2016 Anja Niedringhaus Jury

Carol Guzy

Carol Guzy is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer. She graduated from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Photography. While at the Art Institute, she interned at The Miami Herald and upon graduation was hired as a staff photographer. She spent eight years at the newspaper before moving to Washington, DC in 1988 where she became a staff photographer at The Washington Post through 2014. She is currently on leave. Her assignments include both domestic and international stories and documentary reportage. She has been honored twice with the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography for her coverage of the military intervention in Haiti and the devastating mudslide in Armero, Colombia. She has received a third Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for her work in Kosovo as well. She is the only journalist to ever receive a fourth Pulitzer for coverage of the Haitian earthquake in 2010. She has been named Photographer of the Year for the National Press Photographers Association three times and eight times for the White House News Photographers Association and has earned other prestigious awards in her chosen profession of photojournalism.

Santiago Lyon

Twitter: @slyon66

Santiago Lyon is vice president and director of photography of The Associated Press, responsible for the AP’s global photo report and the hundreds of photographers and photo editors around the world who produce it. He has 30 years of experience in news-service photography and has won multiple photojournalism awards for his coverage of conflict in places such as El Salvador, the Balkans, Somalia, and Afghanistan. He joined the Associated Press in 1991 in Cairo, after previously having worked for the Spanish news agency EFE, United Press International and Reuters. Lyon served as The Associated Press’ photo editor for Spain and Portugal from 1995 until 2003, when he was named director of photography. In the same year, he accepted a Nieman Fellowship in journalism at Harvard University. Under his direction, the AP earned three of its 31 Pulitzer Prizes for photography, for work on the war in Iraq, tensions on the West Bank, and the Syrian civil war. Lyon serves on the Board of Directors of the Eddie Adams Workshop. He chaired the OPC photo contest jury for three years from 2010-2012.

Michele McNally

McNally became Director of Photography for The New York Times in June 2004 and Assistant Managing Editor in July 2005. Before joining The Times, Ms. McNally was picture editor of Fortune Magazine from November 1986 until May 2004. Previously, she was picture editor of Time Life’s Magazine Development Group. She began her career as a sales representative for Sygma Photo News in 1977. She has judged numerous contests including Pictures of the Year, Best of Photojournalism, the Pulitzer Prizes, and has been Chairman of the Jury of the World Press photo contest. She has been the recipient of the Jim Gordon Excellence in Editing Award, and the staff in her tenure has won Angus MacDougal Overall Excellence in Editing award twice. She has been an editor on several books, including the bestseller “Day in the Life” series, and has curated a permanent gallery for TIMELIFE and The New York Times.

Bryan Monroe

Twitter: @BryanKMonroe

Bryan Monroe is the former editor of CNNPolitics.com, where he was leading the editorial planning and content strategy for CNN’s online and mobile political coverage from the network’s DC Bureau. Monroe is a former president of NABJ, the National Association of Black Journalists. Also, while at Knight-Ridder in 2005, he helped lead the team in Biloxi, MS, that won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for their coverage of Hurricane Katrina. He was a visiting professor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Prior to his professorship at Northwestern, Monroe served as Vice President and Editorial Director at Ebony and Jet magazines in Chicago. At the magazines, he led the coverage of the 2008 presidential elections and conducted the first interview with then President-elect Barack Obama following his November victory; and also had the last major interview with pop star Michael Jackson before his death in 2007.

Ron Haviv

Instagram: @ronhaviv_vii

Ron Haviv is an Emmy nominated, award-winning photojournalist and co-founder of the photo agency VII, dedicated to documenting conflict and raising awareness about human rights issues around the globe. In the last three decades, Haviv has covered more than twenty-five conflicts and worked in over one hundred countries. He has published three critically acclaimed collections of photography, and his work has been featured in numerous museums and galleries, including the Louvre, the United Nations, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Haviv’s photographs are in the collections at The Houston Museum of Fine Arts and George Eastman House amongst others as well as numerous private collections.

Past Participants

Corinne Dufka (2015)

Corinne Dufka is an Associate Director at Human Rights Watch (HRW) and in charge of the organization’s work on West Africa with expertise in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Mali, and Côte d’Ivoire. From 1999-2003, she was based in Freetown, Sierra Leone, both as a researcher for Human Rights Watch and, in 2002 during a year’s sabbatical, as a criminal investigator for the U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone. She ran HRW’s field office in Dakar, Senegal from 2005-2011. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Dufka worked as a photojournalist for the Reuters News Agency and from 1987-1999 covered conflicts in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Bosnia, Rwanda, Somalia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Before becoming a photojournalist, Dufka worked as a psychiatric social worker in San Francisco. Dufka holds a Masters in Social Work degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Dufka is a recipient of the 1997 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award, the 1997 Capa Medal, and the 2003 MacArthur Fellowship.

Kira Pollack (2015)

Twitter: @KiraPollack

Kira Pollack is the Director of Photography and Visual Enterprise at TIME. In October 2011, she was named the photo editor of the year at the Lucie Awards. Since Pollack joined TIME in October 2009, the brand’s photography has been recognized with many prestigious awards including the World Press photo of the Year, and the Visa D’Or award at Visa Pour l’Image. Pollack spearheaded TIME’s Beyond 9/11 project, which was awarded an Emmy in October of 2012. In March 2011, she established TIME’s photography site LightBox, and in August, 2013, she established TIME‘s new documentary film unit, Red Border Films. Previously, Pollack was the Deputy photo editor at The New York Times Magazine.