Copyright Eddy Joaquim

Hopefully you’re aware of our Emerging Photographer of the Year Award
– to recap, over the past year, we’ve identified 24 photographers who have outstanding work. We’ve offered them the exposure that they can get through our Photofocus website. Within the month, we’re going to select one to give a special award to.

1. Copy Aperture $199
2. Copy Nik Complete Collection $299
3. Think Tank Rotation 360 Backpack $279
4. $500 cash from Bourne Media Group
5. $500 worth of free consulting from Scott Bourne on Selling/Publishing Photography
5. One year free premium subscription to $375
6. Lensbaby Composer $270
7. $500 gift certificate from Red River Paper
8. One Year NAPP Membership $99
9. One year subscription to Layers Magazine $30
10. One free pass to either Photoshop World East or West (Doesn’t include lodging or transportation – just admission) $699
11. One year free Smug Mug Pro Account $150
12. KIBOKO Camera Bag from Gura Gear $400
13. TrekPod Go! PRO $230
14. $500 gift certificate from Outdoor Photo Gear
15. Trek-Tech T-Pod Mini Tripod w/ Ballhead & MagMount STAR Quick Release System $50
16. Xtand iPhone holder by Just Mobile $40
17. $150 gift certificate
18. Nations Photo Lab – $500 gift certificate

The contest is now over and we’re not accepting any more entries.

I’m proud to announce our 24th and final finalist. Eddy Joaquim is an architectural photographer from San Francisco.

Eddy takes a building and tells its story with a camera. He has really big vision and his images have lots of pop – which I really like. Many architectural photographers take a steril approach to their work. Not Eddy. His images sing. They make me want to go visit these buildings and see them for myself. They are rich and expressive and certainly worthy of a look.

Take a look at Eddy’s work here and congratulations to Eddy. We’re going to announce the grand prize winner some time between now and the end of August. We’d hoped to do it by August 15 but that may not be possible since it happens to fall on the day that the book I am writing with Skip Cohen is due at the publisher. As soon as possible, the winner will be announced here and on Twitter.

I want to thank the more than 1500 photographers who entered the contest as well as all of our sponsors. I wish everyone the best of luck and I hope this contest helped more than one of the finalists get at least some of the attention they deserve.

Here’s a complete list of the finalists:

1. Ara Roselani

2. Ana Adams

3. Bryan Holliday

4. Amar Rameshbabu

5. Joseph Linaschke

6.Tia M. Bailey

7. Chitra Aiyer

8. Christian Del Rosario

9. Daniel Winters

10. Bryan Rowland

11. Haroon Sheikh

12. Jessica Lark

13. Konrad Blum

14. Russ Robinson

15. Daniel Finley

16. Andrew Geddes

17. Ryan Gibson

18. Bart Wierzbicki

19. Chris Martin

20. Luis Argerich

21. Casey Lessard

22. Levet Christophe

23. Tasra Dawson

24. Eddy Joaquim