Awards / Accolades

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

2016: Salute to Excellence Award, National Association of Black Journalists, Mother Jones Magazine 

2017: Photographic Museum of Humanity Grant, Honorable Mention

2016: Visura Multimedia Grant, Winner

2015: Review Santa Fe, Selected

2014: Reminders Stronghold, Grant Recipient

2014: Blue Earth Alliance Fiscal Sponsorship

2014: Selected Artist for Asian Pride Project: Our Portraits, Our Families

2013: American Photography 28, Winner

2013: Aaron Siskind Fondation, Grant Recipient

2013: Voices Off, Arles, Selected

2012: Magenta’s Flash Forward Emerging Photographer, Selected

2012: W. Eugene Smith Grant, Finalist

2012: Alexia Foundation For World Peace Professional Grant, Winner

2012: Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund Grant, Recipient

2011: NPPA, Cliff Edom’s “New America Award,” Winner

2011: Pictures of the Year (POYi) Community Awareness Award, Special Recognition

2011: FotoVisura Photography Grant Winner

2011: Lens Exposure Awards: Honorable Mention

2011: Rayko Gallery, Plastic Camera Show, Honorable Mention, Best in Show

2010: Selected to attended the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass

2009: Selected as one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch

2009: NPPA, Best of Photojournalism, 1st Place  Domestic News

2009: Pictures of the Year International (POYi), 3rd Place, Issue Report 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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