American Photographic Artists (APA) has picked out the winners of the 2016 APA Awards. Photographer Brad Trent of New York took the lead in this year’s prestigious photo competition, with his portrait of Patti Smith at Penn Station.
A total of 34 winning images in 12 categories were chosen based on personal creative expression and technical excellence. “We greatly appreciate the thoughtfulness and time that the 21 creative professionals judging the competition put into discussing the images with each other,” says Juliette Wolf-Robin, APA’s National Executive Director. “The judging is blind, so they can only decide based on what they see and believe best represents the category. There are many outstanding submissions and narrowing to just a few is no easy task.”
The APA Awards are open to photographers around the world – members and non-members alike. This year’s show boasted winners from the all around the USA, as well as the UK, France and Manila, who all got their fair share of more than $100,000 worth of prizes in photo equipment, software, and subscriptions to valuable business and marketing programs that help photographers succeed. The grand prize (Canon 5DS) along with a glass trophy will be presented to the Best of Show winner at PhotoPlus Expo in October.
Here’s who the judges have picked, aside from Brad Trent’s picture shown above: