The Shorty Award for Real-Time Photo of the Year
The ubiquity of cameraphones combined with real-time distribution offered by Twitter has changed the world of photography. When something happens in one part of the world, people can now see it all over the world almost instantly -- if someone with a cameraphone and Twitter account is nearby.
To be eligible, all photos must have been taken in 2010, shot on a cameraphone, uploaded to a social media (e.g. Twitpic, Instagram, Yfrog, Tweetphoto, Facebook, or Flickr) and distributed via Twitter.
The photo was judged on how newsworthy, interesting, and provocative it is, and how well it makes use of the real-time nature of the medium.
Winner: Douglas H. Wheelock @Astro_Wheels
“Don’t tell me that the sky is the limit, when there are footprints on the moon…” Sure looks beautiful setting behind our blue planet, maybe one day we’ll be daring enough to go back.”