The Judges

James Danziger

Founder, Danziger Gallery

James Danziger began his career in the photography world in 1977 as the youngest picture editor of The London Sunday Times Magazine. In the 1980s he became features editor of Vanity Fair, where he was instrumental in repositioning the magazine and in championing Annie Leibovitz, now the magazine's chief photographer.

In 1989, Danziger founded the James Danziger Gallery in New York City, one of the world's top photography galleries, representing such established photographers as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Annie Leibovitz, Mario Giacomelli and Joel Meyerowitz. He ran the gallery until 2000 and later became director of Magnum Photos' American operations. Danziger now runs a contemporary projects office and gallery in the Chelsea district of New York City.