The Best in Show, Photographer of the Year, and “Anthony J. Causi” Sports Photographer of the year will be announced the week of March 21 the contest judging. Judging has concluded and the winners are listed below.
2023 NYPPA Best in Show Sponsored by Nikon Inc. is awarded to Alex Kent- Independent – Restless Souls of Bucha
2023 “Anthony J. Causi Sports Photographer of the Year Award” Sponsored by Canon is awarded to Robert Sabo – NY Post-Independent
Spot News “William V. Finn Memorial” Award
1st Place – Andrew Mills – NJ Advance Media – Rip Current Rescue
2nd Place – Aristide Economopoulos – Independent – House Fire Reaction
3rd Place – Todd Maisel – Independent – AM NEW YORK – Psychotic fury
HM – Alexi Rosenfeld – independent – Moments of Panic
HM – David Handschuh – Independent for Newsday- Moments of Panic
EA – David Handschuh – Independent for Newsday- Five Alarm Fire
EA – Todd Maisel – Independent- AM NEW YORK – Confined
EA – James Keivom – NY Post Independent – Gunshot Victim
EA – Lloyd Mitchell – Independent- AM NEW YORK- CPR Rescue
EA – Lloyd Mitchell – Independent- AM NEW YORK- Mass Shooting
EA – Lloyd Mitchell – Independent – AM NEW YORK – Firefighter Vertical
1st Place – Alejandra Villa-Loarca – Newsday – Honoring a Hero
2nd Place – Alexi Rosenfeld – Independent -Final Salute
3rd Place – Alex Kent – Independent – Kathy Hochul’s election party
HM – Alejandra Villa-Loarca – Newsday – Funeral for FDNY firefighter Jesse Gerhard
HM – Justin Lane – European Pressphoto Agency – NYPD Police Officer Funeral
EA – Todd Maisel – Independent- AM NEW YORK – Unbearable pain
EA – Todd Maisel – Independent – AM NEW YORK – Picture of pain
EA – Debbie Egan-Chin – Independent for Newsday – Tearful Good-bye
EA – Edward Murray – NJ Advance Media – Six Weddings
EA – J. Conrad Williams Jr. – Newsday – Funeral for High Rise Fire VIctims
EA – Edward Murray – NJ Advance Media – Mask Free
EA – Justin Lane – European Pressphoto Agency – New York Crime Scene
EA – Syndi Pilar – Independent – Pro Choice Rally, Foley Square
The “Carl Thusgaard” National/International News
1st Place – Adam Gray – SWNS – Uvalde Loss
2nd Place – Julio Cortez – Associated Press – Firefighters Mourning
3rd Place – Alex Kent – Independent – Restless Souls of Bucha
HM – Maye-E-Wong – Associated Press – Uvalde Grief
HM – James Keivom – NY Post Independent – Migrants Cross US Mexico Border Wall
EA – David Goldman – Associated Press – A Soldier’s Farewell
EA – David Goldman – Associated Press – Yellowstone Flooding
EA- James Keivom – NY Post Independent – Roe vs Wade Overturned
EA- James Keivom – NY Post Independent – Migrants Rescued in Eagle Pass
EA- Adam Gray – SWNS – Fleeing Ukraine
EA- Alex Kent – Independent – Restless Souls of Bucha
News Picture Story
1st – Alex Kent- Independent – Restless Souls of Bucha
2nd – James Keivom – NY Post Independent – Migrants wade through the Rio Grande
3rd – Maye-E-Wong – Associated Press – Uvalde Shooting
HM – David Goldman – Associated Press -Donetsk
HM – Adam Gray – SNWS – Fleeing Ukraine
1st Place – Brian Branch-Price – Zuma Press Independent – Brooklyn Band
2nd Place – David Goldman – Associated Press – Goodbye Grandparents
3rd Place – Aristide Economopoulos – Independent – New York City Pride Is Back
HM – Brian Branch-Price – Zuma Press Independent – AMERICAN DREAM CELEBRATES JUNETEENTH
HM – Adam Gray – SNWS- NRA Family
EA – Ed Murray – NJ Advance Media – We did it!
