Every year, PWB staff vote on our favourite photographers and videographers in five areas. We are excited to present our award winners from 2016-17!
Sharpshooter Award: Brian Hodges
This award goes to the photographer whom we feel took the strongest images and went above and beyond to get them. Watching Brian work for East Bali Poverty Project is a treat, setting up studios wherever he goes. We observed how people would warm to Brian easily, eager to be photographed by him. He’s someone to watch!
Storyteller Award: Matt Stirn
This award is granted to the photographer we felt took the storytelling component of his assignment to the highest level. Matt went on assignment to Azuero Earth in Panama and delivered images that are not only captivating but tell a story clearly and with emotion.
Depth of Field Award: Mattie Simas
This award is given to the photographer who goes above and beyond in all areas—quality imagery, storytelling, embodying PWB ethics and taking on the challenge of documenting survivors of human trafficking for HAART Kenya. She’s already won multiple awards for her project and continues to fight human trafficking by raising awareness.
Spirit Award: Anne Gattilia
This award goes to the photographer who embodies PWB Spirit. Not only did Anne Gattilia shoot beautiful photos of Sambhali Trust in India, she joined our team and guests for the premier of PWB TV Season Two, and is overall an exceptional ambassador of PWB.
Wide Angle Award: Anita Bonnarens
The Wide Angle Award goes to the top fundraiser. Bonnarens fundraised the most for her trip to work with HOOP Peru, and brought back exceptional photos.
Motion Picture Award: Jeff Hester
The Motion Picture Award is presented to the videographer who captured the strongest video documentation. Jeff Hester's work on Love the Oceans in Mozambique is not only beautifully shot, but inspiring.
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