Welcome to Pictures of the Year International

Conversations with Photographers of the Year

Traditionally, winners of POY gather in Columbia, Missouri to receive their awards and make their presentations. After a two-year break forced by COVID-19, we are glad to welcome them to our campus again.

Friday, April 22, 2022

9:00-9:45 Conversation with photographers in Ukraine

We hear from Irynka Hromotska (Kohut), a Mizzou graduate student from Ukraine who is studying photojournalism through the Fulbright Foreign Student Program and Ethan Swope, a student photojournalist and CPOY winner who recently returned from Ukraine.

10:00-10:30 Valdemar Stroe Ren, College Photographer of the Year

Valdemar’s stories include students coping with Covid and boarding school as well as the community of Narsaq, Greenland, dealing with the potential opening of an uranium mine.

10:45-11:30 Bernadette Tuazon, Photography Director, CNN Digital

Under Bernadette Tuazon’s leadership, CNN became the first non-print news organization to be awarded the prestigious Angus McDougall Excellence in Editing Award.

11:30-1:00 Free BBQ Luncheon and CPOY Exhibit

1:15-2:00 Ed Ou, Documentary Storyteller of the Year

Ed Ou travels the world creating documentaries. His work blends photography and video. Come hear his fascinating take on reporting in two disciplines.

2:15-3:00 Gabrielle Lurie, Photographer of the Year, Local

A San Francisco Chronicle staff photographer, Gabrielle Lurie uses her camera to tell empathetic stories of families struggling with homelessness and drug abuse.

3:15-4:00 Salwan Georges, Photographer of the Year, International

Washington Post photographer Salwan Georges has spent nearly two months covering the Russia-Ukraine war. He’s coming here to share his photographs and experiences.

6:00-9:00 POY-CPOY Exhibit and Reception at Orr Street Studios

Saturday, April 23, 2022

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meet us at Unbound Book Festival

Join our conversation with women visual storytellers at Ragtag.