Nikon Photo Contest 2022-2023 Judges

David Lombeida

Photographer, Filmmaker
Republic of Ecuador

I’m thrilled to be a judge for this year’s contest. As a photographer and filmmaker, I'm always reading stories, looking at new methods, and getting inspired by incredible works. Having viewing past works, I’m excited to see the many approaches by making impactful images and films this time. Our greatest currency is the effect we have on others, and photography and film are increasingly powerful in doing this. If you are passionate about your work, share it in the contest and let others connect to the world as you do.


David Lombeida is an independent photographer and filmmaker currently based in Istanbul. His work focuses on the effects of conflict, migration, and identity on communities throughout the world. His work has been featured in the Washington Post, Bloomberg, Reuters, and other publications. An alumnus of the Eddie Adams Workshop in 2021, David was a finalist in the 2022 Arnold Newman Prize for his portrait project “Resistencia”, documenting the Colombian national strike.

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