John Kaplan was a judge in the 2012 Q3 Contest
John Kaplan's 'Diverse Lifestyles of American 21-Year-Olds' project won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. His work shows at museums and galleries worldwide including solo exhibitions in the United States, Bolivia and Korea as well as group shows in the U.S., United Kingdom, France, Japan, Korea, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Kaplan is 1989 Photographer of the Year for the annual Pictures of the Year (POY) contest and received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for outstanding coverage of the disadvantaged in the United States.
Kaplan is a photography, design and international journalism professor at the University of Florida. He is twice photography juror for the Pulitzer Prize and is a frequent lecturer at photo workshops and seminars worldwide.
Kaplan's 'Survivors of Torture in West Africa' project won the 2003 Overseas Press Club Award for Feature Photography and the Harry Chapin Media Award for Photojournalism, and received recognition from the Robert F. Kennedy Foundation, National Headliner Awards, Best of Photojournalism Competition, Pictures of the Year International, Society of News Design and Photo District News Best of Photography Contest. Kaplan is author of Photo Portfolio Success (Writers Digest Books) and has beta-tested digital wedding album production techniques for two companies, including ArtZ.