FIRST - This was a nicely shot moment. The expression and the ash on his uniform help tell the story. Well done. SECOND - We had passed on this image at first - it’s a little soft and the edges could be cleaned up. Upon reading the caption, however, we appreciated the photographer seeing beyond the crime scene to look for the people affected. THIRD - We did not feel the entries in this category justified awards of all three places.
Judges: Cristina Fletes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch