Photo of the month for July 2012 (Photo of the Year winner)
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Posted by: Jack Lail
Chantel Blunk, wife of Jonathan Blunk, waits Friday, July 27, 2012, on the tarmac at Denver International Airport as her husband's body is about to be loaded into a plane to fly to Reno, Nev., for his full military funernal. Blunk, a five-year U.S. Navy veteran, was killed during a July 20 shooting rampage at a movie theater in Aurora. (AP Photo/The Denver Post/RJ Sangosti)
The above photo is both of the APME Member Photo of the Month for July and the member Photo of the Year.
Here is a slide show of all the photos nominated for July. No. 87 is the July and Photo of the Year winner.
The judges for the APME Member Photo of the Year were: Mike Fender, Indy Star
Dan Marschka, Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster
New Era in PA
Jeff Knox, Daily Herald, IL
Quotes from the Judges:
editing down to our favorites and initiating discussion, we all
realized that the Sangosti
image represented another level of sight. This photograph conveys an
emotional connection that compliments the visual dynamic, and reveals
Sangosti's acute awareness of the moment. The striking visual cues
include relationships between Mrs. Blunk's hair and
the rainbow, the stars in her flag which compliment the stripes on her
husband's casket, the red and white stripes on the tarmac, the soldiers'
direction of sight relative to Mrs. Blunk's, the grey sky, and the
repeating elements of black and white. This is
a powerfully haunting image of tragedy.:
Here is a slide show of the photos considered for Member Photo of the Year.