EA – Tim Hawk – NJ Advance Media – Miss New Jersey Teen
EA- Brian Branch-Price – Zuma Press Independent – CRAZY FAITH RIDERS BBQ
EA – Thomas A. Ferrara – Newsday – Witches Paddle
EA- Aristide Economopoulos – Independent – Long Lasting Love
EA- James Keivom – NY Post Independent – 4th of July
EA- Justin Lane – European Pressphoto Agency – Interactive Art
Feature Picture Story
1st Place – David Goldman – Associated Press – Conch Overfishing
2nd Place – Alex Kent – Independent – In The Shadow of Diagnosis
3rd Place – David Goldman – Associated Press – Youth and the War
HM- David Goldman – Associated Press – Portraits of a Million
HM – Maye-E-Wong – Associated Press – Alzheimer’s The fight to Live or Die with Dignity
1st Place – Gary Hershorn – Independent for Getty Images – Skateboarding in Front of the Empire State Building in New York City
2nd Place – Gary Hershorn – Independent for Getty Images – Lightning Strikes One World Trade Center in New York City
3rd Place – Maye-E-Wong- Associated Press – New York Summer
HM – Gary Hershorn – Independent for Getty Images – Sunset Behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City
HM – Gary Hershorn – Independent for Getty Images – The Sun Passes Behind the EdgeNYC Observation Deck in New York City
EA- Gary Hershorn – Independent for Getty Images – Mammatus Clouds Over New York City
EA- Marc A. Hermann – Independent – A Squall Snows in Brooklyn
EA- Aristide Economopoulos – Independent – After Fire Mural
EA- Hiroke Masuike – NY Times – “Monobob”
EA – Julio Cortez – Associated Press – Camel Ride
1st Place – Alex Kent – Independent – Restless Souls of Bucha
2nd Place – David Goldman – Associated Press – Rocket Attack Survivors
3rd Place – Saed Hindash – NJ Advance Media – Anchorman
HM – Seth Harrison – The Journal News – Farmers of Color
HM – Brian Branch-Price – Zuma Press Independent – AROD and Side Kick Destinee Ride On
EA – Edward Murray – NJ Advance Media – Prom!
EA – Saed Hindash – NJ Advance Media – Top wrestler
EA – Al Bello – Getty Images – Red Light Therapy
EA – Al Bello – Getty Images – Kelsie Whitmore
EA – Alejandra Villa- Loaroca – Newsday – The Damas Famiy
EA – Steven Pfost – Newsday – Egg Farmer
EA – Tim Hawk – NJ Advance Media – Under The Boardwalk
1st – Todd Maisel – Independent – Mourning K9
2nd – John Roca – Independent for Newsday – Bubble Tabby
3rd – Adam Gray – SNWS – POM State of Mind
HM – Tim Hawk – NJ Advance Media – Frisbee
HM – Bruce Bennett – Getty Images – Open Wide
EA – Ed Quinn – Independent – Dog sleds
EA – Saed Hindash – NJ Advance Media – Running free
EA – Aristide Economopoulos – Independent – Hungry Herron
EA – Uli Seit – Independent – Birds of the same feather?
EA – Lloyd Mitchell – Independent – AMNewYork – Crystal
EA – Karsten Moran – Independent – Starling
EA – Julio Cortez – Associated Press – Love Birds
1st Place – Sarah Stier – Getty Images – Ski Jumping
2nd Place – Bruce Bennett – Getty Images – Olympic Score
3rd Place – Michael Stobe – Independent – NYC Triathalon
HM – Sarah Stier – Getty images – Houston Rockets v Brooklyn Nets
HM – Elsa – Getty Images – Platform Dive
EA – Sarah Stier -Getty images – Beat the Streets
EA – Brad Penner – Independent – Elise Mertens
EA – Al Bello – Getty Images – Late Day Hurdles
EA – Sarah Stier -Getty images – 2022 TCS New York City Marathon
EA – Al Bello – Getty Images – Hair Raising Lift
EA – Robert Sabo – NY Post Independent – Stolen Homer
EA – Julio Cortez – Associated Press – Comebacker
EA – Sarah Stier -Getty images – 154th Belmont Stakes
EA – Al Bello – Getty Images – Bright Light Performance
1st Place – Saed Hindash – NJ Advance Media – Point earned
2nd Place – Bob Sabo – NY Post Independent – Rain Delay
3rd Place – Tim Hawk – NJ Advance Media – City of Brotherly Love
HM – Hiroko Masuike – New York Times – “A Glorious Goodbye”
HM – Bob Sabo – NY Post Independent – Fans Throw Beer
EA – Robert Deutsch – Independent – Vaiieva fails after drug scandal
EA – Jason Szenes – European Pressphoto Agency – MLB ALDS Cleveland Guardians at New York Yankees
EA – Elsa – Getty images – Winners and Losers
EA – Thomas A. Ferrara – Newsday – At the Track
EA – Thomas A. Ferrara – Newsday – Fouled into the Knee
EA- Bob Sabo – NY Post Independent – Play at the Plate
EA – Bruce Bennett – Getty Images – Salming’s Farewell
EA – Thomas A. Ferrara – Newsday – Home Opener Walkoff Win
