2015 Year in Pictures (2016 Contest)

Results of the 2015 Year in Pictures and Multimedia Contest, judged on March 4 and 5, 2016. 
These photos will appear in the NYPPA 2016 Annual - Multimedia results | Meet the Judges


BEST IN SHOW FOR 2016

David Goldman - Associated Press

SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Al Bello - Getty Images

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Aristide Economopoulos - NJ Advance Media

Spot News

1st Place - Todd Maisel, Daily News - “Screams for Help”
2nd Place - Todd Maisel, Daily News - “Homeless Dog and Man Tangle”
3rd Place - Uli Seit, Independent - Newsday - “Gushing Water”
Honorable Mention - Chad Rachman, New York Post - “East Village Fire”
Honorable Mention - Stephen Yang - Independent -  “J’Ouvert Violence”
Exhibit Award - Aristide Economopoulos, NJ Advance Media - “Violence Erupts at Anti-Violence Rally”
Exhibit Award - Mark Dye, Independent - “Multiple Alarm”
Exhibit Award - Todd Maisel, Daily News - “They Thought We Was Dead”
Exhibit Award - John Taggart, For The New York Times - “Untitled”
Exhibit Award - Mark Dye, Independent - “Fire Light”

General News

1st Place - James Keivom, Daily News - “Funeral for Detective Joseph Lemm”
2nd Place - Sam Simmonds, Independent - “Charlie Hebdo Vigil In New York”
3rd Place - Aristide Economopoulos, NJ Advance Media - “Jacket Toss”
HM - John Roca, Independent for Newsday - “Hart Broken”
HM - James Keivom, Daily News - “Memorial for Police Officer Randolph Holder”
EA - Robert Sabo, Daily News - “A Last Goodbye”
EA - Craig Ruttle, Independent for Newsday - “Lines of Duty”
EA - Gardiner Anderson, Independent - “Randolph Holder Memorial”
EA - Craig Ruttle, Independent for Newsday - “Marching for Freddie”
EA - Robert Sciarrino, NJ Advance Media - “Little American”

Feature

1st Place - Craig Ruttle, Independent for Newsday - “All American Rush Hour”
2nd Place - Bryan Pace, Independent for Daily News - “Opinions May Differ”
3rd Place - Andrew Kelly, Independent - “Chop-Chop”
HM - Uli Seit, Independent for Newsday - “Cadet”
HM - Anthony Delmundo, Daily News - “Thanksgiving 2015”
EA - Stefan Jeremiah - “Bull Rider”
EA - Gabriella Bass - “Babe Shapiro”
EA - Aristide Economopoulos, NJ Advance Media - “Exhausted At The End”
EA - Anthony Delmundo, Daily News - “Future Veterans”
EA - James Keivom, Daily News - “Ballet program at Dance Theatre of Harlem”

Face of New York

1st Place - Chad Rachman, New York Post - “Afternoon Delight” 
2nd Place - Todd Maisel, Daily News - “Musical Subway”
3rd Place - Chad Rachman, New York Post - “Nautical Commute”
HM - James Andrew Kelly, Independent - “Caped Commuter”
HM - Gabriella Bass, Independent - “Bless the Animals”
EA - Bruce Cotler, Independent - “Polar Bear Selfie”
EA - Anthony Delmundo, Daily News - “Eva & Addele”
EA - Bryan R. Smith, Indepndent - “Snow Covered Brooklyn Bridge”

Portrait

1st Place - John C. Williams, Newsday - “House Fire”
2nd Place - Jennifer S. Altman, Independent - “Bel Powley”
3rd Place - Aristide Economopoulos, NJ Advance Media - “Frank Walker Is 105”
HM - Aristide Economopoulos, NJ Advance Media - “Red Prom”
HM - Jennifer S. Altman, Independent - “Hood by Air fashion show and backstage”
EA - Uli Seit, Independent for Newsday - “Sun Shower”
EA - Uli Seit, Independent for Newsday - “Crying Child”
EA - Robert Deutsch, USA Today - “Koch”
EA - Uli Seit, Independent - “Homeless”

Pictorial

1st Place - Gary Hershorn, Independent for Corbis - “The Birds”
2nd Place - Andrew Kelly, Independent - “Shadow in the Flag”
3rd Place - Chad Rachman, New York Post - “Ferry in a Blizzard”
HM - Craig Ruttle, Independent for Newsday - “nycuomo”
HM - Ed Murray, NJ Advance Media - “Rutgers University Commencement”
Exhibit Award - Todd Maisel, Daily News - “Frozen in Place”
Exhibit Award - David Handschuh, Independent - “Myanmar Backyard”

