Meet the Jury
Paul Brouns (1967) is a photographing artist based in The Netherlands. In 1990 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Tilburg specializing in photography, painting and drawing. Since the development of digital photography his camera and computer have become his main tools for creation.
Observing the urban world, he is attracted by the abstract, rhythmic poetry of buildings and of façades in particular. He clearly concentrates only on particular elements of architecture, such as the rhythm of windows and the colour of wall surfaces. On purpose Brouns leaves out most of the context that surrounds the buildings, so all attention is drawn onto the walls themselves.
Each image tells a different story because of the characteristics of the building, combined with light and details of the specific moment of capturing. But throughout the work there is always this intense rhythmic concentration. Many of Paul Brouns' photographic compositions are built out of isolated sections of architecture that are duplicated, sometimes rotated or transformed in other ways. The alternate reality that comes out of this transformation, more purely displays the rhythmic fascination with the subject.
Paul Brouns' images have an undeniably musical and melodious quality.
Despite the almost mathematical precision of his architectural photography,
his work reveals a personal poetic vision.
– Alex de Vries
Alexander Arregui Leszczynska (1991) is an architect and freelance architectural photographer based in Zürich, Switzerland. Finding a balance between the two occupations has been a key aspect in the recent years.
Both complementary interests have brought him to paying special attention to the details, as well as learning about the big picture and the concept behind each project. Archibatch is Alexanders’s photographers-name.
On his mission to open architecture for a wider public, architects and non-architects, he’s been actively publishing through social media all his architectural discoveries, becoming a page of reference for Swiss architecture and surroundings.
Archibatch has worked together with several organisations and magazines, on building-documentation and travel-photography (focus architecture) and he’s photographed a diverse range of architectural typologies: from public, cultural buildings to private and residential architecture.
Sigit Handoko (sigitzero). Photographer and videographer, studying and becoming a photography hobbyist since 2005 and until now and also being the founder of the "Street Moment" Instagram account since 2020.
Currently I am busy as a freelance photographer & mentoring Street photography workshop and working on several photo & video projects, both personally and together with several companies and other photography hobbyists.
Having first studied business and psychology, Stékyndt then taught himself photography, refining his framing, understanding his technique, and over time, finding a photographic style, which he describes as humanistic, colourful, warm and positive.
Stékyndt spent ten years living and working in the United States, working as a photo correspondent specialising in celebrity photography.
After photographing Michel Polnareff during his return to France and Johnny Hallyday for a three-week assignment along Road 66, Stékyndt returned to his homeland, France, but has since travelled extensively, including to Madagascar, Mexico, Colombia, Uruguay , Morocco, and many others countries in Europe.
These documentary and street photography reportages have given Stékyndt the opportunity to exhibit several times in Paris.
Marcela González is an adventure photographer with a deep passion for art and humanity. Her photographic journey has taken her to over 30 countries, capturing the endless beauty of nature and the richness of diverse cultures. She conducts global photography workshops, sharing her expertise and vision with aspiring photographers. Marcela is also the author of 'Blanco,' a book that captures her artistic journey through the interplay of light and shadow.
Her work, which includes exclusive print collections, has been featured in exhibitions and editorial pieces worldwide. Marcela invites everyone to explore the world through her lens via her blog, where each photograph narrates a unique story of adventure and discovery
Enrique Barquet, born in Mexico City in 1987, is a distinguished nature photographer. Initially earning a Biology degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, his genuine passion for photography blossomed during university. Captivated by Mexico's diverse natural beauty, Enrique devoted himself to capturing distinctive moments and landscapes.
With over 12 years of experience, Enrique specializes in landscape, night, wildlife, and aerial photography, receiving widespread recognition in galleries, museums, and various media. He collaborates on national and international projects with renowned production companies and advertising agencies.
As a mentor, Enrique has conducted over 40 photography workshops, generously sharing his knowledge and passion. Beyond Mexico, he imparts expertise in countries like Iceland, Namibia, Guatemala, and Bolivia.
Enrique has received numerous awards in national and international photography competitions, also serving as a judge in 4 national and 1 international contests.
Since 2023, he's recognized as a Sony Ambassador for Mexico and Latin America.