Winner of the ScratchCam category. I had just come out of a supermarket, heading to my car in the parking lot when, suddenly, I was struck by the beauty of the sky and clouds above my eyes. It was a lovely day in July, just before sunset, and I caught the breeze of mild summer [...]
Tony Docherty on DANDELION WISHES – WINNER OF THE PEOPLE/PORTRAIT CATEGORY. Dandelion Wishes is actually a combination of two images. I first shot the Dandelion while out walking. It was such a good specimen that I knew I had to use it but it sat on my phone for weeks. Over the years I’ve taken [...]
Jordan Cortese on ONE MORE FOR THE BRONX – WINNER OF THE SUNLIGHT CATEGORY Often times we photographers shoot an image not really knowing why it means so much to us and it’s often later, in the processing, that a story begins to unfold similar to the feeling of editing a film.
ROBERT HEROLD on THE VISITATION OF MR. HORATIO – I was really happy with the recognition of this image, because I have a special relationship with it. The constellation of taking it was one of those moments that rarely occurs. This is when you feel that everything is condensing in an exciting sequence of actions [...]
I get off work at 5 am, so my commute home happens when the rest of the city is usually still asleep. Sometimes, though, I catch the tail end of someone’s late night out, and that’s what happened here, at 5 am one Saturday morning in the Union Square subway station in New York. I [...]
The MPA is thrilled to announce INDIFFERENCE as our first Grand Prize winner. Stefano Pessarelli’s piece is a soulful and inspiring image of innocence, a powerful moment in time between the photographer and the two children. The contrast between the delight of the girl showing her toy and the seeming “Indifference” of her companion in [...]
I was walking down the street early one morning and saw this well dressed man standing outside a deli. I asked permission to take his picture and after a couple of frames I asked him to hold my umbrella to hide the distracting elements in the background. It was overcast so the light was beautiful [...]
This was a fun image to create. My friends and I were at Patricia Beach, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada last summer for the afternoon just hanging out and enjoying the day. It’s one of our favourite places to go and relax. I had just started messing around with iPhoneography on my 3GS, learning about the [...]