Midwest – July 2019 – Photo Story/Essay

Judges Comments

First story about Amanda going through her battle with cancer was a clear winner. The photographer got very intimate moments, and clearly spent time developing a relationship with the subject and family which shows through in the story. We love the photos of Amanda hugging her daughter at the hair salon and holding sparklers with her children. The second place photo story of the Fair is very well edited and we appreciated the tight edit which made the strongest photos stand out. Overall a well rounded summary of the fair. The Third place photo story about the softball team had many lovely photographs but was watered down by too many images. We think it would've scored higher had it been edited more tightly. Overall great job !

Judges: Gabrielle Lurie/San Francisco Chronicle, Amy Osborne/Freelance