I've been holding in this piece of news for weeks now, and today I finally get to make an announcement: My photo (below) won 1st place for the U.S. National Award at the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards! Thank you to Sony and to the World Photography Organization for this honor. Additionally, this photo was named as a commended photo in the Arts & Culture category of the awards. Double honors—I'm triple excited! Thank you to everyone who has supported me in this exciting endeavor of being a full-time creative and pursuing art as a passion and a job. Love love love!