Young ‘shooters’ to meet in the Big Apple

     (PNAN) – Judges Stephen Mayes, Managing Director at VII Photo, Steve Diamond, Executive Director of Photography at Scholastic Inc., Spencer Jones, CEO at Glasshouse Images, and YPA founder Jerry Tavin know the Young Photographers Alliance/YPA is dedicated to developing the talent of young photographers through education. They, the judges said yes to: Ringling College of Art and Design Freshman, Alex Sanchez for the ASMP Award/American Society of Media Photographers; Stacy Kranitz, Graduate student at Louisiana State University, also an ASMP Award; Wood Tobe-Coburn College Sophomore, Long Tran for the APA Award/Advertising Photographers of America; Wartburg College Sophomore Haley Flores for the Alamy Award/stock photo agency; Art Center College of Design Junior, Yasmin Alishav for the Jerry Tavin Award; and Art Institute-Pittsburgh Freshman, Clarence Baillo was awarded the Photolibrary Honorable Mention.

     The awards will be presented to the winners by some of America’s noted photographers, such as Eric Meloa and Doug Menuez at the YPA Annual Awards Ceremony and Benefit Auction in New York City on Tuesday, October 12 between 7:00-10:00 pm. Also to be on view, the work of this year’s awardees, who are currently creating photo essays on the theme of “Answering Adversity”. In addition, the benefit auction will include highly collectable signed prints, donated by well-known photographers.

     Tickets are available online at: or call Deborah Free at 585.768.7880 or


The Young Photographers Alliance is a global community where young photographers connect with the inspiration, resources and contacts they need to build successful and sustainable careers as the artists, communicators and documenters of the future.

    The foundation brings together a wealth of industry experience through its board and membership, and offers real-world knowledge, insight, experience, and contacts to help students and other emerging photographers develop their artistic skills and business acumen as photography professionals.

     Likewise, through its programs, YPA helps established photography professionals connect with the next generation of innovative image-makers.

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