2017 Eyes of History: Still Contest


Portrait/Personality
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First Place - Olivier Douliery, Abaca Press / TNS
Second Place - Bonnie Jo Mount, The Washington Post
Third Place - Andre Chung, Freelance for The Washington Post
Award of Excellence - Bonnie Jo Mount, The Washington Post
Award of Excellence - Rod Lamkey, Freelance for POLITICO
Award of Excellence - Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
Award of Excellence - Jahi Chikwendiu, The Washington Post
Award of Excellence - Matt McClain, The Washington Post

Pictorial
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First Place - Jim Watson, Agence France-Presse
Second Place - Bonnie Jo Mount, The Washington Post
Third Place - Olivier Douliery, Freelance for Agence France-Presse
Award of Excellence - Jahi Chikwendiu, The Washington Post
Award of Excellence - Jim Lo Scalzo, European Pressphoto Agency
Award of Excellence - Matt McClain, The Washington Post
Award of Excellence - Patrick Smith, Getty Images
Award of Excellence - Patrick Smith, Getty Images

Feature
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First Place - Bonnie Jo Mount, The Washington Post
Second Place - Ricky Carioti, The Washington Post
Third Place - Molly Riley, Freelance for UPI
Award of Excellence - Allison Shelley, Freelance for The Intercept
Award of Excellence - Bonnie Jo Mount, The Washington Post
Award of Excellence - Win McNamee, Getty Images
Award of Excellence - Al Drago, The New York Times

Sports Action
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First Place - Doug Mills, The New York Times
Second Place - Patrick Smith, Getty Images
Third Place - Carlos Barria, Reuters
Award of Excellence - Alex Brandon, The Associated Press
Award of Excellence - Patrick Smith, Getty Images
Award of Excellence - Patrick Smith, Getty Images

Sports Feature/Reaction
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First Place - Doug Mills, The New York Times
Second Place - David Burnett, Contact Press Images / IOC
Third Place - Mark Goldman, Icon Sportswire
Award of Excellence - Kevin Dietsch, UPI
Award of Excellence - Patrick Smith, Getty Images
Award of Excellence - Aude Guerrucci, Freelance for CNN
Award of Excellence - Jonathan Newton, The Washington Post

Presidential
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First Place - Pablo Martinez Monsivais, The Associated Press
Second Place - Win McNamee, Getty Images
Third Place - Kevin Dietsch, UPI
Award of Excellence - Al Drago, The New York Times
Award of Excellence - Mary F. Calvert, Freelance
Award of Excellence - Pablo Martinez Monsivais, The Associated Press
Award of Excellence - Win McNamee, Getty Images
Award of Excellence - Saul Loeb, Agence France-Presse

Campaign 2016
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First Place - Andrew Harnik, The Associated Press
Second Place - Evan Vucci, The Associated Press
Third Place - Evan Vucci, The Associated Press
Award of Excellence - Brooks Kraft, Freelance for Politico Magazine
Award of Excellence - Jim Watson, Agence France-Presse
Award of Excellence - Pete Marovich, Freelance for UPI
Award of Excellence - Melina Mara, The Washington Post
Award of Excellence - Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post
Award of Excellence - Melina Mara, The Washington Post
Award of Excellence - Kevin Dietsch, UPI

Inauguration 2017
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First Place - Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post
Second Place - Al Drago, The New York Times
Third Place - Kevin Dietsch, UPI
Award of Excellence - Brendan Smialowski, Agence France-Presse
Award of Excellence - Win McNamee, Getty Images
Award of Excellence - Mary F. Calvert, Freelance
Award of Excellence - Carol Guzy, Freelance for McClatchy/ZUMA

On Capitol Hill
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First Place - Bill Clark, Roll Call
Second Place - Tom Williams, Roll Call
Third Place - Ricky Carioti, The Washington Post
Award of Excellence - Drew Angerer, Getty Images
Award of Excellence - Bill Clark, Roll Call
Award of Excellence - Erin Schaff, Freelance for UPI
Award of Excellence - Jacquelyn Martin, The Associated Press
Award of Excellence - Jim Watson, Agence France-Presse
Award of Excellence - Bill Clark, Roll Call

Insider’s Washington
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First Place - Andrew Harnik, The Associated Press
Second Place - Al Drago, The New York Times
Third Place - Jim Lo Scalzo, European Pressphoto Agency
Award of Excellence - Jim Lo Scalzo, European Pressphoto Agency
Award of Excellence - Aude Guerrucci, Polaris
Award of Excellence - J. Scott Applewhite, The Associated Press

Domestic News
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First Place - Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post
Second Place - Ricky Carioti, The Washington Post
Third Place - Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post
Award of Excellence - Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post
Award of Excellence - Jahi Chikwendiu, The Washington Post
Award of Excellence - Carol Guzy, Freelance for ZUMA

