University Photographer Tom Zasadzinski Wins International Award

University Photographer Tom Zasadzinski Wins International Award
Tom Zasadzinski used special lighting to highlight the steam coming from Ed Walton's beaker.
Zasadzinski has won numerous accolades for candid photos of people like this one of Paul Anka.
This is another-award winning photo. Carl Sellers is pouring molten aluminum to make a wheel rim for Formula SAE race car.

University Photographer Tom “Zaz” Zasadzinski has spent the last seven years of his career capturing the people and character of Cal Poly Pomona through the lens of his camera. His photos have won numerous awards, though no award quite of this stature before.

Zasadzinski recently learned that he won the silver medal in the international Photographer of the Year competition by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

“Pretty much everyone on campus knows Zaz and enjoys seeing his photos in our publications and on the Web,” says Aida Morad, director of Public Affairs at Cal Poly Pomona. “It's especially nice to have colleagues from around the country recognize him for this photography award.”

Twenty-seven entries were judged, and three medals were granted.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, CASE is the professional organization for advancement professionals at all levels who work in alumni relations, communications, and development. Its membership includes more than 3,300 colleges, universities, and independent elementary and secondary schools in 54 countries around the world. This makes CASE one of the largest nonprofit education associations in terms of institutional membership.