Judges

2019/08/19 12:00:00

Peter Eastway

Peter Eastway is an Australian photographer known internationally for his landscape photography and creative use of post-production. A practising professional, he shoots editorially (mainly for Better Photography magazine) and works selectively in advertising and portraiture.

Peter has been involved in photographic magazine publishing for over 30 years, establishing his own title, Australia’s Better Photography Magazine, in 1995. As a result, Peter and his websites are a wealth of information on how to capture, edit and print, offering tutorials, videos and inspiration for amateur and professional photographers.

Peter’s work has been published and exhibited internationally over the past 40 years. He was the author of the Lonely Planet’s Guide to Landscape Photography. His photography has featured on the cover of the Lonely Planet’s guide to Australia, in articles in the Qantas inflight magazine, and in an international Apple television commercial. And he has worked with Phase One researching and promoting its high-end medium format cameras and Capture One raw processing software.

He was one of the featured photographer in the Tales By Light television series aired on the National Geographic Channel in Australia and produced in partnership with Canon Australia. It can currently be viewed on Netflix.

Peter Eastway is a Grand Master of Photography, a Fellow and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, and a Fellow and Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography.

He is an ambassador for a number of international photography brands, including Canson, Eizo, Epson, Momento Pro, Nisi, Phase One, SanDisk, The Edge Photo Imaging, Wacom and Zenfolio.

Alex Cearns

Alex is the Creative Director of Houndstooth Studio and specialises in capturing portraits that convey the intrinsic character of her animal subjects. When it comes to her photography, she is passionate, compassionate, fun, caring and committed and it would be apt to describe her as a “crazy dog lady”.

Alex photographs for engaged pet lovers, corporate brands in Australia, the USA and the UK, and for around 40 Australian and International animal charities and conservation organisations. Her images have been published extensively across Australian and International media, in books, magazines and ad campaigns.

Alex is the recipient of over 250 awards for photography, business and philanthropy and was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Australia Day Honours List 2019 from the Council for the Order of Australia for her service to the community through charitable organisations. Inspiring others with her joy of working with animals, Alex’s philanthropy and passionate advocacy for animal rescue has earned herhigh regard among Australia’s animal lovers and a strong following on social media. She is an ambassador for Profoto BenQ, Tamron, Spider Holster and Seagate and is considered an influencer in photography, business and pet industry communities.

Alex is World Expedition’s first female wildlife photography tour leader, taking likeminded animal to some of the world’s most exciting, ‘off the beaten track’ animal destinations. She has travelled to all 7 continents.

Alex is a regular contributor of articles and images to many blogs and magazines. She regularly appears on television and speaks on radio.  A published author of 6 books, her latest publication ‘For the love of Greyhounds’ was released in November 2018 with ABC Books/Harper Collins.

 

Tewfic El Savy

Tewfic El-Sawy is a New York based freelance photographer specializing in documenting endangered cultures and traditional life ways of Asia, Latin America and Africa. His images, articles and photo features have been published in various international magazines, and his travel photographs are published in guidebooks and adventure travel catalogs. He also organized and led non-traditional photo expeditions and workshops.

He is passionate about documentary-travel photography and produces multimedia stories, merging still photography and ambient sound. He enjoys mixing Asian fashion, culture and history into “photo films”.

He recently increased his focus on South East Asia and China. He produced a well received photo book Hau Dong: The Spirit Mediums of Viet Nam; documenting an indigenous religion now recognized by the UNESCO, and is currently working on a voluminous monograph tentatively titled ‘Chinese Opera of The Diaspora’.

He is a faculty teaching member at the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, and a jury member at The Travel Photographer Society’s Photo contests.

 

Mike O’Connor

Mike O’Connor is the current editor of Australian Photography magazine. Formerly a writer and photographer for the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), his photography has been published in travel, lifestyle and news publications in a number of countries, including New Zealand, India and Australia. As well as Australian Photography, he is a regular contributor to Destinations Travel magazine.

 

Jackie Ranken

Jackie Ranken  is  an Australian born, multi-award winning landscape art photographer now living in New Zealand.  

She has over thirty five years’ experience within the visual arts and has been an international awards judge since 2002.

She is a Grand Master of both the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography. 

She is also co director of the Queenstown Centre for Creative Photography in New Zealand and a Canon Master and Eizo Ambassador. 

Mark Zed

Mark is passionate about image making, and even more so about sharing the joy of creating photographs with others. 

As an internationally exhibited photographer with over ten years of industry experience Mark has developed a skill set that not only services his commercial clients well, but affords him opportunities to produce award winning self commissioned and creative works.

The following titles have been awarded to Mark through the Australian Institute for Professional Photography: x3 gold award winner at the Australian Professional Photography Awards, South Australian Professional Photographer of the Year, South Australian Illustrative Photographer of the Year and South Australia Commercial Photographer of the year.

As part of the team at The Centre for Creative Photography, Mark enjoys delivering high quality education, in a fun, informative and practical way.