a week in the dark
My week at POYi is over.
For six days, I joined Scott McKiernan, Kathy Anderson and Pedro Ugarte in looking at thousands of images entered by photographers from around the globe.
It was an amazing experience.
I realize that there are a lot of disappointed photographers out there who think that I and my co-judges made bad choices, were unfairly biased, didn’t understand their work, overlooked the great photos, etc. etc..
I understand that because I have felt that way in the past when my work has been voted out.
Contests are inherently flawed but I still believe the best of the best rises to the top.
I am very proud of the work that I helped recognize.
Rick Shaw and all of the crew who ran the contest do a phenomenal job.
POYi’s mission is to educate above all else and I hope that my comments during the week added a small bit to that effort.
I will be tuning in to next week’s judging and listening in with a new found perspective.
©2010 Scott Strazzante