Corcoran announces FotoWeek 2010 winners
The judging of 6,500 submissions from more than 35 countries for 2010 FotoWeekDC International is over.
The first place winners in the leading categories are:
· Photojournalism/Social Documentary - Roberto Schmidt won for "Haitian Vendor Robbed." A street vendor is screaming as she clutched her goods in Port-au-Prince after the horrific Jan. 12 earthquake.
· Contemporary Life - Benjamin Lorenz for "Escalator," a long shot of the pattern of the moving stairs at a subway station.
· Portrait - Joshua Yospyn for "V 08 (Pink Girl)," a close-up of a woman with a long face, a pink light bathing the area behind her.
· Fine Arts - Richard Silver for "Construction Site," a view taken above the color and chaos of a building-in-progress.
· Travel - Val Proudkii for "Jump," one youngster in silhouette jumping off a seawall in Havana, Cuba.
The judges also gave awards for a photographic series.
The first-place winners are:
· Photojournalism/Social Documentary - Andrea Bruce for "A Dark Addiction," a look at coal miners who are addicted to prescription pain medication.
· Fine Art - Serli H. for "Individualism," almost-abstract renderings of Spring Fashion Week in Paris.
· Commercial - Jimmy Williams for North Carolina Tourism, including a view of two people sitting on rocks watching the sunset over the mountains.
· Environmental Conservation - Peter McBride for scenes from the Colorado River, including one of a cucupah fish boat in a dry delta of the river.
The competition also named winners in Multimedia-Documentary Storytelling and Experimental and first place went to MediaStorm, a production studio in New York. A People's Choice award cited Jon Vidar for "Extraordinary Odds," a view of a surgery theater in which the medical team operates on the heart of a 9-year-old in Iraq.
Two new categories in 2010 were Mobile Phone, which went to Edward Hoover, who snapped a fire brigade converging on an intersection, and Spirit of Washington, which named Flore de Preneuf for a shadowy picture of the headquarters of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
All of the photographs will be exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, starting Saturday and running through Nov. 13. The Corcoran will not charge admission during that time and will be open on Monday and Tuesday, days when the museum is usually closed.
| November 3, 2010; 8:54 AM ET
Categories: Galleries, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags: 2010 fotoweekdc competition, d.c. photo competition, washington, winners of the 2010 fotoweekdc
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