THE WOMEN OF KABUL wins Webby Award

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New York, NY – April 10, 2007 – The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for the Web, today recognized “The Women of Kabul,” photographed and produced by Aurora photographer Paula Lerner, as an Official Honoree, a distinction that recognizes work exhibiting remarkable achievement. The multimedia feature was presented on the washingtonpost.com site with credits for Photos and Audio: Paula Lerner; Producer: Nancy Donaldson; Photo Editing: Nancy Donaldson and Tom Kennedy; Editor: Amanda Zamora; and Design: Brian Cordyack.
The feature can be viewed at:

http://tinyurl.com/yxozja

click here for more photographs of Afghanistan by Paula Lerner

Hailed as the “Oscars of the Internet” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. Established in 1996, the 11th Annual Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. Out more than 8,000 entries submitted, fewer than 15% received this honor and were deemed an Official Honoree.

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Aurora Photos launches Select

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Aurora Photos is excited to announce the launch of Select, a photographer representation division in New York City. Aurora Select works with editorial photographers of exceptional vision and story telling skills, representing them in magazine and commercial areas of photography.

Aurora Photos, one of the small, premier independent photo agencies, licenses a wide range of photography, from outdoor adventure and lifestyle, to geography and culture. Select maintains the highest quality expected from Aurora Photos with a unique roster of photographers with diverse styles.

• Bridget Besaw • Jay Clendenin
• Andy Cutraro • Katja Heinemann
• Todd Korol • John Lee
• Jon Lowenstein • Vince Musi

This select group of photographers has made their mark in the editorial world, working for clients such as Time, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, US News and other international magazines.

Aurora Photos has teamed up with highly experienced leader David Laidler to spearhead the evolution of Select.

Aurora’s founder, Jose Azel says, “For years we have been looking for the exceptional individual who could take on the demanding role of directorship of an assignment division. I couldn’t think of anyone better than David.”

Aurora Select Assignment Director David Laidler says “It’s very exciting to be representing such a talented group of photographers, all very diverse but all great story tellers. In today’s competitive marketplace clients clearly need sophisticated visual essayists to tell their story, and Aurora specializes in bringing together the best in their field.”

Portfolios for the Aurora Select photographers can be seen at: http://www.auroraphotos.com/select/

CONTACT: David Laidler – Aurora Photos
dlaidler@auroraphotos.com
646-290-7816

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