2022 Jury

2022 Jury



Rubi Asa
Rubi Asa was born in Istanbul in 1956. He completed his high school education in the Jewish High School at the year of 1974. Between the years 1974/1979, he continued his studies at the Faculty of Architecture of the State Academy of Fine Arts. Following his graduation, he finished his short-term military service.

Later, he studied in the Physics Department in the Architectural Faculty, where he graduated in 1982 with a postgraduate diploma and started his PhD process in the same department. During this period, he pulled away from his academic career as he also worked as a freelance architect. He worked together in many professional fields within the scope of land evaluation and development projects and implementation works.

In addition to architectural and application projects, he especially designed industrial constructions, tourism buildings and historical buildings’ restoration and conservation projects. He worked on the documentation of the historical city of Istanbul within the framework of the project ‘Istanbul Capital of Culture’ in 2010 with cooperation of Unesco. Thus, he had the opportunity to combine photography with his profession.

He has received many awards in various photography contests. He continues writing art and classical music criticism articles for various magazines and publications. He has been serving as a Board of Directors member and taking charge of various duties in various non-governmental organizations and professional institutions.


José Cobo Calderón

José Cobo was born in Santander, Spain (1958).  He has lived in Madrid, Chicago, New  York and Frankfurt. He studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA  Sculpture Dept. and Graduate Certificate in Art History, Theory and Criticism. 

He taught at the Sculpture Department of SAIC, Chicago (USA). He has a Master’s at Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo UIMP, Santander (Spain) and has been a visiting  artist at the Universidad del Pais Vasco, Bilbao(Spain), Kalamazoo institute of Arts,  Michigan (USA), Ox-bow at Saugatuck , Michigan (USA), Vermont Studio Center,  Vermont (USA).  

He has had solo exhibitions at Galeria Juan Silio, Santander (Spain), Arnes & Röpke,  Madrid (Spain), Stefan Röpke, Cologne (Germany), Galerie von Braunbehrens,  Munich (Germany), Maya Polsky Gallery, Chicago (USA), FishTank Gallery New  York  (USA), Galeria Alejandro Sales, Barcelona (Spain), Galeria 3 Punts, Barcelona Spain) and Berlin (Germany), Galeria Ferran Cano, Barcelona and Palma de  Mallorca (Spain), Galeria Buades, Madrid (Spain), Galerie Solo Antwerp (Belgium).

Showed at art fairs such as Art Miami (USA), Art Chicago (USA), Art Cologne (Germany), Art First Bologna (Italy), Art Brussels (Belgium), MACO, Mexico DF (Mexico), Kunst,12, Zurich (Switzerland), FIAC Paris (France), PULSE New York (USA), Art New York (USA), KIAF Seoul (South Korea), Seatlle Art Fair (USA), Art  Karlsruhe (Germany), ARCO, Madrid (Spain).


Lilian Grootswagers

Lilian Groostwagers is one of the Founding members of FRH and she was a Council member from 2011-2020. She is currently the President of the Advisory Board of FRH the Chair of the Communications Committee. Since 2019 she also represents FRH in the European Commission Cultural Heritage Expert Group.

Ms Grootwagers has a long career in the field of religious heritage and is the the author and co-author of multiple publications. She is the owner of Erfgoed.nu, a organisation that advises governmental institutions, cooperations and private owners on heritage issues.




Savina Lambert
Savina Lambert is French, holds a masters in History of Art and Museology from Ecole de Louvre, and has had a career in publishing. An amateur photographer, she has also used her artistic eye working in iconographic and image research for Editions Gallimard, and the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society. Her international life has reinforced her passion for art and architecture, and has exposed her to a wide range of religious heritage. She is pleased to participate to FRH’s Photo Competition jury.





Snezana Negovanovic

Snezana Negovanovic graduated from the Belgrade University of Arts, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Department of Camera. Her final project was titled “Photography of architecture, Balkan style in the architecture of Belgrade.” In addition to the “Vladeta Lukić” award – as the best student of the Department of Camera in 1997, she has also won numerous awards for photography, animation and camera in her home country and abroad.

Since 2001, she works in the Cultural Heritage Preservation Institute of Belgrade, Documentation Department, as professional associate responsible for photography and photo documentation.

Ms Negovanovic is also President of the Photographers’ Section of the Society of Conservators of Serbia since its foundation in 2009. Together with colleagues, she has engaged in several projects, the most important of which is World Heritage – Serbia, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia.