2014 Year in Pictures (2015 Contest)

Results of the 2014 Year in Pictures and Multimedia Contest. These photos will appear in the NYPPA 2015 Annual | Meet The Judges| Multimedia results


SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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Al Bello, Getty Images

Best in Show for 2015

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James Keivom, Daily News

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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James Keivom, Daily News

Spot News winnerSpot News

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1st Place - James Keivom, Daily News – "Fatal Gas Explosion in Harlem"

2nd Place - Debbie Egan-Chin, Daily News – "Cops Killed"

3rd Place - Todd Maisel, Daily News – "Stop or I’ll Shoot"

HM - James Messerschmidt, Independent – "No More Pain: 2"

HM - Paul Martinka, Freelance – "Not in Time"

EA - Joe Marino, Daily News – "Capers Family Member Breaks Down"

EA - Marc Hermann, For The Daily News – "Bronx Bloodshed"

EA - David Handschuh, Freelance – "Gas Explosion Kills Six"

General News

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1st Place - Jason DeCrow, Freelance – "Brooklyn Bridge Takeover"

2nd Place - Aristide Economopoulos, NJ Advance Media – "Washing Away the Homicide"

3rd Place - Julio Cortez, The Associated Press – "Homeless Thanksgiving"

HM - Bryan Smith, Freelance – "Police Academy Graduation"

HM - Spencer Platt, Getty Images – "Funeral Held for Eric Garner"

EA - Norman Y. Lono, Contract Photographer for Daily News "Unmarked Grave Sorrow"

EA - Mel Levine, Time Inc. – "9/11 Lights"

EA - John Taggart, The Wall Street Journal – "All Lives Matter"

National/International News

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1st Place - Kirsten Luce, Independent – "As Above, So Below"

2nd Place - David Goldman, The Associated Press – "Shot in the Leg"

3rd Place - Joe Marino, Daily News – "A Kiss to Heal Ferguson"

HM - Lucas Jackson, Reuters – "Funeral"

HM - Kirsten Luce, Freelance – "Migrant Summer"

EA - James Keivom, Daily News – "Ferguson Protests"

EA - James Keivom, Daily News – "Ferguson Protests"

EA - James Keivom, Daily News – "Ferguson Protests"

EA - David Goldman, The Associated Press – "Ferguson Reacts"

Feature

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1st Place - David Goldman, The Associated Press – "Sochi Gay Club"

2nd Place - David Handschuh, Freelance – "Rain Dance"

3rd Place - Debbie Egan-Chin, Daily News – "Last Smoke"

HM - Aristide Economopoulos, NJ Advance Media – "Flip"

HM - Lucas Jackson, Reuters – "Jump"

EA - David Handschuh, Freelance – "Crossing Fifth Avenue"

EA - David Handschuh, Freelance – "Looking for a Taxi"

EA - Kirsten Luce, Freelance – "The Fireworks Family"

EA - Anthony DelMundo, Daily News – "United Over Plainview Park"

EA - Andrew Kelly, Freelance – "Tonight’s Appetizer"

Face of New York

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1st Place - Hiroko Masuike, The New York Times – "New York Subway Riders"

2nd Place - Bruce Cotler, Freelance – "Say Cheese"

3rd Place - Joe Marino, Daily News – "De Blasio Remembers"

HM - Chad Rachman, The New York Post – "City in a Bubble"

HM - Anthony DelMundo, Daily News – "Baldwin and Panhandlers"

EA - Chad Rachman, The New York Post – "Love Boat"

EA - Aristide Economopoulos, NJ Advance Media – "Spiderman’s Stroll"

EA - Norman Y. Lono, Contract Photographer "New York Angel"

EA - David Handschuh, Freelance – "Mudmen on the Subway"

Portrait

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1st Place - James Messerschmidt, Independent – "AIDS Before the Cocktail: 5"

2nd Place - Alejandra Villa, Newsday – "In the Kitchen Sink"

3rd Place - Jennifer Altman, Freelance – " Jonathan Fleming Exonerated "

HM - James Keivom, Daily News – "Ferguson Protestor"

HM - Norman Y. Lono, Contract Photographer for the Daily News – "Choke to Death Widow Garner"

EA - Thomas Ferrara, Newsday – "Brew Love"

EA - Debbie Egan-Chin, Daily News – "Heart Broken"

EA - Debbie Egan-Chin, Daily News – "Feminine"

