Restoring Relevence to Photo Journalism Competitions

“Stephen Mayes is managing director of VII Photo Agency and Co-Secretary to the International Jury at World Press Photo Foundation. He has argued that as photojournalists adjust to a changing marketplace, photojournalism competitions need to expand the kind of work they honor. As the annual awards season approached, PDN contacted Mayes for his thoughts on how news photo competitions should evolve.”

Walker, David. JANUARY 10, 2011. Photo District News.
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