And the grand prize winner of the 2007 American Photo Images of the Year is â€¦(taddah!)â€¦ Chris Anthony!
Chris, who works as a commercial and music photographer, bagged the top prize for his â€˜Victims and Avengersâ€™ series of 27 photographs that deals with domestic violence and the repercussions for women and children who have been abused.
Annie Leibovitz topped the Commercial Work category while Michael Kamber dominated the Photojournalism category. The Portrait/Wedding category was won by Martin Schoeller and the Nature category went to Thomas Mangelsen.
A 25-year-old M.F.A. candidate at Indiana University, Sean Salyards, won the Student Work category for his photos of Grandma Pauline who battles diabetes.
Adam Makarenko is co-winner in the Personal Work category, where Chris emerged as grand prize winner.
Photo: Chris Anthony