PICTURE OF THE WEEK: NOVEMBER 3, 2015

Congratulations to the winners of this week’s POTW contest! Tom Brenner won first place, Bryan Bennett won second place, and Maridelis Morales won honorable mention! Thank you to everyone who submitted!

Cody McCormick (8) of the Buffalo Sabres hands a puck to Lawson Zlotek (cq) during warmups before a game against the Ottawa Senators at the First Niagara Center on Oct. 8, 2015 in Buffalo, New York.

Cody McCormick (8) of the Buffalo Sabres hands a puck to Lawson Zlotek (cq) during warmups before a game against the Ottawa Senators at the First Niagara Center on Oct. 8, 2015 in Buffalo, New York.

First Place: Tom Brenner

Daniella Reyna, a second year Business student at the Rochester Institute of Technology, participates in her first keg stand in a parking lot before RIT's Homecoming Game versus Bowling Green at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y. on Oct. 17, 2015.

Daniella Reyna, a second year Business student at the Rochester Institute of Technology, participates in her first keg stand in a parking lot before RIT’s Homecoming Game versus Bowling Green at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y. on Oct. 17, 2015.

Second Place: Bryan Bennett

The Fairport High School Cheerleading team sits in a circle around their lucky stuffed unicorns waiting for the results of the Section V Cheerleading Fall Sectionals held at Rochester Institute of Technology's Gordon Field House Oct. 31, 2015 in Henrietta, N.Y. The team has had their lucky unicorns for around 10 years, and they refuse to wash them. The Fairport High School cheerleading team won first place in the Division I Large category.

The Fairport High School Cheerleading team sits in a circle around their lucky stuffed unicorns waiting for the results of the Section V Cheerleading Fall Sectionals held at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Gordon Field House Oct. 31, 2015 in Henrietta, N.Y. The team has had their lucky unicorns for around 10 years, and they refuse to wash them. The Fairport High School cheerleading team won first place in the Division I Large category.

Honorable Mention: Maridelis Morales

PICTURE OF THE WEEK: SEPTEMBER 29, 2015

Congratulations to all of the winners of POTW for Week 6! We had many submissions, and a lot of ties, making for a great selection! Tom Brenner won first place, Michael Owens won second place, and Maridelis Morales placed third! Our honorable mentions are held by Jackie Molloy and Bryan Bennett!

Allie Valentine reacts after stepping under a shower head  following the 20th annual Mud Tug competition at Gracie's field at the Rochester Institute of Technology on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 in Henrietta, N.Y.

Allie Valentine reacts after stepping under a shower head following the 20th annual Mud Tug competition at Gracie’s field at the Rochester Institute of Technology on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 in Henrietta, N.Y.

First Place: Tom Brenner

Close friend Anthony Adams, right, looks on as Thomas L. McNulty, RIT ambulance, checks the vitals of Christian Feickert after a brutal hit on the Rugby Field on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus in West Henrietta, N.Y. on Sept. 26, 2015. Christian later found out at the hospital that he had a severe concussion.

Close friend Anthony Adams, right, looks on as Thomas L. McNulty, RIT ambulance, checks the vitals of Christian Feickert after a brutal hit on the Rugby Field on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus in West Henrietta, N.Y. on Sept. 26, 2015. Christian later found out at the hospital that he had a severe concussion.

Second Place: Michael Owens

Eileen Enter, 89, poses for a portrait in her home, located at Fairport Baptist Nursing Homes' independent housing complex, on September 26, 2015 in Fairport, N.Y. Eileen has been married to her husband for 62 years; on that she said while laughing, "We had one good year, be we can't remember which one!"

Eileen Enter, 89, poses for a portrait in her home, located at Fairport Baptist Nursing Homes’ independent housing complex, on September 26, 2015 in Fairport, N.Y. Eileen has been married to her husband for 62 years; on that she said while laughing, “We had one good year, be we can’t remember which one!”

Third Place: Maridelis Morales

Sharon Corcoran and Danny Limengelli share a moment at Mud Tug on September 19, 2015. The couple reunited that day after six weeks apart since Danny is now working in Madison, WI while Sharon is a senior at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Sharon Corcoran and Danny Limengelli share a moment at Mud Tug on September 19, 2015. The couple reunited that day after six weeks apart since Danny is now working in Madison, WI while Sharon is a senior at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Honorable Mention: Jackie Molloy

The Fairport Packers C team celebrate after defeating the East Rochester Bombers 13-12 in a football game at Don Quinn Field in East Rochester, N.Y. on Sept. 27, 2015.

