Ethan Early named by Creative Quarterly as 100 Best Winner

“Remnants of Man,” a project developed while studying at Ringling College of Art and Design (Sarasota, Florida), was selected as one of the top 25 award-winning entries in the photography category. This highly selective and well-recognized competition sponsored by Creative Quarterly, The Journal of Art & Design magazine, now in its 12th year, recognizes outstanding creative work produced by artists, graphic designers, illustrators and photographers from around the world.

A complete list of this year’s 100 Best Winners is available at

Winners of the quarterly competitions move on to a year-end competition where 25 winners in each category are selected by a distinguished jury. This year’s judging panel included Caitlin Karolczak, fine artist; Reiner Hebe, Hebe Webeagentur, graphic designer; Page Tsou, illustrator; and Daniel Featherstone, photographer.

Entries were judged according to how well the entry communicates; how memorable or unique the entry is; and how strong the entry is aesthetically.

Each year winners represent countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America. Both professional and academic winners are represented.

Ethan Early, of city, is a fine art and fashion photographer currently residing in Sarasota, Florida. He is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in photography and imaging from Ringling College of Art and Design and is expected to graduate in 2018. His most recent group exhibition was “Convergence,” a fashion/social documentary photography show at the Cooley Photography Center. He has been awarded the Creative Quarterly Award of Excellence in Photography for two separate images. In 2017 he was awarded Ringling College Trustee Scholar. His work explores themes of nostalgia, broken connections and contrasting figures in displaced landscapes.

All winning projects will be prominently featured in the 128-page, hardbound 100 Best annual that was released in May.

Creative Quarterly sponsors quarterly competitions in January, April, July and October. Information about this year’s shows is available at

Creative Quarterly offers the best of art and design, quarterly. Founded in 2005 Creative Quarterly has received numerous international awards and recognition for its design. The magazine showcases the work of fine artists, graphic designers, illustrators and photographers, both professional and academic work is featured in both the magazine and online gallery. Creative Quarterly is distributed worldwide.