2009 Q3

Results from the 2009 Q3 Contest Wedding Photojournalism Contest

The WPJA wishes to extend our congratulations to all our members who had award winning entries in this contest, as well as the work of the contest judges and support of our contest sponsors.

Award Winning Photographers from this Contest

Contest Judges

Al Bello graduated with a Liberal Arts degree from the University of New York at Stony Brook in 1989. Since Joining Allsport/Getty, Al has become Chief Sports Photographer in North America on a very talented staff and is assigned to cover sporting events and people in sports worldwide. He has worked on editorial assignments for Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, Newsweek, Time Magazine, US News and World Report, Maxim, The New York Times, The LA Times, and The London Times. He has also...

David Leeson has been a staff photographer for The Dallas Morning News since 1984. In 2004, he was a Pulitzer Prize Winner for his photographs depicting the violence and poignancy of the war with Iraq. In 1985, Leeson was also a Pulitzer finalist for his photo coverage of apartheid in South Africa. In 1986, he lived on the streets of Dallas with the homeless for two months. The photos, published in a 24-page special section by The Dallas Morning News, won a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award...

Dennis Brack is past President of the <a href="http://www.whnpa.org/" target="_blank" class="body">White House News Photographers Association</a>. 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...

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...

Documentary photographer Kristen Ashburn is based in New York City. She has received numerous honors including an Emmy Award nomination (2007), the John Faber Award from the Overseas Press Club of America (2007), a Getty Grant (2006), National Press Photographers Association's (NPPA) Best of Photojournalism (2007, 2006, 2003), Pictures of the Year (POY-2007), and two World Press Photo prizes (2005, 2003). In 2004, she won Canon's Female Photojournalist Award (AFJ) and was named as one...

Mark Edelson is Presentation Editor at The Palm Beach Post, where he works with photographers, designers, reporters and editors on the packaging of stories throughout the paper. He joined The Post as a picture editor in 1993, and since then has been named Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year eight times. He's also been the lead picture editor or designer for the Post team that has earned numerous awards at Best of Photojournalism, Pictures of the Year, Society for News Design and the...

Born in 1977 in Charlotte, N.C. Lives and works in Oakland, California. Solo and Two Person Exhibitions 2016 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Slow Exposures, Zebulon, Georgia Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Spectre Arts, Durham, N.C. 2015 The Residents, an exhibition of fine art photography, Dickerman Gallery, San Francisco 2014 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, The Half King, New York City 2009 The Ties That Bind: Preston Gannaway and Dana Romanoff, The Light...