Photography Contest Information
Professional Competition Winners
Winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony March 29, 2020 and posted here the following day.
Jason Janik is a freelance photographer with more than 20 years experience shooting for a variety of media and corporate clients. His work has been published in Rolling Stone, Spin, The New York Times, and appeared on several album covers for Jive Records, just to name a few. Jason lives in a small suburb of Dallas, TX, with his partner and their combined family of five (yes, FIVE!!!) children. He collects vintage vinyl records and loves to hit up thrift stores and garage sales in every town he visits.
Diane Durant is Associate Professor of Instruction and Director of the Comer Collection of Photography at the University of Texas at Dallas where she holds a PhD in Aesthetic Studies. She is a member of both the Board of Directors for the Cedars Union, a non-profit arts incubator in North Texas, and the Society for Photographic Educations’s LGBTQ Caucus Leadership Team. Diane is also Chair of the SouthCentral Chapter. She is the former president of 500X Gallery in Dallas and past editor of The Grassburr, The Rope, Sojourn, and Reunion: The Dallas Review. Her first monograph, Stories, 1986-88, is forthcoming from Daylight Books in April.
Erin Reeves is a fine art photographer, handmade book designer, and photography instructor based in the historic Deep Ellum district of Dallas, Texas. She shoots both digital and film and works primarily in monochrome with a particular focus on infrared photography. Erin frequently collaborates with her husband, and co-owner of MakeShift Photography, Steve Reeves.
American actor, artist, author and contemporary photographer.
Sil Azevedo is the Photography Teacher at Fort Worth Country Day. He directs Black and White Images, an annual high school photography exhibit and competition, now in its 32nd year running. Sil’s love with photography started at age seven when he was given a camera for Christmas, a Kodak Instamatic 133. In high school he discovered the darkroom and spent every free minute shooting and developing. Architecture and Design school followed. He immigrated to the US in 1991 and continued to develop his photographic skills. He started shooting professionally in 1999 and produced editorial work for local and national publications while running his commercial photography studio in Dallas. In 2004 Sil was invited to create the photography program at Parish Episcopal School in North Dallas, including a state of the art darkroom and digital lab. His students won numerous local and national awards. Sil’s work has been shown in several collective and solo exhibits. He went around the world in 2016 and documented his travels through photographs and notes. He is currently working on a book project from his travels. His images can be seen at his website, silazevedo.com.