About the Book
The Texas Photographic Society's catalog for TPS 21: The International Competition 2012 includes all entries accepted for exhibition. The competition was juried by Aline Smithson, Founder and Editor of Lenscratch, who explains, "I am aware that simplicity is a good thing, but so is complexity. I am looking for truthful photographs, for images that come from the heart, that transform me in some small way, and keep me thinking about them long after I first meet them." The contest winners were: First Place: Francis Crisafio (Pittsburg, PA) "Holdup in the Hood #5" Second Place: Kirsten Hoving (Middlebury, VT) "Coma Berenices, Berenice’s Hair" Third Place: Yvette Meltzer (Evanston, IL) "Step by Step" The following received Honorable Mentions: Barry McNew (Greenville, TX) "That Time is Past" Cheryl Medow (Santa Monica, CA) "Great Egrets La" Stan Raucher (Seattle, WA) "Linea 2, near Montesanto Napels" Charles Rozier (Westport, CT) "Cornelia and Helena" Samantha VanDeman (Villa Park, IL) "Television Room"