Congratulations to Rugile Kaladyte for winning first place and Emily Kask for placing second!
A young woman outside her home reacts to Lieutenant Eric Paul and his officers arresting two men suspected of carrying a weapon in Rochester, N.Y., on Nov. 19, 2013. The two individuals were released immediately after it was determined that they were not who the police were looking for. Photo by Rugile Kaladyte
Brandon Thompson of RIT, left, celebrates his first collegiate goal with teammates, from left: Dustin Fostvelt, Adam Mitchell, and Danny Smith as RIT took a 4-0 lead over Saint Lawrence at RIT’s Ritter Arena on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Henrietta, N.Y. RIT held onto the lead for a 6-4 victory, the team’s first home win this season. Photo by Emily Kask
Congratulations to our winner, Josh Barber, for placing first and second this week!
Chandler Williams of SUNY Cortland #80-sophomore, celebrates after John Babin, not pictured, scored a touchdown with 1:08 left in the fourth quarter to give Cortland a four-point lead in the 2013 Cortaca Jug game between against Ithaca College at Ithaca’s Butterfield Stadium in Ithaca, N.Y., on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Despite coming in as the underdogs Cortland won the game 28-24 to lengthen their winning streak to four years. Photo by Josh Barber
Joel Lynch of Ithaca College #1-junior WR, center attempts to catch the ball in the end zone above Ke’shaun Stallworth of SUNY Cortland #2-sophomore DB, as time expires in the second quarter during the 2013 Cortaca Jug football game at Ithaca’s Butterfield Stadium in Ithaca, N.Y., on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Officials ruled that Lynch did not have control of the ball when he touched the ground. Cortland won the game 28-24 to lengthen their winning streak to four years. Photo by Josh Barber
SWAT Lieutenant Eric Paul fist-bumps Jim Perry, a west division patrol officer, in Rochester, N.Y., on Nov. 11, 2013. Officer Perry was situated at the corner of Seward St. and Jefferson Ave. dispersing a crowd of teenagers. “A day in the life of a hero? You should have done your assignment on me,” said Perry. Photo by Rugile Kaladyte
A child dressed up as a Jawa from Star Wars plays with toy trains at the Strong National Museum of Play during their “In Another Galaxy” weekend, Saturday, November 16, 2013. Children came dressed in Star Wars character costumes and had their portraits taken with adults also in costumes of Star Wars characters. Photo by Matt Burkhartt
Andrew Mucciante takes a ride on the carousel at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY while dressed as a ‘Bike Scout’ Stormtrooper for the museum’s “In Another Galaxy” weekend on November 16th, 2013. Photo by Kristy Knowles
Congratulations! to Senior RIT photojournalism student Jennifer Waldow for winning Gold in the College Photographer of the Year portrait category for her portrait of Leisha , 37, who, after being diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, decided to live every day for her two sons. Jennifer also won an Award of Excellence in the domestic picture story category for her story on Leisha.
Her portrait can be viewed on the CPOY website here and the story here.
The judges say it all:
“A picture like that is exactly what this category is for and why (it) exists. It’s totally intimate, very revealing…those are the kinds of pictures I want to applaud…those are the kinds of pictures that make me want to try harder…”
“I think the photographer got out of the way and let subject tell (the story).”
The entire RIT Photojournalism community is very proud of Jennifer and her work.
Congratulations to Zack DeClerck for winning first place and to Josh Barber for placing second!
Jason Skuse of Cheektowaga, NY chases Alex Greene and Latoya Smith of Buffalo, NY through the “Grindhouse” with a chainsaw at FrightWorld ScreamPark on Oct. 30, 2013 in Tonawanda, NY. FrightWorld ScreamPark has been providing thrills to the Buffalo area for 11 years. Skuse, an actor at Frightworld, says, “We try to bring something new and scarier every year. The Grindhouse has been a hit for sure. I actually wish this was a year-round job. It’s a lot of fun.” Photo by Zack DeClerck
Anka Parzych of RIT #24, left, serves the ball into the William Smith goal box during the women’s soccer game at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Tiger Stadium in Henrietta, N.Y., on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Photo by Josh Barber/RIT SportsZone
Congratulations to Josh Barber for placing first and to Flannery Allison for placing second!
