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March 6, 2010-- Children play with a bubble at Dolores Park in San Francisco, California. Photo by Lindsey PalatinoShleburne, Ontario, November 26, 2009 - Dave Hawthorne, center, gets ready to milk his 50 Holstein cows while milk inspector Cam Richardson, left, looks on. Photo by Johannes HirnBoston, Mass., October 8, 2009 - Giaccomo Fabbo poses besides the building he owns in the North End. Photo by Johannes HirnPhoto by Kristyn UlandayCambridge, MA - February 11, 2010: Maire R. Louis, 52 of Haiti cries during a memorial service for the victims of the Haiti earthquake at Memorial Church at Harvard University. Photo by Kristyn UlandaySeptember 13, 2009- Brandeis University Junior Liza Behrendt leads the parade from the Democratic Health Care Rally down Boylston Street in Boston, MA. Photo by Isabel SlepoyOctober 10, 2009 — Portrait of Matt Rickett, a junior on the Boston University Swim and Dive team, taken in the bathroom of apartment 54 in 509 Park Drive, Boston, MA. In 2009 Rickett broke the school record in the 100 Fly with a time of 46.43, which was the 11th-best time in the nation, provisionally qualifying him for NCAA Championships. Photo by Max EspositoSalida, Colo., 8/17/09 Ð A merchant of the Monarch Crest gift shop, located along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains, displays a 19th Century rifle for sale. Photo by Andrew BisdaleNovember 8, 2009 — Portrait of Erica Stenquist, a senior at the Berklee College of Music, taken along the Charles River in Boston, MA. The photo was shot to promote the release of The Erica Stenquist E.P. Photo by Max EspositoMarch 3, 2010 Ð Portrait of Joe Esposito in his living room at 182 Shore Avenue, Groton, CT. His wife, Mary, died of cancer in 2007. They had been married for over 50 years. Photo by Max EspositoMallory Sampson, a Boston University student studying in London, rides a tour boat on the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey on Saturday, February 20, 2010. Photo by Brooks Canaday Photo by Brooks CanadayJanuary 30, 2010 - Boston University sophomore Freddy Santaite (left) faces off against Harvard freshman Chad Eason during the Charles Cup at Harvard on Saturday.October 18, 2009, Cambridge, MA - Sam Weiner (middle) and teammates Greg Mariuzza (far left), Ander Beckham (left), and Brad Gerber (right), laugh as Weiner gets drenched with water after their race. Rowers had 90 seconds to get their boats out of the water and off the docks at the Finish Area Launch Site near the Harvard Weld Boathouse during the Head of the Charles Regatta. Photo by Kate SampDecember 23, 2009- Boston University forward Vincent Saponari attempts to control the puck in front of the University of New Hampshire goal Saturday night at Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave Boston MA. The University of New Hapshire defeated Boston University 4-1. Photo by Sarah GordonOmar Mahmood, 6, lies in a hospital bed after reconstructive hand surgery at Children's Hospital, Boston, MA. Omar and his family were injured in an attack on their automobile by American soldiers in Iraq in 2006. Photo by Carola Di Poi.Omar Mahmood and his father Sabah in Children's Hospital, Boston, MA. Omar stayed in a room set to a higher temperature than most to facilitate easy blood flow during recovery after his reconstructive hand surgery. Photo by Carola Di Poi.Omar Mahmood plays in his room on the 8th floor of Children's Hospital, Boston, MA. Omar made few friends on the floor, and often played alone, or in the playroom located on the floor. Photo by Carola Di Poi.A pile of Lego's sits on Omar Mahmood's bed after being discarded for another toy brought by a different visitor. Having only one useful hand, Omar often asked for help while playing with his gifts. Photo by Carola Di Poi.Brought to Boston through No More Victims, an organization that brings Iraqi children injured in American crossfire to the U.S. for medical attention, Omar Mahmood walks around the 8th floor in Children's Hospital, Boston, MA. Photo by Carola Di Poi.Sabah Kadir, 32, sits by the window of Omar's hospital room. "I was scared when Omar in hospital. Everyone so good to him, good for us. He is different now. New face, new body," he said. Photo by Carola Di Poi.Omar Mahmood plays with a bungee cord he found in a tree, on Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA. 75% of his body was severely burned in a car bombing in Iraq in 2006. Photo by Carola Di Poi.Omar Mahmood and Sabah Kadir ride the bus into Boston, MA. Living in Boston almost three years, Sabah does not want to return to Iraq. "Everything is better here for me and Omar," he says. Photo by Carola Di Poi.Omar Mahmood sits at home in Boston, MA. Brought from Iraq on a medical visa in 2006, Omar goes to school and speaks English. His father says, "Everyone is helpful here. Iraq is not like this." Photo by Carola Di Poi."I'm tired of walking! Pick me up, dad!" Omar says to his father, Sabah, as they take a walk in Central Square, Cambridge, MA. Photo by Carola Di Poi.

COM students dominate Boston contest


Boston University photojournalism students won almost every award (15 total) in the 2009 Boston Press Photographers Association College Contest. Judges this year included Faith Ninivaggi of the Boston Herald, Bill Greene of the Boston Globe and Bill Sikes of the Associated Press.


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2009 BPPA Contest

The Boston Press Photographers Association is the oldest association in the United States dedicated to news photography. This is its third annual contest for college students. For a list of all winners, visit their website.

  • 1st - Isabel Slepoy
  • 2nd - Kristyn Ulanday
  • HM - Kristyn Ulanday
  • 2nd - Johannes Hirn
  • 3rd - Johannes Hirn
  • HM - Lindsey Palatino
  • 1st - Brooks Canaday
  • 2nd - Max Esposito
  • 3rd - Max Esposito
  • HM - Max Esposito
  • HM - Andrew Bisdale
  • 3rd - Kate Samp
  • HM - Rachel Offerdahl
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  • 1st - Carola Dipoi
  • 3rd - Kate Samp