2019 NYPPA Best in Show Sponsored by FujiFilm Cameras Byron Smith – Remembering Saheed – Independent
2019 Photographer of the Year Sponsored by Canon U.S.A. Thomas A. Ferrara – Newsday
2019 Sports Photographer of the Year Sponsored by Getty Images Brad Penner – Independent for USA Today Sports
1st Place – Gabriella Bass – Untitled – Independent
2nd Place – Stephen Yang – Shooting in Bedford Stuyvesant – Independent
3rd Place – James Keivom – Fatal car Crash – Independent
Honorable Mention – Todd Maisel – It wasn’t me – Independent
Honorable Mention – Todd Maisel – Burned Alive – Independent
Exhibit Award – James Keivom – Car in Store – Independent
Exhibit Award – Steve Pfost – Recycling Fire -Newsday
Exhibit Award – John Angelillo – Liberty Rescue – UPI
Exhibit Award – Gardiner Anderson – Untitled – Independent
Exhibit Award – Gardiner Anderson – Untitled – Independent
1st Place – Aristide Economopoulos – Murphy Flounder – NJ Advance Media
2nd Place – David Handschuh – Funeral – Independent for Newsday
3rd Place – James Keivom -Cuomo – Independent
Honorable Mention – Debbie Egan-Chin – Heroic Son – Independent
Honorable Mention – Hiroko Masuike Migrant Children in New York – New York Times
Exhibit Award – Aristide Economopoulos – Keeping Eye on Mom – NJ Advance Media
Exhibit Award – John Angelillo – Manhattan Fashion – UPI
Exhibit Award – David Handschuh – Trump vs Trump – Independent
Exhibit Award – Marcus Santos – Stormy Arrives – Independent
Exhibit Award – Micheal Brochstein – Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Independent
News Picture Story
1st Place – Byron Smith – Remembering Saheed – Independent
2nd Place – Byron Smith – Searching for a Cure – Independent
3rd Place – David Goldman – Hurricane Michael – Associated Press
Honorable Mention – Stephen Yang – After the Storm: Puerto Rico’s Mentaller al Health Crisis – Independent
Honorable Mention – Stefan T Jeremiah – Justice for Saheed – Independent
1st Place – Aristide Economopoulos – Phone Obsessed – NJ Advance Media
2nd Place – Gary Hershorn – Helping Hand – Independent
3rd Place – David Handschuh – Chefs – Independent
Honorable Mention – Randee Post-Daddona – Too Many Cooks in the kitchen – Independent for Newsday
Honorable Mention – David Goldman – Women Behind Bars – Associated Press
Exhibit Award – John Angelillo – Lightning Strikes the World Trade Center – UPI
Exhibit Award – David Handschuh – A Helping Hand – Independent for Newsday
Exhibit Award – Marisol Diaz – Gordon – Swim Class – Independent for Newsday
Exhibit Award – Ed Murray – Mermaid Check – NJ Advance Media
Feature Picture Story
1st Place – Marcus Santos – New Ears for Jared – Independent
2nd Place – Steve Pfost – Press Run – Newsday
3rd Place – Aristide Economopoulos – The Nutcracker – NJ Advance Media
Honorable Mention – Aristide Economopoulos – Coney Island – NJ Advance Media
Honorable Mention – Thomas A. Ferrara – The Mermaids of Long Island – Newsday
1st Place – Gary Hershorn – 42nd Street Moonrise – Independent
2nd Place – Aristide Economopoulos – Ode to Degas – NJ Advance Media
3rd Place – Karsten Moran – Venus- Independent
Honorable Mention – Carl Glassman – Touch in the Mist – Independent
Honorable Mention – Gary Hershorn – Triple Bolt of Lightning – Independent
Exhibit Award – Debbie Egan-Chin – Windy – Independent
Exhibit Award – David Handschuh – Taxis – Independent for Newsday
Exhibit Award – Karsten Moran – Into the Painting -Independent
Exhibit Award – Thomas A. Ferrara – Fisherman’s Sunset – Newsday
1st Place – Al Bello – Young Boxer – Getty Images
2nd Place – Anthony DelMundo – J’Ouvert Parade – Independent
3rd Place – Matt Smith – Elton John Farewell – Independent
Honorable Mention – Anthony DelMundo – Fashion Show Spectator – Independent
Honorable Mention – David Goldman – Women Behind Bars – Associated Press
Exhibit Award – Jennifer Altman – Arianna Huffington – Independent
Exhibit Award – Thomas Ferrara – Master Luthier, Charles Rutino – Newsday
Exhibit Award – Charles Wenzelberg – Joe Willie – New York Post
Exhibit Award – Michael Brochstein – Misin Formation Newsstand New Times Square – Independent
1st Place – David Sanders – Paws – Independent for The New York Times
2nd Place – Karsten Moran – Puli – Independent
3rd Place – Aristide Economopoulos – Afghan Hound – NJ Advance Media
Honorable Mention – Karsten Moran – Ace – Independent
Honorable Mention – David Handschuh – Ducks – Independent
