Michael G. SeamansPulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Stephen LanavaWorcester Telegram & Gazette
Kris CraigThe Providence Journal
The first place image stood out from the rest. The color is really striking in this image as well as the content. Well-composed. The surrounding environment contributes to an interesting atmospheric photo. It was hard to pick the second and third place photos. But we chose the second place photo because of the interesting content. The juxtaposition of the prisoners and the priest are striking. The color contrast is interesting. There is tension in it. Though we feel it could use some better toning. The third place photo is a timeless moment with nice color.
Judges: Eileen Meslar/Telegraph Herald, Olivia Sun/The Des Moines Register