EA - James Messerschmidt, Independent – "AIDS Before the Cocktail: 9"

EA - James Keivom, Daily News – "Bishme Ayers"

Sports Action

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1st Place - Al Bello, Getty Images – "The Beckham Catch"

2nd Place - Bruce Bennett, Getty Images – "Pain in the Glass"

3rd Place - Al Bello, Getty Images – "Belmont Start"

HM - Rich Schultz, Freelance – "Cotto Martinez"

HM - Al Bello, Getty Images – "In the Mix"

EA - Andrew Mills, NJ Advance Media "Back Points"

EA - Julio Cortez, The Associated Press – "Beckham Catch"

EA - Lucas Jackson, Reuters – "Crash"

EA - John Karsten Moran, Independent – "Irish Dancing"

Sports Feature

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1st Place - Julie Jacobson, The Associated Press – "Winning Hit"

2nd Place - Bruce Bennett, Getty Images – "End of the Road"

3rd Place - Al Bello, Getty Images – "U.S. Open Tennis Champion"

HM - Lucas Jackson, Reuters – "Lost"

HM - Bruce Bennett, Getty Images – "Let’s Take it Outdoors"

EA - Bruce Bennett, Getty Images – "Victory and Defeat"

EA - Jason DeCrow, Freelance – "The Waiting Game"

EA - David Goldman, The Associated Press – "Senior Olympian"

EA - James Keivom, Daily News – "World Cup Celebration"

EA - Robert Sabo, Daily News – "Cilic Wins U.S. Open"

EA - Charles Wenzelberg, The New York Post – "Jeter’s Last At Bat"

EA - Charles Wenzelberg, The New York Post – "Photogenic"

EA - Al Bello, Getty Images - “Untitled”

Pictorial

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1st Place - John Karsten Moran, Karsten Moran for The New York Times – "World Trade Center Memorial"

2nd Place - Gary Hershorn, Freelance for Corbis Images – "The Seagulls"

3rd Place - John Karsten Moran, Karsten Moran for The New York Times – "The Bolshoi Ballet’s Swan Lake"

HM - John Taggart, Wall Street Journal – "Untitled"

HM - Rich Schultz – "Presidential Silhouette"

EA - Spencer Platt, Getty Images – "Morning Fog"

EA - Lucas Jackson, Reuters – "Kiss"

EA - Gary Hershorn, Freelance for Corbis Images – "Impending Storm"

EA - Debbie Egan-Chin, Daily News – "Line of Duty Death"

EA - Gary Hershorn, Freelance for Corbis Images – "Tribute in Lights"

EA - Norman Y. Lono, Contract Photographer – "Made You Look"

EA - Craig Ruttle, Freelance – "The Art of Ballet"

Animal

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1st Place - Charles Wenzelberg, New York Post – "A Furry Yankee Fan"

2nd Place - Mark A. Hermann, Freelance – "Bad Luck Chuck"

3rd Place - Robert Sabo, Daily News – "Possum and Chrome"

HM - William Perlman, NJ Advance Media – "Sneak Peek at Hippo Haven"

HM - Bruce Bennett, Getty Images – "Confrontation"

EA - Bill Kostroun, Freelance – "Tossing His Lunch"

EA - Anthony DelMundo, Daily News – "Grumpy Cat"

EA - Robert Deutsch, USA Today – "Killer Bees"

EA - Debbie Egan-Chin, Daily News – "Breakfast"

Mobile Phone

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1st Place - Aristide Economopoulos, NJ Advance Media – "Hurdles"

2nd Place - Pearl E. Gabel, "Memorial for Officers Ramos and”

3rd Place - Julia Xanthos, Daily News – "Anna Wintour"

HM - Alejandra Villa, Newsday – "American Rain"

HM - John Taggart, The Wall Street Journal – "Woman speaks with Police"

EA - Chad Rachman, New York Post – "Ferry Panorama"

EA - Pearl E. Gabel, "Tourists in Thailand"

EA - Andrew Theodorakis, Independent, Daily News – "Three Bridges"

EA - David Handschuh, Freelance – "Taxi in Manhattan"

EA - Julia Xanthos, Daily News – "Hipster Food Shopper"

Editorial Illustration

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1st Place - Uli Seit, Independent Contractor – "Shopping Healthy"

2nd Place - Patrick Carroll, Daily News, Retired – "Love Story"

3rd Place - Patrick Carroll, Daily News, Retired – "Framed Ladies"

