1st Place - Outstanding Achievement
Patrick at his third birthday party, Limerick, Ireland
Biography: We are far more alike than we are different. As a photographer and in life, I have always resisted the idea that the circumstances of one's birth or social privilege make that person a better (or worse) human than another. In my photography, I seek not only to showcase the uniqueness of human cultures and spiritual practices, but also demonstrate the one-ness of the human race. Increasingly, my expression is less about where, but what - less about specifics and more about concepts that speak to the universality of humanity.