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Steph Chamber’s wins Paul Vathis award

Post-Gazette photojournalist Steph Chambers received the Paul Vathis Memorial Photography Portfolio Award the from Pennsylvania Associated Press Media Editors on Friday.

Judges called Steph’s winning entry, “An incredible portfolio of stunning photojournalism that captures a broad array of emotions and moments all with precision composition and lighting techniques. Kudos to this photographer for not just being in the right place at the right time, but for finding creative and unique perspectives to tell these compelling stories.”

Rabbi Eli Wilansky lights a candle after a mass shooting at Tree of Life synagogue, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Squirrel Hill. Eleven people were killed and six were wounded, including four police officers. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Rhavyn Doubt, left, 7, laughs with City of Pittsburgh crossing guard Carla Harris, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the corner of Meadow Street and Larimer Avenue in Larimer. “She’s a sweetie, and she keeps me company,” Harris said of Doubt, who lives nearby and likes to sit with her at the intersection on a regular basis. “I’m like a godmother to the kids because I am here every day watching over them and protecting them.” (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Ballerinas of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre dance during a rehearsal of ‘The Nutcracker,’ Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at the Benedum Center, Downtown. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Peters Township’s Robert Corrado gets fired up while listening to a pregame speech by head coach T.J. Plack before playing Bethel Park, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at Peters Township High School. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Mars basketball player Raymond Kahn, left, and Mars assistant coach Kent Bloom celebrate after beating Trinity 56-39, during the WPIAL Class 5A semifinal, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at Baldwin High School. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
From left, Mars’ Lauren Wasylson, Nichole Sommers, assistant coach Ashley Phillips and head coach Dana Petruska react after Tai Johnson stole the ball, scored the winning basket on a layup and was fouled with 4.2 seconds left in the PIAA class 5A girls basketball championship, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Mars beat Archbishop Wood, 36-33. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
High school students at Yeshiva Schools in Pittsburgh watch the funeral procession for Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz as it makes its way to Homewood Cemetery, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Squirrel Hill. Rabinowitz was one of 11 victims killed at the Tree of Life synagogue.
A motorist pauses while a hearse carrying the body of Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz heads toward Homewood Cemetery, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Squirrel Hill. Rabinowitz, one of 11 victims killed at the Tree of Life synagogue, was known for his kindness and devotion to work and faith, according to former patients and colleagues.
Northgate assistant coach Corey Jones and head coach Mike Fulmore, center, lead their team through an uphill sprinting drill they call “Team Building” during a summer practice, Monday, July 23, 2018, at Northgate High School. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Sweat flies as Shady Side’s Billy Frohlich and Skyy Moore battle the ball during a summer practice, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Shady Side Academy. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Central Catholic’s Mark Craighead, facing away, “breaks it down” with his teammates after a summer practice, Thursday, June 28, 2018, at Central Catholic High School. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Sweat drips from the nose of Penn Hills’ Jordy Boswell during a summer practice, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Penn Hills High School. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Sto-Rox quarterback Eric Wilson pulls a weighted sleigh in 90-degree weather during a summer conditioning session, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in McKees Rocks. (Steph Chambers /Post-Gazette)
West Mifflin football players run the bleachers during a summer practice, Thursday, July 12, 2018, at West Mifflin Area High School. (Steph Chambers /Post-Gazette)
Beaver Falls’ Darius Nesmith huddles with his teammates after a summer practice, Thursday, June 20, 2018, at Beaver Falls High School. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)