Just a week until his graduation from George Washington University, Harrison Jones has been named NPPA Student Clip Contest Photographer of the Year.
“I've had the privilege to learn from so many incredible professionals as part of my education in the industry,” Jones said. “No one can do this totally alone--we're all products of those who have nurtured us and helped us find our voice in this art.”
Susan Sterner, an Associate Professor of Photojournalism at GWU, said Jones’ success stems from a combination of good work ethic and a strong sense of compassion.
“Jones is one of the most compassionate and empathetic young photographers I know,” Sterner said. “He really tries to understand situations and the people whom he is photographing so that his work depicts them in a respectful and ethical manner.”
Runner up in the 2018 contest is University of Kentucky senior Arden Barnes.
“Over the past year, I’ve been able to see first-hand what the next generation of photojournalists can do,” Barnes said. “I can’t wait to see what the future of photojournalism will be like with us.”
All winning entries can be viewed here.
The 2019 contest is now in progress. The first quarter submission period has closed and the second quarter will open July 1, 2019.