ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

Welcome to ASMP Contests!

Here you can navigate to all the information you need to know about ASMP 2018 contests.

There will be four competitions during the year:

ASMP TASTE (Food) – January – Winners | Honorable Mentions

ASMP SPACES (Architecture) – Winners | Honorable Mentions

ASMP FACES (Portraiture) – July 1 – 31, 2018

BEST OF ASMP 2018 – October 1st – 31, 2018

You can also find results from the ASMP Best of 2017 photo contest.

 

 

2018 Spaces Second Place Winner Profile – Elliott Kaufman

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Brooklyn, New York http://ekaufman.com/ Images © Elliott Kaufman “Abandoned” Second Place – Series ASMP: What was your inspiration for taking this photo? Elliott Kaufman: That these buildings and spaces which had an important former and important life had fallen into disrepair and became forgotten gems of our culture. Whether they were roadside cafes, grand court houses, power generators or legitimate theaters they each had a unique quality and opportunity for unique photography. ASMP: Is there…

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2018 Spaces Second Place Winner Profile – Viraj Andrew Bunnag

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Hua Hin, Thailand https://www.vbunnagphotography.com/ Image © Viraj Andrew Bunnag The Grand Staircase Second Place – Self Promotion / Personal ASMP: What was your inspiration for taking this photo? Viraj Andrew Bunnag: I love the symmetry of this interior space with all the arches and the staircase leading towards the sculpture. I intentionally wanted to capture this image in monochrome because the lighting was very dramatic. ASMP: What type of setting do you prefer? VAB: Mostly manual settings…

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2018 Spaces Second Place Winner Profile – Irvin Serrano

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Biddeford, Maine https://irvinserrano.com/ Image © Irvin Serrano “Coastal Home” Second Place – Editorial ASMP: What was your inspiration for taking this photo? Irvin Serrano: The location speaks for itself. This was a unique project in many ways given that it had a great team behind it and the construction budget was unparalleled. This provided the build/design team with the opportunity to really showcase their talents. Our team decided that one day on this location was…

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2018 Spaces Second Place Winner Profile – David Lauer

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Denver, Colorado http://www.davidlauerphotography.com/ Image © David Lauer Designed by Studiotrope Design Collective Corky Colors Second Place – Advertising ASMP: What was your inspiration for taking this photo? David Lauer: The buildings unique colored stripes and it’s close proximity to the busy Colfax Avenue gave me the idea of traffic light streaks unifying the building to its environment. In addition I wanted to show other activity of people in the building as well as on the…

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Photo Contests are Only Part of What ASMP Provides

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You recently participated in an ASMP photo contest so clearly you are a visual imaging professional who recognizes value when you see it. But for some reason, you haven’t become a member, so we think you need to know more. Most members will tell you that the biggest benefit comes from the camaraderie you find in a community of like-minded professionals. You’ll find 38 local chapters with meet-ups to bring new contacts and ideas.  …

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2018 Spaces First Place Winner Profile – Alan Karchmer

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Washington, D.C. https://alankarchmer.com/ Image © Alan Karchmer University of Southwest Louisiana Natatorium, Ashe Broussard Weinzettle Architects University of Southwest Louisiana Natatorium First Place – Editorial ASMP: What was your inspiration for taking this photo? Alan Karchmer: The pool is the heart of this campus recreation center and has a quality of serenity about it. I used the reflective surface of the pool in an uncharacteristically still moment to mirror the calm order and pattern of…

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2018 Spaces First Place Winner Profile – Viraj Andrew Bunnag

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Hua Hin, Thailand https://www.vbunnagphotography.com/ Image © Viraj Andrew Bunnag Abstract Organic White First Place – Self Promotion / Personal ASMP: What was your inspiration for taking this photo? Viraj Andrew Bunnag: I was always fascinated by the Sagrada Familia. The huge scale of the interior space was stunning. Looking up towards the ceiling I wanted to capture the vastness of this space from a lower angle. I was inspired by some scenes from a few…

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2018 Spaces First Place Winner Profile – Brad Feinknopf

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Columbus, Ohio https://feinknopf.com/ Image © Brad Feinknopf “Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum” First Place – Advertising ASMP: What was your inspiration for taking this photo? Brad Feinknopf: When shooting a building, I like to have around 3-4 days to totally see, explore, and come to understand a building. I kind of need to live in the building from dawn to dusk to fully experience the building. Much, after 30 years of shooting, is intuitive…

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2018 Spaces First Place Winner Profile – Alan Karchmer

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Washington, D.C. https://alankarchmer.com/ Images © Alan Karchmer World Trade Center Transportation Hub, Santiago Calatrava Architect World Trade Center Transportation Hub First Place – Series of Images ASMP: What was your inspiration for taking this photo? Alan Karchmer: The objective of this assignment was to create a comprehensive portrait of this spectacular building. It was somewhat intimidating being commissioned to photograph a building which, at the time, what known as the most Instagrammed place in the…

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