At the annual Symposium of the University Photographer’s Association of America, BYU’s Nate Edwards was named the 2017 National Photographer of the Year. This is Nate’s first POY award and it makes him the third BYU photographer to receive this honor. Five of his six prints placed in the Annual Print Competition and Nate also won the top award in the Monthly Image Competition. Click on this gallery to see the award winning photos.
BYU Photo was recognized with several awards at the 2016 Symposium of the University Photographer’s Association of America. Mark Philbrick placed 5 prints in the Annual Print Competition and won the competition.
The UPAA also announced on Friday that they are renaming the Photographer of the Year Award the Mark Philbrick Award, in recognition of Mark’s storied career as a University Photographer. Mark served as the past president of the organization and was named the UPAA Photographer of the Year a record 8 times during his 40 years working at BYU.
Jaren Wilkey placed 2 prints in the Print Competition and took 1st place in the Multimedia Competition for his research piece “The Look of a Language” chronicling BYU’s Study Abroad program in Tena, Ecuador.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) announced that it has awarded a 2016 Circle of Excellence Platinum Award to BYU University Photography Manager Jaren Wilkey for his portfolio of photographs. Wilkey’s images competed against the top entries from each of CASE’s eight districts to capture the top award for photography in education.
In the award announcement, the CASE judges wrote: “Jaren Wilkey’s portfolio showed great diversity, from action/event documentation to staged portraiture. His images were beautifully crafted, with excellent lighting, compositions and interesting perspectives. The portfolio was seemingly timeless, without reliance on heavy editing or post-processing. The presentation was very professionally done, which made reviewing the images and understanding their context easy. The clear explanations included on the pages added depth and context to the images. Wilkey’s overall presentation showed attention to detail and pride in his art.”