66th Annual Pictures of the Year International

Microsoft Icon of Imaging Deanne Fitzmaurice
Wins 2009 POYi Award of Excellence


by Jeff Greene /


POYi website Deanne Fitzmaurice


Congratulations to Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, and Microsoft Icon of Imaging, Deanne Fitzmaurice who has once again been honored by her peers for photographic excellence.  This time the honor was bestowed during judging at the 66th Annual Pictures of the Year International competition which is supported by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute www.rjionline.org and the Missouri School of Journalism.


Deanne's images of "Frank & Joe", a story that ran in Time Magazine's Best Pictures of 2008 issue last November, has now won the Award of Excellence in the General News Reporting category. The complete essay covering Frank and Joe's challenges to be legally married in California can be found on Deanne's website and in this MSN video.



Award of Excellence      "Frank and Joe"
Deanne Fitzmaurice           Freelance/ TIME Magazine


An impressive awards program presenting the winners is scheduled for the annual POYi Education and Awards Program to be held in Los Angeles at The Annenberg Space for Photography on July 10-11.


POYi will be working with the Annenberg Foundation hosting this extraordinary ceremony recognizing of the world's best photojournalists and the two-day event is free to anyone wishing to attend. Details on the program agenda and accommodations will be posted on soon on the POYi website (www.poyi.org )



Additional Links:

2009 Pictures of the Year International:   www.poyi.org/66/66winnerslist.html

General News Category Winners:    www.poyi.org/66/09/ae02.php

Deanne Fitzmaurice website:      www.deannefitzmaurice.com



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