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Hearst Corporation Selects Eight Winners From 1,600 Entries For Its 2013 8 X 10 Photography Biennial Competition

Distinguished Panel of Judges Includes ELLE’s Roberta Myers; Town & Country’s Alexandra Kotur; Estée Lauder’s John Demsey; Photographer Timothy White and Gallery Owner James Danzinger


Winning Photographs to be Revealed at Hearst Tower on April 2

NEW YORK – Hearst Corporation today announced the winners of the third Hearst 8 X 10 Photography Biennial, an international competition that recognizes the work of eight up-and-coming artists whose vision will shape the future of the creative media landscape. Winners were selected by some of the world’s foremost photographers, gallery owners and magazine professionals. The 2013 Hearst 8 X 10 Photography Biennial garnered more than 1,600 entries from across the U.S. and 78 additional countries. The winning photographs will be revealed at a gallery celebration at Hearst Tower on April 2.

This year’s winners and honorable mentions hail from the United States, Bangladesh, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and the U.K. The work of these talented newcomers, who are spotlighted as the next generation of emerging photographers, will be showcased in two exhibition spaces in the atrium of Lord Norman Foster’s Hearst Tower, Hearst’s acclaimed New York City headquarters. The Tower’s Alexey Brodovitch Gallery and Hearst Gallery will feature an installation of approximately 100 photographs from April 2 through August 31, 2013. Hearst will also publish both digital and print catalogues showcasing the winning images.

“Great photography is essential to what we do at Hearst, and over the years we’ve published the work of legendary artists, from Richard Avedon and Lillian Bassman to William Klein and Mary Ellen Mark,” said Hearst CEO Frank A. Bennack, Jr. “I’m delighted to recognize these emerging photographers—it will be wonderful to see where their art takes them.”

Eight distinguished judges reviewed the submissions and selected the award recipients. They are: Roberta Myers, editor-in-chief, ELLE; Alexandra Kotur, creative director, Town & Country; John Demsey, photography collector and group president, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.; Matthew Pillsbury, photographer; Timothy White, photographer; Yancey Richardson, owner and founder, Yancey Richardson Gallery; James Danzinger, owner and founder, The James Danzinger Gallery; and Yossi Milo, owner and founder, Yossi Milo Gallery.

The Hearst 8 X 10 Photography Biennial was launched in 2009 and garnered more than 1,000 entries from 47 countries in its inaugural year. The 2013 contest was open to all U.S. and international freelance, amateur and professional photographers and students, ages 18 to 35. Opening date for entries was April 2, 2012; the deadline was August 1, 2012.

2013 Award Recipients

  • Laura Morton, California
  • Michael Massaia, New Jersey
  • Jordan Baumgarten, Pennslyvania
  • Karen Miranda, New York
  • Tomasz Lazar, Poland
  • Al Palmer, U.K.
  • Kiana Hayeri, Canada
  • Caleb Cole, Massachusetts

2013 Honorable Mentions

  • Jack Latham, U.K.
  • Jared Tyler, Michigan
  • Aneta Bartos, New York
  • Diana Markosian, New York
  • Nico Chaipperini, Netherlands
  • Noga Shtainer, Germany
  • Probal Rashid, Bangladesh
  • Tony Luong, Massachusetts
  • Vitor Sah, Maryland
  • Serrah Russell, Washington

About Hearst Corporation
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