2010 Dith Pran Photography and Multimedia ShootOut Winners

Karen Zhou, freelance, wins a Olympus recorder and ThinkTankPhoto bag and perpetual trophy.

List of winners in the Annual Dith Pran Photography and Multimedia ShootOut Competition. The theme of this year’s live photography competition was “HollyWierd”. About $2,000 in prizes were awarded. The competition is in honor of New York Times photographer Dith Pran, who survived the Cambodian “Killing Fields”. The perpetual trophy and cash award was given out during the Gala Banquet on Saturday night.

Photography Winners:

  • First place: Karen Zhou, freelance, wins a Olympus recorder and ThinkTankPhoto bag and perpetual trophy. “Marilyn and Michael and Jesus”
  • Second place: Vivian Wong, Stanford University, wins a ThinkTankPhoto camera bag. “SKateboarder at Venice”
  • Third place: Vivian Wong, Stanford University, wins a ThinkTankPhoto camera bag. “Ballet in Venice”
  • Fourth place: An Rong Xu, School of Visual Arts in New York, wins ThinkTankPhoto.com camera bag, “Marilyn with Tourist”
  • Fifth place: Kimihiro Hoshino, San Francisco State University, wins ThinkTankPhoto.com camera bag. “Colorful Bowling”
  • Sixth place: Karen Zhou, freelance, “Museum of Death Worker”

Photo judges:
H. Lorren Au., Jr, Orange County Register photographer
Jae C.Hong, Associated Press photographer
Ken Kwok, Los Angeles Times photo editor

Photography winners Lianne Milton, right, and Vino Wong, left, pose during the AAJA National Journalist Awards. Winners were awarded at the AAJA Gala Awards Banquet.
Photography winners Lianne Milton, right, and Vino Wong, left, pose during the AAJA National Journalist Awards. Winners were awarded at the AAJA Gala Awards Banquet.

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Lianne Milton, freelance photojournalist, “Five Years Later: A New Hope”
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Vino Wong, photojournalist, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Past Still A Big Part of Rising Vietnam”
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Agence France Presse photojournalist Stan Honda autographs a book at the Japanese American National Museum from his project, "Moving Walls," of the Heart Mountain (Wyoming) internment camp. Honda spoke and showed pictures in a program at the museum about the 1994 recovery of barracks near the site of the camp where Japanese Americans were interned during World War II.
Agence France Presse photojournalist Stan Honda autographs a book at the Japanese American National Museum from his project, "Moving Walls," of the Heart Mountain (Wyoming) internment camp. Honda spoke and showed pictures in a program at the museum about the 1994 recovery of barracks near the site of the camp where Japanese Americans were interned during World War II.
A Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe pair of street performers looks on as a small Korean religious group marches on carrying signs advocating Jesus Christ along Hollywood Blvd. First place: Karen Zhou, freelance, "Marilyn and Michael and Jesus"
A Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe pair of street performers looks on as a small Korean religious group marches on carrying signs advocating Jesus Christ along Hollywood Blvd. First place: Karen Zhou, freelance, "Marilyn and Michael and Jesus"
A skater, who frequents Venice Beach, grasps his board mid-air to secure his jump. "Skateboarder at Venice" Second place: Vivian Wong, Stanford University.
A skater, who frequents Venice Beach, grasps his board mid-air to secure his jump. "Skateboarder at Venice" Second place: Vivian Wong, Stanford University.
"Ballet in Venice" Third place: Vivian Wong, Stanford University
"Ballet in Venice" Third place: Vivian Wong, Stanford University
Tourist posing for photos with a wax statute of Marilyn Monroe out side of Madame Tussaud, Hollywood. "Marilyn with Tourist" Fourth place: An Rong Xu, School of Visual Arts in New York
Tourist posing for photos with a wax statute of Marilyn Monroe out side of Madame Tussaud, Hollywood. "Marilyn with Tourist" Fourth place: An Rong Xu, School of Visual Arts in New York
Michelle Le bowls Thursday night at a bowling bar in Hollywood Lucky Strike. Although the bar has many bowling lanes, most of the customers stay around the bar leaving the lanes empty. "Colorful Bowling" Fifth place: Kimihiro Hoshino, San Francisco State University
Michelle Le bowls Thursday night at a bowling bar in Hollywood Lucky Strike. Although the bar has many bowling lanes, most of the customers stay around the bar leaving the lanes empty. "Colorful Bowling" Fifth place: Kimihiro Hoshino, San Francisco State University
Erek Michael, manager at The Museum of Death poses in front the museum's clock & poster. "Museum of Death Worker" Sixth place: Karen Zhou, freelance
Erek Michael, manager at The Museum of Death poses in front the museum's clock & poster. "Museum of Death Worker" Sixth place: Karen Zhou, freelance

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