Annual Photography Award Recipients & Achievement & Merit Awards

Here is where the annual winners of the New York Press Photographers are listed.

NYPPA Photographers of the Year (1996–present)

  • 1996 – John Keating |Newsday
  • 1997 – Susan Watts | New York Daily News
  • 1998 – Todd Maisel | New York Daily News
  • 1999 – Gerald Herbert | New York Daily News
  • 2000 – Evy Mages | New York Daily News
  • 2001 – Vincent LaForet | The New York Times
  • 2002 – Aristide Economopoulos | The Star-Ledger
  • 2003 – Aristide Economopoulos | The Star-Ledger
  • 2004 – Michael Appleton | New York Daily News
  • 2005 – Ron Antonelli | New York Daily News
  • 2006 – Mario Tama | Getty Images
  • 2007 – Moises Saman | Newsday
  • 2008 – Aristide Economopoulos | The Star-Ledger
  • 2009 – Jennifer Brown | The Star-Ledger
  • 2010 – David Goldman | Associated Press
  • 2011 – Aristide Economopoulos | The Star-Ledger
  • 2012 – Aristide Economopoulos | The Star-Ledger
  • 2013 – David Goldman | Associated Press
  • 2014 – Kirsten Luce | Freelance
  • 2015 – James Keivom | New York Daily News
  • 2016 – Aristide Economopoulos | NJ Advance Media
  • 2017 – David Goldman | Associated Press
  • 2018 – Aristide Economopoulos | NJ Advance Media
  • 2019 – Thomas A. Ferrara | Newsday
  • 2020 – Aristide Economopoulos | NJ Advance Media
  • 2021 – David Goldman | Associated Press
  • 2022 –

NYPPA Anthony J. Causi Sports Photographer of the Year (2015–present)

NYPPA Best in Show (1972–present)

  • 1972 – (B/W) – Ed Adams – Time Magazine
  • 1989 – (B/W) –
  • 1989 – (Color) –
  • 1990 – (B/W) – Susan Farley – New York Newsday – “Vietnam Vet Dad Remembers”
  • 1990 – (Color) –
  • 1991 – (B/W) –
  • 1991 – (Color) –
  • 1992 – (B/W) –
  • 1992 – (Color) –
  • 1993 – (B/W) – John Keating | Newsday – “Special Prom”
  • 1993 – (Color) – Steven Schmidt | Gannett Westchester – “The Nominee”
  • 1994 – (B/W) –
  • 1994 – (Color) –
  • 1995 – (B/W) – Gerald Herbert | New York Daily News – “Haiti – The Revolution Within”
  • 1995 – (Color) – Ron Frehm | Associated Press –
  • 1996 – Jon Naso | New York Newsday – “Mourning the Rebbe”
  • 1997 – Susan Watts | Daily News – “Miriam”
  • 1998 – Audrey Tiernan | Newsday – “A Room With a View”
  • 1999 – Jim Estrin | The New York Times – “Gene Therapy- Keeping Jacob Alive”
  • 2000 – Steve Klaver | The Star- Ledger – “Double Murder Suicide”
  • 2001 – Bob Deutsch | USA Today – “What were they Thinking?”
  • 2002 – Jeff Christensen | Reuters – “People Looking out Windows of the WTC”
  • 2003 – Aristide Economopoulos | The Star-Ledger – “Daddys Girl”
  • 2004 – Spencer Platt | Getty Images – “”The Invasion Begins”
  • 2005 – Michael Appleton | Daily News – “Street Fight”
  • 2006 – Craig Warga | New York Daily News – “New Orleans Burning”
  • 2007 – Moises Saman | Newsday – “Presidential Elections in Haiti”
  • 2008 – Todd Maisel | New York Daily News – “First Blood”
  • 2009 – David Goldman | Independent – “Harlem reacts to Obamas Win”
  • 2010 – Hiroko Masuike | Independent – “Bernard Madoff”
  • 2011 – Aristide Economopoulos | The Star-Ledger – “Fight Break Up”
  • 2012 – Craig Ruttle | Independent – “Hail to the Chief”[6]
  • 2013 – James Keivom | New York Daily News – “Hurricane Sandy”
  • 2014 – Al Bello | Getty Images – “Synchronized diving”
  • 2015 – James Keivom | New York Daily News – “Eric Garner Protests”
  • 2016 – David Goldman | Associated Press – “Baltimore Police Death Protest”
  • 2017 – Thomas A. Ferrara | Newsday – ‘‘Doubly Devoted the Tardiff Twins'”
  • 2018 – Byron Smith | Independent – “We Can’t Be Sure”
  • 2019 – Byron Smith | Independent – “Remembering Saheed”
  • 2020 – Craig Ruttle | Independent – ‘Momentary Marathon’
  • 2021 – Al Bello | Getty Images –  ‘Pandemic Hug’
  • 2022 –

Louis Liotta Lifetime Achievement Award

Louis Liotta Lifetime Achievement Award is presented at the New York Press Photographer’s Association awards dinner.  The award is named after Louis Liotta, famed and multi award winning New York Post photographer and is awarded to a news photographer who has demonstrated his/her commitment to news photography over the years. the award reads:  “Awarded for a lifetime of service to his fellow photographers as an officer, trustees of the NYPPA”.

  • 1989 – Herb Schwartz – CBS Network News Director of Photography
  • 2001 – Larry DeSantis – United Press International
  • 2002 – Martin Lederhandler – The Associated Press
  • 2011 – Charles Ruppmann – New York Daily News
  • 2013 – Jerry Engel – New York Post
  • 2017 – Ray Stubblebine – Reuters
  • 2017 – Richard Drew – The Associated Press
  • 2018 – William Turnbull – New York Daily News
  • 2019 – Susan Watts – New York Daily News
  • 2021 – Marilynn K. Yee – New York Times
  • 2021 – Kathy Willens – Associated Press

New York Press Photographers Award of Merit

  • 1993 – David Dinkins – New York City Mayor
  • 2010 – Katherine Conits Starwood Hotels – Director, Community Outreach
  • 2014 – Eric L. Adams – Brooklyn Borough President
  • 2015 – Chief Joseph Fox – New York City Police Department
  • 2015 – Chief James Leonard – New York City Fire Department
  • 2015 – Hon. Ydanis Rodriguez – New York City Councilman
  • 2021 – Elizabeth G. Pratt – Director, Professional Client Development & Support at Canon USA.