Breakthrough
Photography


ADOBE presents the BREAKTHROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD to celebrate artists creating compelling works through digital imaging. A $1,000 prize and the Adobe® Creative Suite® Master Collection will be given to Stephen Wilkes.



Stephen Wilkes

For more than two decades Stephen Wilkes has been recognized for his fine-art and commercial photography. He has won numerous awards and has had five major exhibitions in the last five years. His photographs can be found in magazines such as Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated, TIME and The New York Times Magazine as well as in the permanent collections of The George Eastman House International Museum of Photography & Film, Library of Congress, Dow Jones Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and The Jewish Museum, New York. Wilkes is based in Westport, Connecticut, and is represented by Bernstein & Andriulli in New York City, Monroe Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica, California. He has won this award for his series "Day to Night." In this series Wilkes photographs a scene for a minimum of ten hours, from the same perspective, capturing a fluid visual narrative of day into night within a single frame.


"Coney Island" an image from "Day to Night," a personal series of images photographed in New York City.
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ADOBE presents the BREAKTHROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD to celebrate artists creating compelling works through digital imaging. A $1,000 prize and the Adobe® Creative Suite® Master Collection will be given to Stephen Wilkes.



Stephen Wilkes

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ADOBE presents the BREAKTHROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD to celebrate artists creating compelling works through digital imaging. A $1,000 prize and the Adobe® Creative Suite® Master Collection will be given to Stephen Wilkes.



Stephen Wilkes

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ADOBE presents the BREAKTHROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD to celebrate artists creating compelling works through digital imaging. A $1,000 prize and the Adobe® Creative Suite® Master Collection will be given to Stephen Wilkes.



Stephen Wilkes

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ADOBE presents the BREAKTHROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD to celebrate artists creating compelling works through digital imaging. A $1,000 prize and the Adobe® Creative Suite® Master Collection will be given to Stephen Wilkes.



Stephen Wilkes

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Marty Forscher
Fellowship Fund
Professional


For the past eight years, PDN has teamed up with Parsons The New School of Design to award students and emerging professionals the MARTY FORSCHER FELLOWSHIP FUND for outstanding achievements in humanistic photography. Congratulations to professional award winner Antonio Bolfo, who will receive a $2,700 cash prize, and student award winner Tobin Jones, who will receive a $1,500 cash prize.

JUDGES
Michelle Borge is a photographer, writer, and lawyer specializing in copyright and media law. She is the former chair of photography department at Parsons The New School for Design and is currently an associate professor.
Peter B. Kaplan has been a photographer for more than 30 years, and his photographs have appeared in countless publications. Kaplan documented the Statue of Liberty's historic restoration beginning in 1982 and currently has the most extensive story on the statue.






Professional Winner
Antonio Bolfo

Antonio Bolfe was born and raised in New York City to Korean and Italian immigrants. He grew up drawing and painting, and attended the Rhode Island School of Design and the International Center of Photography. His work has been published in The New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, American Photography and Communication Arts, among others. He is based in New York City and is represented by Reportage by Getty Images. Bolfo has won this award for his series titled "Survival in Cite Soleil," which documents the mass dumps in Cite Soleil, an extremely impoverished and densely populated commune located in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area of Haiti.


A child prepares to sift through burning garbage in search of scraps to recycle and sell. Serious burn injuries are very common due to the burning trash falling on people while they search.
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For the past eight years, PDN has teamed up with Parsons The New School of Design to award students and emerging professionals the MARTY FORSCHER FELLOWSHIP FUND for outstanding achievements in humanistic photography. Congratulations to professional award winner Antonio Bolfo, who will receive a $2,700 cash prize, and student award winner Tobin Jones, who will receive a $1,500 cash prize.


Professional Winner

Antonio Bolfo

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For the past eight years, PDN has teamed up with Parsons The New School of Design to award students and emerging professionals the MARTY FORSCHER FELLOWSHIP FUND for outstanding achievements in humanistic photography. Congratulations to professional award winner Antonio Bolfo, who will receive a $2,700 cash prize, and student award winner Tobin Jones, who will receive a $1,500 cash prize.


Professional Winner

Antonio Bolfo

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For the past eight years, PDN has teamed up with Parsons The New School of Design to award students and emerging professionals the MARTY FORSCHER FELLOWSHIP FUND for outstanding achievements in humanistic photography. Congratulations to professional award winner Antonio Bolfo, who will receive a $2,700 cash prize, and student award winner Tobin Jones, who will receive a $1,500 cash prize.


