April 29, 2009

FOTOBAMA Winners Announced

Supporting Hands - Chris Carlson, The Associated Press (First Place and Best in Show - Campaign/Election Professional)
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Supporting Hands - Chris Carlson, The Associated Press (First Place and Best in Show - Campaign/Election Professional)

Whistling While He Waits - Jae C. Hong, The Associated Press (Second Place - Campaign/Election Professional)
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Whistling While He Waits - Jae C. Hong, The Associated Press (Second Place - Campaign/Election Professional)

Crowd-Surfing to Victory - Tucker Walsh (First Place - Campaign/Election Amateur)
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Crowd-Surfing to Victory - Tucker Walsh (First Place - Campaign/Election Amateur)

Trading Places - Val Proudkii (Second Place - Campaign/Election Amateur)
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Trading Places - Val Proudkii (Second Place - Campaign/Election Amateur)

End of Anonymity - Aude Guerrucci, Polaris (First Place - Inauguration Professional)
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End of Anonymity - Aude Guerrucci, Polaris (First Place - Inauguration Professional)

Witness - David S. Holloway, Reportage by Getty Images (Second Place - Inauguration Professional)
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Witness - David S. Holloway, Reportage by Getty Images (Second Place - Inauguration Professional)

Walking the Walk - Charlie Parker (First Place - Inauguration Amateur)
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Walking the Walk - Charlie Parker (First Place - Inauguration Amateur)

Inauguration 2009 - Graeme Jennings (Second Place - Inauguration Amateur)
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Inauguration 2009 - Graeme Jennings (Second Place - Inauguration Amateur)

WASHINGTON — On the 100th day of President Barack Obama’s administration, the Newseum and FotoWeek DC unveiled the winners of the 2009 FOTOBAMA international photography contest. Prizes were awarded to the top two photographs in each of four categories, selected from more than 1,500 images entered in the contest by both amateur and professional photographers. "Best in Show" went to Associated Press photographer Chris Carlson for his image of Obama being swamped by supporters after clinching the Democratic nomination.

FOTOBAMA celebrates the historic election of the nation’s first black president. The contest is sponsored by the Newseum and FotoWeek DC, a nonprofit group dedicated to promoting photography. The top 100 photographs from the contest will be displayed in the Newseum exhibit "FOTOBAMA: Picturing the President," which opens May 7, 2009.

The winning photographs and photographers:

Presidential Campaign and Election — Professional

First Place and Best in Show
Supporting Hands
Chris Carlson, The Associated Press

Second Place
Whistling While He Waits
Jae C. Hong, The Associated Press

Presidential Campaign and Election — Amateur

First Place
Crowd-Surfing to Victory
Tucker Walsh

Second Place
Trading Places
Val Proudkii

Inauguration Week — Professional

First Place
End of Anonymity
Aude Guerrucci, Polaris

Second Place
Witness
David S. Holloway, Reportage by Getty Images

Inauguration Week — Amateur

First Place
Walking the Walk
Charlie Parker

Second Place
Inauguration 2009
Graeme Jennings

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