WPJA Judge since 2007 -
Dennis Brack is past President of the White House News Photographers Association. Brack has won awards from the National Newspaper Photographers Association, the White House News Photographers Association and the World Press Association. Brack is also the secretary/ treasurer of the United States Senate Standing Committee of Press Photographers. This six member... Read more
WPJA Judge since 2017 -
Justin Merriman is a freelance photojournalist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a founding member of American Reportage, a collective of documentary photojournalists specializing in comprehensive storytelling of the American experience.
After covering the September 11, 2001, crash of United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Merriman committed to... Read more
WPJA Judge since 2005 -
Kathleen Flynn is a New Orleans based photojournalist and documentary filmmaker, who focuses on stories of struggle and injustice. Flynn has spent nearly 20 years as a working journalist, including a decade at the Tampa Bay Times and three years at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. She has covered in-depth community news, COVID-19's impact in New Orleans, post-... Read more
WPJA Judge since 2004 -
Tom Reese’s work as a newspaper and magazine photojournalist has been nominated for Pulitzer Prizes in Breaking News Photography, Feature Photography and Explanatory Reporting during his career at The Seattle Times. Currently he is an independent photographer, editor and teacher in Seattle, Washington. His recent books and projects focus on the complex relationship... Read more
WPJA contest judges have been recognized by their industry peers, winning top awards as staff picture editors, staff photojournalists, and newsroom mentors while working for these and other leading publications and journalism organizations.