Corbis is thrilled to congratulate Brooks Kraft for receiving the 2013 International Photographer of the Year Award Sunday night at the Lucie Awards Gala at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Great political photography is no longer primarily about access, as images of private moments have become almost commonplace; it is about the clear and creative vision that can see through the masses. Brooks Kraft has successfully created a uniquely stunning series of images shot from within a pack of press photographers.
“The Last Days of Barack Obama’s Campaign” follows the American President during the final days of the long 2012-election cycle. In a mad dash to the finish, President Obama travelled around the country holding multiple large rallies a day in front of crowds of tens of thousands. Elaborate staging and highly choreographed movements resembled a Hollywood production, with all eyes focused on President Obama.
On Sunday, Brooks said that he was “impressed with the depth and personal nature of all the work from all walks of photography” represented by the International Photography Awards and honored to have his work selected from “an incredibly diverse and exquisite group of images from around the world.”
Brooks became an IPA finalist after being awarded 1st Place in the Editorial: Political Professional category and becoming the overall Editorial Finalist for professionals.
IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The Foundation’s mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. The 2013 International Photography Awards received over 10,000 submissions from 103 countries.
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Visit Brook’s website at http://brookskraft.com.