EA – Al Bello – Getty Images – Big Lift
EA – Elsa – Getty Images – Serena Scream
Sports Picture Story
1st Place – Bob Sabo – NY Post -Independent – And the Agony of Defeat
2nd Place – Al Bello – Getty Images – Jockey School
3rd Place – Bob Sabo – NY Post -Independent – Equestrian Dreams
HM- Brad Penner – Independent – 2022 US Open
HM – Elsa – Getty Images – World Cup Moments
Face of New York
1st Place – Brian Branch-Price – Independent – Zuma Press -New York Fashion Week
2nd Place – Brian Branch-Price – Independent – Zuma Press – Bring in the Noise Bring in the Funk of july
3rd Place – Aristide Economopoulos – Independent – Luna’s Rides
HM – Adam Gray – SNWS – Pride Joy
HM – Aristide Economopoulos – Independent – Little Italy
EA- Alejandra Villa-Loroca – Newsday – Ray of Light
EA – Debbie Egan-Chin – Independent for Newsday – New Yorkers on Halloween night
EA – Adam Gray – SNWS – Rabbi Class Picture
EA – Marc A. Hermann – Independent – Safe Passage
EA – Aristide Economopoulos – Independent – Reyes & His Tattoo
EA – Hiroko Masuike – New York Times – “A Subway Dancer”
EA – Edmund Quinn – Independent – Singin’ in the Rain
Multimedia – Short Form (under 5 minutes)
FIRST PLACE – Andre Malok – NJ Advance Media
SECOND PLACE – Randee Post Daddona – Newsday – Oyster Bay Brewery hosts hard of hearing trivia night.
THIRD PLACE– Andre Malok – NJ Advance Media – Artist creates fragile, fleeting sculptures out of nature.
Honorable Mention – Steve Pfost – Newsday – Fire and chain saws: The fight to save LI’s wilderness.
Honorable Mention – Andre Malok – NJ Advance Media – Jersey Shore town uses predatory birds to control gulls on the beach and boardwalk.
Multimedia – Long Form (Over 5 minute
FIRST PLACE – Jon Farina- Independent
SECOND PLACE – Alejandra Villa-Loarca, Chris Ware, J. Conrad Williams, John Paraskevas (Photographers), Jeff Basinger(Producer) – Newsday – INSIDE INTERNAL AFFAIRS: 2-year investigation into Nassau, Suffolk police uncovered little accountability in 4 deaths, 4 serious
THIRD PLACE – Andre Malok – NJ Advance Media – Volunteers give migrating birds injured in N.J’s biggest city a second chance
Honorable Mention – Thomas A. Ferrara, J. Conrad Williams, Jr. Steven Pfost, William Perlman, Debbie Egan-Chin (Photographers), Jeff Basinger (Producer) – Newsday – Dunia Sibomana-Rodriguez: From tragedy to triumph
Honorable Mention – Randee Post Daddona & Thomas A. Ferrara – Newsday – Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, Falaise and more Long Island connections to ‘The Godfather’
Still Photography Contest Judges
Angela Jimenez is visual storyteller based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she is a photo editor for The New York Times and does independent photography and video work. Angela has been doing projects and assignments for journalism outlets and non-profit organizations through her company, Angela Jimenez Photography, for over 20 years. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism, she started her career interning at The Arizona Republic and the Newark Star-Ledger, then spend 15 years living and freelancing in New York City for the Ledger and The New York Times. She has crowd-funded and self-published two photo books: Welcome Home: Building the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival (2009), about the worker community of one of the oldest and largest lesbian-feminist gatherings in the world, and Racing Age (2017), a collection of essays and photographs about competitive masters track & field athletes age 60 and older. Racing Age won the Jury Prize at Photoville’s 2014 The Fence exhibit. In 2018-2019, with the support of an Arts Tour grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, an exhibit of Racing Age toured senior centers in Minnesota accompanied by community engagement workshops taught by Angela. She has taught photojournalism & multimedia to graduate students in the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and to art majors at Nassau Community College. Her work has been honored by the Magenta Foundation, American Photography, Review Santa Fe and the Communication Arts Photo Annual, supported by grants from The Alexia Foundation student award, The Puffin Foundation and the Aspen Institute/Pluribus Project, and acquired into the permanent collection of the Leslie Lohman Museum for Gay & Lesbian Art.
