Posts Tagged ‘POYi’

POYi Punts on Pellegrin Controversy

Posted by on Wednesday February 27, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism

Pictures of the Year International organizers have finally weighed in on the controversy surrounding Paolo Pellegrin’s prize-winning contest entry. And they dodged the issue that is central to the debate: the legitimacy of one particular documentary-like image of a subject posing with a gun in a parking garage–at Pellegrin’s request. (The subject told PDN that... More

Paolo Pellegrin and His Subject At Odds Over Photograph

Posted by on Friday February 22, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

© Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum Photos In response to allegations that he staged a photograph and plagiarized captions for his prize-winning story about the underside of Rochester, New York, Paolo Pellegrin has defended the work in a statement distributed by Magnum, his agency. The full text of the statement is below. On the BagNews Notes blog, Pellegrin... More

David Alan Harvey Wins POYi’s Best Photo Book Prize

Posted by on Wednesday February 20, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey has won Best Photography Book honors in the 2013 POYi competition. Harvey won for “(based on a true story),” an experimental book comprising a collection of images–part true, and part fictional–of a journey through Rio that “explode with color, heat, humidity, sex, more sex, danger, fear, chaos, more chaos,” according... More

Paolo Pellegrin named POYi Freelance Photographer of the Year

Posted by on Tuesday February 19, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Magnum photographer Paolo Pellegrin has been named Freelance Photographer of the Year at the Picture of the Year International competition. Runners up were Tomas Munita, the second place winner, and third place winner Paolo Marchetti. Pellegrin’s portfolio of 50 images included selections from projects that mostly explore the wrenching consequences of economic hardship and political... More

Ezra Shaw Named POYi Sports Photographer of the Year

Posted by on Friday February 15, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Ezra Shaw of Getty Images has been named Sports Photographer of the Year in the 70th annual Pictures of the Year International competition. His winning portfolio includes dramatic action and feature photos from a a wide range of sports: cycling, snow boarding, America’s Cup sailing, baseball, football, and the 2012 summer Olympics. Quinn Rooney of... More

Associated Press Wins Top Portrait Prizes at POYi

Posted by on Friday February 8, 2013 | Photojournalism

Associated Press has picked up two first prize awards in the Portrait and Portrait Series categories of the 70th annual POYi competition. The wire service now has 5 first prize awards after three days of POYI judging. AP photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza won top prize in the Portrait category for a very pirate-like image... More