Saluting Photographers Who Give Back

Thursday, October 12, 2017


The Imaging Alliance Salutes Photographers Who Give Back

Save the Date, for the Third Annual event on, Thursday, October 12, 2017 to celebrate professional photographers who use their talents and passion and the power of imaging to create programs that give back to those in need.


To nominate a professional photographer for 2017, click here.

In 2016, The Imaging Alliance, in conjunction with PDN magazine, honored 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 featured presentations by honorees Rick Guidotti, Cristina Mittermeier and Ami Vitale, at the SVA Theatre in New York City.

In addition, Marilena Stavrakidi, a recent SVA graduate who has demonstrated her use of photography to educate and create awareness was awarded the Anthony M. Ruotolo Photojournalism Award.

Internationally acclaimed photographer, Joe McNally served as 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”.

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