2012 FotoWeekDC International Awards Competition
The Results are in!
We are pleased to announce the FotoWeekDC International Award Competition Winners! Congratulations to all winners and a big thank you as well to all of the entrants for their inspiring display of creativity and talent. Clearly, photography is alive and well and thriving here in DC and around the world! All Award Winners will be shown at FotoWeek Central during the festival November 9-18. In addition, all submitted images by every entrant will be included in the Thumbnail Show at the Festival. To view the work of these talented photographers, click here.
To view the list of judges and their biographies click here.
A single image with a documentary/reportage focus. This includes domestic and international spot or general news and issue reporting.
First Place: Massoud Hossaini/Agence France-Presse
Second Place: Pierpaolo Mittica
Third Place: James Lawler Duggan
Honorable Mentions: Behrouz Mehri; Mahmud Hams
A single image created for the purpose of communicating or selling ideas, services or products.
First Place: Sam Kittner
Second Place: Jonathan Timmes
Third Place: Sam Kittner
Honorable Mention: Rodger Hosteler; Sam Kittner
A single image that has been created to fulfill the artistic vision of the photographer.
First Place: Ellen Jantzen
Second Place: Jean-Baptiste Courtier
Third Place: Mark Miller
Honorable Mentions: Ania Moussawel; Barry Steven Greff
A single image with a lifestyle/human interest focus. Image that represents a fresh view of everyday activities, sports, relationships or emotion. Includes wedding photography.
First Place: Sonny Tat
Second Place: Gali Tibbon/Agence France-Presse
Third Place: Yacouba Tanou
Honorable Mentions: Tri Nguyen; Jianwei Yang
A single image conveying sense of place; from exotic to backyard, urban to wild. Includes architecture and people of diverse cultures.
First Place: Xuesong Liao
Second Place: Greg Kahn
Third Place: Seth Rubin
Honorable Mentions: Tony Richards; Laura Bly
A single image that focuses on an individual and captures unique aspects of their experience or personality.
First Place: Sanja Knezevic
Second Place: Edgar Artiga
Third Place: Howard Petrella
Honorable Mention: Felipe Jacome; Annika Haas
The Natural World
A single image focusing on nature, including plants, animals (wild & domestic), landscapes, waterscapes and aerials.
First Place: Richard Bak
Second Place: Lea Foster
Third Place: Skip Brown
Honorable Mentions: Beamie Young; Martin Sneary
Image can originate with film or digital capture. Experimental, vintage and nostalgic styles, textures and colors are encouraged, whether they be from Brownie, Polaroid, Holga, Diana, Lomography or pinhole cameras. Images captured on mobile devices using app filters are also eligible for submission.
First Place: Hisao Matsui
Second Place: Gaston Lacombe
Third Place: Angela Kleis
Honorable Mentions: Valery Rizzo ; Christa Blackwood
A series of related images (minimum 3, maximum 9) exploring the human condition to facilitate social change. Images should focus on the compelling issues of our time, and may include global warming, war, poverty, international justice and the environment.
First Place: Javier Arcenilla
Second Place: Pierpaolo Mittica
Third Place: Dina Litovsky
Honorable Mentions: Erik Messori; Mateusz Sarello
A series of related images (minimum 3, maximum 9) that has been created to fulfill the artistic vision of the photographer.
First Place: Greg Embree
Second Place: Maxine Helfman
Third Place: Forest McMullin
Honorable Mentions: J. Peter Mosley; Joseph Romeo
The Natural World
A series of related images (minimum 3, maximum 9) focused on nature, including plants, animals (wild & domestic), landscapes, waterscapes and aerials.
First Place: Robin Moore
Second Place: Jacquelyn Wong
Third Place: Emil Khalilov
Honorable Mentions: Robert Flatt; Gaston Lacombe
A series of related images (minimum 3, maximum 9) that represents a cohesive body of work by a student (age 18 or older, currently enrolled in an accredited academic program).
First Place: Nick Chudeau
Second Place: Cenk Ozer
Third Place: Souvid Datta
Honorable Mentions: Uliana Bazar; Rebecca Harlan
Work that may include still photography, video, sound and graphics to either communicate a reality-based narrative story or is freely expressionistic.
First Place: Seamus Murphy/MediaStorm -' A Darkness Visible': Afganistan
Second Place: Martine Fougeron, Richard Kendall, Frank de Ruiter and Simon Schorno/MediaStorm - 'Broken Lines'
Third Place: Joshua Davis - 'The Fighter'
Honorable Mentions: Maggie Steber/MediaStorm - 'Rite of Passage'; Joshua Davis - 'Respite for a Rambler'
2012 FOTOBOOK COMPETITION
Fine Art, Print
First Place: Michael Abrams - 'Welcome to Springfield'
Second Place: John Gossage - 'The Actor'
Third Place: Ernesto Bazan - 'Al Campo'
Honorable Mention: David Jakelic - 'Split Perspective'
Fine Art, E-Book
First Place: Dimitri Mellos - 'Its Strangest Patterns'
Second Place: Debora Yun - 'Public Pay Phone Project'
Third Place: Michael Zeller - 'Live Lens'
First Place: Stephen Ferry - 'Violentology'
Second Place: Bill Crandall - 'The Waiting Room'
Third Place: Laure Dunne - '...and mercy more than life!'
First Place: Thomas Michael Alleman - 'Sunshine & Noir'
Second Place: Jay Tyrell - 'Wind Army'
Third Place: Dorte Verner- 'Arab People in Transition: Climatic and Cultural Change'