Amnon Bar-Tur (b. 1942, Israel) served his national service as a military photographer and correspondent. After completing his service he was invited to join Haaretz, Israel’s leading liberal daily newspaper, photographing for their weekend supplement. In 1966 Bar-Tur moved to England to study photography at London College of Printing and Graphic Arts and in 1968 joined with friend Jeff Vickers to provide photography and graphic design services to high profile clients. His work was widely syndicated and published worldwide. In 1976, Bar-Tur moved his family from England to the United States to grow his graphic design & production business. In 1981 he established Chroma Copy (later changed its name to C2media) in New York City with an English Partner David Manning building it to be one of the leading company in the US with seven offices and more than 400 employees . After 29 years they decided to sell the business in 2010 (now called C2 imaging). For the last ten years, Bar-Tur and his son Armon have worked together in real estate development in the US and the UK and are now focused on building student housing in the UK and Europe.
Brett Rogers OBE is the Director of The Photographers’ Gallery, London. Prior to joining the Gallery in November 2005, Rogers worked at the British Council as Visual Arts Deputy Director and Head of Exhibitions. While there, she was responsible for establishing the policy for the photography programme alongside curating and producing stand-out exhibitions from British artists including Anish Kapoor (Venice Biennale, 1991), Damien Hirst (2004); Henry Moore (Hong Kong, 1985) and Cornelia Parker (São Paulo Biennale, 1993). A leading writer and speaker on photography, she is a regular media contributor and participates in numerous panels and conferences on photographic developments and discourse. In 2013, she was appointed a Visiting Fellow at University of the Arts, London in recognition of her key role in developing the photographic medium. Rogers was awarded her OBE for services to arts and media in the Birthday 2014 Honours List.
Monica Allende is a photo editor and cultural producer with Screen Projects. Previously she was the Photo Editor at the Sunday Times Magazine. She is the recipient of the Amnesty International Media Photojournalism Award. She lectures, writes and consults on photography.
Shoair Mavlian is a curator at Tate Modern, London, focusing primarily on photography. Shoair researches acquisitions for the international collection whilst curating exhibitions and displays across Tate Modern. She co-curated the major exhibition Conflict, Time, Photography (Tate Modern, London, 2014) and the collaborative exhibition Project Space: A Chronicle of Interventions (Tate Modern, London and TEOR/éTica, Costa Rica, 2014).
EJ Major is an artist who explores and interrogates the function of narrative. Playing and Reality, a solo show of her major works took place at Forum fur Fotografie in Cologne in 2016. Major has also self-published a number of books and has been a member of Artists Book Co-operative since 2011.
Harry Hardie is co founder of Here Press an independent publisher dedicated to exploring documentary photography in book form – and this year’s publishers of the Bar Tur Photobook Award.
Ben Weaver is an art director and graphic designer, and co founder of Here Press – this year’s publishers of the Bar Tur Photobook Award. In addition to running his own studio practice, he is currently art director of The Wire magazine.