Sudan Protest Image Wins 2020 World Press Photo of the Year

July 2020 issue News

A young man recites poetry amid a crowd of chanting pro-democracy demonstrators whose mobile phones illuminate the scene. Yasuyoshi Chiba’s image “Straight Voice” was selected by the World Press Photo Foundation as 2020 World Press Photo of Year in its 63rd annual World Press Photo Contest.© Yasuyoshi ChibaThe photo was made July 19, 2019, in Khartoum, Sudan, in the wake of a military massacre of nonviolent protestors calling for civilian rule. At the time the photo was made,... Continue Reading >

Top Winners in Garden Photo Competition

July 2020 issue News

Anne MacIntyre's white-on-white "Ethereal Cosmos" won first place in the 2020 Black & White Photo Project competition, a subsection of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition and exhibition. Photographer Alan Price won second place, and Allan Wright won third.  “Ethereal Cosmos” by Anne MacIntyre (above) PHOTOGRAPHER’S NOTE: “After having recently painted my summerhouse white, I decided to capture these delicate cosmos flowers, creating the vivid white tones of... Continue Reading >

Sony World Photography Awards Announced

May 2020 issue News

One photo, one photographer, one nation. A whopping 190,000 images were submitted into the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards open competition, out of which judges selected a single winning image from each of 63 countries. These photos are a small sampling of those National Awards winners.Kiatthaworn Khorthawornwong, Thailand (top) Location: Lake Kawaguchiko, Japan Equipment: Sony a7S II, Sony FE 28mm F2 lens Photographer’s comments: “I waited and waited and waited until the sun shone... Continue Reading >

Heroes at Work: First Responder Photos Win Prize

April 2020 issue News

On assignment with the European Pressphoto Agency, Christian Monterrosa arrived at the scene of a wildfire in Sylmar, California, that later became known as the Saddleridge Fire. Arriving shortly after the blaze was announced over the radio, Monterrosa noticed a neighborhood perched on a ridge directly in the path of the oncoming flames. He parked his car in a safe place and walked to the homes. The engine crew from Santa Clarita was on site there and at the ready, he explains.“When... Continue Reading >

Helen Yancy honored with PPA Lifetime Achievement Award

December 2019 issue News

© Foster Yancy Helen Yancy is being honored with a PPA Lifetime Achievement Award.Say “Helen,” and many PPA members know who you’re referring to. A highly decorated member and longtime volunteer in many capacities, Helen Yancy, M.Photog.M.Artist.MEI.Hon.M.Photog.Cr., CPP, F-ASP, A-ASP, API, has another honor to accept. Next month at Imaging USA 2020, Yancy will be presented with the PPA Lifetime Achievement Award. Yancy is just the 17th photographer in the association’s 150-plus... Continue Reading >

2019 Drone Awards Photographer of the Year

10.25.2019 News

Polish photographer Jacek Deneka was named 2019 Drone Awards Photographer of the Year for this aerial shot of cross-country skiers at the Bieg Piastow Skiing Festival in Jakuszyce, Poland. The 2019 Drone Awards contest honored winners in six categories: abstract, nature, people, sport, wildlife, urban, and video.The contest’s more than 4,500 submissions were judged by 44 photographer jurors from 34 countries. A gallery of the winning images will be displayed at the “Sky’s the Limit”... Continue Reading >