winners from the 2014 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar Contest
The book is made entirely of gatefold pages. Black and white depictions of unassuming buildings like garages, shops and warehouses open to reveal color images of the interiors of these places of worship.
This year I think the jurors got it right. The winner of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 goes to David Titlow
In The 2015 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests, get a fresh look at over 25 photo competitions worldwide, including new insights on which photo contests are worth your time, and which you should skip. We award each contest a star rating based on factors like entry fee, prizes and promised exposure, plus give you direct feedback from recent winners to help steer you in the right direction.
The grant celebrates the legacy of photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington, who was killed when a group of journalists came under fire during fighting between rebels and General Gaddafi’s forces in Misrata, Libya in April 2011. Tim Hetherington was committed to finding new ways to tell compelling stories about politics, conflict and the human experience, and to relay these stories to a wide audience.
In the moment captured, one of the most important people in the world is looking decidedly like an average Joe.
Chief photographer in Pakistan for the Associated Press Muhammed Muheisen was recently awarded the $10,000 Oliver S. Gramling award for journalism. His stunning coverage of refugees–with a strong focus on refugee children–in Pakistan and other conflict zones are imbued with compassion and humanity, and convey what photography has always had the power to do at its best: stir emotions within the viewer and, in some cases, compel us to act toward change
I feel I will see extraordinary pictures from the events of last year. I expect it will be a tough year to be a judge and make selections from the very worthy images that have been produced
American photographer Joseph Sywenkyj has won the the $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for his work documenting the lives of people affected by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
Alessandro Penso, winner – $10,000
Birte Kaufmann, runner-up – $3,000
Kiana Hayeri, honorable mention
National Geographic Magazine has opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on October 31, 2014. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters to participate in its annual photography seminar. The kind folks at National Geographic were once again kind enough to let me choose among its entries so far for display here on In Focus. Captions written by the individual photographers. [32 photos]
For the seventh consecutive year the Alexia Foundation will present an exhibition of the winners of its 2014 Professional and Student Grants – Sebastian Liste “The New Culture of Violence in Latin America” and Mehran Hamrahi “Iranian People – Ordinary or Criminals?”
“As a street photographer in Dublin, my project aims to explore new ways of documenting our streets. A ‘street” can now be represented in non-traditional ways. It’s about feeling the place where life takes place, in a park, on the seaside or inside. My photographs capture candid moments, concentrated on sometimes humorous elements of composition that seem pleasing to the eye. Human and animal behavior is fascinating, and I plan to develop and expend this project with the same passion.”
“Everyone lives their lives desperately. Sometimes alone, sometimes with the help of others, sometimes crying, laughing… I photograph daily life for its singular beauty. I want people to enjoy these extraordinary moments that exist in our daily, ordinary lives. I’m here, only here. You’re here, only here. Don’t try too hard. Do your best. You are so beautiful. Your life is so precious.”
Today I am announcing that due to irreconcilable differences over the presentation of my work, I am returning the cash award and stepping down as the winner of the Carmignac Gestion Award for photojournalism 2014, canceling all my cooperation with this foundation and its patron, the French investment banker Edouard Carmignac.
Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian claims that her report on her home country was a misrepresentation