This is the first in a series of three slideshows. Also see the the FEATURES and PORTFOLIO winning images.
The White House News Photographers Association announced earlier this year, that freelance photographer Astrid Riecken was named “Photographer of the Year” and Win McNamee has won “Political Photo of the Year” in the 2014 ‘The Eyes of History™’ contest judging at the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC.
Astrid Riecken is a freelance photographer based in the Washington, D.C. area. She won first prize in the Feature, Picture Story International, and Portfolio categories.
McNamee’s image of President Barack Obama speaking in the Brady White House Press Briefing Room on the Trayvon Martin case was selected as Political Photo of the Year.
The judges for the 2014 ‘The Eyes of History™’ stills competition were Sarah Leen, Director of Photography, National Geographic Magazine; Tim Rasmussen, AME for photography and multimedia at The Denver Post; and John Stanmeyer, a founding member of the prestigious VII photo agency. Still Photography Contest Chairman Nikki Kahn said “The high standards of the judges set the tone for a beautiful collection of images produced by our members in this year’s WHNPA contest. On behalf of the stills committee, I congratulate all the winners.”
The multimedia, video and student competitions were also judged at the National Geographic Society over the weekend.
The top winners of the still, video, multimedia and student contests will be honored at the annual ‘Eyes of History™’ Gala on May 10, 2014, at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington. The black-tie event celebrates all the winning photojournalists and the President of the United States. Nearly 1,000 guests, including government dignitaries and industry celebrities, attend. (WHNPA)
Here's a look at the Still Contest Single Image winners...
See also the Feature category winning images and the Portfolio winners.