Mark MulliganHouston Chronicle
Roberto E. RosalesAlbuquerque Journal
Elizabeth ConleyHouston Chronicle
First place - CentralUnit - In the best of a weak category, the body language and good use of the fence as a back drop make this photo sing. Second Place - Cannabis Oil - An overall nice environmental portrait. The round light and rugs bring your eyes to the subject in the middle, and the vertical frame plays well with the background. The interplay between the subject, her daughter and the photographer really works as well. Third Place - Keeping cool - Just a nice use of light and environment. The light columns on the outside bring your eyes to the middle of the frame and the colour that pops from there.
Judges: Joe O'Connal/The Canadian Press, Jesse Johnston/The Canadian Press