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).