Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A few questions with Kathy Ryan and Scott Thode

If entering the Center competitions, here are a few questions you might want answered.

2010 CENTER AWARDS – Editor’s Choice
Jurors: Kathy Ryan, Picture Editor, The New York Times Magazine &
Scott Thode, Editor-in-Chief, VII magazine (formerly of Fortune)

What are the qualities of a strong image for you?
A strong image creates an emotional response. This can be achieved through the use of color, composition, subject matter and all of the above.

What makes an image relevant to your audience?
An image should speak to the subject but also illuminate something or create a feeling that we don't read in the text.

If you had to choose one which would it be - unique personal vision or strong craftsmanship?
Unique personal vision will always win out although ideally you would have both.

Do you have any advice for photographers submitting to the awards?
Ask yourself, is this the strongest image? If I enter five rather than ten photos is my submission stronger?

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