JUROR CHOICE   Landscapes

 Landscapes                    Self-Portraits                 Family Gatherings     

Juror: Sarah Leen
Senior Photo Editor
National Geographic Society



Sarah Bones,

3rd Place

New York City, New York, USA

Pre-Wedding, 2009, Bangladesh, digital


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Sarah Bones


Sarah S. Bones saved for her first 35mm camera at age 13, in 1969. She immediately hitchhiked into Philadelphia so that she could photograph the lives and circumstances of people living on the street. As a professional photographer, her passion and courage in documenting people in need continued and has carried her to Africa, across Asia, Guatemala, Cuba and locally, into prisons, homeless shelters and the intensity of political campaigns. She uses her camera and vision to tell the stories of men, women, and children around the world who are voiceless and too often ignored by the popular media.

Sarah is a self-taught, award winning photographer based outside of Philadelphia who works in both digital and film. Her photographs have been exhibited both nationally and internationally. When not on an assignment she has a successful freelance business in the Philadelphia area.

May 2009- FIRST PLACE -WIPI Annual Competition Landscape http://tinyurl.com/phrk2
May 2009- THIRD PLACE-WIPI Annual Competition Family Gatherings http://tinyurl.com/r9ao3r
May 2009-Nominated for Best Single Editorial 2nd Year in a row at The New York Photo Festival
March 2009- Photography Exhibit for Nurturing Minds in Africa- The Philadelphia Water Works March -April 13, 2009
February 2009-Second Place - The Focus Philly Curated Photography Show for Five Photographs From Rwanda
February 2009 -Placement in The Norton Museum of Art Third Biennial Photo Auction
December 2008 - Malvern Public Library "Healing The Heart" Rwanda Exhibit though March 2009
December 2008 Social Documentary Website- Best of 2008 Photo Documentary "Healing The Heart " Rwanda
December 2008- Women in Photography International Juried Competition- Top Ten Photograph
July 2008 -Solo Photo Exhibit at Milkboys Coffee Shop in Ardmore PA
July 2008 -Brilliant Women's Show at Eagle Gallery
May 2008-Nominated for Best Single Editorial -New York Photo Festival
May 2008-NPPA Multi Media Photo Immersion Graduate-I am now multi media competent!
January 2008 -First Place in the 2008 612 Annual Juried Photo Show
August 2007- Placement in The NPPA Women in Photojournalism Contest Expanding Our Vision

Glennis Siverson,

2nd Place

Orlando, Florida, USA

"Stillness in Motion" 2008, digital

Glennis Siverson

Glennis studied with National Geographic photographer Mark Thiessen, and her work can be seen in the coffee table book “Exploring Our Planet – Bachmann Tour Overdrive”. Glennis’s photographs have twice been featured on National Geographic’s website and she a contributing photographer to several stock agencies.  Her work has been featured on www.redbubble.com and published in Peterson’s Photographic Magazine and Shutterbug Magazine’s website. She shoots with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS 5D, Canon G9, and a Mamiya 645 AFD.
Glennis has photographed assignments for MTV, Motricity, EA Sports, Still in Motion Marketing, Boston University, Sylvia Greer Artworks, Applied Research Associates, Izea, Inc., The Staver Group, the National Institute of Flamenco Dance, Flutist and Producer Pamela Whitman, The Albuquerque Youth Symphony, United Online, Sutton & Sutton, and others.  She also has photographed destination weddings, travel, editorial stories and portraiture.
Before transitioning to a photography career, Glennis was an accomplished Human Resources professional in the entertainment and online industries.  She has extensive experience partnering with C-level executives, VIPs, clients and vendors, and has a proven record demonstrating strategic acumen and producing innovative solutions in fast-paced, deadline-driven environments.
   Work directly with video directors, ad agencies, and editors in producing branded collateral, ad campaigns, promotional videos, and materials for online, print and radio.   Research, write, edit and manage production for internal communications. Upload and edit images, content.
   Negotiate and compose a variety of contractual agreements and ensure terms are met.
   Partner with internal and external personnel to plan and photograph special events, executive portraits, promotional images, other.  Act as Photo Editor and Publicity Coordinator.
   Research, select and purchase images from various stock agencies.
   Facilitate on-site educational programs and create customized training plans.
   Head corporate giving initiatives to support charity organizations and community relations.
   Supervise staff and cross-functional teams, manage deadline-driven projects and assignments.
   Check references and conduct applicable background investigations for staff and vendors.
   Manage various monthly competitions for employees and vendors, including contest promotion, rules and guidelines administration, legal considerations, entry review and final selection.
  Plan and manage multi-million dollar budgets covering cross-functional and multi-department operations.
   Recruit and hire contractual and full-time talent through direct sourcing and agency referrals.
  Scout and select locations for photo shoots, review model headshots and bios, demo reels, portfolios.
   Create model release agreements and ensure all legal liabilities are addressed, manage filing and on-going records administration.
  Travel to off-site offices and locations for speaking engagements, training, special events and recruiting.
   Partner with creative and technical personnel in developing interactive, customized websites and systems.
• 2nd Place Winner, Landscapes, 2009 WIPI Juried Competition
• Honorable Mention, Self Portraits, 2009 WIPI Juried Competition
• The Center for Fine Art Photography, Idea of Self Exhibition, 2009
• The Center for Fine Art Photography, Negative Space Exhibition, 2009
• The Museum of Florida Art, Chrome & Leather Exhibition, 2009
• 3 images selected for publication in “Light of Florida”, book being published through ASMP
• Honorable Mention, 2008 WIPI Juried Competition
• Images featured in October 2008 issue of Albuquerque Magazine
• Images featured on National Geographic’s website in special Frogs and China galleries.
    Contract Photographer for VFM Leonardo, the largest digital image database and online media network for the travel industry. (current)
   Contract Photographer for Central Florida Lifestyle Magazine.  (current)
   Freelance Photographer with Bachmann Studios, Orlando, FL.  (as needed)
   Volunteer Photographer for Flashes of Hope charity organization.  (as needed)
Paramount Pictures, Hollywood, CA
Sony Pictures Entertainment, Culver City, CA
Western Initiative Media Worldwide, Los Angeles, CA
NetZero, Inc., Woodland Hills, CA
Electronic Arts – EA Sports, Orlando, FL
South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Sioux Falls, SD
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, On Assignment with National Geographic (2007 and 2009)
Bachelors in Education, Music (BME), South Dakota State University
Certified Sr. Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
Certified Trainer, Situational Leadership
American Society of Media Photographers  (ASMP)
Women in Photography Int’l (WIPI)
American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP)
Orlando Camera Club
American Society of Training & Development (ASTD)
Web Analytics Association (WAA) 
Excellent professional and personal references available upon request.
Portfolio of work provided upon request.

Carrie Loving,

3rd Place

Richmond, Virginia, USA

Stitch, 2009, Digital composite with scanned collage




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