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Juror: Kathy Ryan

Kathy Ryan, the Director of Photography at The New York Times Magazine, has worked with the publication for more than twenty-five years; in that time, the magazine has been recognized with numerous photography awards. Kathy received a Lucie Award for Picture Editor of the Year in 2003; the Picture Editor of the Year Award at the Visa Pour L'Image International Festival of Photojournalism in 1997; and a lifetime achievement award from the Griffin Photography Museum. In 2008 she was a co-curator of the inaugural New York Photo Festival, and in the following year organized the exhibitions Prune: Abstracting Reality for FOAM Museum in Amsterdam and Dutch Seen for the Museum of the City of New York and FOAM. With Scott Thode, she co-curated the LOOK3 photography festival in Charlottesville, Virginia, in June 2011.

Kathy lectures widely and serves as a mentor and thesis advisor at New York's School of Visual Arts. A pioneer in combining fine-art photography and photojournalism in the pages of The New York Times Magazine, she has also recently been commissioning videos for The New York Times web site.