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About Klas Stolpe

Klas uses Petersburg in Southeast Alaska as his hub for his photographic work. He spent many years writing and providing photography for the Petersburg Pilot and has been focusing more on photography in recent years.

Klas has been receiving Alaska Press Club and National Newspaper Association Awards for many years

Klas Stolpe

Awards and Honors

2007 Alaska Press Club and National Newspaper Association Awards:

BEST USE OF STORY AND PHOTOS BY A JOURNALIST(small newspapers & publications)

Second place - "Icicle Runs Smooth Operation"

"A single photo that captures the essence of the event. You get a true sense of being there and a peek at what pilots see on the water — an intimate photo that's done well."                                        

(Judges: Doug Parker, photo editor, and the photo staff at the New Orleans Times Picayune).

BEST SPORTS FEATURE (small)

Third place- "Agner sets POW course record, qualifies for Boston Marathon"

(Judge: John Canzano is a radio host as well as a sports columnist at The Oregonian. In 2007, the Associated Press named him the nation's No. 2 sports columnist).

BEST GENERAL NEWS PHOTO (small)

Second place - "Herring Catch"

"Beautifully composed image with vibrant color."

(Judges: Judy DeHass, staff photographer; Janet Reeves, director of photography; and Dean Krakel, assistant director of photography of The Rocky Mountain News).

BEST ARTS PHOTO (small)

First place - "Oregon Ballet Nutcracker"

"Great angle, beautifully composed."

(Judges: Judy DeHass, staff photographer; Janet Reeves, director of photography; and Dean Krakel, assistant director of photography of The Rocky Mountain News).

BEST PICTURE STORY (small)

 Third place - "Prom"

(Judges: Roberto E. Rosales and the photography staff at the Albuquerque Journal).

BEST SCENIC PHOTO (large newspapers & publications)

Second Place - "Big Blue"

"Majestic. Amazing colors and nice composition. An extremely in depth caption. A pleasure and challenge to judge!"

(Judges: Dan Schlatter, staff photographer; Laura Stumbaugh, production coordinator, Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle).

BEST FEATURE PHOTO (small)

First place - "Puckered Ornament"

"Great moment and excellent color."

(Judges: Judy DeHass, staff photographer; Janet Reeves, director of photography; and Dean Krakel, assistant director of photography of The Rocky Mountain News).

BEST PHOTO ESSAY (non-daily)

Honorable Mention – Klas Stolpe/Beth Loesch/Robert Monteith photographs. Orin Pierson layout

"Scenes from the Nutcracker photographed and presented very well. Does a good job in black and white but would love to see what this would have looked like in color. We recognize and appreciate, however, that small newspapers have such limitations."