Brooks Professional Photography Alum Wins Digital Photo Pro Magazine’s Portrait Competition

November 29, 2012

Mark Mosrie

Mark Mosrie, a Brooks Professional Photography alum, has won the grand prize in Digital Photo Pro magazine’s The Face 2012 annual photo contest. His winning image, above, will be showcased in a special multi-spread feature in the magazine’s December 2012 DPP Master’s Issue. He’ll also receive his choice of a Canon EOS 7D, Nikin D300S or Sony A77 DSLR, among other prizes.

The distinguished panel of judges included portrait photographer Peter Yang, photojournalist Alison Wright, gallery owner David Fahey and Digital Photo Pro editor Christopher Robinson.

“I love working with people and enjoy the challenge of connecting with someone and capturing that connection with a camera. It seems remarkable to me that an image of a person, their expression and body language, can travel through a lens, be converted from three dimensions into two dimensions, be reproduced on paper or a screen at a fraction of its original size, be viewed by a third party who knows nothing about the person or their situation or circumstances, but yet solely by way of that photo feels the same connection that the photographer felt when they took the photograph. That’s what I’m after and why I continue to make portraits,” Mark told the magazine about his work as a photographer.

Read the magazine’s full Q&A with Mark and check out the other finalists. You can also find more of Mark’s work at

Photo courtesy of Mark Mosrie