"The Hasselblad Masters Award is the most prestigious awards in the industry, each year celebrating the best in both established and rising photographic talent. Masters Awards are given in recognition of a photographer’s contribution to the art of photography and are judged on overall photographic ability, encompassing creativity, composition, conceptual strength, and technical skill. Past Masters include both renowned artists of international standing as well as promising newcomers in a wide range of fields and disciplines
In the past, Hasselblad has awarded twelve separate Masters Awards each year, with an annual calendar presented featuring the winners’ work. In the past, submissions have been accepted only from Hasselblad users and no other photography was considered"
Aaron Ruell (born June 23, 1976) is an American actor who was born in Fresno, California, but grew up in Clovis, California. He is most noted for his performance as Kipland Ronald Dynamite (or Kip) in the indie movie Napoleon Dynamite.
As a photographer he shot the promotional photography for Napoleon Dynamite, and designed the opening title sequence to the film. His photography has been seen in nearly every major publication and a book of his photography titled, "Some Photos," published by Nazraeli Press was released in February '08. He was recently awarded "Best Advertising" for his work with Citibank and "Best Website" in the 2007 PDN Annual. His work has been shown in galleries in Milan, Buenos Aires and in the United States.