Link: Lynn Johnson wins Third Annual National Geographic Photographer’s Photographer Award – The Photo Society

 This year’s winner is the one they give the most difficult jobs to… the Missions Impossible. I’m not talking about war zones or active volcanoes, but the topics that are both important but so seemingly impossible to photograph that most of us wouldn’t know where to begin.  And like a good spy, our winner does not look anything like Tom Cruise or Matt Damon.  And the assignments are not to gain state secrets, but to reveal matters of heart, spirit, and soul.  Our winner is one of those people who is assiduously understated, does meticulous research, and enters the subject’s world with extraordinary depth of compassion. The pictures this photographer takes are the slippery pictures of ephemeral moments and framed in a way that, to be perfectly honest, would even elude almost everyone in this room. 

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