Andy Fleckenstein of RIT #20-senior captain, left, and Jimmy Forbes of RIT #13-senior captain, right, celebrate Forbes’ goal during the the first half of the men’s soccer game against Union at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Tiger Stadium in Henrietta, N.Y., on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. RIT won 1-0. Photo by Josh Barber/RIT SportsZone
Livonia cheerleaders celebrate after taking first in Class B at the Section V Cheerleading Fall Sectional held at Gordon Field House on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus in Henrietta, New York, on
Nov. 26, 2013. Photo by Flannery Allison
Congratulations to all of the winners this week!
Daniel Witkowski and Tom Brenner tied for first place for week 7.
Two girls watch a hip-hop show at the Bug Jar while “Ishmael Raps” performs. This was the first hip-hop show in close to a year following a hiatus caused by a murder occurring at the venue. Photo by Daniel Witkowski
Rochester Institute of Technology senior co-captain forward Ben Lynch celebrates a goal against University of Michigan-#5 during the annual Brick City Homecoming ice hockey game on October 12, 2013 at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York. Lynch’s goal would give the Tiger’s their second goal of the night, contributing to a 4-4 tie by the end of the second period, but Michigan would score another three goals in the third period to win. Photo by Tom Brenner/RIT Sportszone
Rugile Kaladyte won first place and Josh Barber placed second for week 8.
Corey Knowles competes in the Full Moon Vista Cyclocross bicycle race at Ellison Park in Rochester, NY, on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. “That could have gone better. On the first lap I kept running into the tape and taking out stakes,” said Knowles. Photo by Rugile Kaladyte
Rochester Institute of Technology goalkeeper Amanda Murray, left, is comforted by goalkeeper coach Katie Dry, right, after a 2-1 loss to Skidmore on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at Tiger Stadium in Henrietta, N.Y. Skidmore scored in the last minute of regulation to win a key conference game. Photo by Josh Barber/RIT Sportszone
Steven Kraft, co-founder of Community Composting, poses for an environmental portrait at Pinnacle Hill in Rochester, NY. Community Composting is a business that “rescues” food waste from the landfill. Compost is collected, processed, and turned into fuel for collection and composting for agriculture. To date, Community Composting has collected 24,000 pounds of food waste and plans to bring composting where it is not currently made available. Photo by Joe Philipson
Zachary Potter kisses Brenda Bingham after a party in Rochester, NY. Photo by Evan Ortiz
Congratulations to all of our winners this week!
Maureen Macgregor won first place for Week 5.
Professional Wrestler Gabreal Sant poses for portraits at their gym in Rochester, NY on Sunday, September 29, 2013. “It takes a little more from me every day.” Photo by Maureen MacGregor
Flannery Allison won first place for week 6. Rugile Kaladyte and Evan Ortiz tied for second and Tom Brenner placed third.
Kurt Spiegel a Junior at RIT bangs heads with Gabriel Kilongo a Junoir at Bard College during a Mens soccer game between RIT and Bard College in Henrietta New York on10/4/2013 which ended with a final score of 4-0 RIT. Photo by Flannery Allison
Gerald Visconti of the OCFCU Cycling Project takes a spill into a mud puddle during the Masters Men 40+ at the Cobb’s Hill cyclocross race at Cobb’s Hill Park on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Cyclocross consists of many laps in which cyclists ride over pavement, grass, steep hills, and obstacles in which they quickly dismount and navigate the obstruction. “They changed the course last minute, I went right into the water. Whoosh!” said Visconti. Photo by Rugile Kaladyte
Tom Sommerville, 52, gets a tattoo finished at Voodoo Monkey Tattoo, in Rochester, NY, on October 5, 2013. Tom slowly has began to cover his body in tattoos as symbols for milestones in his life, living with HIV for over 30 years. Photos by Evan Ortiz
Doug (right) competes in the annual pie eating contest hosted by Apple Fest in Hilton, New York on Sunday October 6, 2013. Photo by Tom Brenner.
