Midwest – December 2017 – Photo Story/Essay

Judges Comments

First – Powerful raw emotion carries this story. Excellent access by the photographer. Second – Excellent access as well, and some beautiful moments. Overall this essay had the strongest narrative in the category but the images just didn’t have the impact of the first place entry. Heavy on the medium­ wide angles; a broader selection of tight and medium shots would have made this a stronger entry.Third – Very powerful images in this essay. Caption elements that thread each of these scenes together, explain the relationship between the images, would have helped strengthen the narrative here.

Judges: Derek Gee/The Buffalo News, Sharon Cantillon/The Buffalo News