Thursday, February 24, 2011


Unveiling the Pictures of the Year

There are nearly 50 judging categories in the Pictures of the Year International competition, some of which cite a half dozen or more winners and finalists. Winning images are posted on the Web site as the two-week judging period moves along. But until the judging is finished, the school deliberately doesn’t announce the names of the photographers or where their work appeared. This is meant to ensure that judges in pending categories stick to photographic merits and don’t think things like, “Well, we can’t give another prize to The L.A. Times — they’ve already won enough.”

Provided to The New York Times
Impact 2010, award of excellence: The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and burned in the Gulf of Mexico, off Louisiana. April 20, 2010.

But it has become so easy to figure out the identities anyway, James Estrin said recently on Lens (“And the Winner Is — Anonymous“), that the purpose behind anonymity seems to have been defeated.

So it may seem a bit of a paradox that The Times submitted for prize consideration a breathtaking picture of the collapse of the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico that was taken by someone whose identity the newspaper has not divulged, for his protection as a worker in the region. The photograph won an award of excellence in the Impact 2010 category, as “Anonymous, ‘Untitled.”"

Winners of the Sixty-Eighth Annual
Pictures of the Year International Competition

Saturday, January 8, 2011

About to complete the order for the first of the three books.

On The Beach: I

On The Beach: II

On The Beach: III

Friday, October 22, 2010

I came up with the intent of working full force on the big show but a few things happened that made me want to come back to On The Beach, which is new work I'm still thinking about and working on shooting and hadn't really thought that I was ready to come back to it. But it's been in my head and I saw this kid's bracelets at a Starbucks up here and knew I had to get to business.

I'm finding that the great majority of the portraits are out.


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Saturday, October 9, 2010

On The Beach is going to be at least a 5 year long project. I'm looking at the work and it's just the start.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Economy of the U.S. Gulf

Annual Revenue in Billions l Jobs

Oil and Gas 62.7 l 107,000

Tourism 38.1 l 524,000

Commercial Fishing 0.7 l 14,000

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Testing The Water

Testing The Water Mission Statement:
Our grassroots movement of concerned citizens is dedicated to ascertaining the true magnitude of health risks associated with exposure to oil and chemical dispersants in the Gulf waters through independent laboratory testing. Our citizen's coalition supports the advocation of the Precautionary Principle when it comes to Environmental Protection Safety.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

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I'm not quite back to working on the gulf stuff, but I keep coming back to this photo. Man, I knocked it out of the park with this one.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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