POY-VA 2016 Judges

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Christian Tyler Randolph is a California native and current staffer at the Tribune-Review in western Pennsylvania.  A Hearst finalist during his time at Western Kentucky University, he has accumulated a spectrum of experience from working as an intern and staffer at seven newspapers across the country covering everything from small fairs and fires to national politics and disasters. A self-described “impulsive” photographer, he seeks to build complex images and narratives starting from the smallest details of everyday life.

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Michael DiBari Jr. is currently the Endowed Professor at Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, Hampton University. He teaches a variety of visual communications courses including: Visual Media, Photojournalism and Web Design.

DiBari holds a Master’s degree in Visual Communications and a Ph.D. in Journalism from Ohio University’s Scripps School of Communication.

Prior to graduate school, DiBari worked as a photojournalist at a variety of news organizations, from the small community newspaper in Milledgeville, Georgia (the Union-Recorder), to The Washington Post and the Associated Press as a freelance photographer.

In February 2017, his first book titled “Advancing the Civil Rights Movement: Race and the Geography of Life Magazine’s Visual Representation, 1954-1965,” was published by Lexington Books.

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Kyle Grantham is a staff photographer with The News Journal in Wilmington, Del. where he joined the staff in January of 2013. Before joining The News Journal, Kyle worked for the Casper Star-Tribune on Casper, Wyo. and the Evansville Courier & Press in Evansville, Ind..
Kyle serves on the National Press Photographers Association’s board of directors as the treasurer. He’s previously held roles as a national director and regional chair for the Mid-Atlantic Region. In addition to his duties as treasurer, he also manages the NPPA’s clip contest as National Clip Chair.
Kyle is a graduate of Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication in Athens, Ohio and currently lives in Wilmington.

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