A full year has passed since Morpholio’s EyeTime 2014 competition, meaning the winners of this year’s contest have been chosen! This time around, the intent of the contest was to “penetrate the virtual clutter” of the imaging world, and to create images that will launch a dialogue across the social landscape of our globe (sort of were doing right now, with this post). The contest was broken down into two main categories—Future Voices and Emerging Talent—and the expert lineup of judges spanned from Resource Magazine‘s very own Alex Niki and Adam Sherwin to Avi Muchnick of Adobe, Diana Jou of The Wall Street Journal, and more. Additionally, the contest is devoted to photographer, reporter, editor, and humanitarian Jessica Lum, who gave her life to the world of photojournalism, and sought ways to not just create, but to preserve and understand the creative world around us.
“When judging a collection of work, I look for the artist to tell a story through images that are both coherent and striking,” says Niki. “For many, selection and editing, which imparts the maturity of an artist’s skill set, can be the most challenging stage to accomplish.”
On behalf of Resource Magazine, we would like congratulate all the winners and participants. See the winning images below, and visit the Morpholio site for the full lineup of Honorable Mentions, recognitions, and artist profiles of the EyeTime 2015 photo competition.
“Looking at some of the work presented in this competition gives me lots of hope and excitement for the future of photography. In a world where everyone is a photographer, this contest still goes to show that it’s the creative vision that matters the most at the end of the day,” said Chris Gampat, Editor in Chief, The Phoblographer.
“This year’s finalists display an impressive level of cultural sensitivity and social awareness. At a time when hardware and software technology can make almost anyone look like a skilled photographer, these photographs prove that human perspective plays the most important role in telling a story through imagery,” said Paul Petrunia, Founder of ARCHINECT.
“Jessica Lum is an inspiration to all aspiring young photojournalists. She pursued her passion wholeheartedly and gave voice to the people she photographed. I hope the winners of the Jessica Lum award are continually inspired to share their own voice with the world through telling the stories of others. It is possible to send your message through today’s virtual noise. Make it a message worth sending,” said Salgu Wissmath, Photojournalist, Co-founder of Project I AM.
“I am blown-away by the range of topics and locations of the finalists,” said. Diana Jou of The Wall Street Journal.
“It’s enlightening and inspiring to see photographic work like this, coming from unique, creative and compelling perspectives, all over the world,” said Tracey Clark, Founder / Shutter Sisters.
This years jurors: Photographer Pei Ketron, Avi Muchnick of Adobe, Chris Gampat of The Phoblographer, Shani Silver of Domino, Diana Jou of The Wall Street Journal, Alexandra Niki and Adam Sherwin of Resource Magazine, Photographer Dean West, Kathryn Roach, Paul Petrunia of ARCHINECT, Mike Kus, Billy Cunningham of The International Center of Photography, Kristen Fortier, Tracey Clark of Shutter Sisters, Jenika McDavitt of Psychology for Photographers, Tiffany Mueller of Light Stalking and Juliette Wolf-Robin of APA.
Check out the Morpholio site for more on the EyeTime 2015 contest and check back for 2016 contest guidelines.