Sunday, 10 May 2009

Center Project Competition 2009

First Prize 2009 : Cori Chandler-Pepelnjak, St. Louis Park, MN; JoJo

The competitions are open to all photographers, national and international, except Center employees, board members, advisory council members and contest sponsors.

"All contestants stand to benefit from the submission process by having their work seen even if they do not win. Often judges will show interest in work that is not selected for the awards but that may be relevant for other purposes; we provide contact information of those photographers to the jurors along with the top 25 finalists".


Jurors' choice
Michael Christopher Brown, Brooklyn, NY; Journey to Sakhalin
Lucia Ganieva, Amersfoort, Netherlands; Factory
Jarrett Murphy, Batesville, AR; The Ecotone

Director's choice
Mark Menjivar, San Antonio, TX; You Are What You Eat

Honorable mention
Damion Berger, New York, NY; R.S.V.P - The End Of Opulence
Brian Ulrich, Chicago, IL; Dark Stores, Ghost Boxes and Dead Malls
Peter van Agtmael, Bethesda, MD; American Wars

Previous winners

1st Prize: Hiroshi Watanabe, Ideology in Paradise
Jurors' Choice: Walter Astrada, Femicide in Guatemala
Jurors' Choice: Dean Hollowood, Still Closer
Jurors' Choice: Marvi Lacar, Rescue and Rehabilitatioin of Girls Escaping Circumcision and Early Marriage
All 2008 award recipients
2007 1st Prize : Carol Golemboski, Juror's Choice : Whitney Hubbs, Doug Keyes, Birthe Piontek
2006 1st Prize : Julie Blackmon, Jurors' Choice : Tracey Baran, Jessica Dimmock, Adam Nadel
2005 1st Prize : Dave Anderson, Juror's Choice Awards : Susan Bank, Jessica Todd Harper, Yana Payusova
2004 1st Prize : Maggie Taylor, Juror's Choice Awards : John Trotter, Larry McNeil, Desireé Holman,
2003 1st Prize : Bill Hogan, 2nd Tony Hooker, 3rd Rob Finch
2002 Steve Davis
2001 Osamu James Nakagawa
2000 Ross Van Horn
1999 Beth Yarnelle Edward
1998 Laurent Mille
1997 Lori Grinker
1995 Bart Michiels

About Center

Center is a nonprofit organization that honors, supports and provides opportunity for gifted and committed photographers, working on long-term documentary projects and fine-art series.

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