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Best of 2015 Honoree: Stephen Wilkes

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Westport, CT www.stephenwilkes.com Stephen Wilkes' "Day to Night" series, which he began in 2009, is instantly recognizable: images of public spaces and landmarks, photographed from a single angle over the course of 15 hours, show the transition of day to night. It takes months to seamlessly piece together the final images, which include locales such as the Coney Island boardwalk and the National Mall for President Obama's 2013 inauguration. In 2014, he traveled to London,...
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Best of 2015 Honoree: Mabry Campbell

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Houston www.mabrycampbell.com For Mabry Campbell's series "Honoring — The Time Dynamic," Campbell carefully selected architectural subjects that pay tribute to a person, place or idea. With spaces including John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza and The James Turrell Skyspace, the photographs in the series insinuate the present and future by highlighting the past. © Mabry Campbell “It was important to me to choose subjects that represented our history, as history can be forgotten very easily if...
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Best of 2015 Honoree: Dick Busher

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Seattle bit.ly/1OA1YBc Dick Busher has been drawn to nature since he bought his first camera. After a successful career as a commercial interior, architecture and garden photographer, he switched to fine-art photography and returned to his first interest. Focusing on intimate details over what he calls "heroic landscapes," he travels throughout the Pacific Northwest, California and Utah to capture painterly photographs of the outdoor world. © Dick Busher “I'd like to show [a detail] to...
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Best of 2015 Honoree: Vicky Stromee

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Tucson, Arizona www.vickystromeephotography.com Vicky Stromee's imagery is inspired by the lessons of the natural environment. She finds solace in the ever-changing constitution of the natural world and the transformation of objects into forms, colors and textures. © Vicky Stromee Stromee says she is in awe of “clients who pick up the pieces of a broken life and find a regenerated purpose” and of “peace initiatives in war-torn areas where someone steps forward to say `enough'...
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Best of 2015 Honoree: Luke Copping

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Buffalo, New York www.lukecopping.com Luke Copping's client list includes media giants such as Reuters and Forbes, but he's also entrenched in local efforts in Buffalo, New York, where he is based. In a rescue-dog portrait series taken at the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter, Copping photographed the four-legged subjects against seamless paper for an adoption campaign, which was the catalyst for a number of dogs finding new homes. © Luke Copping “We never anticipated the...
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Best of 2015 Honoree: Travis Duncan

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Jefferson City, Missouri www.travisduncan.com Travis Duncan works primarily in his home community in Jefferson City, Missouri, where he photographs local chefs and beverage professionals for both corporate clients and publications that include The Washington Post and Food & Wine. Duncan's ongoing personal project, a chef, winemaker and brewmaster portrait series, brings to life the foodie scene in Missouri. © Travis Duncan “I wanted the photographs to be more than just prop-based portraits,” Duncan explains, “so...
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Best of 2015 Honoree: Ashok Sinha

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New York City www.ashoksinha.com Ashok Sinha traveled to some of the oldest parts of Calcutta, India, to photograph "Last Jews of Calcutta," a series about a community so small they aren't accounted for in Calcutta's census. Born and raised through his adolescence in Calcutta, Sinha explores a community in a city that shaped his own identity. © Ashok Sinha “The camera has allowed me to witness and learn a lot more about the world we...
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Best of 2015 Honoree: Fred Levy

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Maynard, Massachusetts www.fredlevyart.com Fred Levy began his popular "The Black Dogs Project" after learning that black dogs are at a disadvantage when it comes to adoption. In search of a new project that engaged his studio-shooting skills, he photographed the canines against a black backdrop and promoted the series on social media. Before long, the popularity of his Tumblr page soared and the project went viral. © Fred Levy “Much of what it takes to...
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Best of 2015 Honoree: Peter Dusek

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Orangeville, Ontario www.peterdusek.com Peter Dusek's monochromatic photographs seek to distill life in order to let subtlety and simplicity guide the senses. Dusek is influenced by Japanese art, specifically by the aesthetic shibumi — a celebration of the understated beauty that surrounds us — and the traditional art of sumi-e (ink wash) painting. © Peter Dusek “In today's world, the eyes and the soul are assaulted by myriad things, causing us to lose our focus [and...
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Best of 2015 Honoree: Patrick Heagney

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Atlanta www.patrickheagney.com In the series "Paper Thin," Atlanta-based photographer Patrick Heagney uses paper as a medium to explore facades in daily life. Offering commentary on facades in relationships, trepidations and belief systems, each image begins as a sketch and is fleshed out through Heagney's hand-made dioramas, which he then photographs and marries with studio shots of a model. © Patrick Heagney “Many things in our lives that we assume to be rock solid can be...
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