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Photographers Win National Awards

The national Children’s Hospital Association hosts an annual contest where photographers at children’s hospitals throughout the country submit their best work. The top 50 photos are selected as part of a traveling photo exhibit that will be shown across the country and displayed on Capitol Hill this summer.

This year, seven photos by Texas Children’s Hospital photographers Paul Vincent Kuntz and Allen S. Kramer were selected as winners. Three are in the top 10, and one is the No. 1 award-winning photo from more than 250 submissions by photographers at 56 hospitals.


Jamie Schanbaum who lost her legs and most of her fingers to meningitis in 2008 during her sophomore year at The University of Texas at Austin, is shown in this first-place photo. (Photo by Paul Vincent Kuntz)


Mohamed Hussein, M.D., pediatric ophthalmologist, performs eye surgery on Christian Morales in this photo which won fourth place. (Photo by Allen Kramer)


Perkins sextuplets Benjamin, Allison, Levi, Leah, Andrew and Caroline, born at Texas Children’s April 23, 2012, are shown in this photo which ranked in the top 10. (Photo by Allen Kramer)


Robert Krance, M.D., chief of the Bone Marrow Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital, examines Caleb Teisl. (Photo by Allen Kramer)


Six “baby catchers” wait to carry each of the Perkins sextuplets to the newborn intensive care unit immediately after birth. (Photo by Allen Kramer)


Katie Wood embraces her son Reid Wilson, 9, in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. (Photo by Paul Vincent Kuntz)


Rheumatology patient Francesca Emmitte, 7, takes a closer look at her fingertips with the help of Barry Myones, M.D. (Photo by Paul Vincent Kuntz)