1. Kennedy, Maureen Shawn MA, RN, news director

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On May 6, the walls of the Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life at New York University (NYU) in New York City were covered with yet another photography exhibition. But in celebration of Nurses Week-and Florence Nightingale's birthday-the 24 photos were winning entries from an international competition designed to capture images of nurses doing their jobs. The exhibition, The Faces of Caring: Nurses at Work, was presented by AJN with support from the Johnson and Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future and cosponsored by the NYU Division of Nursing.


Out of the nearly 200 photos received, judges selected three cash prize winners, nine honorable mentions, and 13 judges' choice winners, all of which were part of the exhibition and many of which will be featured on the cover of AJN (including this one-see page 29). Judges included the head of the NYU-International Center of Photography graduate program, Gerald Pryor, and award-winning photographer Susan Watts of the New York Daily News.


Approximately 200 visiting alumni, faculty, and local nurses attended the official opening reception on May 13, held just prior to the NYU nursing alumni dinner, to celebrate the event. (AJN is researching costs to make this a traveling exhibition. Anyone interested in hosting the exhibition should send an e-mail to

FIGURE. Photographer... - Click to enlarge in new windowFIGURE. Photographers Christine Ott (left), who is also a nurse at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, and Lisa Kyle, whose photograph of a burn unit nurse monitoring IV fluids won first prize in the contest.
FIGURE. Geraldine Fe... - Click to enlarge in new windowFIGURE. Geraldine Felton and Angela McBride at the reception for the exhibition. They then headed off to the Division of Nursing alumni dinner, part of New York University's alumni weekend events.