Team USA 2021 Announced for World Photographic Cup

12.10.2020 News

Eighteen photographers will represent the United States in the 2021 World Photographic Cup. Founded in 2013, WPC is run by the Federation of European Photographers and Professional Photographers of America, with support from additional international photographic organizations. Its goal is to unite photographers globally in a spirit of friendship and cooperation via a one-of-a-kind international photographic competition in which teams of photographers battle for the cup.The 2021 competition... Continue Reading >

International Photographic Competition Goes Online for 2020

9.3.2020 News

PPA’s International Photographic Competition  hosted annually by Professional Photographers of America isn’t really a competition at all. It’s an opportunity for photographers to have their images evaluated by trained jurors and to receive constructive feedback from them. With a long history of identifying excellence, IPC challenges photographers to grow their artistic and technical skills by creatively capturing and then presenting their best images for review.This year, in response to... Continue Reading >

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 >

Muñoz Photography: The Family Business

June 2020 issue Profiles

When the Muñoz brothers—Tom, Mario, Armando, and Marceliano—say photography is in their blood, they’re not just using a turn of phrase. Photography is literally in their blood line.“We’re fourth-generation photographers. Our great-grandfather started a photography business in Cuba over a century ago,” says Tom, 37, as he sits with his brother Mario in their Fort Lauderdale, Florida, studio, Muñoz Photography. “Then my grandfather Tomas continued it and came to Miami in 1961,... Continue Reading >

Painterly Portraits: Barbara MacFerrin’s New Take on the Old Masters

May 2020 issue Profiles

Barbara MacFerrin fell in love with photography when her father gave her a Minolta X-370 on her 17th birthday. But it would take her more than 20 years to realize her dream of becoming a professional photographer. “Looking back, I never thought that I could make a living taking pictures,” says the Boulder, Colorado-based, fine art portrait photographer.            © Barbara MacFerrin Portrait photographer Barbara MacFerrinAfter earning a bachelor’s degree in information technology,... 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 >