Two BYU employees have made the short list of the six best university photographers in the nation, and one took home the top prize.
Jaren S. Wilkey (BA ’01), the manager of BYU’s University Photography office, won the highest award from the Council of Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), which highlights top communications professionals at colleges and universities worldwide. From capturing action on the football field to composing a portrait to illustrating the wonder of childhood, Wilkey demonstrated a varied skill set in his winning portfolio.
CASE judges felt Wilkey’s photos “were beautifully crafted, with excellent lighting, compositions and interesting perspectives,” according to a statement on the program’s website. “The portfolio was seemingly timeless, without reliance on heavy editing or post-processing.”
BYU photographer Bradley H. Slade (BFA ’94), who is the primary photographer for BYU Magazine, was honored as a finalist. Slade’s portfolio also included work featured in the magazine, including heartwarming shots of nursing students bonding with war veterans.