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May 2016 APME/APPM Photo of the Month

Tuesday, August 23, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Laura Sellers-Earl
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The APME has honored this photograph as National Member Photo of the Month for May 2016. 

May 2016 Member Photo of the Month

Caption: Alaysia Carr, 9, spins around as she dances under a fountain-like spray of water coming from a busted open fire hydrant as dozens of neighborhood children and families flock to cool off as the temperature rose to 88 degrees, Friday, May 27, 2016 at the intersection of E. Holbrook and Martin Luther King Avenues on the northside of Flint, Mich.  (Jake May/The Flint via AP) 

Thanks to Patrick Sison, Jenny Kane and Shoun Hill of the AP New York Headquarters photo desk for judging this month.  

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

"The sheer joy of her expression is touching - and made bittersweet from the city's previous problems with lead-tainted water. Structurally, the leading lines formed by the skeins of water and her outstretched arms focuses attention on the exuberance in her smile."

Below is the link to all images entered for May and the winner is slide #42.

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