Juror ANIMALS : Cat Jimenez
Co Founder, Month of Photography LA / Director, Lucie Foundation


Michele Zousmer
Rancho Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
















1st Place ANIMALS

Michele Zousmer
Rancho Santa Fe, California, USA

I am a humanitarian photographer whose passions and concerns have inspired me to create visual images that capture the human spirit of “real life” around the world. My love for travel and photography — combined with my respect of people and strong sense of social awareness — has brought me to this place!

My visual images will make you think, make you wonder, spark a reaction! I believe all people should be treated with compassion, sensitivity and integrity. I am committed to making a difference for others by generating greater awareness of the world’s ever–growing social welfare issues.

My photography will help inspire and motivate people to help make a change through outreach, education and fundraising. It is my way of creating a more caring and compassionate world. My own personal desire when photographing people is to show a sense of intimacy and love of faces. I prefer to get up close and personal.

Michele has received recognition as a travel photographer including Travel & Leisure – Top 10 Travel Photographers 2012, Women In Photography International 2012 – Honorable Mention, and placement of her photos in publicity campaigns for prominent international NGOs and other foundations for social change. WHEN THE SHUTTER CLOSES, THE WORLD OPENS! 

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