Professional Winner

Antonio Bolfo

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For the past eight years, PDN has teamed up with Parsons The New School of Design to award students and emerging professionals the MARTY FORSCHER FELLOWSHIP FUND for outstanding achievements in humanistic photography. Congratulations to professional award winner Antonio Bolfo, who will receive a $2,700 cash prize, and student award winner Tobin Jones, who will receive a $1,500 cash prize.


Professional Winner

Antonio Bolfo

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For the past eight years, PDN has teamed up with Parsons The New School of Design to award students and emerging professionals the MARTY FORSCHER FELLOWSHIP FUND for outstanding achievements in humanistic photography. Congratulations to professional award winner Antonio Bolfo, who will receive a $2,700 cash prize, and student award winner Tobin Jones, who will receive a $1,500 cash prize.


Professional Winner

Antonio Bolfo

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Marty Forscher
Fellowship Fund
Student


For the past eight years, PDN has teamed up with Parsons The New School of Design to award students and emerging professionals the MARTY FORSCHER FELLOWSHIP FUND for outstanding achievements in humanistic photography. Congratulations to professional award winner Antonio Bolfo, who will receive a $2,700 cash prize, and student award winner Tobin Jones, who will receive a $1,500 cash prize.

JUDGES
Michelle Borge is a photographer, writer, and lawyer specializing in copyright and media law. She is the former chair of photography department at Parsons The New School for Design and is currently an associate professor.
Peter B. Kaplan has been a photographer for more than 30 years, and his photographs have appeared in countless publications. Kaplan documented the Statue of Liberty's historic restoration beginning in 1982 and currently has the most extensive story on the statue.






Student Winner
Tobin Jones

Tobin Jones is a photographer of English and American descent. He has spent much of his life living in Africa, which he now considers home. Born in Botswana in 1986, Jones spent most of his childhood growing up in Malawi and Kenya. With his experience in Africa and in international development, Jones hopes to use his photography to capture stories on the continent that might otherwise be overlooked. This will entail subjects that have to do with African society's entrance into the modern world and the inevitable clash that it so often creates. He has won this award for his work documenting prostitution in Kibera, one of Africa's largest slums. The prostitutes in the series can be bought for as little as $1. For this they risk getting HIV, unwanted pregnancies and violent abuse from their customers.


A sex worker waits in a bar for customers. sexual inequality is still a huge problem in Kibera, with men almost always having authority over women in the slum. Combined with alcohol, this makes for an atmosphere in which women can rarely say "no" to a man.
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For the past eight years, PDN has teamed up with Parsons The New School of Design to award students and emerging professionals the MARTY FORSCHER FELLOWSHIP FUND for outstanding achievements in humanistic photography. Congratulations to professional award winner Antonio Bolfo, who will receive a $2,700 cash prize, and student award winner Tobin Jones, who will receive a $1,500 cash prize.


Student Winner

Tobin Jones

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For the past eight years, PDN has teamed up with Parsons The New School of Design to award students and emerging professionals the MARTY FORSCHER FELLOWSHIP FUND for outstanding achievements in humanistic photography. Congratulations to professional award winner Antonio Bolfo, who will receive a $2,700 cash prize, and student award winner Tobin Jones, who will receive a $1,500 cash prize.


Student Winner

Tobin Jones

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For the past eight years, PDN has teamed up with Parsons The New School of Design to award students and emerging professionals the MARTY FORSCHER FELLOWSHIP FUND for outstanding achievements in humanistic photography. Congratulations to professional award winner Antonio Bolfo, who will receive a $2,700 cash prize, and student award winner Tobin Jones, who will receive a $1,500 cash prize.


Student Winner

Tobin Jones

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For the past eight years, PDN has teamed up with Parsons The New School of Design to award students and emerging professionals the MARTY FORSCHER FELLOWSHIP FUND for outstanding achievements in humanistic photography. Congratulations to professional award winner Antonio Bolfo, who will receive a $2,700 cash prize, and student award winner Tobin Jones, who will receive a $1,500 cash prize.


Student Winner

Tobin Jones

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For the past eight years, PDN has teamed up with Parsons The New School of Design to award students and emerging professionals the MARTY FORSCHER FELLOWSHIP FUND for outstanding achievements in humanistic photography. Congratulations to professional award winner Antonio Bolfo, who will receive a $2,700 cash prize, and student award winner Tobin Jones, who will receive a $1,500 cash prize.


