PDN Video Pick: POYi Winner On a Military Family Left Behind

When Pictures of the Year International announced that its 2011 Multimedia Portfolio Prize was won by Leslye Davis, a student at Western Kentucky University, we were initially surprised. Then we saw Davis’s intimate, sensitively produced videos.

In “Leaving Without Absence,” which she produced for the Mountain Workshops in Elizabethtown, Kentucky where her coach was Liz O. Baylen of the LA Times, Davis observes Chris Jensen, preparing for his fourth deployment, and the young son he leaves behind.

Davis has also created videos on  a high school football team’s relationship to their coach, a young man who survived a suicide attempt, and the self-described “contrariest postman you’ve ever met.”  These videos are all available for viewing on Vimeo.

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Student Wins Multimedia Portfolio Prize at POYi

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    Pakistan-based photographer Adrees Latif has one Photographer of the Year for the Freelance/Agency category at this year’s POYi Awards. Adrees’ work covering flooding, NATO tankers ablaze and the army’s fight against the Taliban in Pakistan in addition to his work during the anti-government protests in Thailand was recognized by the jury.