Photo by Andrew Renneisen

MPD students, alumni win top industry awards

By Wendy S. Loughlin

October 4, 2016

Several students and alumni of the Department of Multimedia Photography and Design in the Newhouse School at Syracuse University have won top industry awards.

Graduate student Annie Flanagan was the winner of Burn Magazine’s 2016 Emerging Photographer Fund for her project “Deafening Sound,” which examines the deep roots of gendered violence and rape culture in American society. The award carries a $10,000 prize.

Andrew Renneisen ’14 was the recipient of the Ian Parry Scholarship 2016 Award of Achievement. Renneisen, a freelance documentary photographer based in Nairobi, Kenya, will receive financial support for his work covering the practice of “witch” lynchings in towns along Kenya’s coast.

Graduate student Allie Hootnick was a finalist for both the Ian Parry Scholarship and the British Journal of Photography’s Breakthrough Award for her project “The Sixth Day-In Progress.”

Graduate student Michael Santiago placed first in the documentary/photojournalism category of Photo District News’ Student Photo Contest for his project, “A Promise,” which chronicles his father’s struggle with cancer and dialysis.

Above: Photo by Andrew Renneisen.