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APME/APPM selects the Photo of the Month for June

Saturday, September 26, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Laura Sellers-Earl
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The APME has honored the  photograph below, by Grace Beahm of The Post And Courier,  as National Member Photo of the Month for June 2015. 

Parents of Tywanza Sanders, Tyrone Sanders and Felicia Sanders comfort each other at the graveside of their son Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Emanuel AME Cemetery in Charleston, S.C. According to a pamphlet given at the funeral, Sanders died trying to protect Susie Jackson, his aunt, and Felicia Sanders, his mother who survived the shooting. Sanders' last words were to the shooter, who killed nine people at the church June 17, the pamphlet said. (Grace Beahm/The Post And Courier via AP)

Thanks to Jose Luis Rios at the Express-News for judging this month. 

Here is what the judges had to say about the winning image:

"The funeral of Tywanza Sanders who was one of the nine churchgoers fatally shot in the massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.  The intensity of the moment captured by photographer Grace Beahm highlighted the mood of a city and the nation as it mourned the tragic loss of life.  A father's final private moment with his son is even more powerful when it conveys such intimacy and dignity." 

Below is the link to all images entered for May and the winner is slide #30.

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