Catching up, Winning Awards

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In the mix of moving across the country, I’ve fallen behind on some stuff…one of those items is that at the Illinois Press Photographers Association (IPPA) Best of Photography competition I took awards for 1st place in Portrait, HM in Portrait, and 2nd place in Enterprise Picture Story.  Also at the Southern Short Course I took 2nd place in Daily Life and 3rd place in Daily Life Story.  All and all not to bad.  Not great, I’d like to have done better, but on the other hand that’s always true.

The winning entries are related to my story on Michele.  Michele is a breast cancer fighter/survivor.  I documented you her battle throughout 2008 and into 2009.  I hope to continue to document her in the future, even with the flights involved.  By the way, if you ever get a chance to meet her, she’s a great human being.

The image below is after her 2nd chemo round, during which she stopped breathing from anaphalatic shock, this is during the elevator right down to the car.  This is the image that took first in Portrait.

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