The Fairport Packers C team celebrate after defeating the East Rochester Bombers 13-12 in a football game at Don Quinn Field in East Rochester, N.Y. on Sept. 27, 2015.

Honorable Mention: Bryan Bennett

Picture of the Week: September 15, 2015

Congratulations to all the winners of picture of the week! Tom Brenner won first and second place, Justin Escalera won third place, and Joseph Ressler won honorable mention! These photographs were taken during the past two weeks.

Chaney Roko looks over her sedated adopted daughter, Mary Roko, 9, inside the Intensive Care Unit of the Strong Memorial Hospital on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 in Rochester, N.Y.  Mary, who suffers from scoliosis was given morphine after having back surgery that would correct her spine.

Chaney Roko looks over her sedated adopted daughter, Mary Roko, 9, inside the Intensive Care Unit of the Strong Memorial Hospital on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 in Rochester, N.Y. Mary, who suffers from scoliosis was given morphine after having back surgery that would correct her spine.

First Place: Tom Brenner

Mary Roko, 9, smiles while feeling the vibrations of a power saw cutting off a cast on her right leg inside the Intensive Care Unit of the Strong Memorial Hospital on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 in Rochester, N.Y.  "She's real tough", said her mother.  "The strangest things will make her laugh".

Mary Roko, 9, smiles while feeling the vibrations of a power saw cutting off a cast on her right leg inside the Intensive Care Unit of the Strong Memorial Hospital on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 in Rochester, N.Y. “She’s real tough”, said her mother. “The strangest things will make her laugh”.

Second Place: Tom Brenner

An RIT student explores a cave near Lower Falls in Rochester, NY.

An RIT student explores a cave near Lower Falls in Rochester, NY.

Third Place: Justin Scalera

Children march in a Stop the Violence rally at the Liberty Pole in Rochester, N.Y. on Sept. 5, 2015.  As a back-to-school event, the youth walked around downtown reminding people of the pressing issues of violence in the city.

Children march in a Stop the Violence rally at the Liberty Pole in Rochester, N.Y. on Sept. 5, 2015. As a back-to-school event, the youth walked around downtown reminding people of the pressing issues of violence in the city.

Honorable Mention: Joseph Ressler

Picture of the Summer: September 1, 2015

Congratulations to our first and third place winner, Tom Brenner, our second place winner, Santiago Zurbias, as well as Maridelis Morales for honorable mention! These images were all captured during the Summer of 2015.

Baltimore, MD - 06/08/15 - Students of the KIPP Harmony Academy elementary school touch the glass barrier of the Polar Bear Watch exhibit featuring Anoki the Polar Bear at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, MD.

Baltimore, MD – 06/08/15 – Students of the KIPP Harmony Academy elementary school touch the glass barrier of the Polar Bear Watch exhibit featuring Anoki the Polar Bear at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, MD.

First Place: Tom Brenner

Cave diver Manuel Allende swims into the cavern of Casa Cenote in Tulum, Mexico on August 18th 2015. The underwater cavern and cave are located in a lagoon so divers must make their way through the mangroves before reaching the site.

Cave diver Manuel Allende swims into the cavern of Casa Cenote in Tulum, Mexico on August 18th 2015. The underwater cavern and cave are located in a lagoon so divers must make their way through the mangroves before reaching the site.

Second Place: Santiago Zurbias

BALTIMORE, MD - 06/29/15 - Taylor Runion, 10, left, and Amaurie Davidson, cq, 13, right, both blind, hold on to each other's shoulders while learning how to perform Judo moves at Camp Abilities, hosted at the Maryland School for the Blind. Camp Abilities is an overnight sports and recreation camp for children and youth with visual impairments between the ages of 9 and 17.

BALTIMORE, MD – 06/29/15 – Taylor Runion, 10, left, and Amaurie Davidson, cq, 13, right, both blind, hold on to each other’s shoulders while learning how to perform Judo moves at Camp Abilities, hosted at the Maryland School for the Blind. Camp Abilities is an overnight sports and recreation camp for children and youth with visual impairments between the ages of 9 and 17.

Third Place: Tom Brenner

Isabel (Lucy) Hernández, says goodbye to her son-in-law as she leaves to take her sister to the airport on July 20, 2015 in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.

Isabel (Lucy) Hernández, says goodbye to her son-in-law as she leaves to take her sister to the airport on July 20, 2015 in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. Isabel has been an Alzheimer’s disease patient for 8 years, and has lived with her daughter and her family, who take care of her, for the past 6 years.

