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Amy Guip
This image, which won the prestigious Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for digital photography, was part of an ESPN magazine photo essay on college basketball players that used a horror-movie theme. Guip's subject: Frank Williams from the University of Illinois. Guip's topic: mummies.

Guip prepared the bandages and made the fingernails in advance, then glued the pieces to Williams and photographed him. She left holes around the eyes, nose, and mouth to give the moth-eaten appearance so that his face would be visible. She scanned dead moths and added them to the photograph in Photoshop, out of scale and out of proportion. She used layers to add textures from a library that she created (of scanned paper, wood, and other objects), producing the rough edges and flecks along the perimeter.