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2011 Dith Pran Photo ShootOut Winners


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Winners of the ShootOut
First place: An-Rong, New York School of Visual Arts
Second place: Noriko Shiota, San Francisco City College
Third place: Susan Choi, Boston Freelance
Fourth place: Jessica Lum, UC Berkeley
Fifth place: Susan Choi, Boston Freelance
First place multimedia: Noriko Shiota, San Francisco City College

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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Barry Wong photographs displayed at Seattle City Hall exhibition

Barry Wong’s still-life photographs – often centered around food and the essence of an ingredient – are from a series inspired by his memories and experiences as a Chinese-American. Wong has received numerous awards as a documentary photographer at The Seattle Times and was a finalist for a team Pulitzer Prize in photography.

‘American/Asian: A Tale of New Cultures’ examines cultural identity of Asian-Pacific Americans in the Northwest

SEATTLE— Heritage, identity, history, memory, coexistence and freedom are just a few of the themes investigated in the exhibition “American/Asian: A Tale of New Cultures” on view April 15 through June 14 at City Hall.

Curated by ArtXchange Gallery, the exhibition presents works by 14 regional artists who explore their identity as Asian-Pacific Americans in thePacific Northwest. The artworks include mixed media, painting, photography, encaustic and scroll cut wood sculpture.

“American/Asian: A Tale of New Cultures” is on display in the City Hall Lobby Gallery and Anne Focke Gallery (located on the L-2 level of City Hall), 600 Fourth Ave.. Gallery hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call (206) 684-7171 or visitwww.seattle.gov/a… Meet the artists at a reception, 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, April 22 at City Hall.

The exhibition features artworks by MalPina Chan, Carina A. del Rosario, Deborah Kapoor, Chiyo Sanada with Barbara McConkey, June Sekiguchi, Arun Sharma, William Song, Joseph Songco, Jonathan Wakuda Fischer, Barry Wong, Dean Wong, Frederic Wong, and Mia Yoshihara-Bradshaw.

Shiso Leaves

Barry Wong’s still-life photographs – often centered around food and the essence of an ingredient – are from a series inspired by his memories and experiences as a Chinese-American. Wong has received numerous awards as a documentary photographer at The Seattle Times and was a finalist for a team Pulitzer Prize in photography.

Jonathan Wakuda Fischer’s paintings use contemporary urban graffiti techniques, such as spray paint and stencils, to reference the ancient art of ukiyo-e, or Japanese woodblock printing.

Chiyo Sanada’s works preserve the art of “shodo” (Japanese calligraphy). Sanada graduated from Hiroshima Bunkyo Women’s University inHiroshima, Japan, with a degree in Japanese and Chinese calligraphy. She now creates and teaches calligraphy in the Pacific Northwest.

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs promotes the value of arts and culture in communities throughout Seattle. The 16-member Seattle Arts Commission, citizen volunteers appointed by the mayor and City Council, supports the city agency.

AAJA member Dai Sugano wins Emmy Award

San Jose Mercury News photographer/multimedia editor Dai Sugano won an national Emmy Award on Monday for his video of mobile home residents in Sunnyvale, beating out competitors from PBS and Web sites of the New York Times and Los Angeles Times.
 
“Uprooted,” which looks at displacement of a group of mobile home residents in Sunnyvale, won for his approaches to news and documentary programming in the documentary category.
 
Sugano was the photojournalists and multimedia producer; Richard Koci Hernandez, former Mercury News deputy director of multimedia photography, and Geri Migielicz, director of photographer, were the executive producers; and Julie Patel was the reporter.
 
“I was stunned,” Sugano said. “It’s a great honor to win for this new way of storytelling, and I hope to serve the community even better with this new approach.”
 
Monday’s 29th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards were announced by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The awards were presented at the Frederick P. Rose Hall in Time Warner Center in New York City.
 
You can video Sugano’s Emmy-winning multimedia piece at: www.mercurynews.com/em…
 
Story by Sandra Gonzales, Mercury News
 
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