The "Best of Photojournalism 2022" available for purchase
January 2023 - NPPA's "The Best of Photojournalism 2022" is available for purchase via our website. All current NPPA members will receive a copy of the book via the USPS.
This year is the second time since 2002 that the Best of Photojournalism contest is represented in a 200-page book format. For many years, it was a special edition of the bi-monthly News Photographer magazine (see note below). The book was edited and designed by Sue Morrow, News Photographer editor, with the supportive eyes and ideas of 2021-22 BOP chair AJ Chavar and NPPA executive director Akili-Casundria Ramsess.
"The historic events of 2020 continued into 2021. The coronavirus pandemic still affects us globally, but with evidence of recovery. Racial reckoning saw some justice but very little healing," Morrow writes. "Migration and international news – the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan – were significant, yet the devastating conflict in Ukraine was only hinted at in the fall of 2021. Attacks on the U.S Capitol on Jan. 6 of that year almost brought democracy to its knees."
The book includes a poignant essay by Boyzell Hosey, senior editor for visual storytelling at ProPublica. Photographs from the still photojournalism divisions are featured in sections devoted to the historic year that was 2021: Racial reckoning, pandemic, politics, migration, sports international and environmental coverage. A complete list of awards with QR codes wraps up the back of the book.
(The Best of Photojournalism 2021 is sold out.)
Throughout the book, QR codes immediately connect the reader to bop.nppa.org/2022 with stellar video, online storytelling and incredible picture editing in newspapers and magazines.
We would like to thank Sony for their continued support in making this publication and contest possible. Mark Johnson, professor at the University of Georgia College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the home to NPPA headquarters, plays a significant role in making the contest run smoothly. Seth Gitner puts in countless hours building/updating the BOP website. Without this collaboration, this book - nor the contest - could successfully exist.
The 2023 Best of Photojournalism contest judging will take place during the weekend of February 25th — 26th. All results will be posted shortly thereafter, along with recordings of the judging process for each division. If you have any questions, please contact A.J. Chavar, the BOP 2022 chair, or Mark Johnson at [email protected].
Anyone can purchase a book. You don't have to be a member. But you will be prompted to "create an account" (not become a member) to purchase a book. If you are a member, you need to sign in.
Best of Photojournalism 2022 (softcover)
$40 plus postage/handling