South – April 2017 – Portrait/Illustration

Judges Comments

We struggled with this category. Most portraits lacked conception, drama and personality. We did like first place. It is nicely composed and refreshingly simple. The photo captures his inner strength. Second is a well thought­out fashion photo that is pretty. Third spoke more of the photographer’s perception of the subject...the color contrast was nice.

Judges: Nancy L. Ford/Freelance, Mark DiOrio/Freelance, Sarah Condon/Observer-Dispatch