NY/International – January 2020 – Sports Feature

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The sports feature differs from the action category in that there is more room for the photographer to execute some vision, when the thinking moves away from the reaction photo, the agony and ecstasy of sport and into the more storytelling images that get us off the field and away from the heat of competition. Unfortunately, at least this month, in this region, we did not get to see such examples. This category, slim as it was in total entries, was basically full of the standard jubilation and dejection photos, which largely come down to a judge’s sense of which is a little better at conveying the emotion for whatever reason. First place had both the joy and agony in the same frame and it’s clean and compelling. The judges went back and forth on the placement of the two wrestling reaction photos and ended up with a split decision worthy of the Supreme Court. Second won out for having the better facial expressions.

Judges: Sean D. Elliot/The Day, Peter Huoppi/The Day, Dana Jensen/The Day, Sarah Gordon/The Day