Martin Grahame-Dunn

Chairman of Judges

As one of the leading trainers of professional photographers, Martin Grahame-Dunn has developed the art and craft of photography to a Master level. A much sought after and World renowned judge, we are delighted for him to chair our judging panel for the Urban Photographer of the Year.

He maintains all you need to train as a photographer is a passion for imaging and the ability to listen and learn…

Martin Samworth

Chief Executive Officer - EMEA, CBRE

Martin Samworth is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CBRE in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). With 30 years’ experience in the real estate industry, Martin started his career at CBRE specialising in investment and development finance. Before his current role at EMEA CEO, Martin was Managing Director of CBRE’s UK business and led our Nordic businesses.

Paul Suchman

Global Chief Marketing Officer, CBRE

Mr. Suchman oversees CBRE’s global marketing functions and activities including brand stewardship, advertising, digital and social marketing, and business development marketing. With more than 20 years of extensive marketing and brand-building experience, he joined CBRE from BBDO, the world’s most awarded advertising agency network, where he helped many Fortune 500 companies build and rebuild their brands.  Mr. Suchman has been recognized by the industry for his contributions to B2B advertising and frequently guest lectures on marketing at his alma mater, USC.

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

CEO, Plan International

Ms Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen is CEO of global child rights organisation Plan International and has worked for more than 25 years in international development and human rights. Ms Albrectsen says: “Every child and young person – including the most vulnerable – has enormous potential. Investing in their rights and engaging them in decision making is investing in a better future for us all.”

Sergio Castiglione


Sergio Castiglione (Buenos Aires, 1965) is an Argentine photographer.  He has exhibited his work in Argentina as well as abroad.  He mainly focuses on urban exploration, travel and architecture photography. Over the past twenty five years he has lived in Italy, Malta and the USA. He visited over two hundred cities all over the world documenting constructions and city landmarks. He currently lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

David Lazar

Travel Photographer

David Lazar is a travel photographer from Brisbane, Australia, who captures moments of life, culture and beauty through photography. He is drawn to locations which have a rich cultural background and is especially interested in portraiture photography. David is a contributor to numerous publications around the world, and is a photography tour leader for Luminous Journeys conducting photo tours in Southeast Asia.

Paulo del Valle

Travel and Commercial Photographer

Paulo del Valle is a 27-year-old travel and commercial photographer. He was born in Rio de Janeiro and started his career as a photographer in 2014, becoming the first Professional Instagrammer in Brazil. Today he's considered one of the biggest photographers in Brazil and thanks to his work, that started on Instagram, he's worked with Google, Nike, Volkswagen, Instagram, Netflix, Land Rover and many other companies over the past 2 years.

Julie Pointer

Writer and Art Director

Julie Pointer Adams is a freelance writer and art director living in Santa Barbara, California. She is currently finishing a book project called Wabi-Sabi Welcome, which encourages a simple, relaxed approach to entertaining. Photographing on film since age fifteen, Julie takes photos to record the mundane moments of the everyday—including shooting her book imagery collaboratively with her husband. 

Joshua Cave

Painter and Sculptor

Joshua Cave is a painter and sculptor originally from Worcester, MA, who now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has exhibited throughout New York City and is currently represented by Outlet Gallery in Brooklyn. 

Anthony Epes

Fine Art Photographer

Anthony Epes is a fine art photographer whose work has featured in the Guardian, French Photo, CNN, BBC World and many other international publications. He regularly exhibits his projects and has published two books, London at Dawn and Paris at Dawn. Anthony is currently preparing to launch further installments in his Cities at Dawn series, shot in Venice and Istanbul.

Oscar Rialubin

2015 UPOTY Overall Winner

Oscar is 3d graphic artist, who stumbled upon the infinite world of photography. His works include architecture, travel & culture. He is best known for his photograph ‘Xyclops” portrait of a watch repairer overall winner of the prestigious CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year competition 2015 beating more than 21,000 entries from 113 countries.

Riccardo Busi

Award winning Photographer

Riccardo is General Secretary of The International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) since 2002. He is five times FIAP World Champion in Nature, once FIAP World Champion in Projected Images (Belgium 2011) and three times FIAP Gold Medal in Projected Images World Cups (Finland 1999, Belgium 2002 and Indonesia 2009). In 2011, he won the 60th Anniversary FIAP Cup “Children of the World” in Singapore.

Gareth Pon

Filmmaker, photographer, creative consultant and Africa’s Top Instagrammer

Gareth Pon, born and bred in Johannesburg, South Africa is a filmmaker, photographer, creative consultant and Africa’s Top Instagrammer (named by African Blogger Awards in 2014, 2015 & 2016) – He has been featured by CNN, MTV & Instagram’s Official Blog. He showcases photography and a short videos on @garethpon, celebrates his fast metabolism on @garethponeats & runs minimal side projects on @gareth.
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