2013 What We Do

The 2013 What We Do photojournalism competition and exhibition was judged on Saturday, March 16 2013 in Frank E. Gannett Hall on the RIT campus. The judges were selected by the RIT NPPA from a pool of alumni who have distinguished themselves in the photojournalism industry. The 2013 What We Do judges were Alexandra Daley-Clarke, a former researcher and photo editor for Newsweek, Aristide Economopoulos of the Newark Star-Ledger, and Seth Gitner, an assistant professor in the Newspaper and Online Journalism department at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

The competition is produced and sponsored by the RIT NPPA and the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences; prizes have been sponsored by The Gitner Family, Nikon Professional Services, White House News Photographers Association, and Tenba.

Winning work will be on display on the second floor of Frank E. Gannett Hall at RIT April 1-12. A reception and award ceremony will be held Friday, April 5 from 5-8 PM in GAN-2241 and is open to the public.

Top Portfolio Award – Megan Farmer

Gitner Family Award – Griffin Moores

Picture Story

First Place – Scott Julian

Second Place – Lauren Petracca

Third Place – Griffin Moores

Honorable Mention – Autumn Parry

Honorable Mention – Kate Lovering

Honorable Mention – Megan Farmer

Singles – Feature

First Place – Kristy Knowles

Fourth-grade students struggle with an English lesson from 22-year-old professor Chidoco Antonio at El Shaddai grade school in Dondo, Mozambique. The school has two sessions: morning for first-third graders, and afternoon for fourth and fifth.

Fourth-grade students struggle with an English lesson from 22-year-old professor Chidoco Antonio at El Shaddai grade school in Dondo, Mozambique. The school has two sessions: morning for first-third graders, and afternoon for fourth and fifth.

Second Place – Matt Burkhartt

Guests dance at the 20th annual RITmo Latino dance party, held on campus at Rochester Institute of Technology. The attendants included RIT students as well as individuals from across Western NY and the East Coast. RITmo Latino features a mixture of Latin and contemporary music

Third Place – Jonathan Foster

Fans of “chip music” cheer as a band closes their final song during the WITR Chip Fest in the SAU dining commons, Saturday, December 8th, 2012.

Honorable Mention – Autumn Parry, Griffin Moores, Jonathan Foster, Kelsey Driscoll, Sarah Ann Jump

Singles – News

First Place – Griffin Moores

Gun Violence in Flint – A man presses his body against a strip of crime tape, claiming to know Jasper Levine Simmons, 25, who had just been shot to death outside a liquor store on North Saginaw Street on Oct. 22, 2012 in Flint, Mich. “The liquor on my breath is the last drink we had together,” he recalled.

Second Place – Autumn Parry

Karen Snipes answers a phone call about her daughter, Larie Butler, 17, who was reported missing four days prior in Rochester, NY on March 24, 2012. Larie never returned home after an alledged visit to the mall with family friend, DeVante Lively. The following day her body was found by the police in a pool in Irondequoit, NY. (Photo by Autumn Parry)

Third Place – Griffin Moores

Spectators ride their bicycles in circles around a parking lot adjacent to a vacant home that caught fire in Flint, Mich. on Aug. 23, 2012. Flint has a population of about 100,000, down nearly 20 percent since 2000. Foreclosures are high and more than a quarter of the 14,000 residential properties in the city have been abandoned. That has led to another grim statistic: The city has the highest per capita arson rate in the United States.

Honorable Mention – Lauren Petracca, Max Hautaniemi

Singles – Sports Feature

First Place – Kate Lovering

Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers Leslie Havens (left) and Madeline Apperson (right) receive an upbraiding in the locker room during halftime in Henrietta, NY. The Tigers lost at home to the Vassar Brewers 71-50.

Second Place – Chloe Coleman

Matthew Kelly, 12, takes a moment between bouts in the semi-finals of foil division of The Rochester Fencing Club Challenge, in Rochester, NY, on January 26th, 2013. Kelly went on to win 5th place in the foil division overall.

Third Place – Griffin Moores

Flint Kearsley High School’s marching band makes its way around the edge of the field in preparation for the half-time performance in Flint, Mich. on Sept. 7, 2012.

Honorable Mention – Josh Barber, Max Hautaniemi, Sara Kelly

Singles – Sports Action

First Place – Jeff Witherow

Perry High School’s Anthony Ricotta ran a first down for the Yellow Jackets in the fourth quarter of the Section V Class DD semi-finals against the Avon Braves on October 19, 2012. Perry lost the semi-final game with a score of 47-18.

Second Place – Josh Barber

Rochester Institute of Technology junior Tyler Brooks-Lambert wins the face-off following a goal during a game against Clarkson University at RIT Field in Henrietta, N.Y., on Saturday, March 24, 2012. RIT won 7-5.

Third Place – Josh Barber

Rochester Institute of Technology freshman New Media Marketing major Shannon Ryan makes open turn in the 200 yard breaststroke during the second day of a tri-meet against SUNY Geneseo and SUNY New Paltz on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at RIT’s Judson Pool in Henrietta, N.Y.

Honorable Mention – Griffin Moores, Lauren Petracca

Singles – Portrait/Illustration

First Place -Sarah Ann Jump

Salome Kasinge, 14, a refugee from Zambia, poses for a portrait at Mary's Place, a refugee outreach center in Rochester, NY. Salome came to the United States when she was 11 and Mary's Place helped her learn English quickly.

Salome Kasinge, 14, a refugee from Zambia, poses for a portrait at Mary’s Place, a refugee outreach center in Rochester, NY. Salome came to the United States when she was 11 and Mary’s Place helped her learn English quickly.

Second Place – Stephanie Meyers

David of Rochester, NY sits on the front stoop of a side street off of Monroe Avenue on July 29, 2013.

David of Rochester, NY sits on the front stoop of a side street off of Monroe Avenue on July 29, 2013.

Third Place – Josh Barber

Tenecia Hiller, a senior forward on the Rochester Institute of Technology women’s hockey team, poses for a portrait at Ritter Arena on the university’s campus in Henrietta, N.Y., on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Hiller, a native of Brampton, ON, was selected as one of the three winter athletes selected by Reporter Magazine as their “Three Stars of the Game.”

Third Place – Joshua Roberts

This John's Tex-Mex chef in Rochester, NY's South Wedge District takes a moment while there is a lull in the action.

This John’s Tex-Mex chef in Rochester, NY’s South Wedge District takes a moment while there is a lull in the action.

Honorable Mention – Joshua Roberts, Griffin Moores, Stephanie Meyers

Multimedia

First Place – Autumn Parry

Second Place – Griffin Moores

Third Place – Autumn Parry

Honorable Mention – Maria Sharp

Special  thanks to our sponsors:

Gitner Family Print TenbaShield-2 WHNPA SPAS

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