International News
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First Place - Michael Robinson Chavez, The Washington Post
Second Place - Allison Shelley, The Washington Post
Third Place - Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
Award of Excellence - Michael Robinson Chavez, The Washington Post
Award of Excellence - Matt McClain, The Washington Post

Picture Story/Politics
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First Place - Brendan Smialowski, Agence France-Presse
Second Place - Melina Mara, The Washington Post
Third Place - Pete Marovich, Freelance for UPI
Award of Excellence - Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post
Award of Excellence - Andrew Harnik, The Associated Press
Award of Excellence - Doug Mills, The New York Times
Award of Excellence - Olivier Douliery, Freelance
Award of Excellence - Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

Picture Story/Feature
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First Place - Jahi Chikwendiu, The Washington Post
Second Place - Pete Marovich, Freelance
Third Place - Jacquelyn Martin, The Associated Press
Award of Excellence - Brendan Smialowski, Agence France-Presse
Award of Excellence - Win McNamee, Getty Images

Picture Story/News
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First Place - Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post
Second Place - Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post
Third Place - Drew Angerer, Getty Images
Award of Excellence - Jim Watson, Agence France-Presse

Picture Story/International News
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First Place - Michael Robinson Chavez, The Washington Post
Second Place - Matt McClain, The Washington Post
Third Place - Michael Robinson Chavez, The Washington Post
Award of Excellence - Carlos Barria, Reuters
Award of Excellence - Carol Guzy, Freelance for ESPN/ZUMA
Award of Excellence - Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

Picture Story/Sports
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First Place - Patrick Smith, Getty Images
Second Place - Matt McClain, The Washington Post
Third Place - Aude Guerrucci, Freelance for CNN
Award of Excellence - Matt McClain, The Washington Post
Award of Excellence - Doug Mills, The New York Times
Award of Excellence - Jonathan Newton, The Washington Post

Political Portfolio
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First Place - Melina Mara, The Washington Post
Second Place - Andrew Harnik, The Associated Press
Third Place - Brendan Smialowski, Agence France-Presse
Award of Excellence - Doug Mills, The New York Times
Award of Excellence - Jim Watson, Agence France-Presse
Award of Excellence - Pete Marovich, Freelance

Portfolio
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First Place - Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post
Second Place - Pete Marovich, Freelance
Third Place - Doug Mills, The New York Times
Award of Excellence - Andrew Harnik, The Associated Press
Award of Excellence - Brendan Smialowski, Agence France-Presse

Top Honors
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Photographer of the Year - Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post
Political Photo of the Year - Andrew Harnik, The Associated Press
2017 Stills Contest Judges

Brad Smith


Brad Smith is an award winning photo editor, with 35 years experience in visual storytelling. He’s the former Director of Photography at Time Inc., Sports Group, which included Sports Illustrated and Golf Magazine. He was also with the New York Times as the Senior Sports Photo Editor and Assistant Director of Photography for the White House during the Clinton administration. He is currently the Director of Brad Smith Creative, a visual consulting group.


Chris Usher


Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Chris Usher graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Journalism. Usher spent several years as a newspaper photographer before going freelance and moving to Washington, DC in 1990.
 
Usher’s photojournalism work appeared regularly in domestic and international publications for more than three decades. He is the recipient of numerous domestic and international awards, including an Eisenstaedt Award (2000) for his unique and controversial depiction of President Clinton’s post-acquittal speech. In 2005, Usher’s Behind the Velvet Rope, a collection of behind-the-scenes images shot with a Leica while covering the President of the United States, became a traveling exhibition and book. In 2008, he self-published One of Us, selects from his documentation of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. The project exhibit opened at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC in 2008. Since 2009, Usher has been the still photographer for CBS’ Face the Nation.
 
When Usher isn’t on assignment or at CBS’ studios, he can be found at Bokeh Ridge Farm, in the panhandle of West Virginia, with his wife Adrienne, their seven rescue cats, three retired ponies and a one-eyed mini donkey. If he’s not on the tractor, he’s probably in the dark room, processing large format photography, the old-fashioned way.


Melissa Lyttle


Melissa Lyttle is an independent visual journalist based in California, specializing in documentary projects focused on criminal justice and social issues. In her previous life, she was a newspaper photojournalist based in Florida for 15 years.

Lyttle is the current President of the National Press Photographers Association. And she is an alumna of the Eddie Adams Workshop (Barnstorm XIV) and has been back for 12 of the last 14 years as a member of the faculty. She is also the founder of the online photo community called APhotoADay and GeekFest, a photo conference born out of APAD.

Her work has been recognized by UNICEF, the Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism, POYi, NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, the Southern Short Course and the Alexia Foundation.

Her clients include The New York Times, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone magazine, espn.com, Sports Illustrated, Audubon Magazine, the NCAA’s Champion magazine, AARP, Education Week, Washington Post, USA Today, and others.