May 10th, 2013
We had some stunning entires for this competition, and as we try to do for every contest, our judges vary in style and focus. Judging this competition were Carl Caylor (his thrid time to judge) and Padraic Deasy, as well as Michael Gilbert for the second time 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:
Omer Chatziserif for his image “Nude Meaning”
The winner of the Camera Obscura Journal prize for non-professional photography is:
Michael Bilotta for “Riddles in the Dark”
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. To see images from past issue no longer available for sale, join us on Facebook or Twitter.
Here are the guidelines for the Winter Photography Competition (already underway).
May 25th, 2011
Congratulations to Rafal Maleszyk whose photograph “Sunflower’s Army” wins the Camera Obscura Journal Photography Competition for the Summer-Fall 2011 issue. Kalliope Amorphous wins for the amateur category with her haunting image “The Bottom of the Sea.” The editor’s choice award goes to Bonnie Jones for her series “He Took the Butter” in the professional category and Hugh Jones gets the amateur editor’s choice award for “Traces, Grand Canyon.”
There were many standouts including Chan Kwok Hung’s “Harvest Day” and Svetlana Batura’s “Mental Equilibrium,” which gave the judges a dilemma, one that I hope they will have again in the future. Matt Walford’s intriguing construction “Library Sentinel” will land on the cover.
Thank you to our judges Joel Grimes, Carl Caylor and Carol Andrews Jensen for your commitment to our endeavor in support of professional and amateur photographers around the world.
A complete list of finalists can be found here Results.
As always, thanks for all the enthusiasm and support.
The Summer-Fall issue of Camera Obscura Journal will hit bookstores by July 1. See the contributors.
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Guidelines for the current contest with a deadline of September 15, 2011 can be found or here .