Jon ShapleyHouston Chronicle
Ralph BarreraAustin American-Statesman
Elizabeth ConleyHouston Chronicle
Many well-executed entries in the Portrait category. Settled on several images that appeared to best reveal the essence of the subjects. Intimacy and mood earned honors for our first place choice. Second place, too, rose above the others for directness and viewer engagement. We thought our third choice benefited from its clean composition, lighting and monochromatic approach.
Judges: John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal, Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal, Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal