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Strazz Wins 2nd in POYi
Sol Neelman, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 8:11 PM on 02.22.08
->> Congrats, Scotty, for placing 2nd in POYi.

My hero.

Sol
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Bruce Ely, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 8:19 PM on 02.22.08
->> No, he's MY hero.

Congrats!

- bruce
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Todd Spoth, Photographer, Student/Intern
Houston | TX | USA | Posted: 8:31 PM on 02.22.08
->> HES SUPERMAN!

...now guess what song were gonna play now scotty!


congrats for realz
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Bob Ford, Photographer
Lehighton | Pa | USA | Posted: 8:42 PM on 02.22.08
->> Congrats Scott!

I also noticed the other day that Rod Mar took 2nd in Sports Portfolio. Even though the names weren't released yet I recognized several of the shots from his updates and blog.
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Jose Carlos Fajardo, Photographer
Walnut Creek | CA | U.S.A. | Posted: 8:49 PM on 02.22.08
->> Sol Neelman is my hero. He's also my girlfriend. But that's another story.

Congrats Scott.

Jose
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Chip Litherland, Photographer
Sarasota | FL | USA | Posted: 9:51 PM on 02.22.08
->> Nice work, buddy...a testament to the pure power of community journalism and to the fact you don't need to be overseas or in a war zone to make compelling and important work as a photojournalist.

Chip
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Mike McLaughlin, Photographer
Neptune City | NJ | USA | Posted: 10:03 PM on 02.22.08
->> Congratulations Scott!!! I've been looking, admiringly, at your work for years. Couldn't have happened to a better guy.
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Gerry Melendez, Photographer
Columbia | SC | USA | Posted: 10:33 PM on 02.22.08
->> Grats Scott!
Inspiring work.
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Brad Mangin, Photographer
Pleasanton | CA | USA | Posted: 1:13 AM on 02.23.08
->> Scott did a wonderful job. He also won the Community Awareness Award:

http://www.poyi.org/65/CAA/index.php
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Logan Mock-Bunting, Photographer
Wrightsville Beach | NC | United States | Posted: 12:49 PM on 02.23.08
->> Scotty Spaghetti freakin' rocks!!
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Nhat V. Meyer, Photographer
San Jose | CA | USA | Posted: 2:10 PM on 02.23.08
->> Awesome dude - Congratulations!
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
Live HVN : Work SFO-NYC | | | Posted: 4:56 PM on 02.23.08
->> Who else hates that Scott does such an incredible job, consistently, day in and day out? Damn!



Scott......Mazel Tov!
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Scott Strazzante, Photographer
Chicago | IL | USA | Posted: 5:05 PM on 02.23.08
->> Thanks guys! But I think that's enough. Go take some pictures. ;)
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Brad Mangin, Photographer
Pleasanton | CA | USA | Posted: 5:25 PM on 02.23.08
->> Nhat Meyer didn't do too badly himself:

http://www.poyi.org/65/04/01.php
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Sol Neelman, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 7:57 PM on 02.23.08
->> My ode to Scott Strazzante:

I met Scott the first time when he was touring as Newspaper POY - back in 2001, right? I remember he was wearing a bowling shirt in Seattle. Made me smile. Too cool for school.

Viewing his body of work on the farm with Harlow and Jean was jaw-dropping. It reminded me why I wanted to be a photojournalist. I also saw some things in his style (layered images, subtle moments, tilted horizons, selective focus, NO FLASH - EVER!) that I liked and would try to embrace in my work.

Scott's dedication to quality journalism in his own community was as apparent then as it is now. The second half of the farm story is truly monumental and a slam dunk for Community Awareness. Also check out February's National Geographic, which gave it a nice ride.

What also has impressed me is his love of sports photojournalism. Wonderful moments, quiet intimacy, appreciation for all things sports related. He and Bruce - to name just a couple - have shown what you can do if you toss aside your 400 2.8 and dive in with a wide lens and get to know your athletes.

If you haven't before, check out Scott's prep column for the Chicago Tribune, Heart & Soul:

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/highschool/cs-050826heartand...,1,2625346.photogallery?coll=cs-ctsports

Right now, he's following a boys basketball team and its coach for the season. In the fall, he shadowed a volleyball team and came up with an impressive edit that really involved thinking outside the box. I love every frame! Here's a link to it in his POYi-winning portfolio:

http://www.poyi.org/65/npoy2/npoystories02_01.php

Scott's a winner without a plaque. But I am happy he has won several times on such a huge stage. If not, maybe I wouldn't have met him in Seattle back in '01 and been so inspired, as were others in attendance. To me, Scott represents what photojournalism is capable of.

Thanks, buddy, for kicking ass and for sharing your killer vision with the masses.


Sol

PS No, Scott did not pay me for this public love letter. Though I would accept a bottle of ice cold Tsingtao this summer in Beijing...
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Octavian Cantilli, Student/Intern
Kissimmee | FL | United States | Posted: 1:02 AM on 08.03.08
->> Scott Strazzante and MediaStorm’s collaboration of Scott’s Common Ground project is up and running.

http://www.mediastorm.org/0023.htm

Sizzling…hot piece of storytelling goodness!
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Ceasar Maragni, Photographer
Marion | IL | USA | Posted: 12:55 PM on 08.03.08
->> Way to go Scott! Kudos from the other end of the state!

Bouncing from Chip Litherland's comment above, your work shows that there's heartache and drama here in the heartland just as palpable as that in Iraq or Darfur. The trick is to capture it. You have that gift.
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