Thank you to all of the photographers who submitted work for the 2012 PDN Photo Annual. Congratulations to all of the photographers and creatives featured on the following pages. Every year we are amazed at the work
we receive and it is an honor for us to reproduce the incredible
work in this issue. The judges were faced with a difficult task in
selecting this year’s winners. A special congratulations to the
prize winners listed below. And lastly, the Photo Annual would
not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors.
Thank you for your continued support.
To view this gallery online and to view the winning videos,
please visit http://pdnphotoannual.com/gallery/2012/
PDN is proud to present
the following awards:
THE MARTY FORSCHER FELLOWSHIP is sponsored by Parsons
The New School for Design and PDN. This award recognizes
students and emerging professionals with a talent for humanistic
photography. Congratulations to professional award winner
Antonio Bolfo, who will receive a $2,700 cash prize, and student
award winner Tobin Jones, who will receive a $1,500 cash prize.
THE ARNOLD NEWMAN PRIZE FOR NEW DIRECTIONS IN
PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITURE is funded by the Arnold and
Augusta Newman Foundation, with support from the Maine Media
Workshops, the American Society of Media Photographers and
PDN. This award recognizes photographers who are creating
work that echoes Arnold Newman’s legendary portraiture.
Congratulations to Steven Laxton who will receive a $15,000 prize.
THE SONY EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER AWARD recognizes
an exceptional up-and-coming photographer. Congratulations to
Adam Amengual, who will receive a $1,000 prize, a Sony® NEX- 7
NEX-Compact Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera and a feature on his
work in the Fall 2012 issue of Emerging Photographer magazine.
ADOBE presents the BREAKTHROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD
to celebrate artists creating compelling works through digital
imaging. A $1,000 prize and the Adobe® Creative Suite® Master
Collection will be given to Stephen Wilkes.
The EPSON CREATIVITY AWARD is presented to a
photographer who demonstrates originality and creativity
in his or her approach to black-and-white photography.
Congratulations to winner Sebastião Salgado.
LESLIE DELA VEGA
graduated with a
BA in photography
from San Francisco
State University and
began her career
as a professional photographer at the San
Francisco Business Times. In 1998 she moved
to New York and worked as an intern for VIBE
magazine, which then led to the creation of
a photo assistant position and her passion
for photo editing. Dela Vega has also worked
for Self, Premiere, Teen People, Vibe AGAIN,
Fortune, TIME and Essence, and is currently
the photo director at Fast Company.
is the picture editor for the
style department at The New
York Times. She has been
with the newspaper since
2008 and currently works
on the Thursday and Sunday
“Style” sections. She came to
New York City from Hartford, Connecticut,
where she was picture editor for the features
department at the Hartford Courant for seven
years. An audiophile and occasional DJ,
Bristow resides in Brooklyn, New York.
is a photo editor at
Newsweek magazine. Born
in Richmond, Virginia, in
1961, he currently lives
in Brooklyn, New York,
with his four children and
wife, Emmanuelle. He has collaborated on
a number of award-winning photography
projects selected by the Overseas Press Club
of America and World Press Photo. He is also
a curator of exhibitions and teaches at the
International Center of Photography.
RACHEL REIN is the senior
art buyer at Hill Holliday, New
York. Hill Holliday’s top five
clients have been partners
of the agency for an average
of 16 years, five times longer
than the industry standard. The agency has
the distinction of being one of the very few
agencies in the world to be awarded the Grand
Prix at Cannes Lions, the Grand Clio and the
Grand Effie. Rein’s clients include Verizon,
Denny’s, Uniroyal, Leggs, Advance America,
Cleveland Clinic, HIP and Emblem Health. In her
free time she likes to run, jump, skip and swim.
is the director of art
production at the design
and advertising agency
72andSunny. She has
worked with a wide range
of photographers and for
some of the top advertising agencies in the
U.S. A true lover of art and photography, she
is always searching for new artists to share
with her creative teams. She has produced
work for clients like Activision, Levi’s, Nike and
Target. She holds a BFA in photography from
the School of Visual Arts.
MICHELLE BOGRE is a
photographer, writer, and lawyer
specializing in copyright and
media law. She is the former
chair of the photography
department at Parsons The
New School for Design and is
currently an associate professor.
Bogre helped select the winners for this year’s
Marty Forscher Fellowship.
OJ WILLIAMS is
photo editor at The
Source magazine. He is
involved with the not-for-profit organization
Black Girls Rock! and
helped plan its annual awards show, which
aired on BET and had 2. 5 million viewers.
Williams has worked with Kim Kardashian,
Snoop Dogg, Kimora Lee Simmons, DMC from
Run DMC, Travie McCoy, Cory Gunz, Busta
Rhymes, Black Eyed Peas, Cash Money, Rick
Ross and Keri Hilson—either dressing them
solo or as a part of a styling team.
DENNIS KEELEY has
worked as an artist,
photographer, teacher and
writer for more than 25
years. His work has been
exhibited in one person
and group shows and he is
published internationally in numerous studies
concerning urban circumstance and condition.
He is currently the chair of the Photography
and Imaging program at Art Center College of
Design in Pasadena, California.
DAVID J. CAROL
School of Visual
Arts and The New
School for Social
is the director of
photography at CBS Outdoor as well as a
contributing editor for Rangefinder magazine.
He is also the author of three photography
books, and his photographs and books are in
the permanent collections of the International
Center of Photography and the Minneapolis
Institute of Arts. Carol’s work has been
represented by or shown at the Stephen Daiter
Gallery, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, the National
Arts Club and the John Cleary Gallery.