Michael Weinzettl introduces the jury members for our upcoming 200 Best Ad Photographers Special.
The jury of our next 200 Best Ad Photographers Special is still at work but I wanted to give you an idea of just who the folks are that decide on what to feature in the book and what not. This time around, we started out with some 8,000 submissions. We, that is the preselection jury consisting of Paris-based Anne-Rose Schlutbohm, former publisher of French trade journal „Profession Photographe“ (championing among others the careers of such notable photographers as Ellen Von Unwerth) who, along with Archive's very own art director Christine Thierry has once again assisted us in weeding down the more than 8,000 entries to a more jury-palatable 1,200.
Next week, in this space you will find just a few of the brilliant photos we came across during pre-selection: These 1,200 mages then went on to the main jury consisting of the following:
freelance writer, editor, and photographer Anne Telford. The former managing editor – and current editor at large – of Communication Arts also edits the quarterly newsletter Illustration Voice. Furthermore, her photographs have been published in prestigious titles such as Émigré and Communication Arts. Anne has been assisting us in the selection of the very best in photography, illustration, and digital imaging for quite some years now.
Juventino Mateo Leon
Also returning to the jury is Swiss-born, Spanish national Juventino Mateo Leon, whose stunning image graced the cover of a previous 200 Best Photographers special (16/17). Juventino has worked for clients as diverse as Barilla, Bayer, Condé Nast, Marionnaud, Philip Morris, Vanity Fair UK, etc. He's based in Zurich.
The next juror, or rather his agency' work, is a frequent presence in the pages of Lürzer's Archive: Abolaji Alausa, Executive Creative Director. Noah's Ark Lagos, Nigeria. He has been on the jury of New York Advertising Festival, Adweek's Impact Award, Loeries and Ad Stars, and recently Cannes Lions 2020/2021. In 2018, Adweek listed him on their annual Creative 100, a list of the most influential creative people in the world. Bolaji is an alumnus of the Berlin School of Creative Leadership where he received an EMBA in Creative Leadership in 2017.
This volume of 200 Best Ad Photographers worldwide will be published toward the end of November. Watch this space for exact dates.