Bill RothAnchorage Daily News
Nathan HowardNewport News-Times
Ariane KunzeThe Columbian
This category was strong and the judges had some good discussions.For first place, the moment rose to the top. While we liked some of the other images aesthetically more, the impact of the moment between the victim’s father and the father of one of the accused is extremely powerful and couldn’t be beat. Good job to the photographer for reacting and capturing what was likely a very intense moment to witness. Second was another powerful and emotional moment. Simple but powerful. Third had the judges complimenting the photographer for getting great access and getting inside the car with the couple. Again, nicely photographed.
Judges: Lisa Krantz/San Antonio ExpressNews, Dorothy Edwards/Naples Daily News, Katie Klann/Naples Daily News, Luke Franke/Naples Daily News, Nicole Raucheisen/Naples Daily News, Justin Gilliland/Freelance