6 posts tagged Awards
But the biggest thrill at tonight’s black tie dinner will be watching Joao Silva stand and light the ceremonial candle to remember fallen friends.
Thank you to National Geographic senior editor Susan Welchman who shares this Olivier Rebbot award. Also NGM’s Kurt Mutchler and Ken Geiger who pushed for this difficult story assignment and trusted me. A huge thank you to Noriko Hayashi who assisted me on this story, and the “dog catchers” Leo and Hiroshi Hoshi.
Thank you to The Associated Press. Our CEO Tom Curley believes in the power of photojournalism and had the vision to push for an AP bureau in the otherwise isolated country. Thanks also to Kathleen Carroll, John Daniszewski, Santiago Lyon, Greg Baker, and Brian Carovillano for helping to guide and push it through. A huge thanks to the AP colleagues who work day to day on the ground in the DPRK. Jean H. Lee, Raf Wober, Ng Han Guan, Vincent Yu, and Tim Sullivan.
Here’s a TIME magazine Lightbox post showing my work and the work of fellow winners Pete Muller and Andre Liohn.
Bravo to friends Yuri Kozyrev, Stephanie Sinclair, Todd Heisler, and Sebastian Liste for award citations.
TIME Magazine’s Phil Bicker profiles me on LightBox. A flattering run-down of my photo career so far and a broad edit of my North Korea photography. Thanks Phil and Kira.
“Finalists for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography were: David Guttenfelder, Ng Han Guan and Rafael Wober of the Associated Press for their extraordinary portrayal of daily life inside the reclusive nation of North Korea, including scenes after the death of Kim Jong Il.”
This year’s POY awards are out now. I landed a few mentions:
Japan’s Nuclear Refugees was named a finalist for POY’s Global Vision award.
Susan Welchman, who edited the Japan’s Nuclear Refugees story for National Geographic, won 1st prize in News Story Editing for Magazines.
Afghanistan’s Opium Wars story editor Sarah Leen received an Award of Excellence in the Issue Reporting Story Editing for Magazines category.
I also got a 3rd place in POY’s Impact 2011 category.
POY Photographer of the Year, runner-up. I’m way proud to be listed next to friends Yuri and John & to see the hard fought and beautiful pictures they made on the road in 2011.
I’m so grateful to National Geographic Magazine, and the AP, for supporting the coverage of Japan’s Nuclear Refugees. Special thanks to NGM editor Susan Welchman, The Hoshi Family, and assistant Noriko Hayashi. World Press Photo 2012, 3rd prize General News stories.
And here’s a list and links to my past WPP recognized photographs.