Steve RussellToronto Star
Sharon CantillonBuffalo News
A great portrait is in the subject's eyes and few of these portraits had that special spark. First: Judges were drawn to the sorrow in this image. The color palette of the image added to impact. We wished the caption had more information about why the friend of the deceased was photographed at that location. Second: While the busy background detracts from the image, judges felt the news value of the long search for her missing sister was a compelling factor. Third: Utilizing existing art work and good use of light were effectively leveraged to create a nice composition.
Judges: Caroline E. Couig/Independent Photo Editor, Bradley E. Clift/Independent Photographer, Aubrey Moore/New Line Cinema