Ence captures fall 2020 Gyorke photo contest

Dec. 8, 2020

FIRST PLACE: Monument Camera's new owner, Lee Walker, poses with a Rolleiflex 2.8 on Oct. 27, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. Walker bought the store in January, after retiring from his corporate job.

Photo by Tanya Ence


Tanya Ence captured the fall 2020 Drew Gyorke Memorial Photojournalism Award for her environmental portrait of a Tucson camera shop owner.


Jessica Hunter finished second with a photo of a weightlifter with a skull tattoo, while Caitlin Claypool took third for her image of the Tucson Rodeo.

The contest featured 12 student finalists from Professor Kim Newton’s JOUR 203 photography class. Their images will hang in the School of Journalism hallway in front of Newton’s office (Marshall 327).

Drew Gyorke, an adventurer and aspiring photojournalist at UA, died his junior year in a May 2013 car accident.

The award, endowed by the Gyorke family, has recognized the best beginning photojournalism students since 2013. (Click HERE to see past winners).

Ence will receive $200, with Hunter getting $125 and Claypool $75.

The other finalists were Christian Alexander Alvarado, Sabian Bermudez, Brisa W. Blew, Dalilah Cardenas, Sammy Cibulka, Megan Ewing, Jane Florance, Quin Madden and Jacob Mennuti.



SECOND PLACE: Mack Canady lifts weights at Beast Strong Gym in Tucson, Ariz. on Thursday Nov. 2, 2020. He says “I just moved back from California where I ran a personal training business, I’m just trying to stay in shape for the Holidays.”

Photo by Jessica Hunter

Photo by Jessica Hunter

SECOND PLACE: Mack Canady lifts weights at Beast Strong Gym in Tucson, Ariz., on Thursday Nov. 2, 2020. He says, “I just moved back from California where I ran a personal training business, I’m just trying to stay in shape for the Holidays.”

Tucson Rodeo

Photo by Caitlin Claypool

THIRD PLACE: Cowboy Jesse Bail, 40, fights to keep atop his bucking bronco at the annual Tucson Rodeo in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. Bail stands at 95th place in the world.

Road sweeper

Photo by Christian Alexander Alvarado

Wilbur, left, and Jorge, right, continue to pave down and smooth over the parking lot at Grifols Biologicals Inc. on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. The two men continue their work for a second day in a row.

Fight training

Photo by Sabian Bermudez

Jaren Moreland (bottom) and Micheal Saralequi (top) are sparring against each other in their mixed martial arts class at Undisputed Fitness and Training Center on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. Moreland and Saralequi train everyday at 6 a.m.

Man with Biden sign

Photo by Brisa W. Blew

U.S. veteran Bob, 70, stands with a Biden campaign sign on the corner of Swan and Sunrise in Tucson, Ariz., on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Bob was outside on this corner for all of Tuesday, and was later joined by fellow Biden supporters.

Truck owner

Photo by Dalilah Cardenas

Miguel Cardenas poses in front of a 1947 Dodge Ram Truck in Tucson, Ariz., on Sunday, Oct. 17 2020. Miguel Has been restoring this truck pro-bono for about a year now.

Student reading newspaper

Photo by Sammy Cibulka

Ryan Guterierz, reads the Daily Wildcat at the Student Union in Tuscon, Ariz., on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, the day before the election. Guterierz educates himself before voting for a candidate.

Man with Biden-Harris sign

Photo by Megan Ewing

Michael, a fan of the Biden Harris campaign, shows his support in Tucson, Ariz., on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. Representatives for the campaign visited Tucson to help register voters and give out yard signs.

Mark Kelly campaign workers

Photo by Jane Florance

Mark Kelly and his wife, Gabby Giffords, are seen at a polling station in Tucson, Ariz., on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Kelly was answering questions for local voters about his Senate campaign and his career as an astronaut.

Vote photo

Photo by Quin Madden

Macy James stands on Fourth Avenue in Tucson, Ariz., on Sept. 10, 2020, urging residents to vote. James wanted to inform the people of Tucson on why to vote and how it is going to make a huge difference in the upcoming election.


Photo by Jacob Mennuti

Jacob Rulli does a kickflip in Tucson, Ariz., on Monday, Nov. 9 2020. He did not land the kickflip but was motivated enough to try again.