Pope Visits United States

1st Place - Robert Deutsch, USA Today – “St. Pats Welcomes the Pope”
2nd Place - Craig Ruttle, Independent for Newsday – “The Light in His Eyes”
3rd Place - Aristide  Economopoulos, NJ Advance Media – “Pope Francis in Philadelphia”
HM - Robert Deutsch, USA Today – “Maybe I Like, Maybe I Don’t”
HM - David Goldman, The Associated Press – “Sisters Waiting”
EA - Mary DiBiase Blaich, Independent – “Let Us Remember Together”
EA - Bryan R. Smith, Independent - “A Pope Waves in Harlem”

National and International News

1st Place - David Goldman, The Associated Press - “Baltimore Police Death Protest”
2nd Place - James Keivom, Daily News - “Freddie Gray Protests”
3rd Place - James Keivom, Daily News - “Clamenta Pinckney Lies in State at the Capital”
HM - Todd Maisel, Daily News - “Burying a Family”
HM - Joe Marino, Daily News - “B’more: A City on Fire”
Exhibit Award - David Goldman, The Associated Press - “Grandson’s Goodbye to Charleston Shooting Victim”
EA - James Keivom, Daily News - “Charleston Church Reopens after Mass Shooting”
EA - James Keivom, Daily News - “Funeral of Tywanza Sanders & Susie Jackson”
EA - John Taggart, European PressPhoto Agency - “Civil Unrest in Baltimore”
EA - Craig Ruttle, Independent - “A Lift Closer to Freedom”

Sports Action

1st Place - John Munson, NJ Advance Media - “Safe at first”
2nd Place - Al Bello, Getty Images - “Uppercut”
3rd Place - Bruce Bennett, Getty Images - “Eyes on the Puck”
HM - Saed A. Hindash, NJ Advance Media - “Goal”
HM - Edward J. Murray, NJ Advance Media - “Bulls Eye”
EA  - Thomas A. Ferrara, Newsday - “Face First”
EA - Al Bello, Getty Images - “Rebounds”
EA - Charles Wenzelberg, New York Post - “Take Out”
EA - Bruce Bennett, Getty Images - “Up and Over”
EA - Rich Schultz, Independent - “Knock Out”
EA - Al Bello, Getty Images - “Upside Down”
EA - Al Bello, Getty Images - “Safe at Second”
EA - Craig Ruttle, Independent - “Many Feet to Go”
EA - Charles Wenzelberg, New York Post - “Triple Crown for American Pharoah”
EA - Bryan R. Smith, Independent - “Rizzo and the Fan”

Sports Feature

1st Place - Al Bello, Getty Images - Ball in Play”
2nd Place - Andrew Mills, NJ Advance Media - “Interception”
3rd Place - Robert Deutsch, USA Today - “Serena Dominates”
HM - James Keivom, Daily News - “Baltimore Orioles”
HM - Ed Murray, NJ Advance Media “Score!”
EA - Norman Y. Lono, Independent - “Ivanka Swings in High Heels”
EA  - Al Bello, Getty Images - “Enter the Giants”
EA - John Taggart, for The New York Times - “Take Out”
EA - Rich Schultz, Independent - “Up and Over”
EA - Robert Deutsch, USA Today - “Knock Out”
EA - Ed Murray, NJ Advance Media - “Anticipation”

 Animal

1st Place - Thomas A. Ferrara, Newsday – “The “Princess and the Deep Blue Sea”
2nd Place - Audrey C. Tiernan, Independent / Newsday – “Contemplative Cat”
3rd Place - Ed Murray, NJ Advance Media – “Fire Survivor”
HM - Robert Sciarrino, NJ Advance Media – “Calvin’s Watching”
HM - Audrey C. Tiernan, Independent / Newsday – “Yin and Yan”
EA - Debbie Egan-Chin, Daily News – “Dog Rescued”

Digital Darkroom

1st Place - Julia Xanthos, Daily News – “Jane’s Carousel”
2nd Place - Patrick Carroll, Daily News (Retired) – “Sandman in the Sky”
3rd Place - Mark Dye, Independent – “The Headache”
HM - Allan Tannenbaum, Polaris Images – “WTC1 from WTC3”
HM - Aristide Economopoulos, NJ Advance Media – “Waterfront”
EA - Patrick Carroll, Daily News (Retired) – “Treasure from the Sea”
EA - Julia Xanthos, Daily News - “Snow in Brooklyn”

