Eye On The Strand Photography Contest
The judges have spoken ...
Aperture, Pratt, and the Strand Book Store are pleased to announce the winners of the Eye on the Strand Photo Contest, chosen from over 500 submissions featuring unique and creative images of the Strand Book Store.
The Eye on the Strand Photo Contest Exhibition, featuring the work of the 3 winners and 20 finalists, ran through August 26, 2009 at the Pratt Institute CCPS Gallery in NYC.
To view photos from the exhibition opening, please click here.
Grand Prize Winner: Josh Robinson
Second Place Winner: Cary Conover
Third Place and Viewers Choice Winner: Manjari Sharma
Thank you to the many photographers who participated
The Grand Prize goes to Josh Robinson for “Strand Shadows.” A native of St. Louis, Mo., Josh is currently a graduate student in NYU’s Graphic Communications Management and Technology program. Previously, he was a two-time Emmy Award winning television news producer, and most recently a features producer for AOL. He lives in Manhattan with his wife Claire.
Second Place Photo
Note from the Artist
Just another one of those crazy NYC moments that defies explanation. I'll let the image speak for itself. This photo was used on the cover of "The Rambler," which is a small literary magazine published in North Carolina.
By caryconover on November 19, 2008 1:04 AM
Our Second Place winner is Cary Conover with "Upside Down." A freelance photographer based in New York City, Cary is a regular contributor to The Village Voice and The New York Times, among other publications. Cary’s black and white documentary street photography celebrates New York City. A native of Witchita, Kansas, Cary lives on the Lower East Side with his wife, Yvonne.
Third Place Photo
Strand, The dreamer's land.
Note from the Artist
Katelyn always wanted to be on a book cover. Having heard about this photo contest, my intention was to find Katelyn a befitting book that her face deserved. After an ardent search, the perfect book presented itself and it was so appropriately found in the "Hurt Art Books" section of the second floor. In a small alleyway of the strand book store where a muted palette of novels enveloped us, Katelyn's dream came alive.
With 18 miles of endless possibilities, Strand gives all of us dreamers, the perfect environment to walk in, open up a book and dream again.
By Manjari Sharma on February 24, 2009 2:26 AM
Manjari Sharma is the Third Place and Viewers Choice Winner with the photo "Strand, the dreamer's land." A native of Mumbai, India, Manjari graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 2004, and is currently a freelance photographer living in New York City. In India, she photographed for The Times Of India and Better Photograph. In the U.S., her clients include AOL, American baby and Penguin Books. Manjari received eight honorable mentions in the IPA Lucie Awards 2008.
To see the 20 finalists, view the Finalists Gallery.
For information about the contest, please see our About Page.