These images of Bessie received an Honorable Mention Award from the International Photography Awards 2012. One award for them as a series and one for the single image of Bessie with her camera.
I am very honored to be among some of the most talented photographers in our industry.
Bessie was so willing to open up herself to me and allow me to visually tell her story. I am grateful to her for that. I saw such a huge smile on her face when she viewed them for the first time at the Napa Valley Museum opening. That was a very gratifying moment.
Here are the winners, with the single image entry first: