Today I attended the awards ceremony for the Carl Zeiss-George Zimbel Friendship Photo Contest co-sponsored with Camtec Photo in Montreal.  I am pleased to report that Mr. Italo took 3rd Prize with one of his amazing “people” shots. Mr. Italo is perhaps one of the best photographers of people in candid situations, a talent that comes from his natural ease in gaining his subject’s confidence without seeming to intrude. No massive telephoto here. In classical Leica fashion he gets in close, establishes rapport and trust, and is invited to shoot. Amazing! Here is the announcement and a look at all the winning entries.

First Prize was a large print, hand done by George Zimbel himself, of his famous image of the Kennedys in 1960 (see below).