2010 Center Choice Award Winners Announced

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The winners of Center's 2010 Choice Awards have been announced.

The annual Center Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers in three categories – Curator’s Choice, Director’s Choice and Editor’s Choice awards.

This competition attracts the most esteemed jurors including the Photo Editor from the New York Times Magazine and the Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art. This year, over 6,000 images were submitted to the awards from 24 different countries including Denmark, Iceland, Iran, Portugal and Singapore.

The Director’s Choice jurors and Newspace Center for Photography representatives noted -
“Our selection is unified by a subtle elegance, a delicate humanity, and a sense of mystery, as well as a remarkable clarity of perspective and a high level of craft. As a whole, the images chosen speak to our primary interest in showcasing challenging contemporary fine-art and fine-art documentary work."

CURATOR'S CHOICE AWARD

JUROR: Roxana Marcoci, Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art

1st PRIZE - Aaron Huey, Seattle, WA
2nd PRIZE - Martine Fougeron, The Bronx, NY
3rd PRIZE - Margaret LeJeune, Batesville, AK
HONORABLE MENTION (3)
Rania Matar, Brookline, MA; Jamey Stillings, Santa Fe, NM; Herman van den Boom, Heks, Belgium

DIRECTOR'S CHOICE AWARD

JURORS: Chris Bennett, Director, & Laura Valenti, Program Director, Newspace Center for Photography

AWARD RECIPIENTS (10)
Steven Beckly, Toronto, Canada
J Carrier, Brooklyn, NY
Michal Chelbin, Haifa, Israel
Gloria Baker Feinstein, Kansas City, MO    
Martha Fleming-Ives, Brooklyn, NY
Andrea Land, Springfield, MO
Brad Moore, Laguna Beach, CA
Matt Slaby, Denver, CO
Tabitha Soren, Berkeley, CA
Martin Stranka, Prague, Czech Republic

EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD

JURORS: Kathy Ryan, Picture Editor, The New York Times Magazine & Scott Thode, Editor-In-Chief, VII magazine

1st PRIZE - Jamey Stillings, Santa Fe, NM
2nd PRIZE - Alinka Echeverria, Mexico City, Mexico
3rd PRIZE - Joyce P. Lopez, Chicago, IL
HONORABLE MENTION (3)
Michal Chelbin, Haifa, Israel; Francois Robert, Tuscon, AZ; Andrea Stern, New York, NY

The winning work included provocative images dealing with significant social, cultural, environmental and emotional issues including: indigenous people in America, contemporary subcultures of children, veterans of the Cuban Revolution, dead bird species as well as many worthy fine art projects. The winning work will be exhibited at the Newspace Center for Photography, in Portland, OR, September 3-26, 2010.

ABOUT CENTER
Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that honors, supports and provides opportunity to gifted and committed photographers. The programs offered by Center provide platforms for photographers to show their work and bring meaningful photography to light.

For additional information about Center, the 2010 competitions, and to view the winning work, go to http://www.visitcenter.org    

For juror's statements and/or high-resolution images, please contact Jessica Parker, jparker(at)visitcenter(dot)org            

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