Student Winner

Tobin Jones

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The Arnold Newman Prize
for New Directions in
Photographic Portraiture


We proudly award THE ARNOLD NEWMAN PRIZE FOR NEW DIRECTIONS IN PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITURE to Steven Laxton. For the third year, this prize has been awarded to a winner of the PDN Photo Annual whose work echoes Arnold Newman's legendary portraiture. The award is funded by The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation with support from the Maine Media Workshops, American Society of Media Photographers and PDN. Congratulations to Laxton who will receive a $15,000 prize.


JUDGES
Cig Harvey's photographs and books have been exhibited widely and are in the permanent collections of major museums. She has shot campaigns and features for New York magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Kate Spade, Bloomingdales and Maine magazine. Her first solo museum show was at The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway, in the spring of 2012, in conjunction with the release of her monograph You Look At Me Like An Emergency, (Schilt Publishing, 2012).
Timothy Whelan is a photography book collector and owner of Timothy Whelan Photography Fine Photographic Prints and Books. After falling in love with photography as a teenager, Whelan then pursued his interests in photography at both the Maine Photographic Workshops and the Santa Fe Workshops. Whelan runs his bookstore in the Maine Media Gallery.






Steven Laxton

Steven Laxton has won this award for his work documenting small family circuses in El Salvador. These families travel to poor, remote areas, perform and construct the tents, assemble makeshift stands, do their own makeup and make their own costumes. El Salvador has the highest homicide rate of any country in the world, major gang violence and a continuing drug war and these circuses are often the only cultural experiences for the locals. This year Laxton was awarded in the Picture of the Year International Feature Story category for this project. In September, El Salvador's national Museum of Art will feature a major solo exhibit of the series. Laxton's work has appeared in The New Yorker, Elle, Philadelphia Magazine and American Lawyer. He is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.


"Contortionist Girl," from a personal portrait series on nomadic circus families in rural El Salvador.
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We proudly award THE ARNOLD NEWMAN PRIZE FOR NEW DIRECTIONS IN PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITURE to Steven Laxton. For the third year, this prize has been awarded to a winner of the PDN Photo Annual whose work echoes Arnold Newman's legendary portraiture. The award is funded by The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation with support from the Maine Media Workshops, American Society of Media Photographers and PDN. Congratulations to Laxton who will receive a $15,000 prize.



Steven Laxton

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We proudly award THE ARNOLD NEWMAN PRIZE FOR NEW DIRECTIONS IN PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITURE to Steven Laxton. For the third year, this prize has been awarded to a winner of the PDN Photo Annual whose work echoes Arnold Newman's legendary portraiture. The award is funded by The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation with support from the Maine Media Workshops, American Society of Media Photographers and PDN. Congratulations to Laxton who will receive a $15,000 prize.



Steven Laxton

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We proudly award THE ARNOLD NEWMAN PRIZE FOR NEW DIRECTIONS IN PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITURE to Steven Laxton. For the third year, this prize has been awarded to a winner of the PDN Photo Annual whose work echoes Arnold Newman's legendary portraiture. The award is funded by The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation with support from the Maine Media Workshops, American Society of Media Photographers and PDN. Congratulations to Laxton who will receive a $15,000 prize.



Steven Laxton

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We proudly award THE ARNOLD NEWMAN PRIZE FOR NEW DIRECTIONS IN PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITURE to Steven Laxton. For the third year, this prize has been awarded to a winner of the PDN Photo Annual whose work echoes Arnold Newman's legendary portraiture. The award is funded by The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation with support from the Maine Media Workshops, American Society of Media Photographers and PDN. Congratulations to Laxton who will receive a $15,000 prize.



Steven Laxton

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The Sony
Emerging Photographer
Award


THE SONY EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER AWARD recognizes an exceptional up- and-coming photographer. Congratulations to Adam Amengual, who will receive a $1,000 cash prize and a sony® neX-7 Compact interchangeable Lens Digital Camera. Amengual's work will also be featured in the Fall 2012 issue of Sony and PDN's Emerging Photographer magazine.



