Posts Tagged ‘award’

Filipino Domestic Worker Earns Prestigious Magnum Fellowship for Her Photography

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For the past 10 years, 27-year-old Xyza Cruz Bacani has been working as a domestic worker for a wealthy Chinese family in Hong Kong. On her days off, she brings her camera onto her city’s sidewalks and captures impressive street photos.

Yesterday, Bacani’s life took a dramatic turn: she was announced as a recipient of the 2015 Human Rights Fellowship by the Magnum Foundation, a prestigious scholarship that will give her the opportunity to study in an intensive, six-week-long program at New York University in NYC.
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Photo of Woman Glued to Her Phone Wins the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

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This photograph of a woman glued to her smartphone has been selected as the Grand Prize winner of the 2014 National Geographic Photography Contest. It was captured by photographer Brian Yen of Hong Kong.
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Woman Awarded $1.12M After Being Arrested While Taking Photos Outside a Military Base

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A New York woman has been awarded $1.12 million in damages after being arrested back in 2009 while taking photographs outside a military base.
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This Photo of China’s President in the Rain Just Won the Country’s Equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize

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This photograph of Chinese President Xi Jinping is more than a snapshot captured in the rain: today it was awarded China’s highest photojournalism prize, the National News Award. The award is known as China’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize.
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10 Wedding Photos by Australia’s Best Professional Photographer

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As of this last Monday, photographer James Simmons can officially call himself Australia’s best professional photographer. A wedding photographer by trade, he’s joined distinguished ranks as this year’s Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year and earned himself some viral fame in the process. Read more…

Flickr Launches 20under20 Award to Shine a Spotlight on 20 Talented Young Photographers

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Wanting to recognize some of the most talented young photographers in its community, Flickr today announced 20under20, an annual award that honors 20 of the “world’s most extraordinary young photographers on Flickr.”
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BTS: How Photographer Sophie Gamand Captures Her Viral Photos of Wet Dogs

If you remember our coverage of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, you might recall a photograph of an adorable dog, soaked with water after a bath. It was captured by photographer Sophie Gamand and won in the Portraiture category. Today, we get a behind the scenes peek at what goes into the making of her viral puppy portraiture.
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Sony’s World Photography Awards Youth Winner Disqualified for Falsifying Age

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Well, if it isn’t another tale of a photo contest scandal. Earlier this year, it was the World Press Photo winner, now it’s the Sony World Photography Awards — Youth Award. You would think that after a while people would learn, but it doesn’t seem that way. Read more…

HIPA Grand Prize Winner Looks Like It May be a Big Photoshop Fail

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The photograph above by Chinese photographer China’s Fuyang Zhou just won $120,000 as the Hamdan International Photography Awards (HIPA) overall grand prize winner. The theme was “Creating the Future,” and you can see why the photo won: it’s a wonderful composition that captures the spirit of that theme. And yet, something seems off about it… Read more…

World Press Photo Alters Post Processing Rules in Light of 2012 Controversy

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In light of the heated debate over post-processing sparked by the winner of World Press Photo of the Year 2012 award, the Amsterdam-based organization has chosen to implement some rule changes before it asks for this year’s entries in a couple of months time. Read more…