Our Judges

London-Kyoto FAPDA Award 2019 Special

Arts / Prints / Digital Arts Category

Professor Emeritus Dan Fern : Head judge

Dan Fern began teaching at the Royal College of Art in the 1970s, and was made its first Professor of Graphic Art and Design in 1994. Having retired as Head of the School of Communications and Chair of the International Development Group at the RCA .....read more​​​​

Rosie Leventon

Rosie Leventon is an award winning Installation and land artist. She makes Sculptural Installations Land Art and drawings. She makes interventions into the fabric of a building such as floating floors and corridors, as well as sculpture using glass, recycled copper or paperback books  ...,read more

Joanna Ciechanowska

Joanna Ciechanowska is a painter, graphic artist and designer based in London.  She received Jury Award in the International Biennale of Painting in Poland. She is currently a Director of POSK Gallery in Polish Social and Cultural Association in London ..., read more

Aaron Paradox 

As artists, we look at ourself in astonishment. Aaron Paradox is one of us.  Amazed by the complexity and mysterious nature of this very moment. It's paradox of beauty and horror interwind in the endless cycle. Born in Poland, known as a creator of short film Kensho, he enjoys ...read more​​​​

Photography category

Mineko Orisaku

Trained under Shoji Otake, a prominent figure in Japanese photography, Mineko Orisaku has successively won prizes in the photographic division of the National Nika Exhibition in 1985 and 1986. She became independent in 1987. She has been capturing some beautiful landscapes...read more

Harry Johnson 

Harry Johnson is a professional photographer based in the heart of the Cumbrian Lake District, UK. Whilst landscape photography is the main passion behind his need to pick up a camera and capture images, studio based...read more

Grey Chow

Grey Chow, is an award-winning landscape photographer that based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Passion in Nature Landscape and Astronomy photography and his work has published on several medias including...read more

Kilian Schönberger

Kilian Schönberger is a professional landscape photographer & geographer from Germany. He lives in Cologne but works mainly throughout Central Europe. His photographic work concerns the whole range of topics from natural landscapes to cityscapes. Remote rural areas are...read more

Short Film, Animation category

Professor Marty St. James

Marty St. James believes that all artists’ work is fundamentally portraiture, and ineffect an expression of “the vision of how a person sees himself in the world.”  To St. James, a portrait may be a person’s likeness, equally a portrait (if a portrait is a visual marker for someone’s identity) may be ... read more​​​​

Tsukasa Kishimoto

In recent years he has moved his base to Tokyo focusing on more VJ events. While playing as a VJ for parties at many clubs, he creates various kinds of video ads and animation videos with his speciality in VJ techniques. In 2017 he participated in EDC Japan ... read more

Kathy Rose 

Kathy Rose is a Master Lecturer at The University of the Arts in USA in the Media Arts Department where she teaches Image and Performance for students from all departments; sculpture, film, theater, photo, video, fiber arts, illustration, etc.  and produces  .. . read more​​​​