The Best of ReVista 2016-17 is a prize for the best photograph published in ReVista in the previous academic year sponsored by DRCLAS publications and ARTS@DRCLAS.
This year’s winning photographs chosen by a jury of professional photography experts are Stephen Ferry and Luis Miranda. Honorable mention in the professional category goes to Rodrigo Abd and in the emerging photographer category to Sahara Borja.
Winner, Professional Photographer Category
STEPHEN FERRY for “Embera indigenous mourners”
Stephen Ferry is a photojournalist and the author of I Am Rich Potosí: The Mountain that Eats Men (Monacelli, 1999) and Violentology: A Manual of the Colombian Conflict (Umbrage/Icono, 2012). He has contributed to the New York Times, GEO, TIME and National Geographic and also works as a visual investigator with Human Rights Watch.
Winner, Emerging Photographer Category
LUIS MIRANDA/Ojos Propios/ILAS/Columbia University for “Man and Mural”
Luis Miranda is a member of the photo collective Ojos Propios/ILAS/Columbia University in Lima, Peru. He now works at América TV in Lima.
Honorable Mention, Professional Category
RODRIGO ABD for "Mayan Queen Natalia Rosmely Panjoj Saquic"
Rodrigo Abd is Argentine staff photographer for the Associated Press based in Lima, Peru.
Honorable Mention, Emerging Photographer Category
SAHARA BORJA for “Mother and Child”
Sahara Borja recently returned from a Fulbright Research Grant working with internally
displaced women on the outskirts of Cartagena.
THIS YEAR’S JUDGES
Pablo Corral Vega, a 2011 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, is an Ecuadoran photojournalist who is currently Secretary of Culture for the Mayor’s Office in Quito, Ecuador. He has published his work in National Geographic magazine, National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Audubon, GEO and other international publications.
Walterio Iraheta was the 2015-16 winner of the "Best of ReVista" competition in the professional category. He studied Applied Arts in El Salvador, Mexico and Chicago. He lives and works in El Salvador as a photographer, curator and professor.
Andrea Josch is a Chilean photographer and academic. She is the editor-in- chief of the South American photography magazine Sueño de la Razón. She is a researcher and director of the Master in Photography Investigation/Creation of the School of Visual Arts at the FINIS University, Santiago de Chile.
João Kulcsar is a Brazilian photographer, curator and academic who works on issuesof visually impaired people and photography, as well as visual literacy. He was a 2002-03 Fulbright Scholar at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and collaborates frequently with Project Zero. He teaches at Senac University in São Paulo, Brazil, and is the editor of the site www.alfabetizacaovisual.com.br
Susan Meiselas is a freelance photographer and member of Magnum Photos, who is best known for her coverage of the insurrection in Nicaragua and her documentation of human rights issues in Latin America. She has co-directed two films, Living at Risk: The Story of a Nicaraguan Family and Pictures from a Revolution with Richard P. Rogers and Alfred Guzzetti from Harvard's Visual and Environmental Arts Department. She was awarded the Harvard Arts Medal in 2011.