Wildscreen Announce Photo Jury 2020

Wildscreen is thrilled to announce the stellar line-up of judges for the 2020 Photo Story jury.

We’re excited to announce that Laurent Geslin, Orsolya Haarberg, Chris Packham and Tony Wu will join Chair of the jury, Kathy Moran, to review all the photo story submissions and have the difficult task of picking the winners.

Entries into the competition to date are very strong, with compelling narratives being communicated through outstanding imagery. If you want this world-class set of judges to view your work, and to be in with the chance of winning a coveted Panda Award you have until 1 May to enter via our Film Freeway Page.

Kathy Moran, Chair

Kathy is Deputy Director of Photography at National Geographic Magazine. As National Geographic Magazine’s first senior editor for natural history projects, at the last count Kathy has edited over 320 stories. Highlights include editing a single-topic issue on the Yellowstone ecosystem and Brent Stirton’s features on Rhinos and Virunga. She has edited books for the Society include Women Photographers at the National Geographic, The Africa Diaries – An Illustrated Life in the Bush, Cat Shots and Tigers Forever, and two anthems of wildlife photography. Named Visual Editor of the Year 2017 by POYi, she was a founding member of the International League of Conservation Photographers and has been on the jury of numerous international photography competitions and award programs.She was also on the Jury for the inaugural Photo Story Panda Award in 2018.

Kathy said: "Photo stories shine a spotlight on the beauty and fragility of the natural world and have huge powering in reaching hearts and changing behaviours. I am excited to discover new stories and storytellers as Chair of the Wildscreen Festival Photo Story Jury.” 

Laurent Geslin

Laurent Geslin is an award-winning wildlife photographer who has worked all over the globe. But since he has moved to Switzerland, his main subject has been the European lynx. After two books about this very elusive cat, he is now working on documentary for the french and swiss cinema about wild lynx in its environment. 

Find Laurent online at www.laurent-geslin.com

Orsolya Haarberg 

 A landscape architect by training and originally from Hungary, Orsolya turned her passion for photography into a profession when shemoved to Norway in 2005. In her work, Orsolya looks for the unusual in everyday nature. She seeks the detail or the unexpected moment of light that adds atmosphere, drama or magic to a landscape. 

She has won prizes in competitions worldwide, including the prestigious Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year, where she also served in the jury in 2009 and 2016. She has twice been awarded the title of Hungarian Nature Photographer of the Year. Orsolya's images have been published in National Geographic magazine in both the US and international editions.

Find Orlsolya online at www.haarbergphoto.com

Chris Packham

Chris Packham is an English naturalist, nature photographer, television presenter and author, best known for his television work including the CBBC children's nature series The Really Wild Show from 1986 to 1995. He has also presented the BBC nature series Springwatch, including Autumnwatch and Winterwatch, since 2009.

Find Chris online at: www.chrispackham.co.uk

Tony Wu

Tony Wu's lifelong association with the sea started when he was a child. A crab pinched his toe, and it was love at first ouch. Now that he's (somewhat) grown up, Tony devotes most of his time to researching and documenting rarely seen marine animals and environments, spending more days at sea that he does on land. Tony owns more pairs of fins than he does shoes.

Tony has received a number of prestigious awards, including Grand Prize in Japan's largest underwater photography contest, the prize for Best Book of the Year at the Festival of Marine Images in Antibes, and first place in the Underwater and Behaviour: Mammals categories of the annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest.

Find Tony online at www.tony-wu.com | www.tonywublog.com | https://tonywu.art

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