David Grunfeld is the director of photography for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune in New Orleans. Prior to being named DOP, Grunfeld was a photo editor, photographer, video strategist, lead photographer and photo coach for the department since 1993. He was a staff photographer at the Syracuse Newspapers, photo editor at the Auburn Citizen and worked at his father’s weekly newspaper in Marathon, New York while in high school.
Grunfeld was part of the team that won two Pulitzers in 2005 for coverage of Hurricane Katrina, the Associate Press Managing Editor’s national Photo of the Year award, the National Press Photography Association Clifton Edom Award, which recognizes an individual’s ability to inspire and motivate members of the visual journalism community, the Associated Press Managing Editors, C.P. Liter Award for best of show for Louisiana and Mississippi, and numerous other awards.
Grunfeld was influenced by professors David Sutherland and Larry Mason at Syracuse University. While at Syracuse University, Grunfeld was a stringer for UPI, AP and interned at the Syracuse Newspapers. Once he retires, he hopes to go back to his hometown to make his own maple syrup.
Barbara Davidson is a Pulitzer Prize and Emmy award-winning photographer and director best known for her work on victims of gun violence in Los Angeles. Davidson is a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow recipient and spent the year traveling across the United States making portraits of survivors of gun violence using an 8×10 film camera.
A staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times until 2017, Barbara spent much of the past decade photographing women and children trapped in a culture of poverty and guns.
Barbara won global recognition for her 2011 project, “Caught in the Crossfire,” an intimate story of innocent victims trapped in Los Angeles’ deadly gang wars. Rose Smith, was three months pregnant when she was hit by stray bullets on her way home from the market. One bullet just missed her unborn daughter — Miracle — who survived. Rose remains paralyzed.
Barbara was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for the project. She also produced and directed a 30-minute documentary, Caught in the Crossfire: Victims of Gang Violence, which received the 2011 Emmy Award for New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming.
In her decade at the Los Angeles Times, she also covered the San Bernardino terrorist attack which earned a Staff Pulitzer Prize, in 2016, for Spot News. In 2014, she was awarded Pictures of The Year International’s award for Newspaper Photographer of the Year, for the second time, in part for her project on solitary confinement at Corcoran’s men’s prison in California.
Multimedia Contest Judges
Bob Sacha is a director, cinematographer, editor, teacher, photographer and a collaborator on visual journalism projects. He created the video for projects that have won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, a National Emmy for New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming. a Webby and the first gold medal ever given by the Society for News Design. He teamed up with Blue Chalk as the 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, shot & produced had its world premiere at DOCNYC, the country’s largest documentary festival. He is currently an Associate Professor of Video Storytelling at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. His new passion and focus is 360 Video/VR and volumetric capture for journalism.
Travis Fox is the director of the Visual Journalism department at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Fox most recently produced films for FRONTLINE on PBS. His work has also appeared on National Geographic, Al Jazeera, and The New York Times.
From 1999 to 2009, he worked as a senior video journalist at The Washington Post and was widely recognized as a pioneer of news video on the web. He covered such major stories as the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the war in Afghanistan. In 2006, he won the first Emmy Award presented to a web video producer for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina. He was also the first person to win both the Editor of the Year and Videographer of the Year awards from the White House News Photographers Association in the same year. He has won dozens of National Press Photographers Association and Pictures of the Year International awards and has been nominated for a total of eight Emmy’s.
Fox has taught broadcast journalism at the CUNY J-School and multimedia filmmaking at Columbia University. He graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism.