Aurora photographer Chris Schmid took first place in the NAture-Single Image category of the 2013 International Kontinent Photography Awards. The award gives Chris the title of ‘Kontinent Nature Photographer of the Year’ and his winning photograph will be on exhibit and published in Kona #1 Annual Book.
To view more of Chris Schmid’s work, visit the Aurora Photos website here
Aurora photographer Ethan Welty was named a top finalist for the 2013 Photocrati Fund award. Ethan’s project, titled “Unprotected Cascades,” documents the beauty and biodiversity of the North Cascades mountain range between Washington state and British Columbia. The comprehensive portrait also raises awareness for the need to protect more of the range by increasing the boundaries of the North Cascades National Park.
To view Ethan’s “Unprotected Cascades” project, click here
To view more of Ethan’s work, visit the Aurora Photos website here
Aurora photographer Kevin Steele was recently awarded ‘Best in Show’ in the 2013 American Photographic Artists annual photo competition.
The APA is the most prestigious national organization for professional photographers, and this photograph by Kevin Steele was taken just weeks ago at the Santa Barbara Triathlon, one of the longest running triathlons in the US.
Steele says of his experience: “As I’ve done for three years now, in late August I photographed the Santa Barbara Triathlon…The race director, aware that I’m also pretty athletic, allows me complete access to get extremely close with the athletes.” It didn’t take long for Steele to capture this image: it happened at 7:30AM as the elite triathletes charged into the ocean, within the first dozen frames that Steele shot. Steele recalled that “ten seconds later I was still with them, swimming shoulder deep with my camera.”
Steele says: “It was a great surprise and a wonderful honor to be selected among photographers I admire and respect. The SB Triathlon has resulted in a body of athletic and emotional work that I’m proud of - I just let intuition get in the drivers seat and wrap myself in the moment. The goal after all is to create inspiring images.”
To view more work by Kevin Steele, visit the Aurora Photos website here
Congratulations to Aurora Contributors Mark Fisher, Keith Ladzinski, Andrew Peacock, Whit Richardson, and Chris Schmid for their winning entries in PDN’s The Great Outdoors photo competition. Special congrats to Andrew Peacock for his photograph of an inquisitive minke whale cruising just below the surface and beneath his kayak along the Antarctic Peninsula, which won first place in the “Scenes of the Natural World” category.
Congratulations to Aurora Contributor Joanna Pinneo for being named Ranger Rick Magazine photographer of the year! From Ranger Rick Magazine: “…This award is given to the photographer who best advances the mission of the magazine with exciting, informative, and spectacular eye-popping photographs.”
To view more work by Joanna Pinneo on Aurora Photos’ website, click here.
Aurora contributor and National Geographic photographer James Balog traveled to the Arctic in 2005 to begin documenting evidence of the earth’s changing climate. Chasing Ice is the story of Balog’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, he conceived The Extreme Ice Survey. Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.
Check out the official trailer for 2012 Sundance Award-Winning film “Chasing Ice,” opening in theaters starting November 2012.
Congratulations to Aurora photographer Woods Wheatcroft on winning in this years GO INDIE Photo Contest. Wheatcroft took 1st place in the Still Life competition. To view the rest of the contestants visit goindiecontest.com.
Aurora photographer Åke Ericson’s book Kosovo in Progress was honored as one of the ten best photo documentary books by Pictures of the Year. Congratulations to Åke Ericson and the rest of the this years contestants.