Stephanie Sinclair was a judge in the 2010 Q3 Contest
Stephanie Sinclair graduated from the University of Florida, with a BA in Journalism and a minor in Fine Art Photography. She was hired by the Chicago Tribune after college where she worked for five years. After covering the war in Iraq, Stephanie quit her job and moved to Iraq and then Beirut, Lebanon to work out of the region. She has since been published in Time, Newsweek, Fortune, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Stern, German Geo and Marie Claire among others.
Stephanie has earned several awards in the Pictures of the Year International annual competition including a first place for a story she did on courthouse weddings in Chicago. The Chicago Bar Association's Herman Kogan Meritorious Achievement Award 2000 was awarded to her for her involvement in a series that the Chicago Tribune produced on the failure of death penalty in Illinois and resulted in the governor to put a moratorium on capital punishment in the state. Stephanie was also part of the paper’s team that won the Pulitzer Prize for their documentation of problems within the airline industry in 2000.
Stephanie’s work from Iraq and Afghanistan is currently on display at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, California to accompany the collection "Breaking the Frame: Pioneering Women Photojournalists. "
In February 2005, her work was featured on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer a segment called Picturing Iraq. The Peace Museum displayed her images from Iraq in an exhibit titled "Occupation " in Chicago, Illinois in the Fall of 2004.