Joseph A Sprague Memorial Award

  • DONALD WINSLOW RECEIVES THE 2011 JOSEPH SPRAGUE AWARD

This award, established in 1949, is the highest honor in the field of photojournalism. It is awarded to not more than two individuals each year and is granted only if achievement is, in the opinion of the Committee on Honorary Recognitions, of a sufficiendly high standard. Two awards may be given:

  1. To a working photojournalist, a plaque, citation and ring to an individual who advances, elevates or attains unusual recognition for the profession of photojournalism by conduct, initiative, leadership, skill, and devotion to duty.

  2. To an individual not a working photojournalist, a plaque and citation for unusual service or achievement beneficial to photojournalism or for an outstanding technology advance in equipment or processes of photojournalism.

Joseph A Sprague, who died in 1948, was a press technical representative for Graflex Corp., Rochester, NY. The firm manufactured Graflex and Speed and Crown Graphic cameras and flash units. Sprague is credited with the design of the Big Bertha, Magic Eye and Combat Camera and dozens of refinements to the Speed Graphic.

2013

Ken Hackman
Mickey Osterreicher

2012

Dennis Dimick
Charles W. "Chick" Harrity

2011

Donald R Winslow
Joe Torelli

2010 

Bill Luster

 

2009 

Bob Lynn
Kevin Scofield

 

2008

Steve Sweitzer
Sharon Freed

 

2007

John Long
Kenny Irby 

 

2006

Bob Brandon
Clyde Mueller

 

2005

Rob Galbraith
Wally McNamee

 

2004

Dirck Halstead
William Pekala

 

2003

Joe Elbert
Dave Metz

 

2002

William Allard
Kurt Wimmer

 

2001

Carol Guzy
Mike Davis 

 

2000

John Goheen
Michael Morse

1999

Darrell Barton
James Stanfield

1998

Ken Burns
Roy DeCarava

1997

James Geladas
James Nachtwey

1996

Bill Eppridge
Rick Smolan

1995

Ralph Morse
Jack Corn

1994

C Thomas Hardin
Gordon Yoder

1993

Bernie Boston
Steve Tello

1992

J Bruce Baumann
Peter Stackpole

1991

David Douglas Duncan
Harvey A Weber

1990

Raymond H DeMoulin
Marion Post Wolcott

1989

Robert C Dotson
John H White

1988

Gilbert Grosvenor
Gordon Parks

1987

Dean Conger
Edwin Sabol

1986

James Gordon
Carl Mydans

1985

Charles "Ned" Hockman
Anthony J Spina

1984

Robert Brush

1983

Arnold Drapkin
Larry Hatteberg

1982

Kenneth Cooke
John Savage

1981

Harold G Buell
F.W. 'Bill' Lyon
Joseph Rosenthal

1980

Stanley Forman
George A Shivers

1979

Howard Chapnick
Brian Lanker

1978

Ernie Crisp
Angus McDougall

1977

John W Ahlhauser
Wilbur E Garrett

1976

Eddie Adams
Cornell Capa

1975

Dave Hamer
Charles L Scott

1974

John Faber
Sam C Pierson Jr

1973

Cal Olson
Dick Pollard

1972

Richard C Clarkson
John Durniak

1971

Alfred Eisenstaedt
John G Morris

1970

Murray Becker
Dr Frank Stanton

1969

Ollie Atkins
Harold Blumenfeld

1968

Morris Berman
Roy Emerson Stryker

1967

Robert E Gilka
Arthur Rothstein

1966

James R Bennett
Gail William Churchill

1965

Don Swenson
Hugh B Terry

1964

Russell V Hamm
William P Steven

1963

James Godbold
Harry W McHose

1962

Norris Harkness
Charles Higgins

1961

James Colvin
Charles Cooper

1960

Maj. William Lookadoo
Kenneth McLaughlin

1959

Robert Boyd
Marshall Field Jr.

1958

Ray Mackland
Floyd McCall

1957

Gardner Cowles
Paul Threlfall

1956

Joseph Benetti
Dr. Thomas S Curtis
Hon O Otto Moore

1955

Clifton Edom
Milton Freier
Robin Garland

1954

Vincent S Jones
Arthur L Witman

1953

J Winton Lemen
Don Mohler

1952

Robert H Dumke
Morris Schwartz

1951

William Randolph Hearst
John Hemmer

1950

Kent Cooper
William C Eckenberg
Frank Scherschel

1949

Joseph Costa
Harold Edgerton
Henry Luce
Ernest Sisto
George Yates