Erin HooleyChicago Tribune
Cody DutyTMC Pulse
Sarah Ann JumpThe Herald
Overall, some very interesting topics but execution and editing did not rise to the newsworthiness of the subject matter. Many of the entries would have benefited greatly from tighter editing and more focus. A couple of the entries were not much more than a series of photographs around a subject as opposed to a coherent story with a point of view. 1st A solid story, told with good moments and emotion. The opener tells us exactly what we’re dealing with – a man’s newly won freedom.Solid throughout but could have used a stronger closer. 2nd – Very intimate story that took a while to get going – needed a tighter edit in the beginning. But the photographer saw it through to the “end” and made some very strong, storytelling images in a difficult situation. 3rd – Not an “important” story, but a nice essay that could have been more intimate and “deeper.” But, it had several wellexecuted individual images and the closer made us smile.
Judges: William Snyder/RIT, Karen Cetinkaya/RIT