Two outstanding photographers have judged the LeicaImages.com contest this year. Below is a little background on them.
Ft Lauderdale-based freelance photojournalist Andrew Innerarity http://www.1000words.biz
has completed award-winning photojournalism, portraiture and adventure travel assignments across the United States, Haiti, Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, Cuba, Germany, Russia, France, Spain, Italy, Sudan, Mali, Kenya, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, Macao, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan, fghanistan and Iraq. Innerarity's subjects are as varied as the parts of the globe he has been assignment to, ranging from Opium eradication stories in Afghanistan's Oruzgan Province, to U.S. Presidential Campaigns and portraits of the United States' best bets for Olympic champions at American training facilities.
Innerarity's awards include an assignment during his term at the Eddie Adams Workshop
and selection to be one of 90 African American Photojournalists invited to celebrate Life Magazine staff photographer, director of Shaft, poet, author and composer, Gordon Park's
90th birthday Innerarity was born in Kingston, Jamaica and emigrated to Miami at age 11. As a senior at American High School, Innerarity received an honorable mention in the journalism category of the Miami Herald's Silver Knight
competition, for his socially conscious work with other high school students.
After 4 successive photography internships at the Miami Herald and 2 at the Los Angeles Times, upon graduating the University of Southern California with a B.A in European History, Innerarity accepted a staff photography position at the Miami Herald. After 9 years at the Herald in which he was part of the paper's team whose coverage of Hurricane Andrew received the Pulitzer Prize
Innerarity spent 2 years as a staff photographer at the Atlanta Bureau of the Associated Press where he covered events and subjects of national and international importance. Subsequent to the AP, Innerarity held a staff photography position at the St Petersburg Times where his most memorable assignment was coverage of Pope John Paul II's visit to Cuba. Innerarity departed the Times for a staff position at the Houston Chronicle where his documentary photography garnered both statewide and national recognition, among them, a Texas Headliner and a DART Center award
After almost 3 years as a staff photographer at the South Florida Sun Sentinel, where Innerarity honed his visual presentation skill by working with award-winning page designers; their work was recognized by the Society of News Design in 2006
At present, Innerarity's professional emphasis is bringing his years of experience in photojournalism and stylized portraiture to couples on their wedding day via http://www.artofIDO.com
Peter Schütte http://www.schuttephoto.com
is a career photographer and artist. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology Photo School, and has worked extensively in Europe and the U.S. as a landscape, nature, architecture and people photographer. Counting Ansel Adams and Minor Whiteamong his mentors, Peter has published eleven books in Europe. His extensive travels to areas of natural beauty in the world have given him broad experience and vision.
Peter has conducted photo workshops and safaris in Portland, Oregonsince 1982. At first teaching ‘Seeing and Perception’ to children and since then teaching workshops for people of all ages, leading groups throughout U.S. and Europe. One of the qualities that makes Peter’s workshops so special is that they cater to and encourage the individual’s needs and abilities.
Peter is an enthusiastic and gifted teacher with great experience. Peter was born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and now lives and works in Portland, Oregon where he teaches and lectures extensively. He believes that our natural environment needs to be protected as well as shared and loved to be enjoyed.
Read more about Peter here http://thehollywoodstar.com/news/2010/01/11/84/