Midwest – June 2019 – Photo Story/Essay

Judges Comments

There were not many entries in this category that really told a complete story through the imagery. The first was a clear choice by the judges that brought the subject to life through the images. What starts simply as a graduate amongst friends takes a surprising turn to lead the view through their life and tells an interesting story about responsibilities of a student in their home life, no matter their GPA, in the process. Good flow of images in their story as well. The second place entry was another close look at the life of a subject and the people and places that make up who they are and what they meant to others for such a long time. The third place entry had some good moments and interesting, and not often seen, access to a musician in a venue before a performance. The lead image was very strong with great color.

Judges: Matt Smith/Independent, Saed Hindash/NJ Advance