Gina Ferazzi was a judge in the 2009 Q3 Contest
Gina has been a staff photographer with the Los Angeles Times since 1994. Her Wildfire photos were part of the staff Pulitzer Prize win for Breaking News in 2004. Other recent awards include: Best of Photojournalism 2007: Second Place - Natural Disaster Single, 61st Pictures of the Year 2004: Second Place - Spot News; Award of Excellence - News Photo Story; Award of Excellence – Pictorial, Best of Photojournalism 2004: Second Place - Domestic News; Honorable Mention - Domestic News Picture Story.
Gina has covered the last three Winter Olympics in Japan, Salt Lake City and Italy. She also covered many national sporting events, presidential campaigns, local and national news events including Hurricane Katrina. Most recently, Gina has been on the Campaign Trail through Iowa and New Hampshire. Before that she was covering the American League baseball playoffs and the California Wildfires in 2007.
In 1992, Gina was named Best of Gannett and California Photographer of the Year while working for the San Bernardino Sun in San Bernardino, CA. She began her career in photojournalism at the Kennebec Journal in Augusta, Maine after graduating from the University of Maine, Orono with a degree in Journalism.