Saluting Photographers Who Give Back

Thursday, October 12, 2017


The Imaging Alliance Salutes Photographers Who Give Back


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The Imaging Alliance, formerly the PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association, in conjunction with PDN magazine, is proud to salute three professional photographers and one student photographer who have used their talents and passions to give back and heighten awareness through the power of imaging.

The annual event will feature presentations by honorees Rick Guidotti, Cristina Mittermeier and Ami Vitale, at the SVA Theatre in New York City on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

In addition, Marilena Stavrakidi, a recent SVA graduate who has demonstrated her use of photography to educate and create awareness will be awarded the Anthony M. Ruotolo Photojournalism Award. For all event information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michelle Tramantano at

Joe McNallyJoe McNally – Master of Ceremonies

The Imaging Alliance is proud to welcome internationally acclaimed photographer Joe McNally as our Master of Ceremonies. Joe’s expansive career in photojournalism and commercial/advertising photography has included being an ongoing contributor to the National Geographic, a contract photographer for Sports Illustrated and the last staff photographer in the history of LIFE, as well as shooting cover stories for TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, New York, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. He most recently delivered incredible images from The Olympics in Rio, and was named as one of the “top 5 Most Socially Influential Photographers”.

Saluting Photographers who give back event award winning photos

An annual event celebrating professional photographers who use their talents and passion and the power of imaging to create programs that give back to those in need.

The evening will celebrate these photographers and their charities, and a contribution will be made on behalf of the photographic community to help further their cause.

In addition, one SVA student who has demonstrated their use of the power of imaging to give back will be awarded the Anthony M. Ruotolo Photojournalism Scholarship to help further develop and advance their work.

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