Created by the artist-run non-profit New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA), The Clarence John Laughlin Award supports photographers who use photography, in any style or genre, traditional or digital, “as a means of creative expression.” The $5,000 prize is open to photographers residing in the US. This year’s juror is curator and writer George Slade.
Applicants should submit a portfolio of 10 to 20 images, a written statement and a $25 application fee ($60 for non-members, who then become NOPA members) through the NOPA web site by September 1. A complete list of guidelines, judging criteria and rules can be found at:
Multimedia stories created by Zachary Canepari, The Washington Post, Justin Maxon and Jared Moossy have been honored in the World Press Photo 2017 Multimedia Contest. World Press announced the winners of their seventh annual Multimedia Contest on February 14. The competition honors multimedia projects in four categories: Immersive Storytelling, Innovative Storytelling, and Long- and Short... More ›
Protesting the election of Donald Trump in Los Angeles. ©Los Angeles Times/Marcus Yam Los Angeles Times photographer Marcus Yam has won 2016 Newspaper Photographer of the Year honors at the 74th Pictures of the Year International competition. Yam won for a portfolio that included images from stories about the 2016 wildfires in California, the emotional... More ›
Balloons are released in memory of Siretha White and Starkeisha Reed, Englewood, Chicago, 2009. ©Carlos Javier Ortiz Carlos Javier Ortiz, a photojournalist and filmmaker who has documented the effects of violence in Chicago for more than a decade, has been named one of four winners of the 2017 Studs Terkel Community Media Award. He is... More ›