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amNewYork Metro editor wins 7 prestigious awards for photography

One police officer is dead, another wounded in a shootout at a T-Mobile store on Atlantic Avenue and 120th Street in Queens this evening February 12. Investigators in Tyvek suits look for evidence. The body of the slain detective Brian Simonsen is taken from Jamaica Hospital to the morgue as fellow officers salute.

Breaking News Editor Todd Maisel of amNewYork Metro garnered seven prestigious photo awards for his work during the past year from the New York Press Photographers Association in their 85th Annual 2019 Year in Pictures and Multimedia Competition.

Maisel, a 37-year visual journalism veteran, took top honors in the categories of Spot News, General News, Animals, Face of New York and News Picture Story. The awards were presented Friday and Saturday at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in Midtown Manhattan.

News organizations across the tri-state area entered more than 6,600 entries in this year’s contest. Among the various organizations that participated were the Associated Press, Newsday, New York Post, US Today and Reuters among others. Some of those photos depicted the Hong Kong riots, tornadoes in the Midwest, and strife in the Middle East.

Maisel’s photos reflect his day-to-day involvement in New York City’s evolving breaking news scene, including the Old Timer’s Day mass shooting in Brooklyn over the summer; the friendly fire death of Detective Brian Simonsen in Queens in February 2019; accounts of some of the 29 bicyclists struck and killed in a record-setting year for cyclists deaths; and even a cat holding onto dear life on a ladder at a Brooklyn fire.

Hundreds of bicycle riders joined a caravan from Park Slope to Avenue L and Coney Island to honor the memory of Jose Alzorriz who was killed on his bicycle at that Midwood intersection. (Photo by Todd Maisel)
Firefighters battling a fire in a Park Slope apartment sprang into action and rescued two cats, one dangling from a fire window that jumped to a fire escape and was dangling from a ladder, the other that ran to the roof. Fire Keith Vonwesternhagel of Engine 279 sprang into action to rescue the terrified, injured kitty named Ban Chan before he can be injured further. (photo by Todd Maisel)

The judges this year were photo editor Matt Campbell and photographers Jeenah Moon and Toni Sandys.

Campbell joined European Pressphoto Agency in 2003 as New York City Bureau Chief. He became EPA’s chief photographer for North America in 2005 and then became Director, North America in 2011 and has held that position ever since.

Moon is a photographer based in New York. She was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. She came to the United States from Korea in 2007 and is contracted photographer at the New York Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, NBC news and Washington Post.

Sandys is a photographer at The Washington Post, primarily covering sports at all levels — high school, college, professional. She joined The Post in 2004 after working at the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times) for ten years.

Maisel was formerly with the New York Daily News, where he served as a staff photographer for 18 years before being laid off with 96 others colleagues in a major cost cutting effort. He is a life-long resident of Brooklyn and has two children.

Todd Maisel at Police Plaza recently. (Photo by Allen Lloyd)

Here are the rest of the photos that were part of the awards from this past weekend.

Thousands of Hassidic rabbis gathered for the annual World Lubavitch headquarters convention on Eastern Parkway in Crown Hts, Brooklyn.
More than 20,000 people jammed the streets of Borough Park in Brooklyn for the funeral and procession of the Grand Rebbe Yisruel Avrohom Ztz”L who died yesterday at the age of 96.
Police conducted a massive search for a missing detective, his car found in the parking ot of Plumb Beach in Brooklyn. He may be a DEA delegate. Two young sons are comforted upon learning that a body was found in the weeds, a victim of suicide – one of 11 officers being hit by this new wave of self inflicted deaths on the force.
On Feb13, the day after Det. Brian Simonson was killed by friendly fire, police investigators were on scene at the T-Mobile on Atlantic Avenue in Richmond Hill Queens where the shooting occurred yesterday. Bullet holes were clearly visible in T-Mobile store.
One police officer is dead, another wounded in a shootout at a T-Mobile store on Atlantic Avenue and 120th Street in Queens this evening February 12. Investigators in Tyvek suits look for evidence.
Old Timers Day turned into a gun bAttle as rival gangs fought a gun battle at the Brownsville event, with 11 people and wounded, one man dead.
Old Timers Day turned into a gun battle as rival gangs fought a gun battle at the Brownsville event, with 11 people shot, one man dead.
Police were combing the crime scene where 12 people were shot, one killed, during last nightÕs Old Timers Day in Brownsville Playground in Brownsville Brooklyn this morning. There were 22 markers for spent rounds on the ground.
A woman was shot and killed, among three people killed just before the start of the annual JÕOvert and West Indian Day Parade.
Three people were shot, two are likely, after a domestic double homicide suicide at 2119 Utica Avenue in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn.
The family of Samuel Joseph, 15, of 1395 Flatbush Avenue in Flatbush Brooklyn, mourn after he is taken by ambulance to Kings County Hospital with two gun shot wounds last night in the hallway of his home. Police look for suspects in the shooting. His mother, in the white outfit, is comforted by another son after the shooting.
Four people are dead, three are wounded after somebody opened fire in a social club where gambling was ongoing into the early morning at 64 Utica Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn this morning. A woman identified as the mother of one of the dead men, breaks down after having his identity confirmed.
A Barnard College freshman student Tessa Majors was robbed and stabbed to death in Morningside Park in December, causing a major uproar in New York City over the safety of the parks in the city and adding to the dubious homicide score. Young people held a vigil for the young woman.
A Barnard College freshman student Tessa Majors was robbed and stabbed to death in Morningside Park in December, causing a major uproar in New York City over the safety of the parks in the city and adding to the dubious homicide score. Police officers also held candles at a vigil for the young woman.

 

 

 

 

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