Picture Editing Division Judges

Ariel Zambelich

Ariel Zambelich is a Lead Photo Editor for the Wall Street Journal, where she collaborates to tell stories through photojournalism and design. She previously worked at The Intercept, NPR Visuals, and WIRED, and was a freelance photographer for over a decade. She is also on the board of Authority Collective, an organization that amplifies the voices of female-identifying and nonbinary lens-based creators of color through community action.

Kathy Kieliszewski

Kathy Kieliszewski, the Detroit Free Press’s senior news director for visuals, is a four-time National Emmy Award-winning documentary producer and journalist. She was part of the team that won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism for a series of multimedia stories that examined the difficulties and unintended consequences of fulfilling President Trump’s pledge to construct a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. She was the producer on 12th and Clairmont, a full-length documentary that looks back at the 1967 Detroit rebellion, and her latest film Coldwater Kitchen goes inside a Michigan prison where a chef’s gourmet culinary training program gives incarcerated men new skills — and new hope. Kieliszewski is co-founder and artistic director of Freep Film Festival, a documentary film festival. She also manages a staff of 10 photographers and editors and in 2019, she was named Editor of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association.

First Round Judges, Picture Editing Division

To be announced!