Ralph BarreraAustin American-Statesman
Jay JannerAustin American-Statesman
Pu Ying HuangThe Texas Tribune
Donna Richardson/Freelance, Peter Cihelka/Fredericksburg Free LanceStar, Mike Morones/Fredericksburg Free LanceStar
Quoting one of the judges: A good portrait does more than just show you what somebody looks like - they make you feel something about the person. All three photos achieved this.