#PBInstaCageMatch Instagram Contest #16 Winner

Brad SmithBrad Smith is the Director of Photography for Sports Illustrated. The son of a career Naval Officer, he had lived in 6 states by the time he was 7 years old. He remembers fondly his father photographing everything he could, and the idea of selecting good photos for a living was born, along with the idea of residing in one state for as long as possible.

This is his third trip to SI, having previously worked there as a Photo Editor, while also serving as Director of Photography for Sports Illustrated For Kids and Sports Illustrated Women. Prior to his return to SI, he was the Sports Photo Editor for The New York Times for 12 years. Before that, he was the Assistant Director of Photography and Photo Editor for the White House during the Clinton Administration. He also worked at Sygma Photo News and the National Audubon Association. He is a guest lecturer at the School of Visual Arts Masters in Photography program. He is on the faculty for Fotofusion and the Rich Clarkson Sports Photo Workshop. He’s also on the faculty for the Eddie Adams Workshop, as well as being on the Board of Directors. Most recent awards were placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Sports Story Editing for this year’s POY (along with Becky Lebowitz of the NY Times). He’s been an onsite Editor for 7 Olympics, 14 Super Bowls and more NBA, NHL and World Series games than he can count.

He’s a proud Florida Gator, and he lives with his family in Suffern, NY.

Congratulations to Sarah Sachs (@sarahlsachs), the winner of our 16th #PBInstaCageMatch! The “Looking Up” contest theme was chosen and judged by Brad Smith, Director of Photography at Sports Illustrated. For her winning entry, Sarah has won a Tenba DNA bag!

Honorable Mentions

Our next Instagram contest theme is FATHERHOOD and was chosen and will be judged by Toronto-based photographer Zun Lee, author of the new book Father Figure.


Photos by Zun Lee

Get your entries in by June 30th and remember to tag your photos #PBInstaCageMatch and #TenbaBags! Zun’s pick will get a Tenba DNA bag, a feature on the Photo Brigade blog, and a print credit for an AdoramaPix 8X8” portfolio book perfect for printing your favorite Instagram photos! Tenba DNA

AdoramaPix Photo Book

Credit: Jay B Wilson Photography

Official Rules: This contest is intended for Instagram, so please only submit images taken with your mobile device (cell phone, iPhone, etc) and not a professional camera. While we’re ok with you toning your images and applying fun filters, we draw the line at using 3rd party apps like Tiny Planet or any others that distort the images beyond levels and color. In order to participate you must tag your entries #PBInstaCageMatch and #TenbaBags and follow @tenbabags on Instagram. You will keep all rights to your images, however The Photo Brigade reserves the right share your entries through our Instagram account or blog (http://ThePhotoBrigade.com) in relation to this contest only. Lastly, please only submit images you have taken and own the copyright to. Don’t be a jerk and violate someone’s copyright. Good luck!

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