2022 Photograph of the Year Awards

May 09, 2022 Comments Off on 2022 Photograph of the Year Awards by

On May 4, 2022, Stamford Photography Club held its annual Photograph of the Year competition virtually through Zoom as the culmination of our 2021-2022 season. Members were asked to submit 3 images across the 3 categories: Black & White Print, Color Print and Digital Image with no more than 2 images into any single category, for a chance to be crowned our 2021-2022 Photograph of the Year. The images members submitted into this competition were shown throughout this competition season and could be from the open subject or assigned subject categories. Our judges were tasked with selecting one image per category to represent the Stamford Photography Club as the Photograph of the Year, not an easy task for sure with many great images to select from.

Below are the Images of the Year, along with a story behind the image from the makers.

You can see the gallery of the award-winning images from our competition here.


The Gaze by David Henkel

2021-2022 was an irruption year for Snowy Owls, and several immature Snowys were pushed southward for hunting. Southern Connecticut was blessed to have several owls stay over the winter months, which allowed opportunities to capture them in images. On this day in March, the beach was overcrowded with people, and the owls, who normally sleep or rest most of the day were busy avoiding the crowds as best they could. I had stationed myself a bit down the way from this owl in anticipation it may move to another location as people approached. It was a hope that it would fly towards me, and I would be able to capture the full face in flight. And indeed, the owl took off in my direction, out over the sound, banked back towards the beach, and gave us a look, exactly as I would have hoped. ~David


Amish Harvest by Sally Harris

We have been visiting a small Amish community in rural southwest Pennsylvania for many years – to the point that they know us as “those people with the big cameras.” This particular day we were driving down the country road and saw these boys harvesting hay using their horse-drawn wagon. We pulled up next to the field and asked if they would mind our photographing them. “Not at all” they replied. At first we ran along the fence photographing them from the side until they suggested we come on to the field for a better view. They are not very communicative or very friendly, but I believe they trust us and know that we are photographing them because we respect their way of life and enjoy photographing them. We were honored. ~Sally


Hanging On by Carlotta Grenier

This image was taken in Costa Rica at a workshop. I love FROGS and find them immensely fascinating and beautiful. They are also full of character and antics ~Carlotta

Club Announcements, Featured Images

About the author

The author didnt add any Information to his profile yet
Comments are closed.