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WPJA Email Announcement

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Monday, December 23rd, 2013


We are excited to announce the winners from the most recent WPJA quarterly contest.

These images reflect the outstanding creativity and skill of WPJA members, as well as represent the finest wedding photojournalists in the world and the high standards of this organization.

The Q3 Judges

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.

Dennis just recently authored a book, PRESIDENTIAL PICTURE STORIES. This book is a collection of stories, most of them told by or about members of the White House News Photographers Association.

Lisa Krantz has been a staff photographer at the San Antonio Express-News since March 2004. Previously she worked at the Naples (FL) Daily News for five years. Krantz attended Florida State University, where she received a Bachelor's degree in psychology and earned her Master's degree in photography from Syracuse University.

At the Express-News she covers everything from hurricanes to the NBA Championship although her true love is telling intimate untold stories in communities. Most recently she spent close to two years documenting life in the small city of Helotes, Texas, as it struggles to maintain its identity in the face of suburban growth.

She is the National Press Photographers Association 2005 Region 8 Photographer of the Year and runner-up for 2004 and 2006. Her work has also been honored by POYi, NPPA's Best of Photojournalism, the Southern Short Course in News Photography and the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar. She has served on the faculty of several workshops including the Southern Short Course and the Eddie Adams Workshop.

Yonathan Weitzman (born 1977) is an award-winning freelance photojournalist based in Israel. Having previously worked with Corbis, Reuters and the daily newspaper, Haaretz, Yonathan has also had photographs in magazines including: Stern, Newsweek, The Observer, Time, and View. In 2005, he was working as a cameraman for Reuters Television documenting the former Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip.

During five years of work as a professional photographer, Yonathan was awarded 3rd place in the World Press Photo competition in 2007; 1st place in 63 Pictures of the Year international (POYi) 2006; 2nd and 3rd place in Best of Photojournalism 2007; 1st place in PPY press photographer year 2007, and was awarded prizes in Israel's annual photojournalism competition Local Testimony 2006 and 2004. Yonathan has studied photography in "Camera Obscura" School of Arts in Tel Aviv, "Musrara" School of Arts in Jerusalem and media studies in "Beit Rutenberg Media Centre" in Haifa. He also participated in a special project entitled "Kids with Cameras" in Jerusalem, whose goal was to teach photography to underprivileged children. Yonathan specializes in documentary photojournalism in the Middle East and in developing countries and in outdoor studio portraiture.

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