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Meet the jurors for our 2018 photography contest

For more info about the photography contest click here.

Hodo Lee

b. 1978 Seoul, South Korea. Lee holds a BA in Philosophy and MFA in Photographic-Electronic Media. His study in philosophical aesthetics background led him to pursuit and create his own artistic values.

Influenced by philosophical theories in both eastern and western cultures, he is chasing the meaning of individualized perceptions of human being and the aesthetic values in it. Lee's photographs have been exhibited extensively throughout South Korea and the United States.

Hedieh Ahmadi

b. 1987 in Tehran, Iran. She holds a BA in Photography from Tehran University of Arts. plays with the concept of photography through different activities such as making books, videos and installations. Since 2012, she has been working as co-editor and curator of Bongah, an independent art books publishing house in Tehran.


b.1991 in Nagoya, Japan. Umico is a Japanese/American artist who uses digital, sculpture and videos in playfully ironic ways to explore how people create new meaning through online communication. Her more recent work tells deeply personal narratives while interjecting playful moments of levity and humor. Having just begun hormone replacement therapy, her artistic practice is dedicated to confronting personal issues of gender identity and to lesser degrees that of her own race and sexuality. She recieved her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2015. She is currently living and working in Los Angeles, CA.

Michael Washienko

Project Coordinator

Washienko wrote A Month of Flowers and so spicy! so sweet. They are also an international artist, having exhibited in North America, Europe and Asia. They live out of a backpack when they have one.