Monday, June 6, 2011

Photo Contest Judges Announced & Updates!

We are very excited to announce our judges for the KEH Photography Calendar Contest! We have three great ones, all which add their own areas of expertise to the mix.

Brett Abbott- Abbott is the new photography curator at the High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA). In this new position, Abbott is “responsible for the High’s growing collection of more than 4,000 prints, with notable examples of every photographic genre and process as well as many of the masters in the field". Before coming to the High, he served as associate curator in the department of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. In addition to Abbott's knowledge of the history of photography, he has also earned two Lucie Awards. The most recent was acquired in 2010 for Curator/Exhibition of the Year for his organization of the exhibition and its related publication “Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography since the Sixties,” the Getty’s highest-attended photography exhibition to date. In 2007, Abbott also received the Lucie Award for Curator/Exhibition of the Year for “Edward Weston: Enduring Vision”. In addition to working at the High and the Getty Museum, he has also held roles at the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), Williams College Museum of Art, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

You can read more about Abbott here and here.

Will Crockett- In addition to being a commercial photographer, Crockett also plays multiple roles as an author, consultant, and photo educator. He is a leader in photography training content and educational resources, and is the driving force behind ShootSmarter.com, Fridayphotoschool.com, video4photo.com, and also develops photo training content for the US Military via the Pentagon. With more than 29 years in the industry, some of Crockett's commercial clients include Boeing, Cadbury, Hewlett-Packard, United Airlines, and TIME Magazine.

Check out Will's website here.

Gary Bogdon- Bogdon is a top sports, travel, and advertising photographer. He has numerous books and awards under his belt including awards from World Press Photo, ADDY Awards, Society of Newspaper Design, National Headliner Award, and The National Press Photographers Association. Bogdon's work was also recently included in the Sports Illustrated Photos of the Year. Some of his clients include A&E (for Ice Road Truckers), Disney, Nike, Rolex, Adidas, Marriott, and Tommy Hilfiger. In addition to his advertising photography, Bogdon also regularly shoots on assignment for Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Golf Digest, and Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine.

Check out Gary's website here.

For all of the information on the contest and how to enter, click here. Update: the deadline has been extended until Monday, June 27th. But don't waste time, submit your photos now and tell your friends to do so also. This is a great opportunity to get your images seen not only  throughout the photography industry, but throughout the world. It's free to enter, so be sure take advantage of this opportunity!