Veronica WeberPalo Alto Weekly
Stan LimThe Press-Enterprise
Michael ChowThe Arizona Republic
The feature multiple category had stories that could have been explored more. Some opportunities for good visual storytelling with these 3 stories that I wish would of had more impact on me. 1st Place about the guy with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome had some nice moments of the parents taking care of their son and I felt how tired they were from taking care of him but reading the story summary first I thought it was going to be about the guy with CFS. I was expecting more about his pain and struggle. Still I liked the visuals and the details over the other stories. 2nd place I liked the variety of stills that took me someplace. Would have been nice to see what it's like in the car for the driver as he/she is drifting. 3rd place story looked and felt like it was just a collection of images taken from one assignment over a couple of hours. The first image of the man with the two dogs in his house was my favorite but from there it just didn't work as well for me. Wish this photographer had gotten closer and explored the scene much more.
Judges: Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press