Nikon Photo Contest 2018 - 2019 Judge

Jill Furmanovsky

CEO Photographer

I think people should enter this competition in a sprit which is meant which is sort of celebration of what you’ve done with your camera. I entered the competition in 1983 and got the recommendation and it meant so much to me and it really helped me go forward with my work. Because it was like kind of green light saying, “Yes, you’ve got some talent.” So, I will say to anybody if you’ve got something your proud of and you are not sure if you should show to people, show it to us.


Jill Furmanovsky is known around the world for her portraiture of famous rock musicians. Her work has won a number of awards, including The Jane Bown Observer Portrait Award. She is also founder and CEO of, a collective of rock music photographers, that curates rock music themed exhibitions around the world. Her solo shows include Chunk of Punk and Inside Abbey Road Studios at the Barbican Centre in London, and Oasis DNA at Manchester's Central Library. Her books, The Moment: 25 Years of Rock Photography and Was There Then Oasis: A Photographic Journey have greatly influenced the world of rock photography.