Loren HolmesAnchorage Daily News
John HartWisconsin State Journal
Jim WeberThe Daily Memphian
All of these pictures had good captions, WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT to help the judges distinguish what the story is and why the picture is storytelling. First - intimate, beautiful light and wonderful vision. We suspect that the photographer gained trust with the woman to achieve such good access to make this kind of image. Second - A serious and light moment at the same time. Third - We loved this image because of the joyful spirit that was captured and wanted to recognize it with an HM.
Judges: Sue Morrow/NPPA Magazine, Michael Rondou/Retired San Jose Mercury News, John Agnone/Retired National Geographic