2017 Best of Photojournalism, Picture Editing Winners

Mar 19, 2017
First place in magazine cover by Smithsonian

ATHENS, OHIO – Smithsonian has won the Best Use of Pictures for magazines for the second year in a row and The New York Times has won for newspapers for the seventh year in a row in the 2017 NPPA Best of Photojournalism competition picture editing division judged this week at Ohio University.

The Register-Guard in Eugene, Oregon won Best Use of Pictures for newspapers with less than 65,000 circulation. The Buffalo News was given a judges’ special recognition for Best Use of Pictures for newspapers with more than 65,00 circulation, the category where The New York Times won.

Stephanie Heimann of The New Republic was named Magazine Picture Editor of the Year and David Furst of The New York Times is Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year.

The picture editing division was judged by Regina Boone, formerly of the Detroit Free Press, Anne Farrar of National Geographic Traveler and Pat McDonogh of the Louisville Courier Journal.

The New York Times also did well in the individual categories, winning 22 awards. The magazine týždeň, under creative director Róbert Csere, won 20 category awards. 

These are the winners in Picture Editing in the 2017 Best of Photojournalism: 

Best Use of Pictures: Magazines

Smithsonian, Molly Roberts, Chief Photography Editor; Jeff Campagna, Associate Photography Editor; Brendan McCabe, Photography Editor; Tiffany Y. Ates, Art Services Coordinator; Maria Keehan, Art Director

Best Use of Pictures: Newspapers more than 65,000 circulation

The New York Times, The Picture Editing Team of the New York Times

Judges' Special Recognition: The Buffalo News, Cathaleen Curtiss, Director of Photography; Vince Chiaramonte, Design Director

Best Use of Pictures: Newspapers less than 65,000 circulation

The Register-Guard, Rob Romig, Senior Editor for Presentation; Tom Penix, Asst. Director of Graphics; Carl Davaz, Deputy Managing Editor; Chris Pietsch, Director of Photography; Brian , Photojournalist

Magazine Picture Editor of the Year

1. Stephanie Heimann, The New Republic

2. Petr Toman

3. Róbert Csere, týždeň

HM. Fred Nelson, The Seattle Times

Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year – Individual

1. David Furst, The New York Times

2. Becky Lebowitz, The New York Times

3. Nicole Fruge, San Francisco Chronicle

HM. Jeffrey Furticella, The New York Times

Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year – Team

1. San Francisco Chronicle, Nicole Fruge, Director of Photography ; Russell Yip, Deputy Director of Photography ; Kat Duncan, Photo Editor; Alex Washburn, Photo Editor; RJ Mickelson, Photo Editor

2. Midland Daily News, Nick King,Photographer; Brittney Lohmiller,Photographer; Erin Kirkland,Photographer

3. The Boston Globe, Bill Greene, Director of Photography; Kim Chapin, Deputy Director of Photography; Leanne Burden Seidel, Picture Editor; Lloyd Young, Picture Editor

HM. The Herald, Dave Weatherwax, Visuals Editor; John Rumbach, Justin Rumbach, Alisha Jucevic and Sarah Ann Jump

HM. The New York Times, Becky Lebowitz Hanger, sports photo editor; Jeffrey Furticella, sports photo editor, and team

MAGAZINE

Magazine Cover (Individual cover)

1. Molly Roberts, Chief Photography Editor; Jeff Campagna, Photography Editor; Donny Bajohr, Junior Photography Editor; Maria G. Keehan, Art Director; Tiffany Y. Ates, Art Services Coordinator, Smithsonian

2. Karen Frank, Director of Photography; Kristen Schaefer Geisler, Deputy Director of Photography; Tim Rasmussen, Director of Photography; Chin Wang, Creative Director, ESPN

3. Fred Nelson,David Miller, Pacific Magazine Art Director, The Seattle Times

HM. Karen Frank, Director Photography; Kristen Schaefer Geisler, Deputy Director of Photography; Tim Rasmussen, Director of Photography; Chin Wang, Creative Director, ESPN

HM. Jim Surber, Duputy Director of Photography; Tim Rasmussen, Director of Photography; Karen Frank, Director of Photography; Kaitlin Marron, Photo Editor; Rachel Weiss, Photo Editor, ESPN

