West – January 2021 – Portrait/Illustration

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Judges Comments

We appreciated the concept of the first place image (though we did see the cut-off face mask as a bit of a distraction). We were drawn to the expression in the second place image. Third place we would have liked to see a different crop or framing that eliminated the negative space on the right side of the image while still maintaining the mood/sense of isolation being portrayed.

Judges: Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer, David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Heather Khalifa/The Philadelphia Inquirer