I've just learned that I received an award of excellence for the above photo, of 11-year-old orphan Sun Lu Lu, in the 2008 Visual Culture Awards category for environmental portraits. Three other pictures of mine, below, were recognized in the Founder's Honours section of the contest. My thanks go to founder Mikayla Mackaness, the jury, the sponsors of the contest, and the other entrants. Here are the three pictures recognized in the Founder's Honours: