The Malta International Photo Award has a strong focus on delivering a quality jury of experts, so as to ensure that all entry participants’ work is reviewed by the right people. Following the closing of submissions, the Jury will be reviewing all the entries, consulting among themselves, and selecting the top 15 images for the award.
Founder of MIPA and Photographer: Valletta, Malta
Based in Malta, Anja Goder is a professional photographer and founder of the Malta International Photo Award. Her interests include History of Art, Anthropology, and exploring interesting life stories that are often overlooked by the mainstream media. Apart from feeling that she has found her true calling every time she is behind a camera, there is an indescribable desire that pushes her to capture pictures and tell stories.
Publisher: Ljubljana, Slovenia
CEO of Ernst Klett Publishers in Eastern Europe and the Baltics. Mr Kvaternik established Rokus Publishing House in Ljubljana in 1991, and between 1991 and 2005 evolved from a garage publishing house to the biggest publishing company in Slovenia and Serbia. They have also established a significant presence in the Balkans after teaming up with German company Klett. In 2004 established branch offices of Rokus in Belgrade and Zagreb, publishing both textbooks and the National Geographic Kids magazine in these three markets. He currently works with the National Geographic brand across a number of countries.
Photojournalist & Editor
Paco Nadal has more than three decades experience in journalism, photography and publishing. Throughout his career he has worked on travel reports on specialised magazines like Altaïr, Traveling, Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, Siete Leguas and Viajes National Geographic. He currently directs and presents AventuraX2, a documentary series on trips and adventures, and Journey to the depths, another documentary series on diving and underwater life.
Curator: Valletta, Malta
Professional Curator currently responsible for the Malta Postal Museum in Valletta, one of Malta’s leading museums. Holder of an M.A. (Museology) from the University of London. Ex-board member of the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts, Lecturer in Collections Care, Management and Preventive Conservation at the Centre for Restoration, Consultant to the Museums Department on the Maiolica Collection, Co-formulator of the Museums Operational Review.
Publisher: New York, USA
Dawn is founder and CEO of travel consultancy MOSTE, Inc. and President of subsidiary DawnDrew Independent Productions, both based in New York City. A career publisher, Dawn has worked at the Atlantic Monthly, NY Times Company, and for nearly 16 years as Vice President/Publisher of National Geographic Traveler at the National Geographic society. As co-executive producer of 39 half hour episodes of the David Rocco series in India and Africa, Dawn has worked extensively throughout India, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa and other locations. The series all currently air on National Geographic International channels in more than 70 countries. Dawn is a graduate of Tufts University and holds a Bachelors of Arts in International Studies and Political Science. She has been a keynote speaker and presenter at numerous industry programs and conferences throughout the world.
Prof. Arne Hodalič
National Geographic Editor: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Arne is a seasoned photographer with over four decades of experience. His work has been featured in several renowned publications including National Geographic Magazine, Life (USA), Time, Marie Claire, Nature, Die Zeit, Figaro Magazine, and many others. In 2008 he received an honorary doctorate in Visual Arts at the Academy of Arts and Design / University of Ljubljana and became a lecturer in Photography and photojournalism at FDV (Faculty of Social Sciences) University of Ljubljana and at VIST (Visoka šola za storitve) in Ljubljana. He is currently the photo editor of National Geographic Magazine.
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