The Judges for Moments Photo Contests are:
Chirodeep Chaudhuri is the author of the critically feted book ‘A Village In Bengal: Photographs and an Essay“, a result of his 13-year long engagement with his ancestral village in West Bengal; India and his family’s nearly two century old tradition of the Durga Puja. His most recent book “With Great Truth & Regard” documents the history of the manual typewriter in India. Till recently he was heading the design and photography teams of National Geographic Traveller and Timeout magazine’s India editions.
Chirodeep’s work documents the urban landscape and during his 2 decade-long career he has produced diverse documents of his home city in a range of projects like ‘Bombay Clocks‘, ‘The One-Rupee Entrepreneur’ and ‘The Commuters’ and ‘In the city, a library‘ among others. His work has been featured in some of the most important publications about Bombay.
He lives in Bombay dividing his time between his various projects and teaching assignments.
Andy is a Lisbon based professional landscape and travel photographer. For the last ten years he has travelled around the planet taking pictures and writing photography blogs, while his work has been featured in magazines and publications in all over the world.
He is a passionate teacher of photography and has been leading group and one-to-one workshops for over five years. In addition he’s authored and contributed to various books on photography.
He is a Fuji X Photographer and a brand ambassador for Fujifilm in Portugal, and when he isn’t out shooting he can be found with his wife in Lisbon planning his next trip.
Cheryl Nemazie is an award winning art director and photographer based in the United States. After working years managing large scale photo shoots for an International hotel chain, she shifted her focus to her passion of capturing the world’s cultures. Her current roles include: Creative Director for The NEO Fund, a global micro-lending and community development NGO; Photographer, specialising in documentary, architecture, and fine art; and Stylist for VRX Studios in Vancouver, Canada. She works on staff for Foundry Photojournalism Workshop. Whether reviewing photographers’ portfolios, mentoring new photographers, designing communication pieces centered around photography, crafting appealing spaces for the lens or shooting her own projects, the visual message is her passion.
Amean J [b Karachi (Pakistan), 1974] graduated with a BFA in Photography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 1997. In 1998, he founded 18% grey [photography studio] in Karachi. In 2005, he completed his MA in Media, Culture & Technology from the University of Bedfordshire. He is a founding board member and presently President at the Citizens Archive of Pakistan.
Amean was also the program in-charge and an Assistant Professor for the Post Graduate Diploma in Photography at the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture since its inception in 2010 till 2012. Based between Karachi and Dubai, he is presently working towards his fifth book.
Drew Hopper is a travel, documentary and editorial photographer, when he isn’t travelling he calls Australia home. Captivated by the diversity of cultures, people and environment, Drew ventures far and wide to capture pictures that define his experiences with the vision that they will impact and inspire an audience in a way individual to each viewer.
Drew’s curiosity for different ways of living have influenced the desire to travel to new and unfamiliar territories. With a talented eye Drew captures stunning images and works with humility, respect and a light footprint. Drew is a regular contributor to Australian Geographic, covering assignments throughout Australia. He also regularly contributes to Australian Photography magazine writing photo articles and judges monthly contests, and has work featured in numerous travel, photography and lifestyle magazines worldwide.
Drew has won many photography awards including the the 2015 ANZANG (Nature Photographer of the Year) winning the botanical category. In 2016, Drew was also shortlisted again in ANZANG with his image ‘Mist Shower’. He was also shortlisted in the 2015 Travel Photographer Asia contest and was part of the jury for the 2016 contest, as well as curating the exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.