The Photography Annual 2018 competition is still accepting entries! The deadline is September 19, 2017. Above and below are some entries from the past and present competitions submitted from the Lone Star State, Texas, USA.
In the images above, “The Hand of Dr. Denton Cooley” (left) was shot by Photographer Terry Vine for the Texas Medical Center. As part of a journalistic venture, Vine was tasked with capturing a portrait of Dr. Denton Cooley, the heart surgeon who performed the first heart transplant, as well as the first implantation of an artificial heart. Knowing he was only allotted a few short minutes with Dr. Cooley, Vine planned the shot accordingly and won Gold in last year’s Photography Annual.
Also above, “Mackerel” (right) was self-initiated by Graphis Award-winning Photographer Ken Wagnon. It also won Gold in last year’s Photography Annual. Wagnon’s intent was to showcase his ability to create beautiful imagery with a dark subject, the mackerel, against a dark background with supporting elements.