American Photo - Images of the Year

Nothing feels finer than being published in one of your favorite periodicals. Even when the clerk at Powell’s gave me a strange look for slapping eight copies down on the counter, I was grinning from ear to ear. I entered a series of artistic, collaborative children’s portraits that I’ve been creating into the American Photo Images of the Year, 3rd Annual Competition. Imagine my excitement finding an Honorable Mention for Kim Campbell in the Personal Work category. Not only did they select this image of Tamaio (El Pequeño Luchador) but they selected one of his best friends Wiley (El Mono Enmáscarado) too.

Other honorable mention winners include world-renown photographers George Steinmetz, Howard Schatz, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Annie Leibovitz.