Honorable Mention: Maridelis Morales

Picture of the Week May 7, 2015

Congratulations to Maureen MacGregor for winning first place in this weeks Picture of the Week Competition! Today was the last meeting for the 2014-2015 school year.

Ocean Hodziewich, 8, of Dansville, NY poses for a portrait with his dragon kite at Ontario Beach Park in Rochester, NY on Sunday, May 3, 2015. "They're fun to fly...I think I was 3 or 4 when I started."

Ocean Hodziewich, 8, of Dansville, NY poses for a portrait with his dragon kite at Ontario Beach Park in Rochester, NY on Sunday, May 3, 2015. “They’re fun to fly…I think I was 3 or 4 when I started.”

Picture of the Week April 23, 2015

Congratulations to our winner Jaclyn Molloy for placing both first and second place in this weeks Picture of the Week Contest!

Jessica Haines tips Notorious L.E.Z. (KT Rinallo) during her drag performance at Tilt Nightclub in downtown Rochester, N.Y. KT has enjoyed performing as her drag persona for the past 11 years, "When I first started performing  I was a very shy person and by performing on stage it has allowed me to break out of my shell."

Jessica Haines tips Notorious L.E.Z. (KT Rinallo) during her drag performance at Tilt Nightclub in Rochester, N.Y. on April 9, 2015. KT has enjoyed performing as her drag persona for the past 11 years, “When I first started performing
I was a very shy person and by performing on stage it has allowed me to break out of my shell.”

First Place: Jaclyn Molloy

 

"Tyger" one of the Bondage - Not Just With Rope worksop instructors laughs at the Rochester Erotic Arts Festival in downtown Rochester, NY on April 10, 2015.

“Tyger” one of the Bondage – Not Just With Rope worksop instructors laughs at the Rochester Erotic Arts Festival in downtown Rochester, NY on April 10, 2015.

Second Place: Jaclyn Molloy

What We Do 2015

In 2001 the RIT photojournalism students felt that their work deserved a show of its own. A show that celebrated the great work being done in the program. With the help of professor Loret Steinberg, What We Do was born. 14 years later, the judging and subsequent exhibition have grown exponentially. Just in my time as an officer of the RIT NPPA, I have seen, and been a part of, the What We Do judging grow from prints carefully hung with binder clips to a series of folders shown in Photo Mechanic.  The exhibition has grown from the center hallway cases on the second floor of Gannett Hall to the walls of a beautiful gallery. And the prizes have come to reflect the caliber of work they reward. As the RIT NPPA has matured, so to has What We Do.

As I mentioned above, last year was a year of big changes for What We Do. We went to a digital only submissions and judging format, no longer requiring students to submit prints for the judging. We also moved the exhibition from the hallways of building 7 to the Dyer Arts Center, a beautiful gallery housed in the National Technical Institute for the Deaf on the RIT Campus. This year, in response to the growing interest many students have in picture editing, we’ve added a Picture Editing Portfolio category. The winner of this category will receive full tuition to the Kalish Editing Workshop to be held at RIT in June. The judges are top notch: We have a multimedia professor at a top J School, an editor from the New York Times, and staff photographer from the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The exhibition also has big changes. This year we are excited to announce that the What We Do winners will hang at Booksmart Studio in downtown Rochester, NY right in the heart of the Neighborhood of the Arts.

May the best photographer win.

Maureen MacGregor, President

Submissions will be taken on April 8 from 9-11 P.M. in the PJ Lab (GAN-3140). You can find the entry guidelines here.

Judges’ lectures will begin at 6 P.M. on April 10 in McKenzie Commons in the Liberal Arts Building (LBR-1251).

The judging will begin at 9 A.M. on April 11 on the fourth floor of Gannett Hall in K-Lab (GAN-4090). Both events are open to the public.


The 2015 What We Do judges are:

Karen Cetinkaya – Picture Editor, The New York Times

Leila Navidi – Staff Photographer, The Star Tribune

Seth Gitner – Associate Professor, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications


The RIT NPPA is so thankful for the continued support of Nikon Professional Services, WHNPA, Tenba, the Gitner Family, and the Kalish Visual Editing Workshop. These sponsors provide the prizes for the winning photographers and editor.

This year’s top prizes will be:

Top Portfolio – Nikon D610 with 28mm f/1.8 lens.

Top Portfolio by a returning student – The Gitner Family Scholarship $1,300.

