2013 Emerging Pro Maya Ragazzo

Maya Ragazzo Location: Los Angeles James Born and raised in Los Angeles, Maya Ragazzo is entering her sophomore year as a photography major at the Maryland Institute College of Art. James is Maya’s first film and attempt at clay animation. Raised in an artistic family, Maya is a painter and photographer, but has an increasing Read more…

Maya Ragazzo Location: Los Angeles James Born and raised in Los Angeles, Maya Ragazzo is entering her sophomore year as a photography major at the Maryland Institute College of Art. James is Maya’s first film and attempt at clay animation. Raised in an artistic family, Maya is a painter and photographer,... Read more

2013 Emerging Pro Julian Guzman

Julian Guzman Location: New York How to Make a Viral Twenty-seven-year-old filmmaker Julian Guzman was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, and now lives in New York City. As soon as he finished college, he enrolled at New York Film Academy for a two-year filmmaking program. Between the first and the second year, he took Read more…

Julian Guzman Location: New York How to Make a Viral Twenty-seven-year-old filmmaker Julian Guzman was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, and now lives in New York City. As soon as he finished college, he enrolled at New York Film Academy for a two-year filmmaking program. Between the first and the second... Read more

2013 Emerging Pro Casey Stein

Casey Stein Location: Brooklyn Boy on a Bike Casey Stein fell into shooting at a very young age thanks to the influence of late-’90s skateboarding videos and soon branched out to explore narrative storytelling and photography. His approach to shooting is direct, character-driven and motivated. Stein has been photographing narrative and commercial films for eight Read more…

Casey Stein Location: Brooklyn Boy on a Bike Casey Stein fell into shooting at a very young age thanks to the influence of late-’90s skateboarding videos and soon branched out to explore narrative storytelling and photography. His approach to shooting is direct, character-driven and motivated. Stein has... Read more

3rd Annual First Impressions Official Rules

THE DIGITAL PHOTO PRO 3RD ANNUAL FIRST IMPRESSIONS PHOTO CONTEST OFFICIAL RULESNO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE OR WIN ELIGIBILITY: The Digital Photo Pro First Impressions Photo Contest (“Contest”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Employees of Werner Publishing Corporation Read more…

THE DIGITAL PHOTO PRO 3RD ANNUAL FIRST IMPRESSIONS PHOTO CONTEST OFFICIAL RULESNO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE OR WIN ELIGIBILITY: The Digital Photo Pro First Impressions Photo Contest (“Contest”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Employees of Werner... Read more

3rd Annual First Impressions FAQ

Thank you for your interest in the 3rd Annual First Impressions Photo Contest. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t answered here, please send us an e-mail at [email protected] Q: How do I enter? A: On the competition portal nav bar, click "Submit Images." You will need to be logged Read more…

Thank you for your interest in the 3rd Annual First Impressions Photo Contest. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t answered here, please send us an e-mail at [email protected] Q: How do I enter? A: On the competition portal nav bar, click "Submit Images." You will need... Read more

2013 Emerging Pro: Finalists

Maria Burns Born and raised in Switzerland, Maria Burns completed her sensible study of psychology at Berne University before moving to Brooklyn to pursue photography. While studying at the International Center of Photography in NYC, Maria began exploring human nature through image. Maria found her niche combining her newfound art with her love of psychology, Read more…

Maria Burns Born and raised in Switzerland, Maria Burns completed her sensible study of psychology at Berne University before moving to Brooklyn to pursue photography. While studying at the International Center of Photography in NYC, Maria began exploring human nature through image. Maria found her niche combining her newfound... Read more

Finalist: Maria Burns

Finalist Maria Burns Bio: Born and raised in Switzerland, Maria Burns completed her sensible study of psychology at Berne University before moving to Brooklyn to pursue photography. While studying at the International Center of Photography in NYC, Maria began exploring human nature through image. Maria found her niche combining her newfound art with her love Read more…

Finalist Maria Burns Bio: Born and raised in Switzerland, Maria Burns completed her sensible study of psychology at Berne University before moving to Brooklyn to pursue photography. While studying at the International Center of Photography in NYC, Maria began exploring human nature through... Read more

Finalist: Andreas Gehrig

Finalist Andreas Gehrig Bio: Andreas Gehrig is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a concentration in Photography. A native of Switzerland, he has been living in Johns Island, SC, with his wife and son for over two years. Photography has been a passion of Gehrig’s for many years, with his primary interests being Read more…

Finalist Andreas Gehrig Bio: Andreas Gehrig is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a concentration in Photography. A native of Switzerland, he has been living in Johns Island, SC, with his wife and son for over two years. Photography has been a passion of Gehrig’s for many years,... Read more

2013 Emerging Pro Maria Burns

Maria Burns Location: Brooklyn Born and raised in Switzerland, Maria Burns completed her sensible study of psychology at the University of Bern before moving to Brooklyn to pursue photography. While studying at the International Center of Photography in New York City, Burns began exploring human nature through images. She found her niche combining her newfound Read more…

Maria Burns Location: Brooklyn Born and raised in Switzerland, Maria Burns completed her sensible study of psychology at the University of Bern before moving to Brooklyn to pursue photography. While studying at the International Center of Photography in New York City, Burns began exploring human nature through images. ... Read more

2013 Emerging Pro Alexander Hankoff

Alexander Hankoff Location: New York Featured Contender Alexander Hankoff’s film Seizure is a frenetic display of high-concept fashion, which was shot with a RED ONE MX camera. Using abrupt cuts and integrating still images, stop motion and motion capture, Hankoff created a unique hybrid film. He explains the story behind the film: “I initially shot Read more…

Alexander Hankoff Location: New York Featured Contender Alexander Hankoff’s film Seizure is a frenetic display of high-concept fashion, which was shot with a RED ONE MX camera. Using abrupt cuts and integrating still images, stop motion and motion capture, Hankoff created a unique hybrid film. He explains the story... Read more

2013 Emerging Pro Jordan Manley

Jordan Manley Location: Vancouver-Whistler From skiing a mall in Dubai to kayaking to Iceland’s most remote locations, photographer, filmmaker and producer Jordan Manley has made it a personal mission to document the diverse cultures and ecosystems of the world. Based out of North Vancouver, the extreme sports auteur is especially fascinated by mountainous terrain and Read more…

Jordan Manley Location: Vancouver-Whistler From skiing a mall in Dubai to kayaking to Iceland’s most remote locations, photographer, filmmaker and producer Jordan Manley has made it a personal mission to document the diverse cultures and ecosystems of the world. Based out of North Vancouver, the extreme sports auteur is especially... Read more
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