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							Monday, Jan. 12, 1998

First Alfred Eisenstaedt Awards Are Announced

_________________________ Photographers Honored for Outstanding Magazine Work
The winners of the 1998 Alfred Eisenstaedt Awards for Magazine Photography were announced today by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. The new prizes, administered by Columbia University under a grant from LIFE, will be given to photographers in 20 categories at a March 25 awards ceremony in New York City. The "Eisies" are named for photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, a pioneer of photojournalism, known to many as "Eisie," who died in 1995 at the age of 96. The Cover of the Year Award, given to the outstanding photographic magazine cover of 1997, went to photographer Matt Mahurin for his January 23 Rolling Stone cover depicting singer Marilyn Manson. Photographer Bruce Weber earned the most Eisie citations, garnering four honors: he took first place in individual portraiture for his study of writer Eudora Welty, published in the March issue of W magazine, and he was named a finalist in portraiture and two fashion categories for work that appeared in W. David LaChapelle won best Style/Fashion photo for his Vanity Fair image of Alexander McQueen, took first place in the Cutting Edge essay category for his June/July Detour feature, "Cut it Out," and received finalist recognition in the same category for his John Galliano fashion work in Detour. Five photographers were honored twice: Jane Evelyn Atwood of Contact Press Images for a LIFE photo essay on women in prison; Adam Bartos for his DoubleTake story "Hither Hills"; Steve McCurry of Magnum for his National Geographic work on India; Gilles Peress of Magnum for images made in the Congo for The New Yorker and Vukovar for Smithsonian, and Matt Mahurin for a second image of singer Manson in the same issue of Rolling Stone. Both of Mahurin's images were digitally altered, a technique allowed in three of the Eisenstaedt Awards categories (Cover, Cutting Edge and Style/Fashion). Other magazines in which honored work appeared were American Photo, Artforum, Astronomy, Choices, Details, Discover, Graphis, Harper's Bazaar, Natural History, Newsweek, Outside, Raygun, People, Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated Women Sport, Surface, Time, 2wice and U.S. News & World Report. Last fall 137 nominating jurors - photographers, photo editors, curators and others across the country - selected more than 400 images and stories published in U.S. magazines. The magazine spreads were then considered by a five-member panel, which deliberated at Columbia University on December 15 and 16. Its members were Rene Burri, photographer for Magnum; Mary Panzer, curator of photographs for The National Portrait Gallery; Greg Pond, photo editor of Details; Kathy Ryan, picture editor of the New York Times Magazine, and Dieter Steiner, proprietor of Gallery Contempo in St. Augustine, Fla. The jury's choices were then reviewed and ratified by a three-member board led and appointed by Tom Goldstein, dean of the Journalism School; its other members are Sara Barrett, freelance photographer and adjunct professor in the Journalism School, and Mitchell L. Stephens, professor of journalism and mass communications at New York University. The awards, given annually, join others under Columbia's purview, including the Pulitzer Prizes, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards in Television and Radio Journalism, the National Magazine Awards and the Maria Moors Cabot Prizes in inter-American journalism. Winners will receive $1,500 and a unique keepsake designed by Steuben. The winning photographs, finalists and some other nominated images will appear in a special issue of LIFE appearing on newsstands March 30. The Eisie awards, the March 25 ceremony and the special issue of LIFE showcasing the honorees are sponsored, in part, by Eastman Kodak Co., Hewlett- Packard Corp., Leica, Nikon Corp., Olympus America Inc. and Timex Corp. A full list of the winners (also available on LIFE magazine's website, a service of Pathfinder, at follows:
THE ALFRED EISENSTAEDT AWARDS Winners and Finalists 1998
