Archive for Awards

Ake Ericson Wins Award for Kosovo in Progress

February 27th, 2012

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.

To view more images from Åke Ericson, visit Aurora Photos.
To view the book Kosovo in Progress, click here.

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Axel Fassio Wins in the 2011 Pollux Awards

December 2nd, 2011

Axel Fassio / Aurora Photos / Humanitarian Documentary 1st Place

We are happy to announce that Aurora Photographer Axel Fassio has taken 1st place in the Humanitarian Documentary category and 3rd place in the Fine Art category in the 2011 Pollux Awards. Axel has also won awards in the IPA 2011 taking 3rd place in the Architecture and Bridges category. He also entered the Art of Photography Show 2011 and was selected and shown in their gallery.

Axel Fassio / Aurora Photos / Fine Art 3rd Place

To view more images from Axel Fassio, visit Aurora Photos.

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Robert Gallagher Wins an APA Award

October 20th, 2011

Robert Gallagher / Aurora Photos

Aurora contributor Robert Gallagher took 2nd place in the portrait category at this year’s APA awards. His above image of Don Wildman, an athletic eighty-year-old working out on Malibu beach in California, is one stand out among the selection of amazing photographers at this years APA awards.

To view more images from Robert Gallagher, visit Aurora Photos.

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Clay McLachlan Wins Artistry of Wine Award

September 23rd, 2011

Congratulations to Select photographer Clay McLachlan for his award from the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’. His portrait of Gina Gallo won the Artistry of Wine award for 2011.

To view Clay McLachlan’s portfolio, visit Aurora Select.
To view the other winners of the contest, visit Louis Roederer.

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Ake Ericson Wins Best Photo Essay for Racism Against Gypsies

June 1st, 2011

Aurora Photographer Ake Ericson was recently awarded Best Photo Essay for his piece Racism Against Gypsies. In the south of the Czech Republic millions people belonging to the Roman population live a very hard life, abandoned from the rest of the society. Many have been expelled from towns to special camps, like the one outside Breclav. The people living there experience a boring life, without future prospects: no work, no income. And they share accommodations in a converted cow-house, without hot water.Racism and discrimination across the EU is more widespread than previously thought, and the Roma or Gypsy population is a vulnerable ethnical group.The number of people is counting to almost 12 millions, and one in four Roma respondents said they had been assaulted, threatened or harassed four times on average in a year.Regardless the Romany have lived in Europe since the 14th century, they are still not accepted. It was not until 2008 a first European Union conference focused entirely on the situation for this ethnic group.

To view more Images from Ake Ericson, visit Aurora Photos.

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Logan Mock-Bunting Wins White House Press Award

March 11th, 2011

Congratulations to Aurora Photos photographer, Logan Mock-Bunting, for winning 1st Place in the Sports Action category of the White House News Photographer’s Association Annual 2011 Eyes of History competition. Logan’s submission, a collection of 9 photographs, depicted a day in the life of freedivers taking part in spearfishing off the coast of North Carolina. To see Logan’s full submission visit the WHNPA Eyes of History 2011 page.

To view more of Logan Mock-Bunting’s work, visit Aurora Photos.

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Ian Spanier Wins Award In PDN’s World In Focus Competition

March 11th, 2011

Ian Spanier/ Aurora Photos

Congratulations to Ian Spanier, photographer for Aurora Photos, who won 1st place in the “Travel Portraits” category of PDN’s World In Focus competition. To view PDN’s gallery of the World In Focus winners, click here. Congratulations again to Ian, and to all of this years winners!

To view more work from Ian Spanier, visit Aurora Photos.

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Aurora Congratulates Winners of PDN’s 30 2011 Award

March 4th, 2011

Nick Hall/ Aurora Photos

Congratulations to Aurora photographers, Nick Hall and Ryan Heffernan! Both have been chosen as new and emerging photographers to watch for in PDN’s 30 2011 competition. You can check out their interviews and galleries by clicking here.

Ryan Heffernan/ Aurora Photos

To view more work from Nick Hall, visit Aurora Photos.

To view more work from Ryan Heffernan, visit Aurora Photos.

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Aurora Congratulates Blake Gordon

March 2nd, 2011

Congratulations to Blake Gordon, Aurora Select photographer, for his 2nd prize wining entry in the 68th Annual Pictures of The Year competition! Gordon’s, “With Traumatic Brain Injuries, Soldiers Face Battle For Care,” a piece done for NPR in June 2010, took second place in the ‘Issue Reporting Story-Multimedia’ category, documenting the story of Sgt. Victor Medina- an American soldier who suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2009 while on a tour of duty in Iraq.

To see more work from Blake Gordon, visit his portfolio on Aurora Select.

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Aurora Congratulates World Press Winners

February 14th, 2011

Massimo Berruti/ Agence VU/ Aurora Photos

Congratulations to Massimo Berruti, photographer for our partner agency, Agence VU, for winning second place in the World Press Photo Contest! Massimo received the second prize in the General News category for his work entitled “Targeted Killings in Karachi, Pakistan.”

We would also like to extend our congratulations to Reinhard Dirscherl, contributing photographer for Aurora Photos, for winning second place in the Nature Singles category with his photograph “Atlantic Sailfish attack Spanish Sardines.”

The World Press Photo Contest is run yearly for photographers, agencies, magazines etc. to demonstrate an overview of how photographers in the press tackle stories across the globe. Winners are invited to attend the annual Awards Days in Amsterdam at the end of April. Well done Massimo and Reinhard!

To view more work from Massimo Berruti, visit Aurora Photos.

To view work from Reinhard Dirscherl, visit Aurora Photos.

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