2011 Editorial Photographers Education Grant Winners

On behalf of the EP Board of Directors and our guest judges Elliot Erwitt and Ed Kashi, I’m very pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Editorial Photographers Education Grants. This year’s entries were by far the strongest we have received. All judges commented on the extremely high quality of the work.

Legendary photographer Elliot Erwitt, hot off his ICP Lifetime Achievement Award, selected Sean DuFrene as this year’s Grand Prize Winner and Unnikrishna Raveendranathan as our Runner-up. Both are from Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Sean DuFrene wins the Grand Prize of a Sony a850 camera with Sony’s Zeiss 24-70/2.8 lens:

Grand PrizeWinner Sean DuFrene -Academy of Art University, San Francisco.

Unnikrishna Raveendranathan wins an APhotoFolio website with a year of hosting courtesy of Rob Haggart.

Runner-up Unnikrishna Raveendranathan – Academy of Art University, San Francisco
Brandon Wickenkamp – Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City
Kevin Truong – The Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
Brad Vest – Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Tim Harris – Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

All winners will receive:

* Cash award of $1,000 courtesy of EP and Blinkbid
* One year subscription to PhotoShelter
* Licensed copy of fotoQuote Pro
* Licensed copy of Blinkbid
* One-year subscription to FreshLists
* Gear from Think Tank Photo
* One year membership to EP

I would like to thank all our judges and sponsors from Sony, APhotoFolio, Blinkbid, PhotoShelter, fotoQuote, FreshLists and Think Tank Photo who made this year’s competition possible.

-Brian Smith
President, Editorial Photographers

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