2013 Judges

Posted by on September 12, 2013 at 5:27 am.

We’re very proud to announce the judging panel for the 2013 12×12 Vancouver Photo Marathon!

Dawn ChubaiDawn Chubai

TV Personality, Actress, Vocalist • Twitter | Website

For 2 decades Dawn has been in the public eye, be it on the stage, on the big screen, or on the TV screens of homes across the country. Celebrating 9 years on Breakfast Television, her role as a Live Eye host has her doing everything from rappelling down a 20-storey building in a latex catsuit, to flying with the Snowbirds, and cooking with the city’s best chefs. Dawn is also one of the In-Arena Hosts for the Vancouver Canucks.

An established jazz vocalist in her own right (winning an ARIA award for her debut CD, “New Chapters for an Old Book”), Dawn performs with the legendary Dal Richards and has had the privilege of performing at the Orpheum with the VSO and Conductor Bramwell Tovey.

Dawn can often be spotted in several TV productions and feature films including Mission Impossible 4, Twilight: Eclipse, and Robert Redford’s latest film, The Company You Keep.

Vancouver Photographer Brendan MeadowsBrendan Meadows

Photographer • Twitter | Website

Brendan’s subject matter is people, whether they come from the glamorous worlds of music and television or the gritty reaches of poverty and war. He snapped his very first photograph of Princess Diana during Expo ’86. She was 23; he was 10. From there the fascination with the human persona began. Over the years, he has founded three hugely successful and influential art projects: Drawn to Develop, Front Lines, and The Covet Exhibition.

He has contributed photographs to Vice, Inventory, AMC, and continues to work fervently in the worlds of portrait and entertainment photography. “There are no wasted hours,” says Brendan through a mouthful of puttanesca, atop a mountain of camera equipment. Simply put, he is a gifted wanderer; a collector of people and places; a catcher of beauty as it changes.

Vancouver Photographer Mathew SmithMathew Smith

Photographer • Twitter | Website

Primarily a people person (but also a cat person), he shoots photographs that capture people as they are, as well as how he imagines them. Mathew believes that photographs only offer part of the truth, but never expose it in its entirely. Instead, he believes people always keep a part of themselves that is impossible to capture.

Mathew discovered his love of photography as a child on a road trip across the country that transplanted him from one coast to the other. He spent that trip shooting with a tiny plastic 110 camera from the back seat of a late 80’s Ford Aerostar. Later, as one of the early adopters of digital photography, Mathew found a new reason to embrace the medium.

Currently Mathew is focused on a number of projects that target his interest in DIY photographic experiments. “It’ll be fun,” he says. “It always is.”

Arlen RedekopArlen Redekop

Photojournalist • Facebook

Arlen is a newspaper photographer with 30 years experience, now working at the Vancouver Sun and The Province newspapers. He has freelanced for UPI, Reuters, AP and CP wire services.

His first 8 years in the business was with a number of community newspapers in the Lower Mainland such as the Now newspapers, Tri-City/Maple Ridge News and the Surrey Leader.

He started his career at age 18 at the Maple Ridge Gazette and Coquitlam Herald weekly newspapers and has been a member of NPPA and WCNPA (now NPAC). Arlen has photographed a wide range of people, from Prime Ministers to residents and drug addicts in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Sports photography has also been his passion as a result of growing up playing most sports, including soccer and road hockey.

Arlen’s history with 12×12 dates back to its inaugural year, when he was dispatched to capture a shot of photo marathon creator Morten Rand-Hendriksen for the annual challenge’s first print media feature in The Province newspaper. It is only fitting that after five very successful years of this grassroots project, we invite him to participate in the 2013 12×12 as the year’s Master Judge.

12x12 on The Province

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