Indianapolis Star Senior Photographer Matt Detrich gives a presentation of his work in the 2008 Beijing Olympics during the Michigan Press Photographers Association awards dinner.
Excited to have finally placed higher than “Honorable Mention,” in the 2009 pictures of the year contest, Katy and I take a photograph of ourselves in our amazing pool-side room at the Quality Inn.
Cory Morse of the Muskegon Chronicle, on right, poses with Steve Jessmore beside the Barry Edmonds Award mirror after signing the trophy.
This year’s Michigan Press Photographer’s Association seminar was a much needed weekend of inspiration and perspective. Steve Jessmore, a Senior Editor for Photo at The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, and once my teacher at Central Michigan, was a judge and gave great insight into storytelling through these tough times. Fellow GR Press photographer Katy Batdorff and I had a great time making pictures of ourselves in mirrors as well. To view this year’s MPPA results, visit http://mppa.org/poy/?c=2009-Pictures-of-the-Year