Top Picture Editing Portfolio – Tuition to the 2015 Kalish Editing Workshop.

Winners of singles categories will receive prizes from WHNPA, Nikon, and Tenba

 

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Picture of the Week February 26, 2015.

Congratulations to Tom Brenner for winning first place in this weeks Picture of the Week contest! Congratulations to Jaclyn Molloy as well for placing with honorable mention.

First Place:

Dan Nagele, center, lays in bed while on hospice care, as Kyra Nagele, left, Yvonne Guest, middle, and daughter Shanna Cunningham, right, console Dan during his final hours shortly before passing away on Monday, February 16, 2015 in Avon, N.Y. Dan suffered from Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis disease, (NASH) which is a fatal liver disease that resembles alcohol liver disease, but occurs in people who drink little or no alcohol.

Dan Nagele, center, lays in bed while on hospice care, as Kyra Nagele, left, Yvonne Guest, middle, and daughter Shanna Cunningham, right, console Dan during his final hours shortly before passing away on Monday, February 16, 2015 in Avon, N.Y. Dan suffered from Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis disease, (NASH) which is a fatal liver disease that resembles alcohol liver disease, but occurs in people who drink little or no alcohol.

Image by: Tom Brenner

 

Honorable Mention:

10-year old, Gigi Prinsen lies on her father, Steve Prinsen when he laid down to take a nap in their home in Rochester, N.Y. on Feb. 22, 2015.  Gigi says, "I am like my Dad more than my mom, we have so many more things in common and he understands me way better. "

10-year old, Gigi Prinsen lies on her father, Steve Prinsen when he laid down to take a nap in their home in Rochester, N.Y. on Feb. 22, 2015. Gigi says, “I am like my Dad more than my mom, we have so many more things in common and he understands me way better. “

Image by: Jaclyn Molloy

Picture of the Week 2-12-15

Congratulations to Maridelis Morales for winning first place and Jaclyn Molloy for winning second place  for this weeks Picture of the Week. Also congratulations to Tom Brenner for placing with honorable mention.

First Place:

Rochester local and Polar Plunge observant, Gloria Weyerts, kisses one of the police men's horses at the Polar Plunge on February 8, 2015 in Rochester, N.Y.

Rochester local and Polar Plunge observant, Gloria Weyerts, kisses one of the police men’s horses at the Polar Plunge on February 8, 2015 in Rochester, N.Y.

Image by: Maridelis Morales

Second Place:

Marivi Howell-Arza gets zipped into her dress at the Miss Flower City Beauty Pageant. A pageant that is a preliminary round for the young woman to become Miss New York and then hopefully Miss America on January 31, 2015.

Marivi Howell-Arza gets zipped into her dress at the Miss Flower City Beauty Pageant. A pageant that is a preliminary round for the young woman to become Miss New York and then hopefully Miss America on January 31, 2015.

Image by: Jaclyn Molloy

Honorable Mention:

Plungers jump into the icy water during the Rochester Polar Bear Plunge at Charlotte Beach in Rochester, New York on February 8, 2015.  Hundreds attended the event to raise money for the Special Olympics.

Plungers jump into the icy water during the Rochester Polar Bear Plunge at Charlotte Beach in Rochester, New York on February 8, 2015. Hundreds attended the event to raise money for the Special Olympics.

Image by: Tom Brenner

POTW January 29, 2015

Congratulations to Tom Brenner on winning both first and second place for this weeks pictures of the month!

Firefighters of the Ramsey fire department project water onto the Avalon apartment complex during a 5-alarm fire on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2015 in Edgewater, N.J.  The fire, which displaced some 1,000 people was caused by a plumbing repair that ignited a fire in the wall which then spread through the building.  No fatalities were reported.

Firefighters of the Ramsey fire department project water onto the Avalon apartment complex during a 5-alarm fire on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2015 in Edgewater, N.J. The fire, which displaced some 1,000 people was caused by a plumbing repair that ignited a fire in the wall which then spread through the building. No fatalities were reported.

 Rumson- Fair Haven regional high school Boy's Varsity head coach Chris Champeau pulls his jacket off in frustration after Jackson Reid #24, right, missed a foul shot that would tie the game, on January 6, 2015, in Rumson, N.J.

Rumson- Fair Haven regional high school Boy’s Varsity head coach Chris Champeau pulls his jacket off in frustration after Jackson Reid #24, right, missed a foul shot that would tie the game, on January 6, 2015, in Rumson, N.J.

Images by: Tom Brenner/ Findaballer