Central – April 2017 – Photo Story/Essay

Judges Comments

Many images were disqualified because there was no discernible story arc, and served as photo galleries rather than photo stories. Others were disqualified because they were incomplete. First place: The photographer did a fantastic job of telling the story of a transgender Air Force instructor. The topic is important, relevant and worthy of discussion. We could tell the photographer spent a lot of time and care when working on the story. The captions are well written and provide plenty of context for the viewer. Second place: This is a good story with great moments. Kudos to the photographer for being in the right place, and not missing important events in this man’s recovery. Third place: This story has a lot of potential, but we felt that is was missing certain elements that would have made the story whole. Perhaps telling the story through the lens of a single subject would help. Good job, but I would suggest working on this a little more.

Judges: Ralph Musthaler/The Salisbury Daily Times, Chris Rolinson/Point Park University, Sean McKeag/Times-Leader