HM. Karen Frank, Director of Photography; Kaitlin Marron, Photo Editor; Tim Rasmussen, Director of Photography, ESPN

Magazine News Story (Individual story)

1. Róbert Csere, Creative Director; Vladimíra Pčolová, Picture Editor; Narciso Contreras, Photographer/Polaris, týždeň

2. Róbert Csere, Creative Director; Vladimíra Pčolová, Picture Editor; Ben Curtis, Photographer/AP; Dai Kurokawa, Photographer/EPA, týždeň

3. Róbert Csere, Creative Director; Vladimíra Pčolová, Picture Editor; Mark Peterson, Photographer/Redux Pictures, týždeň

HM. Stephanie Heimann, The New Republic

HM. Molly Roberts, Chief Photography Editor; Jeff Campagna, Photography Editor; Donny Bajohr, Junior Photography Editor; Maria G. Keehan, Art Director; Tiffany Y. Ates, Art Services Coordinator, Smithsonian

HM. Tim Rasmussen, Director of Photography; Jim Surber, Deputy Director of Photography; Robert Booth, Photo Editor; Jason Potterton, Photo Editor, ESPN

HM. Róbert Csere, Creative Director; Vladimíra Pčolová, Picture Editor, týždeň

Magazine Story Opener

1. Molly Roberts , Chief Photography Editor ; Jeff Campagna, Photography Editor ; Brendan McCabe, Photography Editor ; Maria G. Keehan, Art Director; Tiffany Y. Ates, Art Services Coordinator, Smithsonian

2. Stephanie Heimann, The New Republic

3. Zachary Canepari, Photographer; Mark Murrmann, Photo Editor; Carolyn Perot, Art Director; Ivylise Simones, Creative Director, Mother Jones

HM. Nicole Fruge, Director of Photography ; Scott Strazzante, Photographer; Elizabeth Burr, Designer Director, San Francisco Chronicle

HM. Róbert Csere, Creative Director; Vladimíra Pčolová, Picture Editor; Boris Németh, Photographer, týždeň

HM. Róbert Csere, Creative Director; Vladimíra Pčolová, Picture Editor; Jérôme Sessini, Photographer/Magnum Photos, týždeň

HM. Róbert Csere, Creative Director; Vladimíra Pčolová, Picture Editor; Ian Berry, Photographer/Magnum Photos, týždeň

HM. Róbert Csere, Creative Director; Vladimíra Pčolová, Picture Editor; James Whitlow Delano, Photographer/Redux Pictures, týždeň

HM. Róbert Csere, Creative Director; Vladimíra Pčolová, Picture Editor; Daniel Berehulak, Photographer/The New York Times, týždeň

Magazine Illustrative Story

1. Molly Roberts , Chief Photography Editor ; Jeff Campagna, Photography Editor ; Brendan McCabe, Photography Editor ; Maria G. Keehan, Art Director; Tiffany Y. Ates, Art Services Coordinator, Smithsonian

2. Molly Roberts, Chief Photography Editor; Jeff Campagna, Photography Editor; Donny Bajohr, Junior Photography Editor; Maria G. Keehan, Art Director; Tiffany Y. Ates, Art Services Coordinator, Smithsonian

3. Molly Roberts, Chief Photography Editor ; Jeff Campagna, Photography Editor ; Brendan McCabe, Photography Editor ; Maria G. Keehan, Art Director; Tiffany Y. Ates, Art Services Coordinator, Smithsonian

HM. Róbert Csere, Creative Director; Vladimíra Pčolová, Picture Editor; James Whitlow Delano, Photographer/Redux Pictures, týždeň

HM. Molly Roberts, Chief Photography Editor; Jeff Campagna, Photography Editor; Donny Bajohr, Junior Photography Editor; Maria G. Keehan, Art Director; TIffany Y. Ates, Art Services Coordinator, Smithsonian

HM. Molly Roberts, Chief Photography Editor; Jeff Campagna, Photography Editor; Donny Bajohr, Junior Photography Editor; Maria G. Keehan, Art Director; Tiffany Y. Ates, Art Services Coordinator, Smithsonian

