Mitchell Pe MasilunArkansas Democrat-Gazette
Elizabeth ConleyHouston Chronicle
Jon ShapleyHouston Chronicle
First place was a wonderful wide, yet cleanly-composed, environmental portrait. His posture and cigarette help give the viewer the sense he’s not comfortable there (which helps tell the story, considering he was shot there 20 years ago). Second place was a nice story-telling photo. The cows help frame the subject, though the photo is shot from a relatively plain standpoint. Third place used light well, but could benefit from a crop or shot closer to the subject.
Judges: Isaac Hale/Daily Herald, Evan Cobb/Daily Herald