Adam Amengual

Adam Amengual attended both the Massachusetts College of Art and Parsons The New School for Design. After art school he moved to Brooklyn, New York, and began assisting photographers in advertising, fashion, celebrity and music photography. His clients include Inc., Time Out New York, California Real Estate Magazine, Swindle Magazine, New York, Juxtapoz, sony BMG, Nobu and Tank Theory. His work has been shown in Los Angeles and at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He has won this award for his project "Homies." The portraits in the series were taken at Homeboy Industries, a non-profit based in Los Angeles that "helps men and women to redirect their lives and provide them with hope for their futures." "Homies" has been featured on several blogs including TIME's LightBox, Prison Photography, This is the What, Conscientious and We Can Shoot Too, and is in the permanent collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

The majority of the subjects photographed for the series "Homies" have had a mug shot taken. Adam Amengual has instead decided to show his subjects as proud and iconic, a metaphor for the transformation they are bringing to their own lives through rehabilitation.
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THE SONY EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER AWARD recognizes an exceptional up- and-coming photographer. Congratulations to Adam Amengual, who will receive a $1,000 cash prize and a sony® neX-7 Compact interchangeable Lens Digital Camera. Amengual's work will also be featured in the Fall 2012 issue of Sony and PDN's Emerging Photographer magazine.



Adam Amengual

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THE SONY EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER AWARD recognizes an exceptional up- and-coming photographer. Congratulations to Adam Amengual, who will receive a $1,000 cash prize and a sony® neX-7 Compact interchangeable Lens Digital Camera. Amengual's work will also be featured in the Fall 2012 issue of Sony and PDN's Emerging Photographer magazine.



Adam Amengual

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THE SONY EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER AWARD recognizes an exceptional up- and-coming photographer. Congratulations to Adam Amengual, who will receive a $1,000 cash prize and a sony® neX-7 Compact interchangeable Lens Digital Camera. Amengual's work will also be featured in the Fall 2012 issue of Sony and PDN's Emerging Photographer magazine.



Adam Amengual

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THE SONY EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER AWARD recognizes an exceptional up- and-coming photographer. Congratulations to Adam Amengual, who will receive a $1,000 cash prize and a sony® neX-7 Compact interchangeable Lens Digital Camera. Amengual's work will also be featured in the Fall 2012 issue of Sony and PDN's Emerging Photographer magazine.



Adam Amengual

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The EPSON CREATIVITY AWARD is presented to a photographer who demonstrates originality and creativity in his or her approach to black- and-white photography. Congratulations to winner Sebastião Salgado.

EPSON
Creativity
Award


The EPSON CREATIVITY AWARD is presented to a photographer who demonstrates originality and creativity in his or her approach to black- and-white photography. Congratulations to winner Sebastião Salgado.



Sebastião Salgado

Sebastião Salgado was born in Aimorés, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He lives in Paris. Having studied economics, Salgado began his career as a professional photographer in 1973 in Paris, working with the photo agencies Sygma, Gamma and Magnum Photos until 1994, when he and Lélia Wanick Salgado formed Amazonas images, an agency created exclusively for his work. He has traveled in over 100 countries for his photographic projects. Salgado has been awarded numerous major photographic prizes in recognition of his accomplishments. He is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and an honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in the United States. He has been awarded this prize for his series "Another World, Another Planet: Alaska's North." Seeking a pristine land untouched by humanity, Salgado photographed the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern Alaska.

Seeking a pristine land untouched by humanity, Sebastião Salgado photographed the arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern alaska. Here, Porcupine caribou, named for the Porcupine River, are seen on the flatlands between Kaktovik village (on the arctic ocean coast) and the brooks Range mountains.
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The EPSON CREATIVITY AWARD is presented to a photographer who demonstrates originality and creativity in his or her approach to black- and-white photography. Congratulations to winner Sebastião Salgado.



Sebastião Salgado

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The EPSON CREATIVITY AWARD is presented to a photographer who demonstrates originality and creativity in his or her approach to black- and-white photography. Congratulations to winner Sebastião Salgado.



Sebastião Salgado

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The EPSON CREATIVITY AWARD is presented to a photographer who demonstrates originality and creativity in his or her approach to black- and-white photography. Congratulations to winner Sebastião Salgado.



Sebastião Salgado

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The EPSON CREATIVITY AWARD is presented to a photographer who demonstrates originality and creativity in his or her approach to black- and-white photography. Congratulations to winner Sebastião Salgado.



Sebastião Salgado

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The EPSON CREATIVITY AWARD is presented to a photographer who demonstrates originality and creativity in his or her approach to black- and-white photography. Congratulations to winner Sebastião Salgado.



Sebastião Salgado

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