The Jury 2022

The international jury of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award this year includes:

Alessia Glaviano

Alessia Glaviano

Head of Global PhotoVogue and Director of the Photo Vogue Festival (Italy)

Alessia Glaviano, born in Palermo, has a degree in Economics from the Bocconi University in Milan. After graduating, she moved to New York, where she worked with a range of international fashion photographers. Five years later, she moved back to Milan, to begin her career as a photo editor for Vogue Italia. In her 20-plus years with Condé Nast, in addition to launching and overseeing PhotoVogue, on which users can share their own photographs, she has also been the driver behind select special events, and has curated exhibitions in prestigious museums and institutions with some of the most important artists of our times. In 2016 Glaviano directed the first edition of the Photo Vogue Festival in Milan. Besides her editorial activity, she holds lectures and conferences on a regular basis, is a jury member for numerous international competitions, and is a leading figure on the international photography scene.

Natalia Jiménez-Stuard

Natalia Jiménez-Stuard

Photo editor at The Washington Post (USA)

Natalia Jiménez-Stuard was born in London and studied Photojournalism at Syracuse University, New York. She is a picture editor on the national desk at The Washington Post, where she covered the Trump presidency and 2020 elections. Before joining The Washington Post, she managed the photography team at NBC News, where she also art directed and commissioned original illustrations. Her work has been recognized by Pictures of the Year International, NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism and the Society of News Design. She has served as a juror for photography and design awards for the Overseas Press Club, American Photography 37, and NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism. In 2019, she was faculty on the first Women Photograph workshop held in Latin America, and participated as a mentor in their 2021 program.

Jiménez-Stuard was drawn to editing while an assistant to photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, as they developed long-form visual narratives through book publishing. Though she has focused on digital storytelling for most of her career, she retains an appreciation for the tactile experience of photography books, and aims to apply that sensibility to her everyday work.

Dominic Nahr

Dominic Nahr

Photographer (Switzerland)

Dominic Nahr was born in Appenzell, Switzerland in 1983, and grew up in Hong Kong. In 2008, he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, and moved to Nairobi, Kenya in 2009.

Nahr’s work is dedicated to documenting conflict, humanitarian crises and critical social issues. He has created extensive photographic essays in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Somalia, South Africa, Japan, Egypt, Gaza, South Sudan, Sudan, Iraq and Haiti.

In 2009 Nahr received the Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award and had his first exhibition at Visa pour l’image. He participated in the World Press Photo’s Joop Swart Masterclass and became a contract photographer for Time in 2011. His clients include Geo, Stern, The New Yorker, National Geographic, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Doctors Without Borders and Save the Children.

Among numerous awards, Nahr received the World Press Photo Award, the Pictures of the Year Award, the Swiss Press Photo Award, the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund, a Marty Forscher Fellowship Fund for Humanitarian Photography, and he has been nominated twice for the Prix Pictet. In 2015, he was named Swiss Photographer of the Year by the Swiss Photo Academy in Zurich. His work has been presented in numerous international exhibitions.

In 2020 Nahr published the book “I Am Alive”, which was produced by Save the Children and has since won numerous awards.

Nahr is co-founder of the photo agency MAPS, of which he has been president since 2021. He has been living in Zurich since 2017.

Azu Nwagbogu

Azu Nwagbogu

Founder and Director of African Artists’ Foundation (AAF) and of LagosPhoto Festival (Nigeria)

Azu Nwagbogu was born in 1975, and is the Founder and Director of the African Artists’ Foundation (AAF), a non-profit organisation based in Lagos, Nigeria. Nwagbogu was appointed as Interim Director/Head Curator of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art in South Africa from June 2018 to August 2019. He is also Founder and Director of the LagosPhoto Festival, an annual international arts festival of photography held in Lagos. He is the publisher of Art Base Africa, a virtual space about contemporary art from Africa and its diasporas. Nwagbogu is a highly experienced curator and promoter of African art, and has a special interest in future museology. He has served as a juror for numerous international photography festivals and awards. He obtained a Master's in Public Health from the University of Cambridge. He lives and works in Lagos.

Karin Rehn-Kaufmann

Karin Rehn-Kaufmann

Art Director & Chief Representative Leica Galleries International (Austria)

Born in Freiburg in 1957, Karin Rehn-Kaufmann studied German Philology and Philosophy at the University of Freiburg. She also holds a diploma from the Eurythmische Hochschule in Stuttgart, where she was subsequently employed as a lecturer from 1982 to 1986. In addition to this, she is also a graduate in Event Management from the Fernuniversität Hagen (distance teaching university).

After ACM Projektentwicklung GmbH, Salzburg, bought into Leica Camera AG in 2005, her long-standing passion for photography led to the opening of the Leica Gallery in Salzburg in 2008. Today, Rehn-Kaufmann is Art Director and Chief Representative of Leica Galleries International and holds management responsibility for the 26 Leica Galleries around the world. She has successfully curated numerous prestigious exhibitions including, for instance, the “Chinaflug” project, an exhibition showing spectacular aerial photography from the 1930s, that was presented at the Chinese Embassy in Berlin and at Photo Shanghai in 2015. She was also responsible for exhibition concepts for the Leica Gallery at Photokina in 2012, 2014 and 2016, as well as the “10x10” exhibition on the occasion of the jubilee “100 years of Leica photography”, and “Personal Best for Leica” – an exclusive collection of the most famous photographs taken by the prominent US Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt. Among others, she curated the exhibitions of photographers Joseph Koudelka, Steve McCurry and Thomas Hoepker, for the Ernst Leitz Museum Wetzlar.

Karin Rehn-Kaufmann has been a member of the jury of the Leica Oskar Barnack Awards since 2008, and has played a significant role in the organisation and further development of the prestigious photography competition. She is the editor of the “40 Years of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award” catalogue, and curator of the exhibition with the same title.