HM - Patrick Carroll, Daily News, Retired – "Reversal of Fortune"

HM - Patrick Carroll, Daily News, Retired – "Illusions in Cellblock 9"

EA - Patrick Carroll, Daily News, Retired – "Fifth Avenue and Central Park"

Sports Picture Story

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1st Place - John Taggart, The Wall Street Journal – "One Last Fight"

2nd Place - Pearl E. Gabel, Daily News – "Jasheen Holloway"

3rd Place - Al Bello Getty Images – "Sochi Winter Olympics"

HM - Aristide Economopoulous, NJ Advance Media – "Farms of the Far Hills Horse Races"

HM - Charles Wenzelberg, The New York Post – "Jeter’s Final Year"

Feature Picture Story

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1st Place - David Goldman, The Associated Press – "When Coal is Over"

2nd Place - Thomas A. Ferrara, Newsday – "Brew Love"

3rd Place - Hiroko Masuike, The New York Times – "Subway Etiquette Offenders"

HM - Debbie Egan-Chin, Daily News – "Tattoo Breasts (Double Mastectomy)"

HM - Thomas A. Ferrara, Newsday – "The Double Lives of Derby Girls"

EA - Hiroko Masuike, The New York Times – "Tsunami Survivors: Now"

News Picture Story

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1st Place - James Keivom, Daily News – "Eric Garner Protests"

2nd Place - James Keivom, Daily News, "Ferguson"

3rd Place - Paul Martinka, Freelance – "Walk of Sorrow"

HM - James Keivom, Daily News – "Fatal Harlem Gas Explosion"

HM - Debbie Egan-Chin, Daily News – "Don’t Shoot"

2015 MULTIMEDIA WINNERS

Short-form (under 5 minutes)

1st Place - Debbie Egan-Chin, Daily News, "Cop Assassination"

2nd Place - Andre Malok, NJ Advance Media, "Body painting & Graffiti come together for artist Leon Rainbow"

3rd Place - Todd Maisel, Daily News, "3 alarm fire"

Long-form (over 5 minutes)

1st Place - John Munson, NJ Advance Media, "Medical Marijuana"

2nd Place - Julia Xanthos, Daily News, "Everything's OK"

3rd Place - Thomas Ferrara, Newsday, "Roller Derby Girls"

2015 NYPPA JUDGES

Porter Binks is a freelance photo editor, photographer and photo event manager in New York City.  He is currently the photo consultant to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. Other clients include The United States Golf Association, New York Road Runners and The Big East Conference. Binks was with Sports Illustrated for 10 years as the College Basketball picture editor, where he occasionally freelance edits.

He was the basketball photo manager at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and at Ski Jumping/Cross Country for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. Before joining Sports Illustrated, Binks spent 16 years as a sports picture editor and photographer at USA TODAY, also covering news and sports assignments in Washington, D.C.

Binks was a judge for the Newspaper Division of the 2010 Pictures of the Year International (POYi) sponsored by the University of Missouri. He’s a member of NPPA, NYPPA and WHNPA. He began his career as a reporter at The Chattanooga Times.

Chris Chambers After studying Management at Springfield College in Massachusetts, Chris Chambers went against conventional wisdom and took a job as a photo assistant at NBA Photos. He spent 2 years working in the photo archive doing everything from filing dupes to learning how to edit. After getting tired of life in the office he spent a year assisting NBA photographer Jesse Garrabrant.

Deciding he was more cut out for editing than shooting, Chris took a job with Getty Images as a night picture desk editor. Chris’s time at Getty was highlighted by his 7 year run as Senior Field Photo Editor traveling the globe covering 4 Olympics, the FINA World Swimming Championships, Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, Indianapolis 500 and the Kentucky Derby.

He currently is the College Football and Motorsports picture editor for Sports Illustrated magazine and also spends the second week of April as a contract photo editor for Augusta National during the Masters Golf tournament.

During his 16 years working in photography Chris has been based out of New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. He currently lives in Hoboken, NJ with his fiancée Brittany and dog Murphy.

Elise Amendola, one of our judges in this year’s photo contest, has been a photographer for the AP in Boston for the past 31 years.

When not covering the day-to-day, Elise specializes in sports and politics. She has photographed numerous Olympics, World Cups, Super Bowls, World Series, tennis and golf majors, as well as presidential campaigns spanning from Hillary Clinton's bid in 2008 all the way back to Michael Dukakis in 1988 and everything in between.