The Jury

Norbert Wiesneth

Norbert Wiesneth, born in Munich in 1972, has lived in Berlin since 1997. He studied art, photography and multimedia in Italy and Spain until he completed his studies at the University of the Arts in Berlin with Rebecca Horn in 2000.

Numerous exhibitions in Germany and abroad attest to his artistic activities, which deal primarily with the transformation of places. He showed his works at Kunstverein Tiergarten - Berlin, La condition publique - Lille (F), Kunstbureau - Paris (F), Northern University - Ohio (US) NCCA- Kaliningrad (RUS), Galerie C-Keller - Weimar, The Brno House of Arts - Brno (CZ), Goethe Institute - Milan (I), among others,

In 2007 he received the IBB prize for photography.

He is a founding member of the Axel Obiger Gallery.

In 2009 he was appointed a member of the German Photographic Academy.

In 2012 he founded PhotoWerkBerlin.

Since 2014 he has been working as a curator at Kommunale Galerie Berlin.

In addition to his work as director of PhotoWerkBerlin, he gives courses at BBK-Berlin, Bauhaus University in Weimar, Vermont College of Fine Art.

Rüdiger Lange

Rüdiger Lange is the artistic director of the Berlin based gallery for contemporary art, Loop – Raum für aktuelle Kunst. He is currently curating B-Part Exhibition.

Toni Rodriguez

Graduated in Graphic design and advertising. He starts his photography teaching himself, and then produced photo stories about cooperation and development for several NGO’s in Central and South America. When he moves to Spain he starts his formal training in photography in Blank Paper Escuela in Madrid with Fosi Vegue and attends workshops with Julián Barón, Horacio Fernández, Luis González Palma among others. His work “Adam’s Diary” was awarded by “Propuestas 2010” Fundación Arte y Derecho in Spain. His work has been exhibited in Guatemala, Spain and Germany.

Liesl Pfeffer

Liesl Pfeffer is a visual artist from Brisbane, Australia, living and working in Berlin. She has a Bachelor of Photography from the Queensland College of Art (2005) and a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) from Monash University (2017). Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Australia and internationally since 2005, including at Jarvis Dooney Galerie and Lite-Haus in Berlin, and Ortega y Gasset, Wassaic Project, Trestle Projects and Chashama in New York.

Valérie Leray

Valérie Leray, born in 1975, lives and works as an independent photographer in Orléans and Berlin. She graduated as a Master in Photography and Multimedia at the Paris 8 University. The main topic of her work is the question of presence/ absence of History in contemporary photography. In 2008, her project “Nomads” was awarded the label of “The European Year for Intercultural Dialog”. It also got a contribution by the Delegation of Foreign Affairs and a purchase by the Centre France Region (1% artistic). Her works was exhibited in different venues like the Europäischer Monat der Fotografie (Berlin), Fotoseptiembre (Mexico D.F), Pyngyao International Photography festival in Paris, Berlin, Orléans, among others.

Since 1999, Valérie Leray is the Artistic Director of La Mire (ex Lumen) in Orléans (FR), a non-profit organization aimed at promoting photography and video. With the same organization she founded the AIR Program called A ROOF ABOVE YOUR HEAD set up in Berlin.

Erwan Quaegebeur

Born in Lille in 1984, Erwan Quaegebeur had adopted Brussels as its home since 2016. After 10 years of experience in international trade, he co-founded Modern Blocks, an online platform dedicated to contemporary photography. Avid and curious of novelty in the image, his priority is to make contemporary photography more accessible but also to offer better visibility to talented photographers throughout a new space of exhibition.

Ali Kanaan

Ali Kanaan, born 1988 in Lebanon, is a Berlin based photographer with a passion for documentary photography, street photography and portrait photography mainly within the music and film industry.


Together with his brother Mo Kanaan he runs the film & photo production company Kanaan Brothers.

Lynn Klemmer

Lynn Klemmer is a multimedia artist working with video, sound, textiles and digital tools. She studied  Fine Art (Media) & Visual Culture at the National College of Art and Design, Dubin (2017). Her practice attempts to approach the margins defining and differentiating concepts, media and atmospheres, and to tentatively push beyond them. Lines become blurred and new perspectives arise; clear demarcations pass into intricate networks, in which no single point can exist without reference to its relations. Lingering at this crossing, the artist seeks to create an audiovisual space for thinking and sensing the possibility of hybrid realities.

Joseph Warren

Joseph is a British born artist whose interest in the performative and sculptural qualities of photography guides his practice. Hugely inspired by experimentation, he uses the photographic medium as a tool of intrigue; allowing him to inspect and investigate the complex relationship between subject and object. As a graduate of Photographic Arts from the University of Westminster, London, he now lives and works in Berlin. 

Bénédicte Blondeau

Bénédicte Blondeau (born in La Louvière, Belgium), lives and works in Berlin and Belgium. She studied Photography at, Lisbon (2018) and Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent (2015). She graduated as a Master in Applied Communication specialized in Media Education at IHECS, Brussels (2010). She worked for 5 years as multimedia and documentary movies director in the field of arts and culture in Belgium. She then moved to Portugal where she deepened her artistic practice in photography. She participated in various exhibitions and talks across Europe (Rome, Berlin, Madrid, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Ghent) and her work has been published in numerous magazines internationally. In 2019, she moved to Berlin and founded PEP, the Photographic Exploration Project, a platform aiming at promoting new talents in photography through collective exhibitions. In September 2019, her first photo book entitled "Ce qu'il reste" was released by the Lisbon-based publisher XYZ books. "Ce qu'il reste" is a finalist for Photo España’s best book award (international category), received an honorable mention at the DGLab Book Design Awards 2020 and has been shortlisted for the ADAGP MAD Revelation Artist Book Award and the Stiftung Buchkunst "Best Book Design From All Over the World 2021".  Her first monographic exhibition is taking place at the Photoforum Pasquart in Switzerland from September to November 2021.