2022-23 SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition

121 Still Photography on Travel ( Travel Audio-Podcasts and Guides,Travel Audio-Radio,Travel Magazines,Travel Coverage in General Magazines,Newspapers) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Yankee
    Entry Title: Ocean State Odyssey
    Entry Credit: Richard Schultz
    Judge Comment: Richard Schultz traveled the 400 miles of Rhode Island coastline with a goal of including water in every photograph. Lifeguards pose for a group portrait, Special Olympics athletes play croquet at a seaside hotel, fishermen farm oysters and the Ocean State Pops Orchestra performs a symphony — all with the ocean in the background. The photographs are exquisitely composed and layered with information, and the vibrant colors pop off the page. Most importantly, readers see an intimate glimpse of life along the Rhode Island coast.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Smithsonian Magazine
    Entry Title: Italian Renaissance
    Entry Credit: Francesco Lastrucci, Jeff Campagna, Maria Keehan
    Judge Comment: Attention to detail and thoughtful visual storytelling make ‘Italian Renaissance’ come to life. Scenic photographs of the villages are taken at different times of day and in different weather conditions, but each image glows with perfect light. The photos capture distinct personalities of towns from the alpine region to the boot — almonds being harvested in Pentedattilo, dyed wool sold in Santo Stefano di Sessanio and medieval sites restored in Fontecchio.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Smithsonian Magazine
    Entry Title: Jewel of the Ozarks
    Entry Credit: Rory Doyle, Jeff Campagna, Maria Keehan
    Judge Comment: ‘Jewel of the Ozarks’ begins with galloping horses and ends with grazing buffalo, and each spread is filled with life. The story is about not only the first national river, the Buffalo River, but also interesting sites and recreation along that Arkansas waterway. The photographs are beautifully composed and capture real documentary moments.
  • Place Name: Honorable Mention
    Contestant Name: National Parks Magazine
    Entry Title: An Alabama Album
    Entry Credit: Rory Doyle
    Judge Comment: This photo-essay highlights five Alabama national park sites related to civil rights and “other stories of struggle and persistence.” The photographer includes overall and detailed photographs and then adds insightful environmental portraits of people involved with the locations or the history of the events. Viewers are left with sadness but also gratitude for this rich, telling photography.