Sara Lewkowicz Wins College Photographer Of The Year

Nov 8, 2013
In her essay on domestic violence "Shane and Maggie," Maggie's daughter Memphis ran into the room and refused to leave her mother's side as the couple continued to fight. Photograph by Sara Naomi Lewkowicz
In her essay on domestic violence "Shane and Maggie," Maggie's daughter Memphis ran into the room and refused to leave her mother's side as the couple continued to fight. Photograph by Sara Naomi Lewkowicz

COLUMBIA, MO (November 8, 2013) – The 68th College Photographer of the Year is Sara Naomi Lewkowicz of Ohio University. Lewkowicz’s work was awarded Gold in the Portfolio category as well as in the Documentary and Spot News categories.

Carolyn Van Houten of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was named the runner-up College Photographer of the Year with a Silver award in the Portfolio category. Her work was also honored with an Award of Excellence in Domestic Picture Story.

The judges viewed 13,332 still photographs, 416 picture stories, and 97 portfolios entered by 634 student photographers from 115 colleges and universities in 19 countries.

The winning images can be seen online here.

Judges for the Still Division were: Joe Amon of the Denver Post; Jeremiah Bogert of the Los Angeles Times; G.J. McCarthy of The Dallas Morning News; and Sadie Quarrier of National Geographic magazine.

Judging of the Multimedia Division got underway at 9 a.m. Friday, November 8 and continues through Sunday, November 10. Winners for that division will be announced at the conclusion of the judging.

The National Press Photographers Foundation is one of the CPOY co-sponsors.