Congrats to our Communication Arts Photo Annual Winners!

Jan 23, 2008
Photographer Spotlight

As a wrap-up for 2007 (and because our blog has only recently started up), I just wanted to congratulate our Communication Arts Photography Annual award winners! We’re very proud that nine of our photographers made the annual in 2007, including the cover image:

Tyler Stableford/Communication Arts Photo Annual

The cover was awarded to Tyler Stableford for this dramatic image of a climber exploring Iceland’s Langjokull Glacier. Named by Mens Journal as one of the seven “World’s Greatest Adventure Photograhers”, Tyler also has won four 2007 Picture of the Year awards for his commercial and editorial photography. Tyler’s commercial work ranges from Patagonia, Eastern Mountain Sports, and Gore-Tex AD campaigns to IBM, AT& T and Toyota.

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Shane McCauley photographed this award winning portrait of Seven for Media Evolution. Art directed by Mary Spio, this image of rapper Seven was also used for the new Cd Cover of Dirt 2 Diamonds. Shane’s recent work also includes assignments for Rolling Stone, Tokion, Blender and The Fader.

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Aaron Kotowski’s portrait of novelist Ross Campbell won creative acclaim in the Advertising category. The whimsical campaign promotes Campell’s new novel, Wetmoon III. Aaron was also recently awarded an Art Director’s Club Excellence Award.

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Tanit Sakakini photographed one of the final portraits of writer Norman Mailer, before his death in late 2007, for the Boston Globe Magazine. The image was art directed by Brendan Stephens, promoting the novel The Castle in the Forest. I recommend checking out her “fantasy” images of half-human/half animals (scorpions, horses) in the style of classic still-life painters, all on her website.

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Anne Sherwood won editorial acclaim for this haunting image of a doll ‘s head resting in an abandoned kindergarten near the Chernobyl plant. ABC online’s foreign picture editor Annika Engvall assigned Anne to cover this harrowing story of the 20th anniversary of the worst nuclear disaster in history. Anne has also won a coveted Pew Fellowship in International Journalism, and numerous national press photography awards.

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Steven Edson’s “Skaters” was originally shot for Bessemer Trust’s annual report, and continues his exploration of people and athletes in motion. The popular image was picked up in December by O, The Oprah Magazine as a two-page spread.

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Charles Harris’ image of a Rwandan boy for Intra Health, an international healthcare and relief organization, won in the Institutional caegory. Focusing “on the beauty of the people, rather than their plight,” Harris’ work supports a powerful humanitarian campaign on Intra Health’s web site.

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Greg Vore’s award winning photograph of a man with water buffalo captures the landscape of unpredictable India. Vore’s textured reportage style leads him to work on international projects from India to Africa. And don’t forget his colorful product work.

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Craig Reynolds’ clean-yet-eccentric portraits of seniors contrasts his dark-yet-eccentric conceptual nocturnal shots. You should also check out his gender-challenged portraits on his home page. Hope you enjoyed the images, and wish us luck in this year’s Comm. Arts’ annual.