Sports Picture Story

1st Place - Andrew Mills, NJ Advance Media – “Repeating Eighth Grade for Athletic Advantage”
2nd Place - Al Bello, Getty Images – “Pan Am Games”
3rd Place - Bryan R. Smith, Independent – “American Pharoah Wins the Triple Crown”
HM - Aristide Economopoulos, NJ Advance Media – “High School Football Teams Prepare for Season”
HM - Mariela Lombard, El Diario La Prensa – “Boxer Miguel Cotto Trains”

Feature Picture Story

1st Place - Aristide Economopoulos, NJ Advance Media – “Comic-Con”
2nd Place - Aristide Economopoulos, NJ Advance Media – “Seaside Heights Boardwalk at Night”
3rd Place - David Goldman, The Associated Press – “Pope Francis Visits the US”
HM - Aristide Economopoulos, NJ Advance Media – “The High School Prom”
HM - Gio Nakamura, Independent – “We Are Marchers”

News Picture Story

1st Place - David Goldman, The Associated Press – “Baltimore Police Death”
2nd Place - Stephen Yang, Independent – “Baltimore Riots”
3rd Place - James Keivom, Daily News – “Aftermath following the death of Freddie Gray ”
HM - Todd Maisel, Daily News – “Sad Return to the Homeland”
HM - Todd Maisel, Daily News – “Killer Explosion”

 

2016 MULTIMEDIA WINNERS

Judges Comments:

The judges felt the overall category was weak, with a few strong entries. They felt the long form first place was a good entry but the other long form entries could use better visuals, better sound and better editing (which often appeared rushed). They awarded prizes hoping to encourage greater participation in the category. They said that there are different ways to tell a story and the video is a different skill set, and still photographers moving to the new medium need to apply new ideas in their approach to the new medium. The short form entries were stronger, but many of the same comments applied.  

Click on Title to view the winning videos.

Short-form (under 5 minutes)

1st Place - Pearl Gabel - Freelance - Bramhall's World
2nd Place - Andrew Theodorakis - Freelance - New York Islander's "Islanders Like Me"
3rd Place - John Munson - NJ Advance Media - N.J. teen prepares to make 20-mile swim from Long Island to Jersey Shore

Long-form (over 5 minutes)

1st Place - Alejandra Villa - Newsday - Gabriel’s World: A mother's devotion to a boy allergic to all foods
2nd Place - Andre Malok - NJ Advance Media - Why schools keep their small football programs alive
3rd Place - Pearl Gabel - Freelance - The Chickens Under The Bridge: Animal Sacrifice, Ritual Abandonment and Redemption on Jamaica Bay

 

CONTEST JUDGES

Steve Fine is the photo editor at Flipboard, an app that serves 10 million readers a day. Prior to that, he was the Director of Photography at Sports Illustrated for 17 years and before that edited pictures on staff at The New York Times for nine years. He has worked as a freelancer for NBC Sunday Night Football and appeared on HBO’s “Sport in America” documentary.

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James K. Colton is Editor-at-Large at ZUMA Press and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of zPhotoJournal.com. He began his career in 1972 at the Associated Press. Five years later he joined Newsweek and became their Director of Photography before joining Sports Illustrated as their Photography Editor for 15 years. He was the Jury Chairman for the World Press Photo contest in 2005, received an International Photography Awards “Lucie” for Picture Editor of the Year in 2007, was the recipient of the “Focus” award for Lifetime Achievement by the Griffin Museum in 2010 and has been acknowledged as one of the 100 most important people in photography by American Photo.

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Sue Brisk began her fascination with photojournalism using the camera she received from her grandmother. Her passion for photojournalism came from being in Memphis Tennessee during the Martin Luther King assassination and following the turmoil in America during 1968.After pursuing photography in high school she attended the San Francisco Art Institute where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. While working at Newsweek's Boston Editorial Bureau, she earned her Master of Science in Print Journalism from Boston University. For 17 years she worked at Sipa Press, the French Agency representing photographers worldwide, followed by a position at the prestigious Magnum Photos as Editorial Director. Ms. Brisk has been a board member of the EugeneSmith Fund. She has been a judge for numerous photographic events such as Pictures of The Year, The Overseas Press Club and the Santa Fe Fellowship Prize amongst others. She has reviewed work at Houston's FotoFest, Santa Fe's Reviews, Portland's PhotoLucida, Fotofusion in West Palm Beach and at The Palm Springs annual Photographic Festival. Her current career freelancing as a visual editor is focused on helping photographers elevate and 're-imagine' their own personal vision. She provides guidance for presentation, selection, editing, and sequencing for portfolios & media publications.