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HONORABLE MENTIONS

Jon Lowenstein (2008)
Lucian Read (2008)
Lisa Kessler (2004)
Anna Kuperberg (2002)

Jon Lowenstein is a freelance photographer based in Chicago. He has received a Getty Award for Editorial Images, a World Press Photo Award, an Alicia Patterson Fellowship, a USC Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism Racial Justice Fellowship, and a New America Award from the National Press Photographers Association, among others. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at the Chicago Cultural Center; Giola Gallery, Chicago; and Governor’s State University, Illinois. He is represented by the Noor photo agency in Amsterdam.

www.jonlowenstein.com

Shadow Lives USA
“These are the best border pictures I have ever seen; Jon Lowenstein is a fantastic documentary photographer.”—Mary Ellen Mark

Lucian Read, a New York–based freelance photographer, has been on assignment in Iraq, Latin America, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and the Balkans, among others. An extensive selection of Read’s photographs of U.S. Marines in Iraq hangs on the walls of the National History of the Marine Corps Museum, Quantico, Virginia. His work has been published in Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Time, U.S. News & World Report, Paris Match, Stern, the New York Times, and American Photo. Read is represented by the Rapport Press photo agency in New York.

www.lucianreadphotography.com/

In Iraq
“These photographs knocked me out. The work is so poetic—which might be a strange word to use for photographs of war.”—Mary Ellen Mark

Lisa Kessler is a freelance editorial and documentary photographer with degrees from Brown University and Boston University who teaches at Northeastern University and the Maine Photographic Workshops. An early version of her Heart in the Wound series received the 2002 Award of Excellence from POYi. A film version premiered at the Boston International Film Festival in 2009. Kessler’s work is in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and her work has been exhibited at the Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Mass.; Boston Arts Academy; Scollay Square Gallery, Boston; and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

www.lisakesslerphotography.com

Heart in the Wound: Sexual Abuse from the Catholic Church to Civil Society
“Lisa Kessler’s work deserves recognition because of the seriousness and difficulty of her subject, which is of its very nature shameful and invisible. Her imaginative (and foresightful) treatment of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy is distinguished by an incisive choice of incident and succinct and graphic framing . . . and paints a complex picture of the long-term individual and collective consequences of these abominable crimes.”—Maria Morris Hambourg

Anna Kuperberg is a freelance photographer based in San Francisco. She received her BFA from Washington University in 1991 and her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1996. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the St. Louis Art Museum, and the Portland Art Museum. Kuperberg was selected as one of American Photography’s Top Ten Wedding Photographers in 2009. One of the images from her Children of St. Louis’s South Side series was selected by Elliot Erwitt for inclusion in the book Fresh Milk: Friendship, Family, Love and Laughter (2009).

www.kuperberg.com

Children of St. Louis’s South Side
“I so much wish we could have published two books. Anna Kuperberg’s pictures are wonderful. However much the subject has been explored, her photographs are her own, fresh . . . a combination of agility, daring, gentleness, and affection.”—Robert Adams

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