Erin HooleyChicago Tribune
Traci WestcottRochester Post Bulletin
Strong entries overall. First place winner nails this category with perfect isolation of the subject and exposure. Watch the overuse of vignetting. Second place winner shows a well-composed portrait of difficult situation in having to photograph the mother of the victim whose just been killed. Kudos to the photographer. Third place winner captures the precise moment of a beautiful human being with just the right amount of reflection. Very emotional great job. Strong entries overall in this category.
Judges: Anthony Jackson/Albuquerque Journal, Mike Sandoval/Albuquerque Journal