University photographer receives recognition


Matthew Cashore

Matt Cashore, a ’94 Notre Dame graduate and University photographer since 2007, received the Mark A. Philbrick Photographer of the Year Award for 2016 by the University Photographers’ Association of America. Cashore was presented the award in June at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee.

The award, named for eight-time photographer of the year winner Mark Philbrick of Brigham Young University, is determined by a combination of a monthly online contest and a year-end print contest.

Cashore earned the honor after coming close in recent years. He submitted strong entries in the monthly image competition and annual print competition, including a first place for news and college life and a second place in science and research. Both images were then chosen by a UPAA panel for discussion during a member photo critique.

“Recognition by UPAA is very meaningful to me because it’s photography judged by photographers, and specifically my peers in university photography. It’s a jury of experts,” Cashore said.

Canon USA sponsors the annual competition and donates a DSLR camera kit with lens to the winner.

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