Latzman wins spring 2019 Gyorke photo award

April 24, 2019

FIRST PLACE: Cemetery Superintendent Mirza Nijemcevic stands with a shovel in a row of grassy, tree-lined graves at Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery in Tucson, Ariz., on Friday, March 15, 2019. Bosnian-born Nijemcevic, a two-time survivor of brain cancer, says his main goal is "to take care of the families that choose us, and to take care of their loved ones."

Marisa Latzman

Marisa Latzman captured first place in the spring 2019 Drew Gyorke Memorial Fund Photo Contest for her image of a cemetery superintendent.

Rebeca Moreno took second place with a photo of a young girl helping her family sell Girl Scout cookies, while Lexi Horsey finished third with an action shot of University of Arizona women's basketball star Aari McDonald.

The contest featured 12 student finalists from Professor Kim Newton’s JOUR 203 photography class. Their images will hang later on the School of Journalism hallway wall 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, recognizes the best beginning photojournalism students. (See past winners and photos since 2013).

Latzman will receive $200, with Moreno getting $125 and Horsey $75.

The other finalists were: Eissa AbbasLuis AguirreAndrew CamachoClaudio CerrilloAnika PasilisAugust PearsonJackson PetersMarissa Ryan and Lauren Salgado.

Here are the other images:

girls selling cookies

girls playing basketball

students wearing a costume

girl playing baseball

people siting in front on mural

girls playing basketball

kids protesting

people saluting the flag

man sewing

two vets checking a dog

woman holding tapestry