Juror: Debra Klomp Ching
Debra Klomp Ching is the owner and director of the Klompching Gallery in New York, founded in 2007 in partnership with Darren Ching. Her experience in the photography industry spans more than two decades, during which time she has participated in notable photography review festivals, panel presentations and conferences, curated photography exhibitions in Europe, Canada and the United States, juried several photography awards and contributed to both online and print publications on the subject of photography.
Debra is an international adviser to the Executive Director of CENTER (Santa Fe), an adviser to the Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins), and a photo editor for At Length Magazine.
Juror: Darren Ching
Darren Ching is the owner of the Klompching Gallery in New York, specializing in the sale and exhibition of contemporary fine art photography by emerging and mid-career artists. Founded in 2007 with Debra Klomp Ching, their exhibits have received critical reviews from publications such as The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Modern Painters, HotShoe and Art Review.
For more than a decade, Darren’s involvement in the photography industry has included participation in notable photography review festivals, panel presentations, and jurying of photography awards, and he has contributed to both online and print publications on the subject of photography. He is also the creative director of Photo District News, responsible for the visual identity of the magazine since 1999, and a photo editor for the online culture magazine, At Length. Mr. Ching curated the Photography Now 2008 show at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and was the featured U.S. Curator (alongside Debra Klomp Ching) with the exhibit, "The Architecture of Space," for the inaugural Flash Forward Festival in Toronto, 2010.