University of New Mexico  


Junfu Han, ARTE graduate student,

receives Award of Excellence in the 67th
College Photographer of the Year Competition


chosen to attend prestigious Nikon/Eddie Adams Workshop

Junfu Han, a graduate student in the Art Education Program at the University of New Mexico, received the Award of Excellence in the 67th College Photographer of the Year competition. His photograph titled, Camera Collector, is published online at

Han was also one of 100 students from throughout the world who was accepted in the Nikon-sponosred Eddie Adams Workshop for the Class of XXV.   The Eddie Adams Workshop in Jeffersonville, New York was held from October 5-8, 2012 and was an intense four-day gathering of the top photography professionals, along with 100 carefully selected students. The photography workshop was tuition-free, and the students were chosen based on the merit of their portfolios.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Workshop, which was founded by photographer Eddie Adams, with his wife and our current director, Alyssa Adams. Over the years, they have built a strong network of alumni including some of the top photographers and editors in the field.
Eddie Adams was a photographer who covered 13 wars, beginning with a stint as a Marine Corps combat photographer in Korea in the early 1950s and ending in Kuwait in 1991.  He did three tours of Vietnam with the Associated Press and won the Pulitzer Prize for photography for his photograph of a Viet Cong lieutenant being executed at close range on a Saigon street by a South Vietnamese general.

Besides working on his graduate degree in Art Education, Junfu Han is the Editor-in-Chief of Conception Southwest, the UNM Fine Arts magazine.

Junfu Han, originally from China, received his B.A.F.A. in Photography from UNM in 2012.  His website is at .