Congratulations to Giovanni Capriotti and Darren Calabrese who were honoured today by the World Press Photo Awards.
Giovanni (Photojournalism class of 2015) captured first place in the Sports Stories category for work documenting the Muddy York Gay Men’s Rugby team. The judges said “Giovanni Capriotti’s unconventional portrayal of Rugby players, which throws macho stereotyping out the window, won First Prize for the Stories category.”
To see all of the photos, use this link —-> https://www.worldpressphoto.org/collection/photo/2017
To see more of Giovanni’s work, see his website here http://www.giovannicapriotti.com/
Darren (Photojournalism class of 2005) took third prize in the same category telling the story of a disabled female rugby player overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds.To see the photos use this link https://www.worldpressphoto.org/collection/photo/2017
To visit Darren’s website use this link –>http://www.darrencalabrese.com/
Congratulations once again to Giovanni and Darren from your Loyalist PhotoJ family!