Exhibit Award – Karsten Moran – Sparrow – Independent
Exhibit Award – David Handschuh – Llama – Independent
Exhibit Award – Ed Murray – Curling Dog -NJ Advance Media
Exhibit Award – Ed Murray – Stylish Cat – NJ Advance Media
1st Place – John Munson – On your head – NJ Advance Media
2nd Place – Chang Lee – An Eye on the Prize – New York Times
3rd Place – John Munson – Stiff Arm – NJ Advance Media
Honorable Mention – Al Bello – Iron Man Start – Getty Images
Honorable Mention – Bill Kostroun – Giant Leap – Independent
Exhibit Award – Charles Wenzelberg – Thats Gotta Hurt – New York Post
Exhibit Award – Robert Deutsch – Serena Face – USA Today
Exhibit Award – Bill Kostroun – Baller – Independent
Exhibit Award – Bill Kostroun – Whiff – Independent
Exhibit Award – Al Bello – Hurt Business – Getty Images
1st Place – Robert Deutsch – Naomi Cries Serena Comforts – USA Today
2nd Place – Al Bello – Class Act – Getty Images
3rd Place – Chang Lee – That’s a Wrap – New York Times
Honorable Mention – Ed Murray – Defeat – NJ Advance Media
Honorable Mention – Bruce Bennett – Dejections – Getty Images
Exhibit Award – Thomas A. Ferrara – Scanning Stanton – Newsday
Exhibit Award – Jim McIsaac – Red Sox Celebrates ALDS Win – Independent for Newsday
Exhibit Award – Thomas A. Ferrara – The Bullpen – Newsday
Exhibit Award – Chang Lee – The Champion – New York Times
Exhibit Award – Robert Sabo – Opening Day – New York Post
Sports Picture Story
1st Place – Karsten Moran – Westminster Dog Show – Independent
2nd Place – David Goldman – Arm Wrestling over the Top – Associated Press
3rd Place – Aristide Economopoulos – Football preseason camps – NJ Advance Media
Honorable Mention – Al Bello – The state of Sports in Puerto Rico 1 year after Hurricane Maria – Getty Images
Honorable Mention – Robert Sabo – Belmont – New York Post
Face of New York
1st Place – Aristide Economopoulos – Quinceañera Photos – NJ Advance Media
2nd Place – Chang W. Lee – Taxi Driver – New York Times
3rd Place – David Sanders – Mannequins – Independent for New York Times
Honorable Mention – Charles Eckert – Zuzu Zuzak – Independent for Newsday
Honorable Mention – Craig Ruttle – All Aboard – Independent for Newsday
Exhibit Award – Helayne Seidman – Rush Hour Kiss – Independent
Exhibit Award – Aristide Economopoulos – 4th of July – NJ Advance Media
Exhibit Award – Bruce Cotler – Rabbis – Independent
Exhibit Award – Michael Brochstein – Manhattanhenge Sunset in NYC – Independent
1st Place – Patrick Carroll – Aqua Man – Daily News Retired
2nd Place – Saed Hindash – Football Player of the Year – Lehigh Valley Live
3rd Place – Patrick Carroll – Disjointed – Daily News Retired
Honorable Mention – David Handschuh – Pretzel – Independent
Honorable Mention – Patrick Carroll – Lady behind the fence – Daily News Retired
1st Place – David Goldman – Hurricane Baby – Associated Press
2nd Place – James Keivom – March of Our Lives – Independent
3rd Place – David Goldman – Election 2018 – Associated Press
Honorable Mention – Aristide Economopoulos – Donald and Daughter – NJ Advance Media
Honorable Mention – David Goldman – Mass Outside Damaged Church – Associated Press
Exhibit Award – Craig Ruttle – The Glow of 100 Years – Independent
Exhibit Award – David Goldman – Flooding Rescue – Associated Press
2019 MULTIMEDIA WINNERS
Multimedia Short Form
1st Place – Andre Malok – NJ Advance Media – Ice fishing: Rare treat for New Jersey anglers
2nd Place – John Munson – NJ Advance Media – The arm-wrestling dentist
3rd Place – Andre Malok – NJ Advance Media – 3rd grader’s award-winning handwriting will put your cursive to shame
Honorable Mention – Randee Daddona – Independent for Newsday – Long Island’s New Homesteaders
Honorable Mention – Andre Malok – NJ Advance Media – Undocumented immigrants avoiding ICE find sanctuary at N.J. church
Multimedia Long Form
1st Place – Alejandra Villa-Loarca & Megan Miller – Newsday – When You’re Ready
2nd Place – David Goldman – Associated Press – The Revolving Door: Women Behind Bars
3rd Place – David Goldman – Associated Press – Death & Disappearance in Indian Country
Honorable Mention – Chris Ware – Newsday – Able
Honorable Mention – Jeffrey Basinger, Raychel Brightman, Robert Cassidy & Randee Daddona – Newsday – We Are Brentwood
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST JUDGES
Jose R. Lopez,,recently retired from The New York Times after a 31 year career there as both a staff photographer and picture editor.
