日本Judges 熊切大輔氏

Daisuke Kumakiri

Born in Shinjuku, Tokyo
Entered Junior College of Tokyo Polytechnic University where he studied photographic expression such as artistic photography in the 5th Laboratory of the Photography Technology Department. After graduating, he joined the photography department of Nikkan Gendai Co., Ltd. and was in charge of politics, events, and the Yomiuri Giants professional baseball team. After that, he left the Nikkan Gendai Photography Department and became a freelance photographer.

He is currently working as a freelance photographer in various genres, including official corporate photography, advertising, and camera magazines, focusing on the moments, spaces, and objects created by people in magazine media. He also teaches at schools and photography classes.

As for his work, he continues to capture various aspects of the ever-changing "Tokyo" by making full use of the snapshot method.

Chairman, Japan Professional Photographers Society


日本Judges 秦達夫 氏

Tatsuo Hata

Born in Toyama-go, Iida City, Nagano Prefecture (1970/4/20).
Worked at a car sales company and a motorcycle store. Later, in order to take over the family business, he began to study photography, believing in his own potential and aspiring to become a photographer. After working as an assistant to photographer Toshinobu Takeuchi, he became independent.
He won the 8th Fujimoto Shihachi Photography Award for "Arabiru Dena", which covered the "Shimotsuki Festival" of Yudate Kagura in his hometown. A photo book with the same title was published by Shinano Mainichi Shimbun. He has published many photo collections, including "Yakushima: Mountain Island," "Rainy Days Yakushima," "Traces of Yakushima," and an essay, "Rain, Rain, and More Rain: A Yakushima Story. He sympathizes with novelist Jiro Nitta's Buntaro Kato in "The Lonely Man" and admires Frank Yasuda in "Alaska Story.
He is a member of the Japan Professional Photographers Society, the Photographic Society of Japan, a lecturer at the College of Photographic Arts of Japan.


欧州Judges Christophe Anagnostopoulos 氏

Christophe Anagnostopoulos

Christophe Anagnostopoulos is an Award-Winning Professional Photographer and Filmmaker based in Greece. His involvement with photography and filmmaking began at a young age, having as first incentives classical landscape photographs and experimental time-lapse/documentary films, without ceasing to experiment till this day, continuously evolving his techniques to follow modern day standards and needs.

Since 2017 he is Global Ambassador of Tokina and Hoya, and he specializes in Astrophotography, Landscape Photography, Time-lapse, Documentary Filmmaking and Commercial Photography. Due to his technical knowledge background, he also works professionally on testing and reviewing photographic equipment, providing valuable feedback to his clients.


USAJudges Stan Moniz 氏

Stan Moniz

Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii Stan was a child of the ocean. His passion for the waves led him to a career as a professional bodyboarder which transitioned into the creative space of capturing the beautiful moving ocean through photography and film.

Now living in Orange County, California Stan is a published photographer with more than 15 years of experience. The surf now isn't the only thing on his mind.

As a Sony ambassador that comes highly recommended, he continues to push his boundaries in the creative arts. With his infectious positive love for adventure, Stan has adapted a nature journalist approach to his content creation. Stan is also an educator at heart leading workshops and presentations helping to spark that fire for photography and filmmaking.


Xie Mo

Xie Mo

In 1999 Xie Mo was awarded the 4th China Photography Golden Image Award, and in the same year he was awarded the Gold Medal at the 19th National Photographic Art Exhibition and the title of "The Third Top Ten Chinese Portrait Photographers». In 2001 he was awarded one of the highest honors in the world of photography "Hasselblad Masters" and in 2005 he was named one of China's top ten most influential landscape photographers by photography magazine "摄影之友" (PHOTOGRAPHERS’ COMPANION). In 2006 Xie Mo devoted himself to underwater and coastal photography and became a nature photographer who advocates environmental protection and promotes the development of marine culture.

Xie Mo has become an outstanding photographer excelling in three different genres in China's photography industry: integrating portraits, landscapes and natural ecology.

He is now the vice president of China Marine Photographers Association.