Members of the 2010 jury

Members of the 2010 jury

The 2010 contest will, for the first time, focus in depth on the categories Nature, Sports and Portraits by creating specialized juries for these categories.

World Press Photo managing director Michiel Munneke explains: "We want to make specific use of the views, knowledge and experience of these specialized juries. By doing so we hope to raise the overall standard of what is required within these categories even further, and consequently to up the level of the results."

The members of the specialized juries are:

Sport
> Bill Frakes, USA, photographer Sports Illustrated
> Giovanna Calvenzi, Italy, picture editor SportWeek / La Gazzetta dello Sport
> Adam Pretty, Australia, photographer Getty Images

Nature
> David Griffin, USA, director of photography National Geographic magazine
> Magdalena Herrera, France/Cuba, director of photography Geo, France
> Mattias Klum, Sweden, photographer and filmmaker

Portraits
> Harry Borden, UK, photographer
> Charlotte Cotton, UK, creative director National Media Museum, London
> Laurie Kratochvil, USA, photography consultant

News & documentary
> Ayperi Karabuda Ecer, Sweden/Turkey, vice president pictures Reuters
> Marizilda Cruppe, Brazil, photographer O Globo / Eve Photographers
> Yuri Kozyrev, Russia, photographer Noor
> Volker Lensch, Germany, head of photo department Stern
> Laura Serani, Italy, freelance curator

The specialized juries judge their categories in the first part of the contest. In the final round, one representative per category joins the general jury to ensure continuity. Judging takes place at the World Press Photo offices in Amsterdam, from 30 January to 11 February 2010.

The general jury is:

Chair
> Ayperi Karabuda Ecer, Sweden/Turkey, vice president pictures Reuters

Members
> Harry Borden, UK, photographer
> Saurabh Das, India, photographer The Associated Press
> Kate Edwards, UK, picture editor Guardian Weekend magazine
> Bill Frakes, USA, photographer Sports Illustrated
> David Griffin, USA, director of photography National Geographic magazine
> Hideko Kataoka, Japan, director of photography Newsweek, Japan
> Guy Tillim, South Africa, photographer
> Stephan Vanfleteren, Belgium, photographer

Secretaries
> Daphné Anglès, France/USA, European picture coordinator The New York Times
> Stephen Mayes, UK, managing director VII Photo Agency