This year the Press has corralled a panel of three fantastic and discerning judges for our annual Black and White Photo Contest. The deadline is just two short days away (Dec. 13, 5 p.m.) so now’s the time to burn that CD, upload that thumb drive, and get it all down to offices on 5 Ave.! (for more detailed instruction, see our contest announcement)
Eric Kayne is from San Antonio, Texas, and has lived in California, New York, Maine and Ohio. He earned a studio art degree from the University of Texas at Austin and, after some travels, came back San Antonio and fell in love with photojournalism at San Antonio College’s student newspaper, The Ranger. This was followed by staff positions at the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, The (Brazosport) Facts, and freelance work with the Marin Independent Journal.
Kayne attended graduate school at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, where he completed internships at The San Antonio Express-News, The Seattle Times and The Dallas Morning News. In 2008, he was hired as a contract staff photographer at the Houston Chronicle.
Kayne is currently a freelancer based in Houston, and focuses on editorial portraiture. Kayne says he is currently building a body of work using a Hasselblad he bought a few years back—exploring the communities surrounding Houston and focusing on small town daily life.
Kayne’s current and past line-up of clients includes: The Houston Chronicle, The New York Times, NBC.com, The Wall Street Journal, Grammy award-winners Arcade Fire, Harvard Business Review, Fireman’s Fund, Shell Oil, The Texas Observer, and the Houston Business Journal. For more on Kayne’s work see erickayne.com
Kerry Tasker is an editorial portrait photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska. In addition to being the frequent cover artist for the Anchorage Press, his work has been featured in the Anchorage Daily News and First Alaskans Magazine, and appeared in the annual juried Rarefied Light exhibit at the Anchorage Museum. He holds a BFA in photography from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. For more on Tasker’s work see kerrytasker.com
Diane Karalunas is art director of the Anchorage Press and has over 20 years of experience in the graphic design field.
Born and raised in Alaska, Karalunas spent her youth fly fishing, hunting and camping with her family. Karalunas started her career in high school, with extended training at the Career Center. Afterwards, she attended the Art Institute of Seattle and the Art Institute of Philadelphia, eventually returning to her home state. Karalunas has worked with clients in Alaska, Washington, California and to Hawaii, including a commission to design the 75th anniversary Rondy collector pin.