Two of My Images Were Featured in the ASMP Best of 2019 Photography Awards

An image of a man overseeing the livestock area at the Bar Ha public market in northern Vietnam

I’m so happy to announce that two images I created over the past year are featured in the American Society Of Media Photographers Best of 2019 Photography Awards!

The first image, above, is one from my recent trip to Vietnam. Taken during an early morning walk through the public markets in Bac Ha, features a man overseeing the water buffalo in the market’s public livestock area where people buy and sell the animals each week. The image was awarded an honorable mention in the personal work category. I’ll be sharing a lot more imagery from this trip in an upcoming post.

Even more excitingly, my portrait of Tom Moriarty of Moriarty Meats was awarded 2nd place in the editorial category! I shot this image for Buffalo Rising, a blog that covers news and culture in my hometown of Buffalo, NY. It is part of an in-depth story I shot for them on Tom, his wife Caitlin, and the whole animal butcher shop they run together that specializes in locally grown meat. You can read the whole story here. 

Thanks so much to ASMP, I’m honored to have my images featured in this year’s collection. You can see these and other winning images here. 

Moriarty Meats owner Tom Moriarty standing in the early morning sun with a rack of beef ribs.

BEST OF ASMP 2015

Emilio

I’m so honored and excited to announce that my ongoing Shelter Dog portrait series was a winning finalist in the American Society of Media Photographers Best of 2015 Awards. For the past few years I’ve been working with local animal shelters and rescue programs in Buffalo, NY to provide adoption portraits of long term canine residents who are in dire needs of finding permanent and loving homes. These intimate portraits really give people an opportunity to connect with the animals and give them something that makes it easy to share these dog’s images and stories over social media – helping them to go viral in the local community and often allowing pups that have been at the shelter for months to find new families in a matter of days.

You can read my interview with AMSP here.

You can see the rest of the 2015 winners’ amazing work here. 

Bram Birch - PitbullPetunia - An adoptable rescue pit bull from Buffalo, NY. Apx 4.5 years old female. Stache