Michigan Guard Soldier wins photography award

Sgt. 1st Class Helen Miller, a Michigan Army National Guard Soldier with the Lansing-based 46th Military Police Command and a fulltime member of the Joint Forces Headquarters Public Affairs Office staff, was presented with the 8th annual International Color Awards "Nominee" title in the category of Photojournalism and Fashion during a Los Angeles webcast of the nominations and winners photo show, April 18, 2015.

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Sgt. 1st Class Helen Miller, a Michigan Army National Guard Soldier with the Lansing-based 46th Military Police Command and a fulltime member of the Joint Forces Headquarters Public Affairs Office staff, was presented with the 8th annual International Color Awards “Nominee” title in the category of Photojournalism and Fashion during a Los Angeles webcast of the nominations and winners photo show, April 18, 2015. The live online gala was attended by more than 8,000 photography fans from around the world who logged on to watch the climax of the industry’s most important event for color photography.

Photo judges included captains of the industry from Christies, Paris; Frieze Art Fair, London; DB Agency, Milan; Clair Galerie, Munich; Edinburgh Film Festival; Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong; Gup Magazine, Amsterdam; and Eyestorm, London who honored color masters with more than 500 coveted title awards in 33 competitive categories.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 7,358 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the contests’ creative director. “Helen’s photos, ‘A Soldier’s Struggle’, and, ‘Soldiers Dance’, are exceptional images entered in the Photojournalism and Fashion category, represent contemporary color photography at its finest. We are pleased to present her with the title of Nominee.”

International Color Awards is the leading international awards program honoring excellence in color photography. The celebrated annual event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography.

Below are her two photos.

Cassandra Morse portrays the struggle between being a female and being a soldier in a studio shoot for a poster project for the Michigan Army National Guard’s Visual Information shop.

Comments

  1. Allyn C. Finkbeiner (CMSgt Retired) says

    Helen;

    Congratulations!!! Well done, I enjoyed working with you folks in Lansing on many past events.

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