HM. Molly Roberts , Chief Photography Editor; Jeff Campagna, Photography Editor; Donny Bajohr, Junior Photography Editor; Maria G. Keehan, Art Director; Tiffany Y. Ates, Art Services Coordinator, Smithsonian

Magazine Sports Story

1. Nicole Fruge, Director of Photography ; Scott Strazzante, Photographer; Carlos Avila Gonzalez, Photographer; Leah Millis, Photographer; Michael Macor, Photographer; Elizabeth Burr, Design Director, San Francisco Chronicle

2. Róbert Csere, Creative Director; Vladimíra Pčolová, Picture Editor, týždeň

3. Róbert Csere, Creative Director; Vladimíra Pčolová, Picture Editor, týždeň

HM. Róbert Csere, Creative Director; Vladimíra Pčolová, Picture Editor, týždeň

HM. Róbert Csere, Creative Director; Vladimíra Pčolová, Picture Editor; Felipe Dana, Photographer/AP, týždeň

Magazine Recurring Feature or Series

1. Stephanie Heimann, The New Republic

2. Stephanie Heimann, The New Republic

3. Karen Frank, Director of Photography; Jim Surber, Deputy Director of Photography, ESPN

HM Róbert Csere, Creative Director; Vladimíra Pčolová, Picture Editor; Boris Németh, Photographer, týždeň

Magazine Personality Profile or Lifestyle Story

1. Karen Frank, Director of Photography; Kristen Schaefer Geisler, Deputy Director of Photography; Nancy Weisman, Deputy Director of Photography; Tim Rasmussen, Director of Photography, ESPN

2. Róbert Csere, Creative Director; Vladimíra Pčolová, Picture Editor; Tomki Němec, Photographer, týždeň

3. Róbert Csere, Creative Director; Vladimíra Pčolová, Picture Editor; Jindřich Štreit, Photographer, týždeň

HM Karen Frank, Director of Photography; Tim Rasmussen, Director of Photography, ESPN

HM Róbert Csere, Creative Director; Vladimíra Pčolová, Picture Editor; Matúš Zajac, Photographer, týždeň

HM Róbert Csere, Creative Director; Vladimíra Pčolová, Picture Editor; Mark Peterson, Photographer/Redux Pictures, týždeň

HM Róbert Csere, Creative Director; Vladimíra Pčolová, Picture Editor; Jošt Franko, Photographer, týždeň

NEWSPAPER

Newspaper Front page (Individual Front Page)

1. Karen Cetinkaya, Photo Editor; Maura Foley, National Photo Editor, The New York Times

2. Ken Lyons, Director of Photography, The Denver Post

3. Karen Cetinkaya, Photo Editor, The New York Times

HM. Nakyung Han, Photo Editor, The New York Times

HM. Nicole Fruge, Director of Photography ; Scott Strazzante, Photographer; Danielle Mollette-Parks, Senior Designer, San Francisco Chronicle

HM. Dave Weatherwax, Visuals Editor; Sarah Ann Jump, Photographer, The Herald

Newspaper News section front other than front page

1. Jake May, Chief Photojournalist; Katie Karnes, Graphic Artist, The Flint Journal, MLive Media Group

2. Nicole Fruge, Director of Photography; Danielle Mollette-Parks, Senior Designer, San Francisco Chronicle

3. David Joles, Photographer; Kyndell Harkness, Photo editor; Deb Pastner, DOP, Star Tribune

HM. Whitney Richardson, The New York Times

HM. Maura Foley, The New York Times 

Newspaper Sports Section Front

1. Cathaleen Curtiss, Director of Photography; James P. McCoy, Staff Photographer; Jason Baum, Designer, The Buffalo News

2. Bill Greene, Director of Photography; Stan Grossfeld, Photographer, The Boston Globe

3. Becky Lebowitz, Sports Photo Editor; Jeffrey Furticella, Sports Photo Editor, The New York Times

HM. Jeffrey Furticella, The New York Times

HM. Kyndell Harkness, Photo Editor; Deb Pastner, DOP; Brian Peterson , Photographer, Star Tribune

