South – December 2022 – Feature/Single

Judges Comments

1st place - A compelling composition that draws the viewer to want to know more about the story of photograph. We see the shadows of birds in the background the steam of the water, as well as sense of how cold it may be for the swimmer. It is a slice of life that makes the viewer want to know more. 2nd place- Capturing the holiday spirit with a sense of Americana, this photograph shows a slice of the American life, and how diverse the country is. In this photograph may be a very quotidian event in line with the holiday celebrations, but with the hands over the hearts of the children, and the flag graphics, it speaks to multiple layers of time, place, and story. 3rd- Compositionally intriguing and makes for a good feature photo.

Judges: An Rong Xu/Freelance