International Jury For 2020 Contest

Please note: This page represents the jury for 2020 – the jurors for 2021 will be announced in April 2021.

The International Jurors for Wiki Loves Africa 2020 are a mixture of professional photographers from Africa, and dedicated Wikimedia Commons contributors and administrators. You can see the full team below.

Akena Hillen, UgandaAkena Hillen is an Photographer & Filmmaker with extensive experience and management skills. He is best known for starting and running his media brand Histovic Studios that deals in Professional Photography and Film production for personal and public consumption. He has worked for Government organizations and individuals in a series of projects. He graduated from Makerere University Kampala Uganda, with bachelors in Drama and Film in 2019. He is currently building new skills in computer science and software development. Akena’s website can be found here:
David Brazier, ZimbabweIn the early 1990’s David Brazier founded a small professional studio in Harare focusing on architectural, environmental and development assignments and worked as a stringer for Agence France Press in Harare. His architectural work has been published in the New York Times, the International Ove Arup Journal and the Architectural Review. His photos have been featured in the Zimbabwean Review journal, Revue Noire, the cover of TIME Magazine (Africa), National Geographic Africa, Claiming Landscapes, Warscapes, Ogogii magazine. View his work here:
Habib M’HENNI, TunisiaHabib M’HENNI is a long term Wikimedian, Commons administrator. Free software advocate. Juror in many photography contests (past editions of Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Folklore, Wiki Loves Monuments etc.). Habib’s contributions to Commons can be found here.
Michael Maggs, United KingdomMichael Maggs is a photographer, a past chair of Wikimedia UK and a past bureaucrat on Commons. In 2013 he set up the Wiki Loves Monuments contest in the UK, and led the UK efforts to 2019. Michael’s contributions to Commons can be found here.
Mohamed Hesham, EgyptMohamed Hesham is a professional photographer, documentary filmmaker, photography instructor & wildlife photographer based in Egypt. You can see his work on Instagram at @mheshamm or his website.
Nadine Le Lirzin, FranceNadine Le Lirzin is a board member of Wikimédia France and amateur photographer. Nadine’s Flickr channel can be found here.
Otsile Moutswi, BotswanaOtsile Moutswi is a Business Computing graduate and a self-taught videographer and a photographer based in Gaborone Botswana. He has been a professional corporate and event photographer for 4years with the goal to capture moments that inspire and tell a story. During his years in the creative space, he has sharpened his technical and aesthetic skills and has come to love bringing smiles from people. You can find his work at Lensman Media on Facebook and Lensman Media on YouTube.
Sebastiaan Ter-Burg, the NetherlandsSebastiaan Ter-Burg is a photographer and videographer that releases most of the content under a CC BY license through Flickr and Vimeo. Some of that material is available on Wikimedia Commons. He worked as project manager cultural cooperation at Wikimedia Nederland from February 2013 until April 2015. Sebastiaan’s work can be found on his Flickr channel.
Yazeed Kamaldien, South AfricaYazeed Kamaldien is a freelance journalist and photographer living and working in Cape Town, South Africa. His work interests are varied, but mostly concentrated on social documentary as this allows him to see and capture life in this world through his lens. This current exhibition is a body of work that will continue to grow as time passes. Yazeed’s website is