I am particularly proud to let you all know of the photographers who won this year are some of my personal favorites:
William Albert Allard, National Geographic, for “Untouchables.” A photo essay about the lives of India’s lowest castes.
John Stanmeyer, Time & VII, for two photo essays about Pakistan, “Live and Die in Karachi” (about the country’s biggest city), and “Lost Lives” (about the lives of the mentally ill). This is Stanmeyer’s second SAJA Award.
Robb Kendrick, National Geographic for “The Sherpas.” A photo essay that ran as part of the magazine’s 50th anniversary of the conquest of Mt. Everest.
According to the press release, “The awards will be presented on Saturday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m. at a gala awards ceremony at the Roone Arledge Auditorium at Columbia’s Lerner Hall (115th St & Broadway) as part of the four-day SAJA Convention.”