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.

PHOTOGRAPHY-UNLIMITED SUBJECT MATTER
Lianne Milton, freelance photojournalist, “Five Years Later: A New Hope”
www.liannemiltonphotog…

ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER ISSUES
Vino Wong, photojournalist, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Past Still A Big Part of Rising Vietnam”
projects.ajc.com/galle…

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

Paul Sakuma
psakuma@aol.com
www.aajaphoto.org

Photography winners of AAJA National Journalist Awards announced

Photography winners of the AAJA National Journalist Awards. Winners will be awarded on Saturday, August 7 at the AAJA Gala Awards Banquet.

PHOTOGRAPHY-UNLIMITED SUBJECT MATTER
Lianne Milton, freelance photojournalist, “Five Years Later: A New Hope”
www.liannemiltonphotog…

ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER ISSUES
Vino Wong, photojournalist, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Past Still A Big Part of Rising Vietnam”
projects.ajc.com/galle…

More info,
www.aaja.org

AAJA photo schedule for Los Angeles 2010

Dear AAJA Photojournalist,

If you are attending the AAJA Convention next month, here is a detailed schedule for photojournalists. You are welcome to attend Photo Parties and some of the single photo sessions without being registered for AAJA Convention.

If you planning on attending, please contact me.

Paul Sakuma
psakuma@aol.com

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4

1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
PHOTOGRAPHY MEETING

Location: Photo Room Runyon/Laurel
Will discuss rules for the Dith Pran Photography and Multimedia ShootOut. Planning meeting for the conventions in Los Angeles and Detroit 2011. Assembling frames for the Silent Photography Auction.
Speakers: Paul Sakuma, Associated Press (moderator); James Yee, freelance;
Corky Lee, freelance: Ken Kwok, Los Angeles Times; Eugene Tanner, freelance

THURSDAY, AUGUST 5

8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
PLENARY: JOURNALISTS IN JEOPARDY

Location: Hollywood Ballroom, Mezzanine Level
Associated Press photographer Julie Jacobson will discuss her experiences in Haiti, Iraq and Afghanistan as a photojournalist. She will be part of a panel talking about journalists in tough situations.
Speaker: Julie Jacobson, Associated Press

10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP FOR THE VISUAL PHOTOJOURNALIST

Location: Photo Room Runyon/Laurel
All-day workshop for the visual journalist training for multimedia. This will be a hands-on interactive workshop and not a lecture for the visual photographer from those who are starting out in multimedia to those who do it daily looking to learn more skills. Topics include FCP, shooting video from DSLR cameras, Soundslides, video editing, lighting and sound techniques. Will have some loaner audio recorders from Olympus. Attendees should bring video camera, DSLR and laptop with FCP installed.
Speakers: Sachi Cunningham, Los Angeles Times (moderator); Bryan Chan, Los Angles Times; Myung Chun, Los Angles Times; Albert Lee, Los Angeles Times
10A – 10:15A Introductions
10:15 – 12:15P Albert Lee, Multimedia journalist, LA Times, “The Multimedia Experience”
12:15 – 1:15P Lunch break – multimedia portfolio review.

  • Bryan Chan, Multimedia editor, LA Times
  • Kathy Pyon, Photo/Multimedia editor, LA Times
  • Sachi Cunningham, Video Journalist, LA Times
  • Myung Chun, Video Journalist, LA Times
  • Albert Lee Multimedia Journalist, LA Times

1:15 – 2:00P Panoramas – Bryan Chan
2:00 – 2:45P Presentation & discussion work – Sachi Cunningham & Myung Chun
2:45 – 3:45P 5D and 7D Workshop – Myung Chun & Sachi Cunningham
3:45 – 4:45P Lighting Workshop – Myung Chun & Sachi Cunningham

12 p.m.
PHOTO LUNCH

Location: Hollywood Highland, suite 325
Restaurant: Johnnie Rockets (323-465-4456)
Pay on your own. Located in mall area next to hotel. Menu: www.johnnyrockets.com

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LIVE STUDENT PHOTO CRITIQUES

Location: Photo Room Runyon/Laurel
Student photographers will have their portfolio and resume critiqued LIVE by professional photographers and photo editors to help them with their future careers as photojournalists.
Speakers: Kii Sato (moderator), Associated Press; Nick Ut, Associated Press; & others TBA.
Students: Noel Duan Columbia; Kimihiro Hoshino, San Francisco State; Cheryl Guerrero, San Jose State; Adam Lau, San Francisco State; Derek Liu, UCLA; An Rong, New York;

