Photo District News
announces "the innovators who made the year in photography." Erwin Olaf and Michael Schnabel were recognized for their advertising work, Stephen Wilkes was honored for three of his editorial pieces, and Stewart Cohen's and Joel Meyerowitz's photo books were lauded. Pictured above is Olaf's "Voltaren" campaign with agency Saatchi & Saatchi. The campaign illustrates that with Voltaren gel, the elderly can become flexible as flexible as a ballerina, dancer, or yoga instructor. Creative Director: Magnus Olsson. Art Directors: Alexander Lagoet, Rick Coolegem.
Photographer: Michael Schnabel Category: Advertising
Agency: VCCP Berlin
Creative Team: Lars Wohlnick, Michael Milczarek
While the chairs may appear to rest on snow, they are actually sitting in a white sand desert in South Africa. The tagline for the campaign reads "Creating new paths, so that you have it easier," showing that O2 is willing to go the extra mile for the consumer. Learn More
Photographer: Stephen Wilkes Category: Editorial
Publication: The New York Times Magazine
Director of Photography: Kathy Ryan
Photo Editor: Clinton Cargill
Design Director: Arem Duplessis
Deputy Art Director: Gail Bichler
The dancers of Moses Pendlton's troupe Momix grace the cover of "The Green Issue."
Photographer: Stephen Wilkes
Publication: New York Magazine
Photography Director: Jody Quon
Wilkes took a time-lapse photo of Washington Square Park in New York City, capturing the park from day to night.
Photographer: Stephen Wilkes
Publication: Vanity Fair
Photography Director: Susan White
Assistant Photo Editor: Dana Kravis
Wilkes' image appeared in the story about Bernard Madoff's wife Ruth, "Ruth's World." Ruth appears in her Manhattan penthouse prior to her eviction by Federal Marshals.
Photographer: Joel Meyerowitz
Photo Book: Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New york City Parks
Editor: Lesley A. Martin
Forward: Phillip Lopate
Production: Matthew Pimm
Designer: Francesca Richer
Creative Director: Peter Buchanan-Smith
Publisher: Aperture Foundation
Not since the 1930s under Franklin D. Roosevelt's WPA campaign has a photographer attempted to document the nearly 9,000 acres of parks in New York City's five boroughs. Commissioned by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, renowned photographer Joel Meyerowitz celebrates the beauty of New York's City's parks in the publication of Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks.
Photographer: Stewart Cohen
Designers: Todd Hart, Zech Bard/focus2
Copywriter: Bill Baldwin
Publisher: Dream Editions Press
Stewart Cohen's book Identity
examines a series of subjects and what makes them unique as individuals. The monograph is compromised of 50 portraits, to which each person Cohen poses the question, "What makes you unique as an individual?" The hand-written answers are displayed on the facing page, giving each portrait a personal touch.