HM. Rob Romig, The Register-Guard

HM. Harry Scull Jr., Photographer; Jason Baum, Designer; Cathaleen Curtiss, Director of Photography, The Buffalo News 

Newspaper Sports Project

1. Jeffrey Furticella, Sports Photo Editor; Dolores Morrison, Obits Photo Editor; Meaghan Looram, Deputy Photo Editor, The New York Times

2. Jeffrey Furticella, Sports Photo Editor; Becky Lebowitz, Sports Photo Editor, The New York Times

3. Jeffrey Furticella, Sports Photo Editor, The New York Times

HM. Becky Lebowitz, The New York Times

HM. Bill Greene, Director of Photography; Lloyd Young, Picture Editor; Stan Grossfeld, Photographer, The Boston Globe

HM. Dave Weatherwax, The Herald

Single-page Newspaper Documentary/Photojournalism Project

1. Richard Tsong-Taatarii, Photographer; Greg Mees, Designer; Deb Pastner, DOP, Star Tribune

2. David Furst, International Picture Editor; Craig Allen, Photo Editor, The New York Times

3. David Furst, International Picture Editor; Craig Allen, Photo Editor, The New York Times

HM. Jessica Dimson, The New York Times

HM. Becky Lebowitz, The New York Times

Multiple-page Newspaper Documentary/Photojournalism Project

1. David Furst, The New York Times

2. Maura Foley, National Photo Editor; Karen Cetinkaya, Photo Editor, The New York Times

3. Dave Weatherwax, Visuals Editor; Sarah Ann Jump, Photographer, The Herald

HM. David Furst, The New York Times

HM. David Furst, International Picture Editor; Craig Allen, Photo Editor, The New York Times

HM. Mary Cooney, Director of Photography; Colin Crawford, Los Angeles Times

HM. Nicole Fruge, Director of Photography ; Lea Suzuki, Photographer; , Photographer; Gabrielle Lurie, Photographer; Tim Hussin and Leah Millis, Photographers; Danielle Mollette-Parks, Senior Designer, San Francisco Chronicle

HM. Nicole Fruge, Director of Photography ; Brant Ward, Photographer; Steve Ringman, Photographer; Danielle Mollette-Parks, Senior Designer, San Francisco Chronicle

Newspaper Illustrative Single Page

1. Russell Yip, Deputy Director of Photography; Carlos Avila Gonzalez, Photographer, San Francisco Chronicle

2. Russell Yip, Deputy Director of Photography; Stan Pechner, Photographer, San Francisco Chronicle

3. Russell Yip, Deputy Director of Photography; Gabrielle Lurie, Photographer, San Francisco Chronicle

HM. Niko Koppel, The New York Times.

Newspaper Special Section or Reprint

1. Nicole Fruge, Director of Photography; Judy Walgren, Photo Editor; Russell Yip & Erin Brethauer, Photographers; Tim Hussin, Photographer; Leah Millis, Photographer; Danielle Mollette-Parks, Senior Designer, San Francisco Chronicle

2. Becky Lebowitz, The New York Times

3. Becky Lebowitz Hanger, sports photo editor; Jeffrey Furticella, sports photo editor, The New York Times

HM. Mary Cooney, Director of Photography; Jeremiah Bogert, Senior Photo Editor; Michael Whitley, Design Director; Kelli Sullivan, Deputy Design Director, Los Angeles Times

Newspaper Recurring Feature or Series

1. Cathaleen Curtiss, Director of Photography; Sharon Cantillon, Staff Photographer; Leah Samol, Designer, The Buffalo News

2. Brian Kratzer, Director of Photography; Amber Garrett, Assistant Director of Photography; Hannah Sturtecky, Assistant Director of Photography; Brady Jones, Design editor, Columbia Missourian

3. Leanne Burden Seidel, Picture Editor; Lloyd Young, Picture Editor, The Boston Globe

HM. Cathaleen Curtiss, Director of Photography; Derek Gee, Chief Photographer; Vince Chiaramonte, Design Director, The Buffalo News

HM. Brad Boner, Chief photographer; Ryan Dorgan, Photographer; Kathryn Holloway, Lead designer; Ben Shafer, Designer; Nick Stoneceipher, Designer, Jackson Hole News & Guide