Photo Credit: Eduardo Soteras Jalil/Comet-ME

The submission deadline for the 2014 Activist Awards has beenextended to Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 11:59 PM PST. If you are a photographer who has collaborated with a nonprofit organization, we encourage you to apply. Read the submission guidelines and submit your work now: photophilanthropy.org/award

2014 Activist Awards Jury

We are very excited to announce the Jury for the 2014 Activist Awards. This year’s judges represent some of the top photojournalists and photo editors working in the field. The jury will convene in February 2015 to choose a winner in both the professional and emerging categories.

Alice Gabriner is the International Photo Editor at TIME magazine, a position she held previously from 2003-2009. Prior to rejoining TIME, Gabriner was a Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic magazine, and before that, she was the Deputy Director of Photography in the Obama White House. During her tenure at TIME from 1999-2009, she led the photo department during the 2008-2009 campaign, election and inauguration of President Barack Obama and oversaw the magazine’s award winning coverage of the Iraq War.

Balazs Gardi is a freelance photographer most well known for documenting the everyday lives of diverse communities in great need, traveling to the corners of the earth following inspiring stories. His worldwide independent expedition exploring the far-reaching consequences of the global water crisis has recently evolved into Azdarya, an online magazine solely dedicated to water.

Neil Harris is a Senior Photo Editor at WIRED, responsible for all photography onWIRED.com. Previously he was a photo editor at Fortune and Time magazines, and CNNMoney.com. Neil has also worked as a photography instructor at the Columbia Journalism School, and at the International Center of Photography. He lives with his wife and daughter in Oakland.

Teru Kuwayama is a photojournalist from New York. His work for the past decade has focused on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Kashmir. He works with the Instagram Community Team. In 2004, while working in Iraq, he launched Lightstalkers, a global, online community of photographers and unconventional travelers. He received a 2010 Knight News Challenge Award to launch Basetrack, an online social media project that chronicled the deployment of a US Marine battalion in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. He is a 2012-2014 TED Senior Fellow.

Stephen Mayes for over twenty-five years has managed the work and careers of top-level photographers and artists in areas as diverse as art, fashion, photojournalism and commercial photography. As creative director, CEO and ambassador for the medium of photography, he has written successful business plans and reshaped operations for American, Asian and European imaging companies. Often described as a “futurist” Stephen has broadcast, taught and written extensively about the ethics and practice of photography.