Judge: Fiona Shields
Fiona Shields is Head of Photography for The Guardian News and Media Group.
She has more than two decades of experience working for a range of newspaper titles, including, in her previous role as picture editor of The Guardian. Throughout her career, she has been involved in the coverage of some of the most historic news stories of our time, including the events surrounding 9/11, multiple conflicts and large-scale natural disasters, and the humanitarian crises resulting from the growing refugee numbers across the globe.
In addition, she has delivered talks at photo festivals, mentored photojournalism students, and served as judge of numerous awards and competitions, including, Sony World Photography Awards, The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, and the Renaissance Photography Awards. In 2019, she joined the panel for the Carmignac Photojournalism Award and has also served as a regular nominator for the prestigious Prix Pictet Prize