SOURCE: Reynolds Journalism Institute

Reynolds Journalism Institute

June 15, 2010 12:03 ET

Watch Live: 67th Annual POYi Education, Exhibit and Awards Program

World's Best Photojournalists Recognized During Two-Day Event

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 15, 2010) -  Pictures of the Year International (POYi) and The Annenberg Space for Photography unite for the 67th annual POYi Education, Exhibition and Awards Program June 24 and 25. The two-day, live-streamed event, hosted at the Annenberg Space in Los Angeles, will feature presentations, educational workshops and lectures given by winning photojournalists and visual editors.

"Thanks to the generous support from the Annenberg Foundation and the Reynolds Journalism Institute we are again able to recognize the world's best photojournalists," said Rick Shaw, director of POYi. "The goal of this event is to offer professional development and inspiration to photographers through the power of imagery and presentations."

This year's speakers include:

  Thursday, June 24th:

  • Paul Hansen, Dagens Nyheter - Photographer of the Year (Newspaper)
  • Ryan Henriksen, Ohio University - College Photographer of the Year
  • Carolyn Drake, Panos Pictures - Science and Natural History Award
  • Adam Nadel, Freelance - World Understanding, Special Recognition

  Friday, June 25th:

  • Marcus Bleasdale, VII - Best Photography Book Award
  • Jassim Ahmad & Ayperi Karabuda Ecer, Reuters - Documentary Project of the Year Award
  • Barbara Davidson, Los Angeles Times - Community Awareness, Special Recognition
  • Tomas van Houtryve, Panos Pictures - Photographer of the Year (Freelance/Agency)

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POYi, a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI), will also host three portfolio workshops, allowing student and semi-professional photographers the opportunity to have their work reviewed by professionals. The event will conclude with the opening of "The Year," an exhibit of 80 prints and thousands of digital images from the 67th POYi contest. The exhibit runs from June 26 - Oct. 3 at The Annenberg Space for Photography.

In addition, POYi will recognize, James Chance, the recipient of this year's Emerging Vision Incentive. The Incentive program selects one recipient each year to receive up to $10,000 to assist in developing a photo story that reflects daily life, social issues, cultural trends or news events. Chance's project is titled "Living with the Dead: Manila's North Cemetery."

POYi is the oldest and most prestigious photojournalism competition in the world. Each year judges review more than 45,000 images submitted from dozens of countries, searching for winners in 45 categories. Visit for a full agenda and more information.

About the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute engages media professionals, scholars and citizens in programs aimed at improving the practice and understanding of journalism. Part of the Missouri School of Journalism, RJI collaborates with news and technology companies, professional associations, foundations and individuals to generate and test innovative models and technologies for journalism and advertising. Six Donald W. Reynolds Fellows spend an academic year at RJI, working with Missouri faculty and students and RJI staff to develop new ways to gather, process and deliver news, information and advertising. RJI was launched in 2004 with an initial $31 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. In 2009, the Foundation awarded the Institute an additional $15 million for operating support.

About The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation is a national philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by the late media entrepreneur for whom it is named. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, it has committed more than $100 million to its National Journalism Initiative in the United States.

Contact Information

  • Kelly Peery
    Communications Coordinator
    Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
    303 RJI, Columbia, MO 65211