Anthropology News

2009 AAA Photo Contest Results

We are pleased to congratulate the winners, finalists and semifinalists of the 2009 AAA Photo Contest. The submissions were both anthropologically informative and impressive in their technical quality and artistry, and selecting winners was extremely challenging. AAA would like to sincerely thank all members who submitted entries.

Winning Photographs 

First Place 
 
Brian Donahoe
Max Planck Institute
Second Place 
 
Emily Yates-Doerr
New York U
Third Place 
 
Shauna LaTosky
Johannes Gutenberg U

Building off of last year’s popular competition, the contest committee reviewed 311 entries from 78 participants, selecting 52 photos for special recognition: 20 finalists (including first, second and third place winners) and 31 semifinalists. Winning and finalist photos are featured in the March 2009 issue of AN and will be hung as prints in the AAA office. These plus the semifinalist photos are also now available on the AAA online Flickr gallery.

Winning photographers are listed above, and finalist and semifinalists photographer names and affiliations are listed below. Where multiple photographs from the same entrant were selected, names are repeated (across recognition levels) or the number of selected photographs is indicated in parentheses (within the same level).

The contest committee was chaired by AN Production Editor Amy Goldenberg and comprised of 2008 AAA Photo Contest winner Peter Biella (San Francisco State U) and AAA staff members with expertise in diverse anthropological subfields, including Dinah Winnick (AN managing editor), Joseph Jones (RACE Project grant manager), and Brian Estes (public policy associate). We invite all members to submit photos for the next contest, which will be announced in a future issue of AN, as well as on the AAA website and blog.

Visit our online Winner and Finalist Gallery and Semifinalist Gallery today. All visitors are welcome to post reflective comments. Finalist and semifinalist photographers are also listed below. Where multiple photographs from the same entrant were selected, names are repeated (across award levels) or the number of selected photographs is indicated in parentheses (within the same award level).

Finalists
Brian Brazeal (2, CSU Chico); Brian Donahoe (3, Max Planck Institute); Jeffrey David Ehrenreich (U New Orleans); Andrea Heckman (U New Mexico); Donald Holly (Eastern Illinois U); Barry Kass (ImagesofAnthropology.com); Ryan Klataske (Michigan State U); Anika Koenig (2, Australian National U); Olivier Le Guen (Max Planck Institute); George Nicholas (Simon Fraser U); Carmen Paz (Independent Scholar); Glenn Stone (Washington U); Aleksandra Wierucka (U Gdansk).

Semifinalists
Brian Brazeal (2, CSU Chico); Brian Donahoe (Max Planck Institute); Jeffrey David Ehrenreich (U New Orleans); NJ Enfield (3, Max Planck Institute); Andrew Epstein (U Wisconsin-Madison); Jessica Falkenhagen (2, UC Los Angeles); Hermon Farahi, George Washington U); Adam Fish (UC Los Angeles); Harjant Gill (American U); Andrew Heckman (2, U New Mexico); Ginger Johnson (2, U South Florida); Barry Kass (ImagesofAnthropology.com); Ryan Klataske (2, Michigan State U); Anika Koenig (Australian National U); Jonathan Marion (CSU San Marcos); Mark Moritz (Ohio State U); Carmen Paz (2, Independent Scholar); Bryce Peake (U Oregon); Benjamin Purzycki (U Connecticut); Glenn Shepard (2, Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi); Glenn Stone (2, Washington U); Emily Yates-Doerr (2, New York U); Willa Zhen, U London).