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Michael Bilbrey - Leo Burnett

Approaching my 20 year mark at Leo Burnett USA, first as an Art Buyer, then a Producer, and now a Production Consultant concentrating on Photography, it's a privilege to be a juror for this competition. I've had many great opportunities to work with some of the industry's very best photographers, and have built long-lasting friendships with the awesome people that make up our day-to-day world. I find it fascinating that the passion for this craft belongs not only to those who are established, but also for those who are new - and, those who commission the work. I always embrace the narrative of a photograph, and the history major in me wants to know the back-story. And, after 20 years, I've heard a lot of stories, have seen so many incredible images, all of which contribute to our collective passion.