International Photobook Prize: Meet the jury


To celebrate the announcement of the PHOTO 2020 x Perimeter International Photobook Prize we are delighted to introduce our outstanding panel of jurors.

Michael Mack is the director of London based publishing house MACK. Previously he worked with the renowned German printer Gerhard Steidl. Over the course of 15 years they built an unrivalled publishing list. In 2004 steidlMACK began publishing Mack’s personal selection of books. In 2010 he left Steidl to establish MACK, which has quickly grown to be one of the world’s leading publishers of art, photography and critical text books. In 2011, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts by the University of Plymouth for his contribution to art publishing. In 2017 he was awarded the Royal Photographic Society Award for Photographic Publishing.

Justine Ellis is a publisher and photographer from Melbourne, Australia. She is the co-director of Perimeter Books, Perimeter Editions and Perimeter Distribution, and was the co-editor of Composite Journal. She has published, edited and art-directed more than 50 books on Australian and international photographers, artists and illustrators, and has worked as a photographer in creative, editorial, commercial and architectural contexts. She was on the curatorial committee for Volume: Another Art Book Fair, presented by Artspace Sydney, Perimeter Books and Printed Matter Inc. in 2015 and 2017. She has undertaken written and photographic contributions for various publications.

Dan Rule is a publisher, writer and editor from Melbourne, Australia. He is the co-director of Perimeter Books, Perimeter Distribution and Perimeter Editions, for which he has published, edited and written for upward of 50 books on contemporary photographers and artists from around the world. Dan was a longstanding visual art critic for Melbourne newspaper The Saturday Age, a design and architecture columnist for The Age, the former editor and editor-at-large of Vault magazine and the former co-editor of Composite Journal. In a career spanning 20 years, he has published more than 3000 articles, reviews and interviews on art, photography design and culture more widely for international publications and institutions including the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Camera Austria, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Australian Centre for Photography and others.

Emma Phillips is a photographic artist from Melbourne, Australia. Her most recent series of photographs are set around the focal point of the home. The series combines portraiture with more allusive close-ups of interiors and landscapes addressing domesticity, the everyday and personal relationships. Recent solo exhibitions include: Too Much to Dream, ReadingRoom (2019); Greetings, CAVES (2017) and A light on the wall, neospace (2016). Phillips is represented by ReadingRoom, Melbourne.

Elias Redstone is the founder and artistic director of PHOTO 2020 International Festival of Photography. With over 15 years experience within the arts sector, he has a track record of initiating and delivering innovative cultural programs in collaboration with leading institutions such as Barbican Art Gallery, MoMA and Storefront for Art and Architecture. He was the curator of the Polish Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Biennale and senior curator at the Architecture Foundation, London. He has edited publications for Prestel, Sternberg Press and Bedford Press, and acted as a contributing editor for Arena Homme Plus and GQ Style. His book Shooting Space: Architecture in Contemporary Photography is published by Phaidon.

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March