We would like to welcome Monica Allende and Jocelyn Bain Hogg, who have been named as members of the judging panel for this year’s IAFOR Documentary Photography Award, alongside Founding Judge Paul Lowe.

Paul Lowe, is the Course Director of the Masters Programme in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. In 2008, he developed and launched a part-time version of the course delivered entirely online. An award-winning photographer, his work has been published in Time, Newsweek and Life, among others. He has covered breaking news around the world, including the fall of the Berlin Wall and Nelson Mandela’s release.

Monica Allende is a photo editor, curator, cultural producer and educator. She is the Artistic Director of GetxoPhoto Festival and is the Director of FORMAT17 International Photography Festival. She is currently producing several multidisciplinary projects with artists worldwide, and is co-founder of Offspring Photo Meet, London. She nominates photographers for Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, Prix Pictet and The Joop Swart Masterclass, and has served on juries worldwide including World Press Photo and Visa Pour L’image.

Jocelyn Bain Hogg is currently the head of the BA photojournalism and documentary photography course at the UAL LCC in London and is a member of the VII Photo Agency. He began his career as a unit photographer on movie sets after studying Documentary Photography at Newport Art College. He shot publicity for the BBC, photographed fashion and now works on documentary projects and commercial and editorial assignments. His editorial work features in Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Vogue, Elle and GQ, amongst others.

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Thaddeus Pope is the Director of Visual Communications for The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) and the Creative Director of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award.