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v13 Contest Judges
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Damon Winter joined the staff of the New York Times in May 2007 after working as a staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times. He has previously worked for The Dallas Morning News, Newsweek, Magnum Photos as well as The Ventura County Star and Indianapolis Star. Damon has covered a broad range of stories including conflicts in Israel and Afghanistan, 9/11 in New York, the Olympics and feature stories in Haiti, Vietnam, Cuba, Russia, and India among others.
Damon was born in New York and grew up in St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. He studied at Columbia University in New York where he received a Bachelor's degree in environmental science. Damon has won Emmy, Dupont and Visa pour l’Image awards as well as multiple honors from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, and NPPA Best of Photojournalism including POY and NPPA Newspaper Photographer of the Year. His photo essay on sexual abuse victims in western Alaska was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for Feature Photography and won the National Journalism Award for Photojournalism that year. His coverage of Barack Obama’s historic campaign for the presidency was awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography.
Dennis Brack is past President of the White House News Photographers Association. Brack has won awards from the National Newspaper Photographers Association, the White House News Photographers Association and the World Press Association. Brack is also the secretary/ treasurer of the United States Senate Standing Committee of Press Photographers. This six-member committee determines the photographic coverage of the House and Senate, the conventions and the Inauguration.
From JFK to today, Dennis Brack has photographed the Presidents of the United States and he hopes to continue this coverage for years to come. Represented by Black Star, the clients have changed through the decades: LIFE, NEWSWEEK; were major clients over these years. Brack averaged a picture a week in TIME for twenty-three years.
Amanda Voisard is a Washington, D.C. based multimedia journalist who specializes in social issue short-form documentaries. Her assignments have ranged from wading through chest-deep waters in search of residents devastated by Hurricane Sandy, documenting the struggle of the Havasupai during their fight to protect their homeland from uranium mining to photographing in Tahrir Square during the 1st anniversary of the Egyptian revolution. Most recently she spent four months in war-torn northern Uganda producing a documentary on the reconciliation and reintegration of former child soldiers back into their host communities.
Prior to this, she was a member of the award-winning staff at The Palm Beach Post during which time her work was recognized by the Florida Press Club, National Press Photographers Association, and Women in Photojournalism along with being a member of the Atlanta Photojournalism Conference photo staff of the year. In 2010, she left The Palm Beach Post to pursue a master's degree in multimedia photography at Syracuse University where she worked as an instructional associate. In between semesters, she worked in the photography department at The Washington Post and spent a semester documenting the current state of Kurdish affairs in Istanbul, Turkey. Amid working on mostly grant-funded projects, Voisard works as a freelance visual journalist producing work for leading publications such as The Washington Post.
Women in Photojournalism- 2008 winner
Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar Contest- a member of the 2006 Newspaper Staff of the Year
Florida Press Club Excellence In Journalism Contest- 1st place Pictorial Photography
MSNBC.com- featured 2008 year in pictures
DOUBLEtruck Magazine- showcased in Fall 2007-Issue 9
New York State Associated Press Awards- 1st place Spot News 2005 and 2nd place Feature 2005
National Press Photographers Association- National clip contest win May 2004
Region 2 and Region 6 multiple 1st, 2nd, 3rd wins; Placed Top Ten 2004; 2005 Region 2 Photographer of the Year
David Stephenson has been the Photojournalism Adviser for the University of Kentucky’s student newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel, since 2009. David returned to his native Lexington and joined the staff of the Herald-Leader in 1997 before leaving to join the Kernel. He is a four-time recipient of the Kentucky News Photographers Association’s Photographer of the Year Award and has been named Sports Photographer of the Year three times. He won the National Press Photographers Association Region 4 Photographer of the Year in 2000 and 2002. Stephenson, a 1992 WKU graduate, recently completed a four-year project, “A New Dawn?”, following a young mother addicted to pain pills through a local Drug Court Program.
In 2005, David created heraldleaderphoto.com, a place for staff photographers to publish multimedia and slideshows. The site recently won a Media Eclipse Award for 2007 Kentucky Derby Coverage online. He also created a site specifically for one of his favorite series of stories on oddly name towns in Kentucky, Project Dateline. David led the staff’s charge into multimedia and has produced videos and multimedia projects which have won awards in the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, POYi, NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism, and The Southern Short Course.