jury Members 2018 - President: Tristan Lund

  • Tristan Lund:
    • Art consultant specializing in Photography
    • Discovery section curator at Photo London
  • Aurélie Pétrel (Mentor):
    • Professor and Head of the Photography Pool at the Geneva School of Art and Design
    • Founding member of A Broken Arm and Echo research laboratories
  • Nathalie Ackawi:
    • Partner and co-director at Beirut Art Residency
    • Co-founder at CUB Gallery
  • Elisabeth Couturier:
    • Art Critic, Curator, and Journalist. Author of L’Art Contemporain, a best-selling book about contemporary art
    • Regularly contributes to magazines such as Art Press, L'Œil, and Historia
  • Antoine Haddad:
    • Owner of ARTLAB gallery


Jury Members 2017 - President: Agnès Grégoire

  • Agnès Grégoire: Editorial Director of PHOTO magazine.
  • Federico Freschi: Executive Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg.
  • Judith Peyrat: Artistic Director of Baudoin Lebon gallery in Paris.
  • Marc Mouarkech: Managing Director of the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut.
  • Noel Nasr: Coordinator of the Photography Program at Notre-Dame University – Louaizé.


Jury Members 2016 - President: Fariba Farshad

  • Fariba Farshad: Founding Director of Photo London.
  • Agnès Grégoire: Editorial Director of PHOTO Magazine.
  • Natasha Lesueur: Award-winning French photographer.
  • Serge Najjar: Award-winning Lebanese photographer and practicing lawyer.
  • Rebecca (Becky) Senf: Chief Curator of the Center for Creative Photography in Tuscon and Norton Family Curator at the Phoenix Art Museum.


Jury Members 2015 - President: Dimitri Beck

  • Dimitri Beck: Editor-in- Chief of the Paris based photojournalism publication, Polka Magazine.
  • Roger Moukarzel: Professional photographer and veteran photojournalist recognized for his war photo-documentaries.
  • Thierry van Biesen: Artistic Director and world-renowned fashion photographer.
  • Abraham Karabajakian: Cofounder of KA collection, a private collection of modern and contemporary art, on display in Beirut in a private Art space open to the public.
  • Vanessa Quang: Founder of her eponym gallery and cofounder of SHOW OFF first alternative fair to the FIAC in 2006, which became VARIATION media art fair.


Jury Members 2014 - President: Renaud Bergonzo

  • Renaud Bergonzo: Director and Co-founder of « Acte2galerie », a renowned art gallery in Paris.
  • Jack Dabaghian: Award-winning photographer, well known for his work on ethnic tribes in Africa.
  • Tony El-Hage: Professional photographer and member of the Executive Committee at Photomed.
  • Dimitri Beck: Editor-in-Chief and Founding Member of Polka Magazine, and a lecturer on photojournalism.
  • Tarek Nahas: Lawyer and Photo Collector.


Jury Members 2013

  • Patrick Baz: a famous Lebanese photographer, Middle East photo manager for Renaud Bergonzo: Director and Co-founder of Galerie Acte2, a famous photography gallery in Paris.
  • François Cheval: Director of Nicéphore Nièpce Museum in Paris.
  • Patrick Codomier: Director of VU Agency and in charge of relations between photographers and the press.
  • Gilbert Hage: a renowned photographer and lecturer at ALBA; Co-publisher and Co-editor of Underexposed Books.


Jury Members 2012 

  • Nadim Asfar: Lebanese photographer and filmmaker.
  • Camille Bécam: Project Manager, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris.
  • Emmanuelle Hascoёt: Exhibition Manager, Cultural Department, Magnum Photos.
  • Roger Moukarzel: internationally published documentary and fashion photographer and founder of minime, a photography production house.
  • Nada Tawil: Head of Group Communication Department at Byblos Bank.

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