Midwest – June 2019 – Portrait/Illustration

Judges Comments

The first place image was a clear choice by the judges as it captured such a great natural expression and gave reference to the event being attended which added another layer to the portrait. The second place image had such great lighting and provided such a dignified portrait of the musician subject. We saw the extra effort of the photographer in the third place entry using enhanced methods to incorporate the struggles of the subject and turn what could have been a mundane portrait into something relevant and unique with great use of shape and color. This was another category with a small amount of entries, but there were certainly some wonderful portraits here.

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