Meet our Judges
After she finished her Maths degree, she started assisting full-time in a commercial photographer’s studio in London and has never looked back. Being exposed back then to a cool British West Indian photographer doing advertising shoots from diamonds to food, cosmetics to menswear, informed her ongoing love of the genre and an appreciation of the beauty of light in all its forms, natural or created.
Brian attended the Architectural Association in London qualifying as an architect in 1970. His career as an architect spanned 5 decades during which he photographed the work of the firm.
Brian’s interest in photography began at 12 years of age when Sir Norman Parkinson showed an interest in his photographic eye. Over the years his photographic interest merged with his professional career and he specialized in architectural photography and landscapes.
Brian attended many photographic workshops including Nick Merrick, Jeff Totaro, Steven Booke, Tim Griffith, Sean Conboy, Peter Lorber, David Osborne and Charlie Waite. He has an extensive library of architectural photography and has had work published in local and international publications.
Mark Lyndersay is a photographer and writer in the twin-island state of T&T.
He has executed commercial assignments and annual report photography and personal projects over the last 43 years and his work has appeared in all three local dailies and a range of publications, from Caribbean Beat to the New York Times.
He has taught photographers for more than 35 years, beginning at John Donaldson Technical Institute in the 1980s. He now delivers a course on photography for UWI’s Film School and is a resource lecturer for selected students of Trinity College, Hartford who participate in the Trinity in Trinidad programme.
Maria Nunes is a photographer and producer with special interests in the documentation of cultural heritage and the work of performing artists through both still images and film making. She is in her element when immersed in capturing imagery of the traditional carnival arts or in documenting the creative process of artists.
Maria has been invited to present her work internationally, most recently in South Carolina in 2019 when she was visiting Mellon Scholar at Claflin University. Her first book “In a World of Their Own: Carnival Dreamers and Makers” was published by Robert and Christopher in 2018.
Art Dealer & Art Book Publisher
He has represented and shown works by our leading artists: Cazabon, Chang, Atteck, Holder, Codallo, Greenidge and O’Connor, and has written and/or published books on Cazabon, Barbara Jardine and Meiling.
Mark mounted and catalogued the Noel Norton show at Clico when Mr. Norton received his doctorate from UTT, and later hosted a photography exhibition by Christine Norton at 101 Art Gallery at Holders Studio.
Christophe Pierre is one half of DesignbySPIRIT.com, a husband and wife creative team with bases in both London and Trinidad & Tobago.
Together they have serviced clients worldwide with creative visual branding solutions. Christophe functions as a Visual Strategist with a BSc in Graphic Design and over ten years of graphic, web design, and branding experience.
Kevin is currently the Associate Creative Director at Lonsdale Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising. He is an accomplished, multi-talented art director and graphic designer.
Throughout his career, he has worked on campaigns for many well-known local and international brands.
Even with many years of experience under his belt, Kevin has made it his mission to constantly challenge himself, adding unique content to his creative portfolio.
He has worked alongside many well-known photographers in the industry and even dabbles in the art of photography, with one of his photos being exhibited nationally after he was awarded a slot in the local leg of BP’s photography competition.
Stacey is an amateur photographer, who shoots digital as well as film, and experiments in alternative photographic techniques as a means of creating her art.
She’s known for her minimalist landscapes and botanicals, and her work has been published in magazines and newspapers both locally and in the U.K.
In 2017, one of Stacey’s botanical images was commended by the International Garden Photographer Competition of the Year sponsored by the Royal Photographic Society and the Royal Horticultural Society. The photo subsequently went on display at an exhibition at The Royal Botanical Gardens – Kew, Richmond U.K.
Stacey’s work can be found on her website staceywilliamsphotography.com
Ghan is a co-founder and the current vice-president of The Photographers Guild of Trinidad and Tobago.
He’s a certified event practitioner and is employed with The University of Trinidad and Tobago in the field of Public Outreach with a focus on Art and Culture.
He describes himself as an all-round photographer with a special interest in chasing sunsets and telling stories through his images.
Ghansham serves as the first-ever special guest judge in the preliminary judging phase of the contest.