Wellcome Photography Prize judges

A panel of high-profile judges shortlist and choose the winners of the Wellcome Photography Prize.

The judges 

The judges for the Wellcome Photography Prize 2021 were:

  • Azu Nwagbogu, Founder and Director of African Artists' Foundation and LagosPhoto Festival
  • Brett Rogers OBE, Director of The Photographers' Gallery
  • Dr Charles Ogilvie, Strategy Director of COP26 and multimedia artist 
  • Dr Dixon Chibanda, Associate Professor at the University of Zimbabwe Clinical Research Centre, and Director of the African Mental Health Research Initiative
  • Johannah Churchill RGN, Photographer and Primary Care Nurse 
  • Dr John Nkengasong, Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Joycelyn Longdon, MRes and PhD at the University of Cambridge (on applications of AI to climate change), and Founder of ClimateInColour 
  • Dr Kateřina Šrahůlková, Psychologist and Mental Health Specialist with Médecins sans Frontières.

The judging panel was chaired by Jeremy Farrar, Director of Wellcome.

Entry conditions and judging criteria 

Find out more about the entry conditions and judging criteria for the 2021 prize.