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
TELEVISION PHOTOGRAPHERS SHOOTING VIDEO FOR MULTIMEDIA

Location: Echo Park, third floor
Television photographers will talk discuss shooting video for multimedia as well as for television during panel discussion.
Speaker: Darryl Kim, KABC

Noon – 2 p.m.
PHOTO LUNCH

Location: Hollywood Highland Mall, suite 403
Restaurant: The French Crepe Co. 323-960-0933
Pay on your own. Restaurant located in mall area next to hotel. Menu: www.frenchcrepe.com

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHY PANEL

Location: Photo Room Runyon/Laurel
Photographers will discuss freelance photography.
Speakers: Pete DaSilva, freelance (moderator); Ringo Chiu, freelance; Don Feria, freelance; Corky Lee, freelance; Lianne Milton, freelance; Eugene Tanner, freelance

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
EDITING VIDEO FOR MULTIMEDIA

Location: Echo Park, third floor
Associated Press multimedia editor Yvonne Leow and KTLA photographer Brian Choo will talk about editing video for Multimedia during panel discussion.
Speakers: Yvonne Leow, Associated Press; Brian Choo, KTLA

3 p.m.
DEADLINE FOR THE PHOTOSHOOTOUT AND MULTIMEDIA SHOOTOUT

Location: Photo Room Runyon/Laurel
Entry deadline for over $2,000 in prizes. Winners will be announced at the Awards Banquet Saturday night.
Coordinators: Ken Kwok, Los Angeles Times; Eugene Tanner, freelance

3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
PHOTOGRAPHING THE VANCOUVER OLYMPICS & HAITI EARTHQUAKE

Location: Photo Room Runyon/Laurel
Photographers will talk about their experiences of photographing the Winter Olympics in Vancouver and earthquake in Haiti.
Speakers: Stan Honda, Agence France Presse (moderator); Nhat Meyer, San Jose Mercury News (moderator); Don Feria, freelance; Jae C. Hong, Associated Press

5:30 to 8 p.m.
SILENT PHOTOGRAPHY AUCTION

Location: Hollywood Ballroom, Mezzanine
Donated photographs by AAJA photographers will be auctioned off to raise money for scholarships.
Coordinator: Corky Lee, freelance

8:30 p.m.
PHOTOGRAPHY DINNER

Location: KoreaTown
Restaurant: Manna Korean BBQ buffet
Endless servings of premium pork rib, black pork belly, boneless marinated short ribs,
fresh brisket pork, chicken bulgogi. Includes soft drinks.
3377 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019 (cross street South Gramercy Drive)
Restaurant: (323) 733-8516. www.mannabbq.com
Cost: $30 for professionals (cost includes paying for students); Free for photo students.
Transportation: Taxi or carpool from hotel. Meet in lobby 8:15 p.m. Location 10 minutes from hotel.
Coordinator: James Yee, freelance (please RSVP in advance to fotoguyf16@mac.com or 317-640-1873)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
PHOTOGRAPHY BUFFET LUNCH

Location: Little Tokyo
Restaurant: Oiwake Japanese restaurant
Photographers will have lunch before a talk and tour at the Japanese American National Museum by Stan Honda, Agence France Presse photographer.
Cost: $20 for professionals (cost includes paying for photo students); Free for photo students.
Transportation: Light rail Red Line to the Gold Line to Little Tokyo. Cost $5 round trip. Timetable: 30-minute train and two-minute walk; Taxi Cost: $30; Carpool from hotel lobby at 10:30 a.m. Timetable: 20 minutes.
Location: Little Tokyo Mall: 122 Japanese Village Plaza Mall. 213-628-2678
Coordinator: James Yee, freelance (please RSVP in advance to fotoguyf16@mac.com or 317-640-1873)

12 p.m. – 2 p.m
TOWN HALL MEETING WITH HYUNGWON KANG

Location: Hollywood Ballroom, Studio B
Reuters photographer Hyungwon Kang will be part of a panel discussion at the AAJA Town Hall Meeting about revisiting the Los Angeles riots 18 years later. Kang was working for the Los Angeles Times, who won a team Pulitzer-Prize for their efforts.

