2016 BPPA Pictures of the Year

Judges

Allison Shelley
Allison Shelley is an independent documentary photographer and multimedia journalist based in Washington D.C.

She is acting director of the Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW) and adjunct faculty at the graduate programs of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and at the Corcoran College of Art and Design at George Washington University. Previously, Allison worked as director of photography for Education Week newspaper and as a staff photographer for The Washington Times. Her long term work focuses on the cultural barriers to maternal health care for women.

Allison’s work has received awards or financial support from organizations including the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the National Press Photographers Association, the White House News Photographers Association, the International Women’s Media Foundation, and the International Reporting Project.

Louis DeLuca
Photojournalist Louis DeLuca has spent his 30-year career capturing memorable moments in history and individual people’s lives. He has covered 12 Super Bowls, the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Finals, the Summer Olympics and the baseball World Series, as well as a variety of youth, high school and college sports events both in the north Texas area and nationwide.

DeLuca has five times been named the Regional Photographer of the Year for the National Press Photographers Association, and has finished as runner-up five other times.

Eli Reed
Eli Reed was born in the US and studied pictorial illustration at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts, graduating in 1969. In 1982 he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. At Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, he studied political science, urban affairs, and the prospects for peace in Central America.

Reed began photographing as a freelancer in 1970. His work from El Salvador, Guatemala and other Central American countries attracted the attention of Magnum in 1982. He was nominated to the agency the following summer, and became a full member in 1988.

Reed has lectured and taught at the International Center of Photography, Columbia University, New York University, and Harvard University. He currently works as Clinical Professor of Photojournalism at the University of Texas in Austin.

Reed’s awards include: Eugene Smith Grant in Documentary Photography, Overseas Press Club, Kodak World Image Award for Fine Art Photography, Leica Medal of Excellence, POY Nikon World Understanding Award, World Press, Pulitzer Prize Finals, and Visa pour L’image Festival Du Photoreportage.