The twentyfive shortlisted photographers for the 2015 Gomma Photography Grant are:
Alfonso Moral, Christian Werner, Debi Cornwall, Felix von der Osten, Filippo Venturi, Frank Machalowski, Igor Pisuk, Ilias Georgiadis, Ingetje Tadros, Jasper Bastian, Javier Arcenillas, Jorge Lopez Munoz, Julien Lombardi, Kirill Ovchinnikov, Lisa Elmaleh, Magdalena Switek, Massimo Branca & Igor Marchesan, Megan Doherty, Michele Sibiloni, Mingo Venero, Paul Thulin, Pierpaolo Mittica, Vasantha Yogananthan, Wiktoria Wojciechowskaand Zora Murff.
This year's Jury:
Amanda Lo - Zen Foto.
Manager of the Zen Foto Gallery,
Tokyo. Editor and designer of Zen foto publication.
Andy Adams - FlakPhoto.
Founder, Editor and Publisher of FlakPhoto
. Host of The FlakPhoto Network (FPN)
and curator of Making Pictures of People
Colin Pantall - Lecturer.
Senior Lecturer at the University of South Wales
, UK and a regular writer for the British Journal of Photography
and other publications such as The International Herald Tribune, The Independent, Aperture Magazine, Gomma Magazine and Photo-Eye Magazine.
Christian Caujolle - Critic.
Internationally acclaimed and renowned critic. He is also the founder of Agence VU
, a Prix Pictet
nominator and a regular writer for publication such as The Internazionale and L'Oeil de la Photographie.
Giovanni Picchi - LUZ Agency.
General Manager at LUZ Agency
and LUZ Academy
Gilou Le Gruiec, Gallerist at Agence VU Gallery.
Gilou has been working at VU since 1991 and at the Gallery VU,
since its creation in 1998. Curating exhibitions at VU gallery or outside,
she is also responsible of the sales.
Grzegorz Kosmala - doc! photo magazine, DEBUTS.
Founder, publisher, and editor-in-chief of doc! photo magazine
and contra doc!
Creator of the DEBUTS
project and coordinator of the 7th and 8th editions of BZ WBK Press Foto
Heidi Romano - Photobook Melbourne.
Festival Director at Photobook Melbourne
. Curator and designer at 'Unless you will'
Laura Valenti - Photolucida, Critical Mass.
Outreach Director of Photolucida
and Critical Mass
Luca Desienna, Gomma.
Head Director of Gomma Books ltd
and the Chief Editor of the MONO trilogy
. He regularly takes part in photo contests jury, such as the Daylight Awards, DEBUTS, Photolucida and the Lugano Photo Festival contest.
Peggy Sue Amison, East Wing.
Artistic Director at East Wing Gallery
, Dubai, and a sought-after juror for renowned contests such as Tokyo International Photography Competition, Daylight Photo Awards, in addition, she is also a Board Member of the Belfast Photo Festival