Mid-Atlantic – February 2018 – Portrait/Illustration

Judges Comments

There were relatively few images in this category. We connected with the expression on the woman's face in the first place image. After reading the caption and learning about the illegal dumping in the lot across the street from her house, we wish the photographer would have repositioned the subject to fill the background with the trash and eliminated the parked cars. Second place is a simple clean portrait, but would benefit from the elimination of the blurry foreground object. Third place shows a good use of light and shadow making the artist's features stand out from the background.

Judges: James M. Patterson/Valley News, Geoff Hansen/Valley News, Jen Hauck/Valley News, Maggie Cassidy/Valley News, Carly Geraci/Valley News