Photographers
Jonathan Bachman        

 

Jonathan Bachman won this year's 1st prize in the Contemporary Issues category for his photograph of Iesha Evan's confronting state troopers in Baton Rouge. This image went viral this year and has become an iconic image, driving discussion of race relations and how police interact with the African American Community.

Jonathan will speak at the opening of the exhibition and be present on Saturday, 4 November.

 
Stephanie Sinclair        

 

Stephanie Sinclair was this year's recipient of the Anja Nieringhaus award, presented by the International Women's Media Foundation.

In 2004 Sinclair won World Press Photo's 1st prize singles in the contemporary issues category for her stunning image of a young woman in Afghanistan, coverd with self-inflicted burn wounds after having accidentally knocked her husband's television over whilst cleaning the house. In 2012 won the same distincting, this time for her series "Child Brides" illustrating the plight of young women married off to significantly older men.

Sinclair leads Too Young To Wed, an organization dedicated to ending the marraige of underage women. 

Stephanie will speak at the opening of the exhibition and be present on Saturday, 4 November.

  2004 1st prize singles contemporary issues
Zoeann Murphy        
 

Zoeann Murphy is an award-winning video journalist at The Washington Post.

She reports largely on crisis and forced migration. She’s worked on projects with Tibetan refugees in northern India, Burmese refugees in Thailand, and Syrian refugees in Turkey. Last year, she covered the protests at Standing Rock, the Flint Water Crisis, and worked on A New Age of Walls, a project that examined the global phenomenon of border barriers rising around the world. A New Age of Walls won first place prizes from both World Press Photo and the White House News Photographers Association.

In addition to her work as a visual journalist, she also teaches photography workshops for refugees and immigrants to provide communities with the tools and opportunities to share their own stories in their own images. 

Zoeann Murphy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from SUNY Purchase school of Art + Design and a Masters in New Media Photojournalism from the Corcoran College of Art + Design.

Zoeann will have an event at the exhibtion on the Sunday, 5 November.

 
Giovanni Capriotti        
 

Giovanni Capriotti won 1st prize in the Sports Stories category for his incredible images of the Ruddy York (inclusive) rugby team in Toronto. This striking series reflects snapshots of the players lives and takes the viewer from "masculine" sports action images of the team all the way through to the team's annual drag fundraiser.

Giovanni wil be present at the exhibition during the weekend of Saturday 10 November and Sunday 11 November.

 
Jaime Rojo        
 

Jaime Rojo won the 3nd prize singles in the Nature category for his image of spectactular monarch butterflies contrasted against white snow. The photographs were taken in El Rosario butterfly sanctuary, which is normally a safe place for the millions of Monarchs to escape winter's grasp. Due to a change in weather patterns, the sanctuary has now experienced two years in which snow has fallen, decimating the mornarch population.

 
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