Grand Jury

Grand Jury

The Hasselblad Masters 2023 Grand Jury features practitioners from art institutions, curators, academic photography experts, photography community representatives, and Hasselblad Masters.

* The following names are listed in no particular order.

The Hasselblad Masters 2023 Grand Jury features practitioners from art institutions, curators, academic photography experts, photography community representatives, and Hasselblad Masters.

* The following names are listed in no particular order.

Stefan Jensen

Photographer and Curator
Hasselblad Foundation

Jury Chair, Stefan Jensen is a curator at the Hasselblad Foundation and the director of photography studies at the University of Gothenburg, where he has produced several notable exhibitions and publications, including With an Eye on Nature, and Sea of Files. He has also served as the project manager for a photobook festival for several years.

Aya Musa

Senior Curator
Foam

Aya Musa serves as a Senior Curator at Foam, the preeminent photography museum in the Netherlands. Prior to this, Musa was a curator at the Nederlands Fotomuseum. For many years, he has been involved in the planning and execution of various exhibitions, many of which have set new benchmarks in their respective genres. He is particularly interested in contemporary photographic art that responds to today's society.

Jianguo Feng

Professor
Acad. of Arts & Design, Tsinghua Univ.

Jianguo Feng, a professor and doctoral supervisor at Tsinghua University’s Academy of Arts and Design, serves as a member of the China Photographers Association’s Photographic Arts Committee. He has held personal photography exhibitions in many places. His works have been collected by domestic and foreign public institutions such as the Shanghai Art Museum, Capital Museum, Valencia Institute of Modern Art in Spain, and the Nihon University College of Art.

Stefan Jensen

Photographer and Curator
Hasselblad Foundation

Jury Chair, Stefan Jensen is a curator at the Hasselblad Foundation and the director of photography studies at the University of Gothenburg, where he has produced several notable exhibitions and publications, including With an Eye on Nature, and Sea of Files. He has also served as the project manager for a photobook festival for several years.

Aya Musa

Senior Curator
Foam

Aya Musa serves as a Senior Curator at Foam, the preeminent photography museum in the Netherlands. Prior to this, Musa was a curator at the Nederlands Fotomuseum. For many years, he has been involved in the planning and execution of various exhibitions, many of which have set new benchmarks in their respective genres. He is particularly interested in contemporary photographic art that responds to today's society.

Jianguo Feng

Professor
Acad. of Arts & Design, Tsinghua Uni.

Jianguo Feng, a professor and doctoral supervisor at Tsinghua University’s Academy of Arts and Design, serves as a member of the China Photographers Association’s Photographic Arts Committee. He has held personal photography exhibitions in many places. His works have been collected by domestic and foreign public institutions such as the Shanghai Art Museum, Capital Museum, Valencia Institute of Modern Art in Spain, and the Nihon University College of Art.

Andy Saunders

Senior Vice President
Getty Images

Andy Saunders, the SVP of Getty Images, leads a global team of art directors, editors, and visual trend analysts who are focused on guiding and curating imagery. He has a unique perspective on the successive and dramatic changes in the way pictures are created and used in the global marketplace.

Marine Merindol

Global Dir. of Strategy and Operations
Magnum Photos

Marine Merindol is Magnum Photos’ Global Director of Strategy and Operations. Through her diverse experiences and astute leadership, Marine Merindol drives Magnum Photos forward and solidifies its position as a leading organisation in the world of photography.

Anne Farrar

Asst. Managing Editor-Photography
National Geographic

Anne Farrar is assistant managing editor for photography at National Geographic Magazine, and she oversees visual storytelling for environment and adventure stories. She was previously director of photography for National Geographic Traveler, senior photo editor at The Washington Post and photo editor with The Dallas Morning News.

Andy Saunders

Senior Vice President
Getty Images

Andy Saunders, the SVP of Getty Images, leads a global team of art directors, editors, and visual trend analysts who are focused on guiding and curating imagery. He has a unique perspective on the successive and dramatic changes in the way pictures are created and used in the global marketplace.

Marine Merindol

Global Dir. of Strategy and Operations
Magnum Photos

Marine Merindol is Magnum Photos’ Global Director of Strategy and Operations. Through her diverse experiences and astute leadership, Marine Merindol drives Magnum Photos forward and solidifies its position as a leading organisation in the world of photography.

Anne Farrar

Asst. Managing Editor-Photography
National Geographic

Anne Farrar is assistant managing editor for photography at National Geographic Magazine, and she oversees visual storytelling for environment and adventure stories. She was previously director of photography for National Geographic Traveler, senior photo editor at The Washington Post and photo editor with The Dallas Morning News.

Kirstie Johnstone

Creative Production Partner
AMV BBDO

Kirstie Johnstone has been immersed in the photographic industry for over 25 years within the advertising industry in London, where she has a list of award-winning campaigns to her name. Now a Creative Production Partner at AMV BBDO, she is responsible for commissioning creative talents from photographers, illustrators, artists, designers, and typographers.