Lopez was also based in Washington, DC during the Reagan, Bush (41) and the first two years of the Clinton administration. He was a member of the White House News Photographers Association and served as the Treasurer for two years.
As a staff photographer for The New York Times, Lopez covered various stories that included national news stories as well as sports stories including two Olympic Games, five Super Bowls and two World Series. He also covered the end of the Bosnian conflict in 1995-96.
Lopez was one of the few staff members that successfully transitioned from staff photographer to picture editor and edited five different sections during his career. He was a member of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize winning photo team for their work done on the 9-11 Terrorist Attacks coverage. He was one of two picture editors chosen to edit the new digital platform NYTNOW which helped set the tone for future digital projects at nytimes.com.
Lopez was recently honored by the National Press Photographers Association when they bestowed the John Durniak Mentors Citation in February 2019. Lopez taught the photojournalism classes at The New York Times Student Journalism Institute for over ten years and some of his students have gone on to successful photojournalism careers of their own.
Lopez in married to the journalist and author Caitlin Kelly and the two reside in Tarrytown, NY.
Dr. Lauren Walsh, co-editor of The Future of Text and Image: Collected Essays on Literary and Visual Conjunctures (2012) and The Millennium Villages Project (2016), and photo editor of Macondo: Memories of the Colombian Conflict (2017).
Walsh has published in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Photography and Culture, The Romanic Review, The Journal of American History, The New Republic, and Nomadikon, among others, and has articles in numerous anthologies. In addition to her appearances on CNN, Walsh has appeared on radio programs and as an expert on photography in the documentary 9/11: Ten Years Later (2011).
Her research concentrates on questions of memory and visual media. She is interested in the politics and ethics of photography, and in exploring intersections of literature and visual culture. Walsh focuses particularly on photojournalism, with a specialty in conflict photography. Her forthcoming book with Bloomsbury Press is called Conversations on Conflict Photography and explores public responses to photographic coverage of war and humanitarian crises. Walsh is Director of Lost Rolls America, a national archive of photography and memory, and runs Gallatin’s Photojournalism Lab. Walsh was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award from Gallatin in 2017.
Kim Chapin, deputy director of photography at the Boston Globe since 2005. Her current primary role is visual editor of Bostonglobe.com as well as handling most administrative duties within the department.
Previously Kim worked at Newsday on Long Island, New York, as Day and Sports Photo Editor for 8 years. She was also design and photo editor for 2 1/2 years at the Saginaw News in Michigan. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism.
MULTIMEDIA CONTEST JUDGES
The judging of the Multimedia was done by Kayle Hope, Bob Sacha, and Nyier Abdou
Kayle Hope is a video journalist at NationSwell where she makes short form documentaries about people finding solutions to America’s biggest social and economic challenges. She also teaches visual storytelling at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and Hunter College. Most recently, Kayle produced NationSwell’s first video series about the opioid epidemic in Huntington, W.V.
Before joining NationSwell, Kayle led media literacy workshops and produced independent documentaries in Cambodia, China, Bhutan, Nepal and India. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Fast Company, NBC and the Nation. Kayle graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
Bob Sacha is a director, cinematographer, editor, teacher, photographer and, above all, a collaborator on visual journalism projects. He has created video for projects that have won the Pulitzer Prize, a National Emmy for New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming, a Webby and the first gold medal ever given by the Society for News Design. He was the director of photography for the New York TImes series, Living City, about New York’s infrastructure. BlindSight, a documentary short about a group of blind photographers that he directed and shot, had its world premiere at DOCNYC, the country’s largest documentary festival.
He was recently named an Associate Professor for Video Storytelling at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York where for the past four years he received the Tow Foundation Grant for “ teachers who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in their fields.” “Known for his innovative approach to visual storytelling and his engaging teaching style, ” he received one of the initial Journalism360 grants for Immersive Storytelling to bring 360 video journalism to community media organizations in the NYC area.
He’s lectured and taught workshops and classes at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, SVA, the International Center of Photography’s New Media Narratives, CAMERA, the Italian Center for Photography and around the world for National Geographic Expeditions. He’s interested in looking deeper into 360 video and spatial audio and is obsessed with capturing light and movement, photos and video with his iPhone.
Nyier Abdou is a freelance video journalist, filmmaker, and multimedia producer. A longtime newspaper reporter, she worked in Cairo for more than six years, covering regional issues such as democracy movements, the Iraq war, the Arab-Palestinian conflict, and Kurdish issues in Turkey and Iraq.
In 2005, she moved back to the U.S. to join The Star-Ledger newspaper in New Jersey, where she worked for nine years and was among the first reporters in the newsroom to be trained in video journalism. She later moved from print to video full time, going on to produce award-winning documentaries and news features with the paper.
Her work has earned her six New York Emmy awards, including best documentary and writing for her recent documentary, “Being George,” which was screened at several local film festivals.