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Collection 26 Judges

Honoured to announce our judges for Collection 26! A world of thanks to these five smiley happy people – and amazing photographers – who will be poring over our thousands of individual and story entries (clockwise, from top-left): Jose Ignacio Ruiz (Spain), Benjamin Brette (France), Richard Skins (UK), Katrin Küllenberg (Germany) and Janina Brocklesby (UK).

The deadline to submit is just a few days away: Submit by 23:59 GMT on 24th March 2022.

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Podcast Episode 108: This is Franziska Nauck

The brilliant Franziska Nauck is my guest on the Podcast this week, and it was *so* great talking to her! Based in Germany, Franziska has won 3 Reportage Family Awards and a Family Story Award, and was in our Top 100 Worldwide on This is Reportage: Family for 2021. She shares so many great stories and insights on the episode today, including:

how burnout was one of the best things that could have happened to her,
birth photography and behind the scenes of her birth Story Award,
why multi-tasking is something that eludes her,
top tips for improving your documentary family work,
why hiking in the Scottish Highlands without a mirror was a chain-breaking experience for her,
and much more…

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Podcast Episode 107: This is Melissa Ouwehand-Beckker

The super Melissa Ouwehand-Beckker is my guest on the Podcast this week, and it was *so* great chatting to her! Recently ranked in the Top 10 Netherlands Photographers for 2021, Melissa has racked up 7 Reportage Awards, and if you’ve ever had the pleasure to meet her in ‘real life’ – as I have a couple of times – you’ll know that she’s just a real pleasure to talk to; loved having her on the Podcast. Melissa shares so much in the episode today, including:

a pretty memorable story of what happened to her on a way to a wedding,
believing in yourself and not comparing yourself to others,
funeral photography,
the story behind one of her specific Reportage Awards,
our Netflix synopsis game,
assisting her Dad, who was also a wedding photographer, and how the industry has changed in the past 25 years,
destination weddings,
and much more…

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Podcast Episode 106: This is Christophe De Mulder

Really happy to have the fab Christophe De Mulder on the Podcast for episode 106! Based in Belgium, Christophe was in our Top 50 Family Photographers in the World for 2020 on This is Reportage: Family, and has won 5 Reportage Family Awards and a Family Story Award from us. He was also a judge for us for Collection 8 of our Family Awards, and he shares his experience of judging and tips for people entering on the episode today, as well as many other things, including:

why participating with your families helps to build trust and rapport,
an editing tip that saves him a lot of time,
a certain phobia he has,
a walkthrough of a typical family shoot from enquiry to delivery,
what success means to him,
the story behind one of his specific Reportage Family Awards,
his love for The Mars Volta,
and much more…

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Podcast Episode 105: This is Phil Salisbury

An absolute pleasure to chat to the one and only Phil Salisbury for Podcast #105! Based in the UK, Phil recently won 4 Reportage Awards from us in our first Collection of 2022 – an incredible achievement – and he talks about a couple of those Awards on the episode today, as well as much more, including:

his journey to becoming a photographer and the transferable skills from his past jobs
shooting close and how he lights up the dancefloor (both with his flash and his dance moves…!)
his hatred of baked beans
our Netflix synopsis game
top tips for improving your documentary coverage
thoughts on judging our This is Reportage: Family awards
teenage celebrity crushes
and much more!

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