Harry Walker, director of photography for Knight Ridder Tribune Photos in Washington, DC, has been appointed chairperson of the Best Of Photojournalism 2004 contest committee to replace Maria Mann. She resigned the post as she assumes her new duties as the director of news and editorial photography for Europe, Middle East and Africa for Corbis. Mann, who served in the contest leadership role for two years, is now based in Paris, France.
NPPA Past President and NPPA/Poynter Institute liaison Clyde Mueller made the announcement today on the opening day for entries in the 2004 competition. "The NPPA is eternally grateful to Maria for the work she has done on behalf of the BOP contest," Mueller said, "and we wish her the best. Maria wants everyone to know she will continue to actively promote the BOP contest wherever she travels."
Mueller also announced that Terry E. Eiler, director of the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University, has joined the Best Of Photojournalism contest committee to replace Larry Nighswander. The other returning contest committee members are Joe Elbert, assistant managing editor of photography for The Washington Post, and Kenny Irby, founder of the Poynter Institute's photojournalism program.