1st Place | Photo of the Month | 45th Month
Ethan, by Keith Goldstein
Keith Goldstein was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1957. Keith was interested in art for as long as he can remember, with his mother being his biggest influence and supporter, encouraging him in his earliest artistic endeavors. Keith began studies at night school with David Attie and moved into New York City, receiving his BFA with Honors in photography from the School of Visual Arts. It was there, working with Tad Yamashiro, that he began to experiment with a more emotive way of expression. Wanting to explore this further, Keith went on to continue his experimentation with Carl Toth at Cranbrook Academy of Art. After receiving his MFA in Photography, he subsequently moved back to New York City and began, through a course of personal experiences, to unravel everything that he knew and was for the next 15 years of his life. Keith’s photograph Ethan awarded in the Photo of the Day Award in the category of Artistic Photography, as it scored a solid 70 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 13) from our international jury of 5. The number of Tweets, Facebook shares, and StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 4.48 from social media (Facebook Share 2.375, Tweets 2.1, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.005, and Comments 0), and in total 74.48, the highest score in this competition for the 45th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 45th Month, 1st Place.
This photograph will be published on Pages 2 of our magazine. We will publish a special interview with Keith Goldstein the Photographers with Style section of the magazine, and the Exclusive Interview section on our website.
Based on the social media responses, awarded photographs received on the 45th month, we set the maximum number of Facebook Like at 400, Tweet at 100, Stumble at 1000, and our subscribers Comments at 50. For this month, we had a head-to-head contest between the top scorers and the photographs that scored the highest became winners of the Photo of the Month. Our team decided to honor these top scorers as 2nd and 3rd places with a page in the next issue of our magazine, where the photographers will share their stories of these photographs. We will also publish their interviews in the Exclusive Interview section on our Web. One can see the details of the score from this file. Award Score details, Photo of the Month, 45th Month
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