WINNERS! of the 1ST ANNUAL BOB MIZER FOUNDATION EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER COMPETITION

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WINNERS! of the 1ST ANNUAL BOB MIZER FOUNDATION EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER COMPETITION

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Mizer Foundation announces winners of photo competition

The Bob Mizer Foundation is proud to recognize the winners of the First Annual Bob Mizer Emerging Photographer Competition.

Much like Mizer’s own work, which began more than 60 years ago, the categories focus heavily on experimentation and also should embody a support of freedom of expression.

Foundation President Dennis Bell praised the work of the photographers, whose work was scrutinized by a panel of international judges, including book editor Dian Hansen of Taschen Publishing. Bell says the competition, launched last fall to celebrate the foundation’s fourth anniversary, is designed to encourage experimental photographers to share and receive constructive feedback on their work.

"We're off to a good start with this first competition, and next year we want our contributors to push the boundaries of experimental photography even more, just as Bob Mizer always did," said Foundation president Dennis Bell.  "One entry by Kelly Keltos was created with a scanner instead of a camera, and we also had a few entries of old-style tintype images, and bizarre computer manipulation.  These were all nice extremes in the photographic process and is what this contest is all about." 

Winners will receive cash, DVD compilation of Mizer's Americana Collection and an original Mizer photograph.

A call for entries for the second annual competition will be placed this fall on www.bobmizerfoundation.org

AND HERE ARE THE WINNERS!

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CATEGORY: PORTRAITURE

1ST PLACE

Title: "Dionysus"

Artist: Luke Clift

 

2ND PLACE

Title: "Tears"

Artist: JB Arts

 

 

3RD PLACE

Title: "Blind"

Artist: Ed Roecher

CATEGORY: FIGURATIVE

1ST PLACE

Title: "Exactly How I Feel Right Now"

Artist: Erich Powers

 

2ND PLACE

Title: "Military Buddies"

Artist: Images Male

 

3RD PLACE

Title: "Stick & Hose #2"

Artist: Kris Harzinski

  

CATEGORY: RETRO INFLUENCE

1ST PLACE

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Title: "Men of Sohag"

Artist: Ken Berger

 

 

2ND PLACE

Title: "Mr Pee Dee"

Artist: Ross Spirou

 

 

3RD PLACE

Title: "Untitled"

Artist: JB Arts

 

CATEGORY: ANALOG CAMERA

1ST PLACE

Title: "Untitled"

Artist: JB Arts

 

2ND PLACE

Title: "Scan No.108"

Artist: Kelly Keltos

 

 

3RD PLACE

Title: "Elephant Tree"

Artist: Kris Alderisio

 

 CATEGORY: EROTIC

1ST PLACE

Title: "Untitled"

Artist: Troy Roberts

 

 

2ND PLACE

Title: "spatium aureum"

Artist: Luke Clift

 

 

3RD PLACE

Title: "Poolboy"

Artist: TwoHeaded Mayhem