2 p.m.
JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM WITH STAN HONDA

Location: 369 East First Street, Los Angeles – Little Tokyo
Agence France Presse photojournalist Stan Honda will lead a photographic tour of his project, “Moving Walls,” of the Heart Mountain (Wyoming) internment camp. Honda will also talk and show 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. He will speak about his documentation of the project and his perspective as a Sansei whose parents were interned in Arizona. Museum volunteers, several who were also interned during the war, will also speak about their experience in Wyoming and the reconstruction of the barracks.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8

11 a.m.
PHOTOGRAPHY DIM SUM

Location: Chinatown
Restaurant: Ocean Seafood
Location: 747 North Broadway, Los Angeles. Restaurant: 213-687-3088
Cost: $30 for professionals (cost includes paying for students); Free for photo students.
Transportation: Light rail Red Line to the Gold Line to Little Tokyo. Cost $5 round trip. Timetable: 30-minute train and 10-minute walk; Taxi Cost: $30; Carpool from hotel lobby 10:30 a.m. Timetable: 20 minutes.
Coordinator: James Yee, freelance (please RSVP in advance to fotoguyf16@mac.com or 317-640-1873)

1 p.m.
EXHIBIT OF 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF ANGEL ISLAND

Location: Chinatown
Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles (213-485-8567)
425 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
After dim sum, we will walk half a mile to the museum for a private tour. A special presentation Of “Remembering Angel Island” program will be from 2p.m. to 4 p.m.

More prints needed for AAJA Silent Photo Auction

Dear AAJA photojournalists,

Still about 20 prints short for the AAJA Silent Photo Auction in Los Angeles in August. 100 per cent of proceeds go to photo scholarships.

We have collected about 50 prints and need 20 more for the 70 photo frames that were donated.

Please send your print(s) to in hand by Wednesday, July 21.
Expedi Printing
ATTN: Corky Lee
1300 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237

After July 21, please mail to:
Ken Kwok
Los Angeles Times picture editor
6038 Encinita Ave.
Temple City, CA 91780

Every year about $5,000 to $8,000 is raised every year from these Silent Photo Auctions that go directly into the pockets of future student photojournalists.

Printing & Mailing Instruction:
1. Actual image size must be exactly 10.5 x 13.5 inches. Anything larger than this dimension will need to be cut to fit the frame size. Selected prints will be matted in 16” x 20” frame.
2. Please sign your autograph on the lower right corner of image with a silver metallic pen in dark areas and a black pen in lighter areas.
3. Include basic caption information of when and where you took the photo and description of photo on separate paper.
4. Enclose your name, affiliation, address, phone number and email address.
5. Do not send CD or email photo.
6. When mailing and packaging, corrugated cardboards are suggested to keep print(s) from bending. Large mailing tube don’t seem to work that well. Smaller mailing tubes work out best.

Print sold for personal use only. No reproduction rights are granted or should be assumed.

New York freelance photographer, Corky Lee will be our curator for the auction and photo exhibit. For questions, you can contact Corky at: corky@expedi.com

Thank you for helping out future Asian American photojournalists.

Paul Sakuma
AAJA Photo
psakuma@aol.com
www.aajaphoto.org
facebook: aajaphoto

AAJA convention photo schedule and advanced registration deadline

Dear AAJA photojournalists,

The next deadline for advanced registration for the AAJA national convention is Friday, June 18. After that date the registration will go up $75 for professionals and $50 for students.

Here’s the tentative schedule for photojournalists at the convention:

Wednesday, August 4:
Photographers social
Start of PhotoShooutOut Competition
Photo Auction planning meeting
Opening evening reception (all)

Thursday, August 5:
All-day multimedia workshop
Boat ride and dinner (all)

Friday, August 6:
Live Student Photography Critiques
Olympic Photography
Haiti Photography
Freelance Photography
Book Photography
Photography Auction
PhotoShootOut Deadline

Saturday, August 7:
Japanese lunch in Little Tokyo
Photo Tour at Japanese American Museum
Awards Ceremony (all)
Closing Party (all)

Sunday, August 8:
Dim sum in Chinatown

More info on registration: www.aaja.org/programs/…

Photojournalism schedule an more info about the convention: www.aajaphoto.org/

Paul Sakuma
AAJA Photo
psakuma@aol.com
www.aajaphoto.org

Call for Photos/Videos: Honoring Our Pioneers

For the first time, AAJA is honoring its founders and recognizing Asian American pioneer journalists at this year’s Opening Reception with an “honor roll” for relevant convention materials.

