The  jury is made up of seven qualified individuals with widely diverse backgrounds. They are picked from a pool of picture editors, photographers and representatives of press agencies and come from different parts of the world. They met in Stockholm, Sweden in the middle of February for the jury meeting to choose the award winning pictures.


Marc Prüst studied International Relations and Japanese language in the Netherlands and Japan. During his studies he discovered his love for photography, and after graduation he started working as Project Manager for the World Press Photo Foundation in Amsterdam, travelling and setting up exhibitions all over the world. In 2004 he became head of the Exhibition Department and when, in 2005, World Press Photo celebrated its 50th anniversary, Marc was given the responsibility for the exhibition Things As They Are; 50 Years Photo Journalism in Context. He worked in close cooperation with curator Christian Caujolle and editor Chris Boot on both the exhibition and the award winning publication with the same name. In early 2007, Caujolle gave him the opportunity to come and work for Agence VU’ in Paris, where he was mainly responsible for the international cultural activities of the agency. Currently Prüst is active as photography consultant and curator. In that capacity he creates exhibitions and advises photographers and works in close cooperation with the photographer, with the goal of telling the photographer’s story, to recreate through the images the things the photographer wants to say. By getting to know the person behind the camera, he aims to create the story and the presentation fitting to the work.



Erin Elder has been committed to promoting the achievements of photographers and encouraging an appreciation of photo journalism for the past 18 years. In 1990, she began working at Maclean’s magazine, Canada’s national news magazine, as photographer and editor. Freelance work took her across Canada, USA, Mexico and China. After moving to Hong Kong in 1995, she became photo editor on Asiaweek magazine. In 1998 she became photo editor of Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, which in 2005 won a gold medal from the Society of Newspaper Design for Best Use of Photography. Under her guidance, The Globe and Mail continued to win numerous awards. In 2008, she elected to move into Digital Media at the newspaper where she is responsible for business development in the online, mobile and other new media sectors.



Anna Orye was born in Belgium in 1956 and moved to France at the age of 7, where she is living since. She studied English at the

Aix-en-Provence Literature University and was later trained as a “copy editor”. She entered Agence France-Presse in 1982, and joined the Photo Department

in 1993, where she currently works as deputy editor-in-chief for Europe and Africa.



Simon Cederquist is one of the leading commercial photographers in Stockholm. He is also a scenery hunter which brings him all over the world. Simon has implemented his commercial skills into the world of art and is consider being one of the most interesting art photographers in sweden today.



Sujong Song started her career with GEO Korea in 1996, where she worked as Editor in Chief and director of photography from 2000 until 2004. Since then, her work has covered a wide range of fields in photography including publishing, editing, and organization of exhibitions. She was the director of Seoul Photo 2008, curator of Angkor Photo Festival 2008 and curator of Ulsan Photo Festival 2009. In 2008 and 2009, she was invited to the World Press Photo as a jury. Sujong studied Visual Culture in Master’s course and is board member of Visual Culture Society in Korea.

Sujong at Facebook

Due to assignment Mr Kai Jensen was not able to take part in the jury.


Kai Jensen is an awarded nature photographer in Norway. His work can be seen in several books. He is currently working on a new natures magazin in norway called Natur og Foto.



Born in Tubbergen, Netherlands 1974 Pieter Ten Hoopen is a highly awarded photographer. Pieter is represented thruee Vu agency


The juries act independently and The PGB Photo Award has no influence on their decisions. Nominated photographers are announced at the end of february on The PGB Photo Award website.

There are three awards in each category*: 1st , 2nd and 3rd prize. Nominated photographers will receive one of these prizes.

*In the categorie Picture of the Year, there is only one winner.