West – June 2020 – Portrait/Illustration

Judges Comments

This was a close category, with plenty of discussion about which placed where. 1. Focus is nice, clear subject, hat and mask draws you into his eyes, black and white was a good choice for him -- drawn to his features/character. 2. Tells a story, sharp focus, horizontal framing is nice with bullet on the side. 3. Beautiful light, we like how tight the shot is, the shadows make it interesting, the angle caught our attention.

Judges: Regina McCombs/University of Minnesota, Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune, University of Minnesota students