There are a lot of contests and awards, but the contest I probably respect the most and always admire all the awarded work is American Photography. This was my first time entering the contest, and I am elated and humbled to be chosen. I am especially happy that it was this image of Lizzo that I shot in December for Minnesota Public Radio / The Current that was awarded as well.
From the note sent by AP 32:
"We are pleased to inform you that the work you submitted to the American Photography 32 Call For Entries has been chosen to appear online as part of The AI-AP ARCHIVE at ai-ap.com.
Your image was one of only 203 images from 8,909 submitted to receive at least 2 votes and is therefore eligible to appear permanently on The ARCHIVE – AI-AP’s exclusive online, juried collection where over time photographers can build an online portfolio of their AP winning images and where creatives can search and make direct contact with them.
This year’s American Photography jury included: Anna Goldwater Alexander, Director of Photography, WIRED; Sarah Filippi, Director of Photography, Fast Company; Genevieve Fussell, Senior Photo Editor, The New Yorker; Kelli Grant, Photo Editor, Yahoo News; Jennifer Miller, Photo Director, Condé Nast Traveler; Florence Nash, Associate Photo Editor, People; and Emily Shornick, Associate Photo Art Director, Tory Burch.
The ARCHIVE will launch in November immediately after The Party and BIG TALK, November 2-3, 2016"
In the mean time, you can see my image and all the winners on the ai-ap.com gallery here.
Retouching by Emily Fishman at Hunny Digital
Photograph by Nate Ryan © Minnesota Public Radio.