West – July 2017 – Portrait/Illustration

Judges Comments

This was another strong category. The first place photographer made a moving image about a story that would be difficult to illustrate. The second place winner found an inventive way to make a portrait of someone who is talking about climate change. The third place winner made a well­ executed portrait of an athlete. We chose this due to the idea behind the composition, but wished the photographer had included more context.

Judges: Yoon S. Byun/Freelance, Michele McDonald/Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram