Jordan OppJudges Comments
Stunning. On the first roll through of the images all of us stopped here and immediately said “first place.” Absolutely great use of space and color (or lack thereof) to drive home the emotion of her movements.
Shafkat AnowarJudges Comments
This was such a close tie between second and third. What elevated this photo? The caption. Great work remembering to tell the story and do the journalism side of journalism. We applaud you for getting good access. And would maybe bring down the highlights on the back white shirts a bit just so your eyes don't get stuck there. Otherwise great photo.
Kylie CooperJudges Comments
This is good seeing in a crowd. The photographer really saw the use of white pants and white jackets to create a ring that keeps your eye focused on the hugging people. If possible, always try to get both peoples names for the caption.
Judges: Jutharat Pinyodoonyachet/Freelance, Sammy Jo Hester/LA Times, Christian K. Lee/Freelance