2021 DPA WINNER: Donavon Smallwood

The 2021 Daylight Photo Award Winner is Donavon Smallwood for his project 'Languor'

We are proud to announce that Donavon Smallwood is the winner of the 2021 Daylight Photo Awards! Donavon's project 'Languor' juxtaposes portraits of African-Americans with landscapes made in NYC's Central Park during the long months of lockdown. The beloved Central Park is built upon what once was the vibrant Black community of Seneca Village. With 'Languor' Donavon pays homage to this little remembered history while '"centering black tranquility among the chaos of nature, space, history and life today." Donavon will receive a $1000 cash prize and a digital feature.


Congratulations as well to the following special selections chosen by our wonderful jury:

 2021 Daylight Photo Award Jury Highlights:
   Kai Caemmerer (SFO Museum): Tommy Keith
   Alexa Keefe (National Geographic): Sarah Pabst
   Joanna Milter (The New Yorker): Adrian Martinez Chavez
   Mark Murrmann (Mother Jones): Prarthna Singh
   Amanda Webster (The New York Times): Jenny Kim


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The 2022 Daylight Photo Awards will open for submissions in March 2022