Social Documentary contest winners announced

Social Documentary has just placed its latest contest winners exhibitions online. These are worth a look, particularly if you’re interested in documentary photojournalism, similar to NOPA’s recent Blind Prom exhibit from member Sarah Wilson. The list of accomplishments for these photographers, coupled with the exhibitions, is pretty inspiring.

First Place:
Tomasz Tomaszewski
Specializing in press photography, Tomasz Tomaszewski has had his photos published in the world’s major magazines appearing in several dozen countries: Stern, Paris Mach, Geo, New York Times, Time, US News & World Report, and numerous others. He has also authored a number of books – including Remnants, The Last Jews of Poland; Gypsies, The Last Once; In Search of America; and has co-illustrated over a dozen collective works. His numerous individual exhibitions have been held in the U.S., Canada, Israel, Japan, Madagascar, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy and Poland. He is the winner of Polish and international awards for photography. For over twenty years, he has been a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine, where 18 of his photo essays have been published. Tomaszewski teaches photography in Poland, the U.S., Germany, and Italy.

Honorable Mentions:
Shiho Fukada
Shiho Fukada is a freelance photographer based in Beijing. She is a native of Tokyo with a degree in English literature, and worked in the fashion and advertising industries in New York before becoming a photojournalist in 2004. Her work has been featured in numerous publications internationally including the New York Times. She moved to Beijing in February 2009.

Khaled Hasan
Khaled Hasan is a graduate of the South Asian Institute of Photography. He is a freelance photographer and has been published in Sunday Times Magazine, American Photo, National Geographic Society, Better Photography, Saudi Aramco World Magazine and others. His awards include the 2008 All Roads Photography Program of National Geographic Society; Alexia Foundation Student Award (Award of Excellence); 2009, Grand Prix winner of “Europe and Asia – Dialogue of Cultures” organized by Museum of Photography (Russia); Mark Grosset Documentary Prize 2009, and others.

Michael McElroy
Michael McElroy is a contract photojournalist based in Miami, Florida and represented by Zuma and Wonderful Machine. His work encompasses news, portraits, documentary and urban landscapes. McElroy spent 2008 covering the presidential elections and in 2009 he has been working on stories about the economic crisis and how it affects people and the American landscape. His work has been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Monocle, Wallpaper, Revue,The Guardian, Associated Press, Black Enterprise, Ad Week, Esquire, and other national and international magazines. His awards include Pictures of the Year, Ernest Haas Awards, American Photo, Society for News Design Annual Creative Competition, Editor & Publisher, Communication Arts Photo Annual, and Atlanta Photojournalism.