Previous Judges 2022

Professional photographers from throughout north Texas serve as judges for the club’s monthly competitions. Learn about judges; find 2021 judges.  

January 2022: Ian McVea

Judge-Ian-McVea-Jan2019After more than two decades on staff at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as a news photographer and picture editor, Northern Ireland-born photojournalist Ian McVea now teaches commercial photography and Adobe Photoshop  Certification at Martin High School, Arlington..

He is a member of the Texas Photographic Society, the Royal Photographic Society, the Association of Texas Photography Instructors and the National Press Photographers Association.

February 2022: Kevin Brown

Judge-Kevin-Brown-Sept2018Kevin Brown has been shooting professionally since before he could drive. He had a darkroom at age 10 and was a staff newspaper photographer at age 15.

Now, with over 40 years of professional experience, he is a full time freelance photographer and specializes in commercial, editorial, architectural, and industrial assignments for agency and corporate-direct clients across the United States. He is based in Arlington.

March 2022: Don Smarto

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Don Smarto is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker.

As owner of Double Systems production company, he produced documentaries and television advertising. He has a collection of more than 1,000 cameras which he uses with classroom lectures.

Don’s work has received more than 40 awards from photography associations, the Hollywood Press Association, National Association of Broadcasters and international photo associations.

He is an ordained Baptist minister and is active in youth ministries, prison ministries and pastoral care.

April 2022: Angilee Wilkerson

Angilee Wilkerson

Angilee Wilkerson is an artist, educator and professional photographer. She is creative director for University Brand Strategy and Communications at the University of North Texas in Denton.

Her work has been honored by jurors from the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Guggenheim Museum, George Eastman Museum of Photography and Film and others. In addition, her photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally and featured in publications such as Photo Review, Photo District News, Photographer’s Forum and Wall Street Journal.

She received a master of fine arts in photography and paper and book arts from Texas Woman’s University and a bachelor of fine arts in photography from TCU.