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A Photography Wars victor is finally declared

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AND THE WINNER IS … :  This self-portrait by Brittany App was voted Best of Show by New Times readers. App was also voted the overall victor. - PHOTO BY BRITTANY APP
  • PHOTO BY BRITTANY APP
  • AND THE WINNER IS … : This self-portrait by Brittany App was voted Best of Show by New Times readers. App was also voted the overall victor.
- UNRAVELING THE MYSTERY:  If you’re interested in figuring out who you voted for, here are the identities behind the photographs printed in the paper on Sept. 23, and available for view via an online gallery at newtimesslo.com: - Challenge 1, GIs and Slide Film: A. Joseph Gorman B. Howard Ignatius C. Kamil Baranowski D. Adrianne Bonafede E. Brittany App F. Will Headley Challenge 2, Forest of Flying Daggers: A. Brittany App B. Will Headley C. Adrianne Bonafede D. Joseph Gorman E. Howard Ignatius F. Kamil Baranowski Challenge 3, Aftermath and Vino: A. Adrianne Bonafede B. Will Headley C. Kamil Baranowski D. Brittany App E. Joseph Gorman F. Howard Ignatius Challenge 4, Battlefield: A. Will Headley B. Brittany App C. Howard Ignatius D. Kamil Baranowski E. Joseph Gorman F. Adrianne Bonafede Challenge 5, Self-Portrait: A. Howard Ignatius B. Joseph Gorman C. Adrianne Bonafede D. Kamil Baranowski E. Will Headley F. Brittany App Challenge 6, Sen Tzu’s The Art of War: A. Kamil Baranowski B. Howard Ignatius C. Adrianne Bonafede D. Brittany App E. Will Headley F. Joseph Gorman -
  • UNRAVELING THE MYSTERY: If you’re interested in figuring out who you voted for, here are the identities behind the photographs printed in the paper on Sept. 23, and available for view via an online gallery at newtimesslo.com: Challenge 1, GIs and Slide Film: A. Joseph Gorman B. Howard Ignatius C. Kamil Baranowski D. Adrianne Bonafede E. Brittany App F. Will Headley Challenge 2, Forest of Flying Daggers: A. Brittany App B. Will Headley C. Adrianne Bonafede D. Joseph Gorman E. Howard Ignatius F. Kamil Baranowski Challenge 3, Aftermath and Vino: A. Adrianne Bonafede B. Will Headley C. Kamil Baranowski D. Brittany App E. Joseph Gorman F. Howard Ignatius Challenge 4, Battlefield: A. Will Headley B. Brittany App C. Howard Ignatius D. Kamil Baranowski E. Joseph Gorman F. Adrianne Bonafede Challenge 5, Self-Portrait: A. Howard Ignatius B. Joseph Gorman C. Adrianne Bonafede D. Kamil Baranowski E. Will Headley F. Brittany App Challenge 6, Sen Tzu’s The Art of War: A. Kamil Baranowski B. Howard Ignatius C. Adrianne Bonafede D. Brittany App E. Will Headley F. Joseph Gorman
Nearly one year after New Times first put out a call for artists to participate in Photography Wars, after six months of shooting and editing, two weeks of voting, and a certain measure of controversy (mostly voting related), we are finally announcing the winner.

ART OF WAR :  Adrianne Bonafede’s Art of War photograph tied for second place Best of Show. - PHOTO BY ADRIANNE BONAFEDE
  • PHOTO BY ADRIANNE BONAFEDE
  • ART OF WAR : Adrianne Bonafede’s Art of War photograph tied for second place Best of Show.
Each category had its own victor. For Challenge 1, GIs and Slide Film, Will Headley garnered the most votes with his entry. In Challenge 2, Forest of Flying Daggers, Kamil Baranowski dominated the field. For Challenge 3, Aftermath and Vino, Brittany App stole the show, winning Challenge 4, Battlefield as well, defeating second place contender Kamil Baranowski by a single vote. In Challenge 5, Self-Portrait, her margin of victory was greater, totaling more than three times the votes of her competitors. And Joseph Gorman and Adrianne Bonafede tied for a first place finish in Challenge 6, Sen Tzu’s The Art of War.

FOREST OF FLYING DAGGERS :  One of Joseph Gorman’s Forest of Flying Daggers photographs tied for second place, Best of Show. - PHOTO BY JOSEPH GORMAN
  • PHOTO BY JOSEPH GORMAN
  • FOREST OF FLYING DAGGERS : One of Joseph Gorman’s Forest of Flying Daggers photographs tied for second place, Best of Show.
The overall winner, with a nine-vote margin of victory, was Brittany App, proprietor of App’s Photography, who is presently bicycling across the country to raise money and awareness for WaterAid.

All of the photographers merit praise for bravely embracing the unknown, participating in a first-time competition that has not yet been tested, in which there were many kinks and challenges. Their collective body of work is breathtaking, and even more so in light of the hardships both deliberately and unintentionally imposed upon them.

BATTLEFIELD :  Brittany App’s Battlefield photograph also tied for runner-up for Best of Show. - PHOTO BY BRITTANY APP
  • PHOTO BY BRITTANY APP
  • BATTLEFIELD : Brittany App’s Battlefield photograph also tied for runner-up for Best of Show.
Managing Editor Ashley Schwellenbach can be reached at aschwellenbach@newtimesslo.com.

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