John SpinkThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Andrew CraftThe Fayetteville Observer
Khadejeh NikouyehNews & Record
First: We found this to be a unique, genuine moment. The comfort level between photographer and person photographed is tangible. This is a textbook example of a dominant foreground with a contributing background. Second: The pairing is bold - the glasses photo was a fresh way to photograph storm damage and the movement between all of the elements in the frame (the glasses, necklace and mask) was dynamic. Third: The background informed the emotion in the foreground to create a storytelling image.
Judges: Marlena Sloss/Ohio University, Emma Howells/Ohio University, Camille Fine/Ohio University