Awards / Accolades

2020: New York Portfolio Review, Selected
2019: Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, Grant Recipient
2018: Ivy Erene Hughes & Carl G. Lundgren Fund, Grant Recipient
2018: Encontros da Imagem, Discovery Awards, Selected
2017: World Press Photo, 1st Place, Long Form Category, Digital Storytelling Contest
2017: Photographic Museum of Humanity Grant, Honorable Mention
2017: Cinema New York City Film Festival, Highly Commended  
2017: American Photography 34, Selected
2016: National Association of Black Journalists, Salute to Excellence Award
2016: Visura Multimedia Grant, Winner
2015: Magenta’s Flash Forward Emerging Photographer, Honorable Mention
2014: Burn Magazine Grant, Finalist
2014: Dorthy-Lange Taylor Grant, Finalist
2014: Reminders Stronghold Photography Grant, Recipient
2014: Blue Earth Alliance, Fiscal Sponsorship
2014: Selected Artist for Asian Pride Project: Our Portraits, Our Families
2013: Aaron Siskind Foundation, Grant Recipient
2013: Voices Off Arles, Selected
2013: American Photography 28, Selected
2013: 49th Publication Design Annual, Merit Award, w/ Bloomberg BusinessWeek
2012: W. Eugene Smith Grant, Finalist
2012: Magenta’s Flash Forward Emerging Photographer, Selected
2012: Alexia Foundation For World Peace Professional, Grant Recipient
2012: Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund, Grant Recipient
2011: NPPA, Cliff Edom’s “New America Award,” Winner
2011: Santa Fe Review, Selected
2011: (POYi) Community Awareness Award, Special Recognition
2011: FotoVisura, Outstanding Personal Project Grant, Winner
2011: Lens Exposure Awards, Honorable Mention
2011: Rayko Gallery, Plastic Camera Show, Honorable Mention, Best in Show
2010: World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass, Selected
2010: PX3, Paris Photo Prize, Book Documentary, Prize Bronze
2009: PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch, Selected
2009: NPPA, Best of Photojournalism, 1st Place Domestic News
2009: (POYi), 3rd Place, Issue Reporting Picture Story
2008: UNICEF, Images of the Year: Honorable Mention
2008: International Photo Awards, Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year, Lucie Award
2008: World Press Photo, 1st Place, Daily Life Single
2008: NPPA, Best of Photojournalism, 2nd Place Enterprise Picture Story (Small Market)
2008: Photo District News (PDN), Photo Annual
2008: Hearst Journalism Awards, 3rd Place, Final Championship, best image of the year, and
1st Place, Portrait/Personality/Personal Vision in monthly competition
2008: Sportsshooter.com, College Photographer of the Year
2008: SFBAPPA (SF Bay Area Press Photographers), College Photographer of the Year
2007: Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, College Photographer of the Year, 1st Place Portrait
2007: College Photographer of the Year (CPOY), Award of Excellence Portfolio, 2nd Place
International Picture story, Award of Excellence Feature
2007: Eddie Adams Workshop, Awarded MSMBC Multimedia Assignment

Justin Maxon Photography

Justin Maxon is an American photographer, filmmaker and artist. He generates transformative spaces where stored trauma associations can be amended in an attempt to foster new cognitive pathways. The process includes layering images through multiple exposures and collage, resulting a complex, hyper-real narratives.
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