The MUSE Photography Awards Jury is exceptional in the depth of expertise it draws on from its extensive judging community, composed of highly respected and experienced professionals who have distinguished themselves in their field.
The jury panel comprised of experienced professionals in their field and industry, including creative and art directors from international agencies, established photographers, photo editors, art collectors, educators or business owners from around the world, bringing industry knowledge and category-specific skill sets to evaluate every entry.
It is with great gratitude and honor that we celebrate the Jury Panel for dedicating their time, knowledge as well as hard work to maintain the awards at the highest standards. Without this prestigious group of industry experts' commitment and enthusiasm, the awards program would not be possible.
CEO, Partner and Founder, ATELIER CENTRAL
As the CEO, founder and main leader architect of ATELIER CENTRAL (AC) since 1991, José Martinez Silva, has designed a wide range of projects from the small scale of a private home to the large scale of urban design, residential, educational, civic, hotel, resorts, commercial, leisure, industry, and deep specialization in Brand Design with special emphasis on the automotive sector.
Throughout 1990-1991, he has worked with well-known architects such as João Luís Carrilho da Graça and Gonçalo Byrne. He is a member of the South Regional Board of the Architects Association, a jury member in multiple competitions, and is frequently invited as a guest speaker at conferences, seminars, master classes, and lectures.
His work has been published in well-respected magazines, websites, blogs, and has been recognized in international competitions, distinguished with prestigious awards and prizes such as 2017 American Architecture Prize – The Firm of the Year Awards 2016, International Space Design Award Idea-Tops 2016 - Best Design Award of Cultural Spaces (Montemor-o-Velho School); Architizer A+Awards (BMWi City Sales Outlet); Valmor’s Award 2011 (Vergílio Ferreira School), among others.
In 2014 launched the Start-up myBUILDIN, an online platform that extends AC’s accumulated know-how to help users to estimate the refurbishing costs of their houses/offices/shops according to the chosen finishes and construction works.
Recently he established ATCENTRAL Group, a privately held real estate investment and advisory firm, reinforced by a reliable history of AC’s architectural services and managing.
Founder, Design Director & Architect, Zhou Wen Jun Design Ltd / 524 STUDIO
Zhou has been invited to United States and Italy as Design Jury for several international design awards. Such as SPARK Architecture and Design Awards (2013.US), A' Design Awards (2013-2014.IT), Vertex Awards (2014-2015.US), A' Design Awards (2015-2016.IT), and Vertex Awards (2015-2016.US). His work has earned a plethora of international awards, mainly including: The Art Directors Club Cube (US), One Show Design Pencil (US), Red Dot Awards (DE), Cannes Lions (FR), Tokyo Type Directors Club (JP), HKDA global design awards (HK), A' Design Awards(IT), International Photography Awards (US), Japan Typography Association (JP), Design For Asia Awards(HK), GRAPHIS Gold Award (US), China National Art Exhibition highest prize (CN) and other awards. He graduated from the School of Architecture at China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). He then majored and graduated with a master's degree in urban image design at the School of Design, also at CAFA. He is a Cube Awarded Member of New York the Art Directors Club (ADC), Pencil Awarded Member of New York The One Club, Member of The Architectural League New York and Member of the China Artists Association. Zhou's work has been published and exhibited globally, such as United States, Japan, Germany, British, Brazil, China, South Africa, India, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Singapore, Austria, Chile, South Korea, Slovenia, Thailand, Argentina, France, and Switzerland.
Imaging Specialist, Jarvis Grant Imaging
Jarvis Grant is a creative strategist with over 25 years of experience working extensively in the f ields of arts educat ion, commercial photography, journalism, digital multimedia and fine art. Recognized as an industry expert who designs solut ions integrat ing my extensive toolset. Solid experience managing innovat ive models maximizing client expectat ions through open communicat ions, project management and joint applicat ion design sessions. Advocates for team members' voices to be heard during the design process and champions both thought leaders and implementers during the process. Transforming organizational emerging digital media goals by expanding existing assets onto platforms that will extend the reach of the potential user's experiences beyond the physical walls of your institution. Produces captivating content that allows all parties involved to benefit from the power of generating dynamic digital media. Collaborates with digital innovators, K-12 and higher education academicians, writes digital content and technical material, and training curricula for public and private partnerships, and small businesses.
Master Qualified European photographer, Patrizia Burra Photography
Patrizia Burra began his career in art as a painter first and then, self-taught as a photographer. Specializing in portraits and Digital manipulation, Patrizia has received during his career, and in particular the last three years, numerous international prizes and special mentions, has been published in prestigious journals such as 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide 2014/2015 by Lurzer's ARCHIVE 200 Best Digital Artists Worldwide 2013/2014 by Lurzer's ARCHIVE or Vogue, and has exhibited his works in Italy and abroad. She is MQEP MASTER QUALIFIED EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHER.
Creative Director, BEAMY
Ronn possesses more than 16 years of knowledge and expertise in leading design and branding programmes across the Food and Beverage, Lifestyle, Real Estate and Hospitality sectors. A fearless pioneer, she moved to Shanghai to work as Senior Art Director in advertising and branding agencies, and eventually started her own creative agency to capitalise on China’s burgeoning market potential for brand creation and design services. To date, her award winning agency BEAMY has worked with a wide array of clients ranging from distinguished MNCs to independent start-ups. Prior to Shanghai, she worked as an Art Director in Tokyo. Her experience in Singapore, Japan and China has exposed her to vastly different working cultures and design sensibilities.
Director, Almond Branding
Saswata Das has a rare combination of business logic and creative flair. His strong foundation in Marketing coupled with decade of experience leading Design agencies has given him the skillset to objectively judge a subjective piece of design or creative - being able to differentiate between what only looks good vs what works good for the consumer or TG or the market. He has worked with established brands as well as startups across markets with enriched experience of creating brands, leading teams and growing businesses. While on the journey of helping companies in launching new brands, revamping existing brands, defining categories and achieving business growth, he developed the expertise in Brand Creation, Positioning, Brand Architecture and Strategic Design Consultancy. Being an alumnus of Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA), he possesses strong foundations in creative advertising, design, PR, an eye for good branded content and have kept himself abreast with the latest trends in this field through blogs, journals and events. Saswata Das is capable of judging not only traditional forms like print and films and photography but also newer media and social media campaigns.
The Jury Panel list will be periodically updated to ensure more opportunities for qualified photographers to participate in this amazing role.
Nominations will close on mid-July 2021!