Photographing the annual mud tug has become a yearly tradition for the NPPA chapter here at RIT. Hosted by Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, mud tug began as a fundraising opportunity and has become an indispensable part of RIT culture for the past 18 years.
Sarah Ann Jump
Sarah Ann Jump
Congratulations to Joe Philipson for winning first place and Donald Bajohr for placing second.
9/21/13 – At the Eagles Club in Rochester, NY Professional Wrestler Gabrael Saint leaps from the ropes onto his Japanese opponent Shoichi Funaki. Photo by Joe Philipson
A church attendee walks up the stairs at the Auditorium Theater Rochester, NY. The Walk of Life Christian Center holds Sunday Mass every Sunday and Wednesday at the Auditorium. Rochester, NY. Sept. 21, 1013. Photo by Donald Bajohr
“You can say whatever you want about me, but I know who I am.” “Lock” stands by the dumpsters outside Bug Jar, 9/16/13. Photo by Nina Peskanov
We at RIT NPPA have decided after a long time of holding a Picture of the Week contest to bring a new tradition to our chapter. Often our members make the vote a tough choice, presenting us with many strong photographs to choose from and too many times deserving frames are left out in our selective edit of first and second place. Therefore we will begin posting not only the picture of the week and the runner-up for picture of the week, but also any additional photographs that our chapter feels merit recognition. We present for you our first installment of Pictures of the Week.
Congratulations to Sarah Ann Jump for winning first place and to Daniel Witkowski for placing second.
Surrounded by family, Gertrude Zelma, 93, of Akron, NY, watches hot air balloons launch at the 32nd Annual New York State Festival of Balloons in Dansville, NY on Aug. 31, 2013. Gertrude’s niece, right, teased that the family will send her up in a hot air balloon on her 100th birthday. Photo by Sarah Ann Jump
Adam Carry (middle) and Brittany Leaty (right) ride the “Top Spinner” on September 2nd, 2013 at the New York State Fair. Monday was the final day of the week and half long fair which started August 23rd. Photo by Daniel Witkowski
Sierra Kiss of RIT #13, center, watches her shot go past goalkeeper Kylie Mason of Allegheny #33, right, to score the game winning golden goal in the second overtime period during a game against Allegheny College at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Tiger Stadium in Henrietta, N.Y., on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. RIT won 1-0. (Josh Barber/RIT SportsZone)
A ticket taker sits at his booth at “The Strangest Show on Earth” on the last day of the New York State Fair on September 2nd, 2013 in Syracuse, NY. Photo by Daniel Witkowski
Geraldine Dixon laughs as a campaigner offers her “hot balls” while her husband, Rev. Roosevelt Dixon, accepts the candy during the Rochester Labor Day Parade on Sept. 2, 2013. “Thank goodness we’re not marching this year,” she said, adding that they enjoy watching the parade rather than participating as part of their daughter’s campaign for City Court Judge. Photo by Sarah Ann Jump
Victoria Binkley clenches her face as she has a memorial tattoo for her late rabbit, Smokey, done by Ecuadorian tattoo artisit, Hector Cedillo at the Boston Tattoo Convention on Saturday August 31, 2013. This was her ninth tatoo, and second by Cedillo. Photograph by Maureen MacGregor
Shelby Vakiener of RIT #2 senior, second left, celebrates with teammates, from left: Gwen Neuhaus of RIT #23 sophomore, Katie Schindler of RIT #11 junior, and Maxine Culhane of RIT #4 freshman, after scoring the game winning golden goal during the second overtime period during a game against Otterbein College at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Tiger Stadium in Rochester, N.Y., on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. RIT won 1-0. (Josh Barber/RIT SportsZone)