The Judges for the 2017 NYPPA Year in Pictures

Cheryl Diaz Meyer Pulitzer-Prize winning photojournalist Cheryl Diaz Meyer is best known for her daring coverage of the Iraq War and her insightful documentation of women facing adversity across the globe.  The “eloquent photographs depicting both the violence and poignancy of the war with Iraq” garnered her and colleague David Leeson the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. Her pictures were also awarded the Visa D’Or in 2003 at the Visa Pour L’Image photo festival in France. Now based in Washington, D.C., Diaz Meyer was born and raised in the Philippines and moved with her family to the United States in 1981.

Peter Jones is a freelance photographer and editor based in Toronto, Canada. He was formally a long-time Reuters photographer and editor in charge of the company’s Canadian operations and edited or shot at numerous Olympics, Pan Am Games, Super Bowls, World Series and Stanley Cup Finals for over 25 years. After leaving Reuters he was deputy visuals editor of the Toronto Star. 

Cheryl Diaz Meyer                Peter Jones                           Alan Taylor    

Cheryl Diaz Meyer                Peter Jones                           Alan Taylor 


Alan Taylor-Senior Editor at The Atlantic Editor of “In Focus” news photo blog for the Atlantic Creator and editor of’s Big Picture blog from 05/2008 to 01/2011. Blogger and Web Developer with experience in creating online experiences (Stories, Information Design, Interactive prototypes, Fully functional Ecommerce sites more). I worked as a fulltime Web Developer since 1995, for,,,, and more.


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