The competition continues to grow, which makes culling the list of exceptional work increasingly challenging. As we try to do for every contest, our judges vary in style and focus. Judging this competition were Laurie Klein and Kerry Jordan, as well as Michael Gilbert whose work has been featured at the International Museum of Photography and is collected internationally as part of the collections of Epson, Canon, Hahnemuhle, Olympus, Mitsubishi, and Kodak. In 2006 he was a featured photographer at Photokina, the worlds largest photography event. (links to the work of these exciting photographers can soon be found in the darkroom).
The winner of the Camera Obscura Journal summer 2012 prize for professional photography is:
Heather Evans Smith for her image “The Midway”
Editor’s Choice for professionals is Larry Louie for his photograph “Sewing”
The winner of the Camera Obscura Journal prize for non-professional photography is:
Hugh Jones for “into the stream”
The Editor’s Choice in this category goes to Pierre Hauser for “On the Edge”
For the complete list of results (along with some images of previous winners).
Many of the finalists will be included in the upcoming Camera Obscura Journal due out in August of 2012.
Here are the guidelines for the Winter Photography Competition (already underway).