We had an excellent turnout for our annual Awards Banquet at Cafe Lily the evening of Thursday, December 7, 2017.
New member, Hassan Ali, swept most of our major club awards for 2017: Creative Photographer of the Year, Color Photographer of the Year, Digital Photographer of the Year, plus, Rookie of the Year. Go to our Winners Gallery to see all the ribbon winning images for 2017.
Hassan's Trophies for 2017 - Color, Digital and Creative Photographer of the Year
Marc McElhaney received Monochrome Photographer of the Year, for the second year in a row.
Marc with the Monochrome Photographer of the Year trophy
And Jim Harrison took away the Presentation Medal for outstanding member program of the year. (How the Image Was Made - Almost Sundown by Jim Harrison)
Jim's Presentation Medal for 2017
The outstanding images for the year, determined through the Masters Competition, were as follows:
First Place Color - Banks Lake #1 by Janerio Morgan
First Place Mono - Tybee Lights by Hassan Ali
First Place Digital - Walking Alone by Rohit Kamboj
All the Masters Competition ribbon winning images can be viewed in our Winners Gallery. (Click on "Masters Winners.") Congratulations to all!
Some of our Masters Ribbon Winners - Brandon, Marc, Chris, Rohit and Darryl. Not pictured - Hassan, Janerio, Brad and Paul.
The club's most prestigious award, the Bernd Greulich Lifetime Achievement Award was bestowed to Don Stephens. His citation reads:
"For outstanding contributions to photography and to the Society through: His long time club membership and service as a club officer: twice as President, and four times as Vice President. His continually excellent photography. His superb mentorship through programs, hands-on instruction and writing of articles. His regular sage advice and always being there to help."
Don Stephens receives his Lifetime Achievement Award
We also celebrated the club's successes. Chris Handley brought along the very nice award that the Atlanta Photographic Society won for 2nd place in the Photographic Society of America's (PSA's) 2017 Web Site Contest!
Chris and Mike show off the web site award
Once again, Don Stephens provided the beautiful posters of the Masters Competition and Salon winning images for the auction. And Janerio Morgan surprised everyone by donating a gorgeous framed, canvas print to the cause. Our treasury benefited greatly!
The food and drink at Cafe Lily were outstanding once again. The whole group had a great time, and we are all looking forward to lots more superb images during 2018.