Maria Svarbova

Hasselblad Master 2018
Photographer

Maria Svarbova has received several prestigious awards, including the Hasselblad Masters Award. Her exhibitions have placed her as a leading figure amongst her contemporaries, attracting the attention of prominent global publications such as Vogue, Forbes, CNN and The Guardian.

Kirstie Johnstone

Creative Production Partner
AMV BBDO

Kirstie Johnstone has been immersed in the photographic industry for over 25 years within the advertising industry in London, where she has a list of award-winning campaigns to her name. Now a Creative Production Partner at AMV BBDO, she is responsible for commissioning creative talents from photographers, illustrators, artists, designers, and typographers.

Maria Svarbova

Hasselblad Master 2018
Photographer

Maria Svarbova has received several prestigious awards, including the Hasselblad Masters Award. Her exhibitions have placed her as a leading figure amongst her contemporaries, attracting the attention of prominent global publications such as Vogue, Forbes, CNN and The Guardian.

Categories

Category

The Hasselblad Masters competition features six categories, focusing on the essence of visual art: exceptional image quality, authentic colours, storytelling, and creativity.

The Hasselblad Masters competition features six categories, focusing on the essence of visual art: exceptional image quality, authentic colours, storytelling, and creativity.

  • Entries in the Landscape category focus on natural landscapes and urban views, reflecting the photographers’ unique point of view. We hope to see works which not only demonstrate proficiency in basic techniques such as exposure, composition, and depth of field but also bring novel perspectives or deeper concepts, allowing viewers to view landscapes from entirely new perspectives.
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    LANDSCAPE
  • Architectural photography is an art that condenses light, depth of field, shadow, texture, and geometry, transferring three-dimensional structures into two-dimensional space. It is both a homage to architects and constructors and a re-creation of architectural aesthetics. We look forward to seeing work that not only captures the structure of the building and its relationship to its surroundings but enriches the viewer's understanding and appreciation of the social, cultural, and historical aspects of architecture.
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    ARCHITECTURE
  • Portrait photography can convey the emotions of the subject and the photographer, allowing viewers to reflect on their own experiences and look inward. We hope to see works that express more than just emotions from facial features but break through this traditional boundary to reveal in-depth processes and speak to the viewer.
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    PORTRAIT
  • The most eye-catching street photography often isn’t carefully staged but a specific moment in time or a story that happened to be fatefully captured at the press of the shutter. We look forward to works that allow viewers to experience the atmosphere of the streets and reflect on the bond between humanity and society.
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    STREET
  • Artistic photography focuses on aesthetic elements and seeks to explore the social significance of a topic or culture. Photographers often use portraits, landscapes, and still lifes as carriers for expression, sparking viewers to question, to reflect, and to empathise. We look forward to works that break the norm, challenge existing standards, and take viewers on a profound journey through their unique and novel creations.
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    ART
  • Project//21 aims to provide an accessible platform unconstrained by themes and genres for photographers under the age of 21. We look forward to works that demonstrate a photographer's skill set and innovative talents, and that allow viewers to appreciate the visual charm of free exploration and imagination.
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    PROJECT//21

Prizes

Prizes

Prizes include a Hasselblad 100-megapixel mirrorless medium format camera, two XCD Series lenses, a creative fund of EUR 5,000, and an opportunity for their work to be published in the Hasselblad Masters book.

Prizes include a Hasselblad 100-megapixel mirrorless medium format camera, two XCD Series lenses, a creative fund of EUR 5,000, and an opportunity for their work to be published in the Hasselblad Masters book.

Timeline

Timeline

Rules

Rules

  1. The Hasselblad Masters competition is open to photographers worldwide. Entries may be shot on any digital or film camera from any camera brand and in any frame size (excluding drones, smartphones, and tablets).
  2. Project//21 is open to photographers worldwide who are 21 years old or younger. There are no restrictions on the theme of entries, but age verification is required.
  3. Participants may submit entries to any competition category on the official Hasselblad website or the 500px website. Each category requires the submission of three thematic photos with a unified style. Images submitted to an individual category will not be eligible for submission into other categories. Images must be submitted as a JPG (less than 10MB per image) with a resolution of 300dpi or higher. The longest side of the image should be 1000 pixels or longer. Images must not have watermarks, signatures, etc.
  4. Entries that have previously won awards at the Hasselblad Masters competition or other photography contests (including but not limited to the Sony World Photography Awards, the Nikon Photo Contest, the International Photography Awards, SkyPixel Annual Photo & Video Contest, World Press Photo Contest, Trierenberg Super Circuit, etc.) are ineligible for this contest.
  5. Participants must ensure the authenticity of their information and the originality of their entries. If false information is submitted or the entries are AI synthesised, the participant will be disqualified and bear the corresponding legal responsibilities.

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