This month I was honored to receive 6 awards in recognition of my work as a photojournalist. The Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles awarded me the honor of “Student Photojournalist of the Year (2011)” singling out my work from among all the college students in Los Angeles. The award came with $1000 and a digital camera.
At the Journalism Association of Community Colleges 2012 State Convention I took home three awards. My photograph of women’s lacrosse placed first in the “Sports Action Photo” category. My photograph of Santa Monica College’s President Tsang took an Honorable Mention for the category of “Bring-In Photo.” Lastly, my photograph of a Santa Monica College police officer holding pepper-spray after a post-game football brawl took second place for “News Photo.”
Needless to say, it’s been quite a month of awards and celebration. I’m proud of my work and excited to have it recognized by magazines and organizations/associations.