Tom BrennerFreelance for The New York Times
Khadejeh NikouyehNews & Record
Matthew HintonThe New Orleans Advocate
First Place: This image gave us goosebumps. The composition is impeccable, and the use of lighting really portrays the somber mood. Second Place: The emotion on the face of the protester coupled with the composition provides for a strong image. Third Place: This a powerful and intimate moment. The image is well composed and conveys the quiet sadness of the father.
Judges: Judy Walgren/Michigan State University, T.J. Mesyn/Michigan State University