Bronte WittpennFlint Journal
Jake MayThe Flint Journal, MLive.com
Jim WeberThe Commercial Appeal
Environmental portraits are a staple of publication and judges were impressed with the quality of the category. First -- powerful portrait of a family involved in a major news story elevated this to first. Second--Putting the subject into a ray of light demonstrates good seeing on the photographer's part. Third--A well-executed environmental portrait utilizing available elements.
Judges: Caroline E. Couig/Independent, Bradley E. Clift/Independent, Patrick Raycraft/Hartford Courant