Photographer Publication Issue Pages Subject 1. Cover of the Year WINNER Matt Mahurin, Rolling Stone, Jan. 23, Cover, Marilyn Manson FINALISTS Adam Bartos, DoubleTake, Spring, Cover, Hither Hills Patrick Demarchelier/Camera Press London, People, Sept. 15, Cover, Diana Seb Janiak/Creative Exchange Agency, American Photo, Nov./Dec., Cover, Digital Naomi Jana Leon, Raygun, Feb., Cover, Trent Reznor 2. Cutting Edge Essay WINNER David LaChapelle, Detour, June/July, pp 134-141, Cut it Out FINALISTS David LaChapelle, Detour, Mar., pp 164-171, John Galliano Craig McDean, Harper's Bazaar, July, pp 100-109, The C Factor 3. Cutting Edge Photo WINNER Dan Winters, Details, Nov., p 187, Perry Farrell FINALIST Sam Jones, Vanity Fair, Sept., pp 298-299, Chris Rock 4. Cutting Edge: Photo Illustration WINNER Matt Mahurin, Rolling Stone, Jan. 23, p 48, Marilyn Manson FINALIST Geof Kern, LIFE, Fall (Millennium Special), p 90, Marx Meet Engels 5. Eyewitness Essay WINNER Antonin Kratochvil/SABA, Natural History, July, p 24-33, Mongolia-Out in the Cold FINALIST Jane Evelyn Atwood/Contact Press Images, LIFE, Oct., pp 76-90, Women Behind Bars 6. Eyewitness Photo WINNER Gilles Peress/Magnum, New Yorker, Aug. 4, pp 46-47, Congolese Troops FINALISTS Jeff Abelin, LIFE, Sept., p 16-17, Little Boy Lost Shaul Golan/Yediot Ahronot-AFP, LIFE, Oct., pp 14-15, Benjamin Netanyahu Derek Hudson, LIFE, June, p 14-15, A Cry in the Wilderness, One Death in Kisangani Ouahab/SIPA, Time, Oct. 6, p 50, Drumbeat of Death 7. Eyewitness: Sports Photo WINNER Max Vadukul, New Yorker, June 23 & 30, pp 128-129, Cricket in India FINALISTS Robert Beck, Sports Illustrated, Sept. 15, pp 4-5, USC Sidelines Sam Forencich/NBA Photos, Sports Illustrated, Mar. 10, pp 24-25, Dennis Rodman Walter Iooss, Jr., Sports Illustrated, July 14, pp 60-61, Kickboxing in Thailand 8. Human Spirit Essay WINNER Lynn Johnson/Aurora, Sports Illustrated Women Sport, Fall, pp 82-90, She's Got Legs FINALIST Mary Ellen Mark, LIFE, May, pp 56-68, Children Nobody Wants 9. Human Spirit Photo WINNER Jane Evelyn Atwood/Contact Press Images, LIFE, Oct., pp 82-83, Women Behind Bars FINALISTS Harry Benson, LIFE, Apr., p 88, Liz Taylor After Brain Surgery Eugene Richards, Choices, Oct., pp 14-15, Journey to Safo 10. Humor WINNER Martin Parr/Magnum, W, June, p 174, Sun Kitsch 11. Journalistic Impact WINNER Joe McNally, LIFE, Jan., pp 56-66, When the Shooting Stops FINALIST Gilles Peress/Magnum, Smithsonian, Mar., pp 40-41, The Grave at Vukovar 12. Our World Essay WINNER Emmet Gowin, DoubleTake, Winter, pp 48-54, Photographs Over Kansas FINALISTS Adam Bartos, DoubleTake, Spring, pp 36-47, Hither Hills Steve McCurry/Magnum, National Geographic, May, pp 2-47, India George Steinmetz, National Geographic, July, pp 76-95, Robot Revolution Lida Suchy and Miso Suchy, National Geographic, Nov., pp 78-93, Portrait of a Village 13. Our World Photo WINNER Steve McCurry/Magnum, National Geographic, May, pp 5-6, Red Boy FINALISTS Jan Friis and Torben Petersen/Silkebourg Museum, Discover, Aug., pp 60-61, Bog Man Chris Rainier, Outside, Oct., pp 70-71, Forbidden Rick Rickman/Matrix, U.S. News & World Report, Nov. 3, pp 42-43, SEALS Training (underwater shot) 14. Our World: Nature Photo WINNER Joanna Pinneo/Aurora, National Geographic, Sept., pp 82-84, Polar Bear FINALISTS Jim Brandenburg, National Geographic, Nov., p 98-99, Northwoods Journal Arthur Harvey/Miami Herald, Newsweek, May 26, p 10, Miami Twister Darlyne Murawski, National Geographic, Oct., pp 88-89, Angler Fish Michael Nichols/Magnum, National Geographic, Dec., pp 18-19, Tiger 15. Our World: Science Photo WINNER JPL/NASA, Astronomy, Oct., pp 48-49, Newsweek, July 14, pp 22-23, Time, July 14, pp 22-23, et al., Mars Panorama FINALISTS Tom Wagner, LIFE, Oct., pp 12-13, Goat Fetus NASA, Jeff Hester and Paul Scowen, Astronomy, June, p. 20, National Geographic, Apr., p 16, et al., Time Exposures (Eagle Nebula). Oliver Meckes, Outside, Sept., pp 70-71, Tick 16. Portraiture Essay WINNER Larry Towell/Magnum, LIFE, Sept., pp 62-70, The World From My Front Porch FINALISTS Paul D'Amato, DoubleTake, Summer, pp 102-107, Barrio Workers Rineke Dijkstra, Artforum, May, p 84-87, Out of the Blue David Seidner, Vanity Fair, Sept., pp 288-293, Dietrich Lived Here Mark Seliger, Rolling Stone, Sept. 4, pp 36-37, Rza and Zack 17. Portraiture Photo WINNER Bruce Weber, W, Mar., p 327, Eudora Welty 18. Style Essay WINNER Philip Lorca Di Corcia, W, Sept., pp 330-349, Lost Angels FINALISTS Ruven Afanador, Surface, 11, p 82-89, The Divine Discipline Francois-Marie Banier, New Yorker, Mar. 17, pp 96-105, Paris Portfolio Backstage Mario Testino, W, Mar., pp 300-321, The Rio Thing Bruce Weber, W, Nov., pp 192-232, High Camp 19. Style Photo WINNER David LaChapelle, Vanity Fair, Mar., pp 212-213, Alexander McQueen FINALISTS Stephane Sednaoui, Detour, Mar., pp 142-143, Dolce & Gabbana Bruce Weber, W, Mar., pp 322-323, Mississippi Yearning Bruce Weber, W, Nov., pp 194-195, Kate Moss in Bubble Bath 20. Style: Design Photo WINNER James Wojcik, 2wice, Vol. 1: No. 1, Cover, Toe Jam FINALIST Rodney Rascona, Graphis, Sept./Oct., Cover, Bringing Back the Beetle 1.12.98 19,251