Judges

Danie Bester

Danie Bester

Danie is the founder of DPC and Photo Critic. He is a well-respected photography educator and accomplished fine art photographer. His work has been included in the recent Collector’s Guide to Art and Artists in South Africa. Recently, he has been hailed by the Photo World Magazine, as a “Knight of photography as art”. His philosophy about photography is that the camera is just a tool; and that true creativity comes from inside and through studying and applying visual tools and principles.
Jacki Bruniquel

Jacki Bruniquel

Admired in Africa Overall Winner 2016

Jacki is a Durban based photographer and artist who has successfully turned her passion of creating and capturing pictures into a career.  When it comes to her Fine Art work she loves making mixed media pieces and has had a number of exhibitions to date. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art at the University of Cape Town (Michealis) and a National Diploma in Photography at the Durban University of Technology. She has recently been profiled on South Africa’s number one lifestyle TV show Top Billing, nominated a finalist in the Nikon Africa Photographic Awards and was included in the book Women on Women, A History of Women Photographers in South Africa.

Jacques Crafford

Jacques Crafford

Jacques is freelance videographer who specialises in tourism & travel films. His success on the social platform Instagram, has allowed him to turn his greatest passion into a job and he now travels the world telling stories for a living. When he’s not working, you’ll find him in the mountains adventuring & capturing beautiful landscapes. He also finds great joy in educating others by doing various talks and workshops related to travel photography and social media.
Alina Placzek - New Born Judge

Alina Placzek - New Born Judge

Alina Płaczek – a child, baby and newborn photographer, with many years of experience. She runs her own photo studio in Poland, winning numerous prizes, merits and international awards in the field of newborn photography from WPPI, MPA and MPIO. In 2015, Alina has been a Judge in many competitions, such as Nikon Contest, Magic Lens Awards or Image’n’tech Photography Contest.

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Greg Moment - Weddings Judge

Greg Moment - Weddings Judge

Greg Moment was named The Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World by “Just Married” in 2013 and “The International Photographer of the Year 2014” by International Film and Photography Festival in Indonesia. In 2016, he received the prestigious title of the „Photographer of the Year” in “Creative Portrait” category of Master Photography Awards (MPA) 2016/2017 and in 2018 he won the first place in “Black & white” Category. He received two times (in 2015 and 2017) the prestigious title of the “Wedding photographer of the year” from Master Photographers International Organization MPIO.

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Andrew Aveley - Wildlife Judge

Andrew Aveley - Wildlife Judge

African wildlife photographer and specialist photo guide Andrew Aveley is an internationally recognised, award-winning wildlife, nature and landscape photographer. Having grown up in SA, he has focused on the many animal species and environments locally and in neighboring African countries. With this knowledge he has become a sought-after specialist photographic guide.

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Garreth Barclay - Fashion Judge

Garreth Barclay - Fashion Judge

Photographer & Graphic Designer
Successful editorial and fashion photographer, Garreth Barclay, received his BA Degree in Visual Communication.
Garreth has been in the industry for over 10 years.
Having been published internationally in top magazines, Garreth’s’ clients boast from the likes of:
Men’s and Women’s Health Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Miss SA & Miss Universe, Guess, Levi’s, Edgars, Lorna Jane, JT one, many more.

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