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Meet the 2024 Jury*

The jury of the Dummy Award 2024 is made up of an interesting and diverse group of experts of different areas in the photobook field – ranging from a curator to a designer, from an editor to a photographer and from a museum director to a printer. 
The jury will meet in Cologne on March 9th 2024 to go through all the submissions and select the 50 books which will make up the short list.

* Sophia Greiff (DE)

is co-head of program and curator at C/O Berlin. As a doctoral candidate at the Folkwang University of the Arts her focus is on the research-based-photobook. She worked as a graduate research assistant in the Visual Journalism and Documentary Photography program at Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Previously, Sophia co-curated the Fotodoks Festival for Contemporary Documentary Photography for many years. 

* Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo (COL)

is the founder of 20Fotógrafos and Colectivo+1 and Editor at Raya Editorial. Santiago curated the collective exhibition “Conflict and Peace” of the Commission for the Clarification of the Truth, Colombia and had his projects exhibited in over 100 solo and group exhibitions, such as Trasatlántica-PhotoEspaña, Fototeca de Cuba and Unseen-Amsterdam.

* Nina Strand (NO)

is a photographer, writer and founder of Objektiv Press. Nina holds a BA in project management, and a MA in creative writing. She works with image and text and uses the book as her gallery. Most recently, she’s published the photo-novel Current Condition (Journal, 2023).

* Tom Booth Woodger (UK)

is head of publishing and chief designer at Bluecoat Press and co-founder of Besides Press. For Tom, book design is both collaboration and response: working together with artists to make a publication relies upon exhausting all possibilities in order to arrive at a best possible final form for the work to exist in.

* Charlotte Schmitz (DE)

Charlotte Schmitz is a documentary photographer using collaborative practices and long term research to challenge traditional documentary perspectives. She is the co-founder of Friendzone.Studio and The Journal, a global photography collective of several hundred women and non-binary photographers and she is the first recipient of the »FotoEvidence W Award« with her book La Puente, published in 2019.

* Ufuk Şahin (TR)

studied photography at Hofstra University, NY. Since 2007, he has been part of the core team at MAS printing house as the second-generation manager and partner. In 2010, he founded MASA, a publishing house specializing in facsimiles, photobooks and art-books; which has since published more than 40 books. He is a photography enthusiast and an avid photobook collector.

* Frederic Lezmi (DE)

is a photographer, designer and photobook curator. He is artistic director of The PhotoBookMuseum in Cologne, wich he co-founded together with Markus Schaden in 2014. Frederic teaches photobook design at various universities and faculties in Germany (FH Dortmund, FH Hannover and DHBW Ravensburg).