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Announcing the Winners of #ThePrintSwap Exhibition at Photoville! – Feature Shoot

Feature Shoot founder Alison Zavos and I have selected a total of thirty pictures from participating photographers around the world, including some based in the US, UK, Brazil, Australia, Kenya, India, Switzerland, Ireland, Russia, Italy, and Germany.

2019 Lenscratch Student Prize: Honorable Mention: Nick Drain | LENSCRATCH

It is with great excitement that we honor Nick Drain, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, BFA – 2020, with an Honorable Mention in the 2019 Lenscratch Student Awards. Thank you to our jurors Aline Smithson, Brennan Booker, Daniel George, Julia Bennett, Drew Nikonowicz, Sarah Stankey and Shawn Bush.

2019 Lenscratch Student Prize: Third Place: Reuben Radding | LENSCRATCH

It is with great excitement that we honor Reuben Radding, Goddard College, MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts – 2019,  with Third Place in the 2019 Lenscratch Student Awards. As the winner, he will receive a mini exhibition on the Curated Fridge, a Lenscratch T-Shirt and tote, and today’s feature on Lenscratch. Thank you to our sponsors and to our jurors Aline Smithson, Brennan Booker, Daniel George, Julia Bennett, Drew Nikonowicz, Sarah Stankey and Shawn Bush.

Leica Camera USA announces Leica Women Foto Project (giving away $10K and Leica Q2 camera to three female photographers) – Leica Rumors

Leica Camera USA announces the Leica Women Foto Project – a platform designed to support diversity and inclusion in photography through ongoing programs and a new photography award. The award calls for photographers looking to pursue a long-term project to submit entries beginning today, July 22nd. The three recipients of the award will be announced on October 16th. Each will receive a cash price of $10,000 to be used exclusively on a long-term photo project, in addition to a one year loan of a Leica Q2, which will be passed down to the next generation of winners, as well as a replacement camera to permanently add to their photography kits.

2019 Lenscratch Student Prize: First Place: Guanyu Xu | LENSCRATCH

It is with great excitement that we honor Guanyu Xu, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA – 2019, with First Place in the 2019 Lenscratch Student Awards. As the winner, he will receive a $1000 Cash Award and a feature on Lenscratch, a year long mentorship with Aline Smithson, a THINK TANK camera bag, a $500 Gift Certificate towards a Los Angeles Center of Photography Workshop, a $500 Gift Certificate towards a Santa Fe Photo Workshop, a $500 Gift Certificate from Freestyle Photo Supplies a mini exhibition on the Curated Fridge, a collection of books from Yoffy Press, a collection of books from Kris Graves Projects, a Supporting Level membership with CENTER, plus a listing online and a consult with Angie Rizzo, a Lenscratch T-Shirt and tote. Thank you so much to our sponsors and to our jurors: Aline Smithson, Shawn Bush, Daniel George, Sarah Stankey, Drew Nikonowicz, Brennan Booker, and Julia Bennett.

2019 Audubon Photography Awards – The Atlantic

The winners of the the tenth annual Audubon Photography Awards competition have just been announced.  Photographers entered images in four categories: professional, amateur, youth, and plants for birds. More than 8,000 images depicting birdlife from all 50 states  and 10 Canadian provinces were judged. The National Audubon Society was again kind enough to share some of this year’s winners and runners-up with us below. You can also see all of the top 100 entries at the Audubon website.

Women Photograph Announces 2019 Grantees | PDNPulse

Iman Al-Dabbagh, Shaima Al Tamimi, Sophia Nahli Allison, Marie Hald, and Annie Tritt have won the 2019 Women Photograph + Nikon Grants of $5,000 each, while Koral Carballo has won the $10,000 Women Photograph + Getty Images Grant. Women Photograph announced the winners this week.

Centralia by Poulomi Basu – Witness

Poulomi Basu was the first-prize winner for PHmuseum’s 2018 Grant, awarded by an independent jury featuring Monica Allende (Independent Photo Editor and Cultural Producer), Roger Ballen (photographer and artist), Genevieve Fussell (Senior Photo Editor at The New Yorker), and Emilia van Lynden (Artistic Director, Unseen). It is being published as part of World Press Photo’s collaboration with the PHmuseum.

The Winning Photos of the 2019 Nat Geo Travel Photo Contest

National Geographic has announced the winners of its 2019 Travel Photo Contest. Photographer Weimin Chu won the $7,500 grand prize for his Cities photo “Greenlandic Winter,” which shows the fishing village of Upernavik in Greenland.

Carolyn van Houten Wins 2019 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award | PDNPulse

Washington Post photographer Carolyn van Houten has won the 2019 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award from the Overseas Press Club for her coverage last fall of the caravan of Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States. Van Houten was honored at an awards ceremony in New York last week. Other photographers recognized at the ceremony were Maggie Steber, winner of the OPC President’s Award; Shiho Fukada, winner of the Feature Photographer Award; and Nariman El-Mofty, who won the Olivier Rebbot Award.

The Winning Photos of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

Italian photographer Federico Borella was named Photographer of the Year (and the 1st place winner in Documentary) for his project Five Degrees, which focuses on male suicide in the farming community of Tamil Nadu, Southern India, which is experiencing its worst drought in 140 years. The series was praised by the competition’s jury for “its sensitivity, technical excellence and artistry in bringing to light a global concern.”

Photo of ‘Crying Girl on the Border’ Wins World Press Photo 2019

Getty Images photographer John Moore has won the prestigious World Press Photo Contest for 2019 for his photo titled “Crying Girl on the Border.” The photo was selected from among 78,801 submitted by 4,738 photographers.

World Press Photo Story of the Year nominee: The Migrant Caravan

The migrant caravan is part of a larger project called Love Stories, an exhibition and film project about the global refugee crisis where we have partnered with UNHCR Sweden. Nikon was also one of the partners in the development of the first stage of this project. There are many stages/chapters left in the whole Love Stories project and the exhibition is planned for 2021.

World Press Photo Story of the Year nominee: The Yemen Crisis

As a photographer, I have worked extensively in the Middle East and Central Asia. I lived in Kabul from 2010 to 2015 where I started my ongoing relationship with The Washington Post. In 2015, I moved to Beirut and now my work focuses on the consequences of the conflicts in the area.

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