The Associated Press Media Editors has honored the photograph below as National Member Photo of the Month forDecember 2018.
Thanks to James Gregg at the Austin American Statesmanfor judging.
Here is what the judge had to say about the winning image:
“This in my opinion, is the strongest of the group. Each expression gives a different layer of urgency to the scene, ultimately landing with the grief and contemplation of the father who has lost his son. The reporting is strong, connecting to an urgent, larger story that has been humanized to the level of everyday people in a poignant way. Giving a face to the impact of governmental policy and giving the viewer intimate access to these scene makes the news real to me in a way I otherwise would not feel as significantly.”
Below is the link to all images entered forDecemberand the winner is slide #21.
Ali Hassan, second from right, views the wrapped body of his two-year-old son, Abdullah Hassan, at his funeral at the Sacramento Islamic Center on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. The toddler died days after a reunion with his mother from Yemen, after a long fight with a degenerative brain disease. He was separated from his mother due to travel restrictions instituted by the Trump Administration. (Autumn Payne/The Sacramento Bee via AP)