For the first time, AAJA is honoring its founders and recognizing Asian American pioneer journalists at this year’s Opening Reception with an “honor roll” for relevant convention materials. We invite you to submit still images and/or video clips for our archives and possible use for convention and future programs. Submit any of the following to the mailing address indicated below or aajapioneers@gmail.com by Monday, May 31:

Photos:

All photos must include permission for use and proper accreditation

Only photos dating only up to 1975

Send photo CDs to: Attn: Annabelle A. Udo-O’Malley, AAJA, 1182 Market Street, Suite 320, San Francisco, CA 94102

Videos:
Video should include permission for use and include proper accreditation

Format must be as follows or it will not be used: Quicktime or MPEG-4 preferred sent via www.YouSendIt.com or mailed on USB Memory cards, Flash drives, or as a DATA file on a DVD.

No VHS or tape based

Send videos to: Attn: Suzanne Joe Kai (AAJA-LA Board member), c/o StudioLA.TV, 220 Newport Center Drive, #11-88, Newport Beach, CA 92660

For more information contact events@aaja.org

Call for prints for AAJA Silent Photo Auction in Los Angeles

Can you donate 1-2 photos that are 11×14 size prints for the AAJA Silent Photo Auction in Los Angeles in August. 100 per cent of proceeds go to photo scholarships.

Every year about $5,000 to $8,000 is raised every year from these Silent Photo Auctions that go directly into the pockets of future student photojournalists.

Dear AAJA photojournalists,

Can you donate 1-2 photos that are 11×14 size prints for the AAJA Silent Photo Auction in Los Angeles in August. 100 per cent of proceeds go to photo scholarships.

Every year about $5,000 to $8,000 is raised every year from these Silent Photo Auctions that go directly into the pockets of future student photojournalists.

The deadline for submission is Tuesday, June 1.

Printing & Mailing Instruction:
1. Actual image size must be exactly 10.5 x 13.5 inches. Anything larger than this dimension will need to be cut to fit the frame size. Selected prints will be matted in 16” x 20” frame.
2. Please sign your autograph on the lower right corner of image with a silver metallic pen in dark areas and a black pen in lighter areas.
3. Include basic caption information of when and where you took the photo and description of photo on separate paper.
4. Enclose your name, affiliation, address, phone number and email address.
5. Do not send CD or email photo.
6. When mailing and packaging, corrugated cardboards are suggested to keep print(s) from bending. Large mailing tube don’t seem to work that well. Smaller mailing tubes work out best.
7. Please send your print(s) to:

Expedi Printing
ATTN: Corky Lee
1300 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Print sold for personal use only. No reproduction rights are granted or should be assumed.

New York freelance photographer, Corky Lee will be our curator for the auction and photo exhibit. For questions, you can contact Corky at: corky@expedi.com

Thank you for helping out future Asian American photojournalists.

Paul Sakuma
AAJA Photo
psakuma@aol.com
www.aajaphoto.org
facebook: aajaphoto
twitter: @aajaphoto

Call for prints for AAJA Silent Auction

Dear AAJA photojournalists,

Can you donate 1-2 photos that are 11×14 size prints for the AAJA Silent Photo Auction in Los Angeles in August. 100 per cent of proceeds go to photo scholarships.

Every year about $5,000 to $8,000 is raised every year from these Silent Photo Auctions that go directly into the pockets of future student photojournalists.

The deadline for submission is Tuesday, June 1.

Printing & Mailing Instruction:
1. Actual image size must be exactly 10.5 x 13.5 inches. Anything larger than this dimension will need to be cut to fit the frame size. Selected prints will be matted in 16” x 20” frame.
2. Please sign your autograph on the lower right corner of image with a silver metallic pen in dark areas and a black pen in lighter areas.
3. Include basic caption information of when and where you took the photo and description of photo on separate paper.
4. Enclose your name, affiliation, address, phone number and email address.
5. Do not send CD or email photo.
6. When mailing and packaging, corrugated cardboards are suggested to keep print(s) from bending. Large mailing tube don’t seem to work that well. Smaller mailing tubes work out best.
7. Please send your print(s) to:
Expedi Printing
ATTN: Corky Lee
1300 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Print sold for personal use only. No reproduction rights are granted or should be assumed.

New York freelance photographer, Corky Lee will be our curator for the auction and photo exhibit. For questions, you can contact Corky at: corky@expedi.com

Thank you for helping out future Asian American photojournalists.

Paul Sakuma
AAJA Photo
psakuma@aol.com
www.aajaphoto.org
facebook: @aajaphoto