Last night, the rain didn’t stop the New Zealand Geographic team from distributing the awards for the Photographer of the Year competition. This is, after all, an annual event celebrating a group of people who during their careers have grown accustomed to weathering the elements—and a bit of water falling from the heavens didn’t seem to bug anyone in attendance. This year there were more than 5,800 entries, which the New Zealand Geographic team eventually whittled down to 28 finalists, from which nine winners were chosen.
Browsing: Photographer of the Year
There are plenty of harrowing numbers facing the magazine industry at the moment. But, as the proponents say, magazines are more than just paper. And New Zealand Geographic’s Photographer of the Year is a case in point. PLUS: a gallery of the winners.
Over 1000 New Zealand made photographs across ten different categories were entered in the 2010 Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards. And New Plymouth came out on top, with Tony Carter taking out photographer of the year for the third time, Chris Hill winning the commercial/advertising category and Niki Coates winning the portrait category.