According to NPPA, the award recognizes an individual in the tradition of Cliff Edom to inspire and motivate members of the photojournalism community to reach new heights.
According to the nomination, “Storm has backed up his vision with project after project of meaningful work, incorporating traditional still photography, but incorporating audio and video and informational graphics in compelling ways. He sees that the story of humanity remains the cornerstone to our profession.”
The award was announced along with NPPA’s other annual awards including the Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award, which was awarded to Charles W. “Chick” Harrity, retired from U.S. News & World Report Magazine, and Dennis Dimick, the executive environment editor and the interim director of photography for National Geographic Magazine, among other honors.
Past recipients of the Cliff Edom Award include Howard Chapnick, Tom Kennedy, Sam Abell, Rich Clarkson, John Durniak, Randy Cox and Bob Lynn, among others.
See the full list of 2013 NPPA awardees. Congratulations to this year’s awardees.
About the Clifton C. Edom Award
This award, established in 1991, recognizes an individual in the tradition of Cliff Edom to inspire and motivate members of the photojournalism community to reach new heights.
Cliff Edom taught at the University of Missouri for 29 years where he founded the University of Missouri Photojournalism Workshop and the Pictures of the Year competition.
Edom was co-author of Picture Editing, the first book about picture handling for newspaper photographers and editors. He also wrote three other books. In addition, Edom is credited with coining the word “photojournalism.” Clif Edom died in 1991.