Steph Chambers of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wins March 2019 Photo of the Month
Friday, May 17, 2019
Posted by: Laura Sellers-Earl
The Associated Press Media Editors has honored the photograph below as National Member Photo of the Month for March 2019.
Thanks to Spenser Heaps, deputy director of photography at the Deseret News, for judging this month.
Here is what the judge had to say about the winning image:
“The close perspective of this embrace really brings me into the moment. The photographer struck the right balance of a wide angle that gathers context, while preserving separation to guide my eyes. The dominant foreground is very strong, and the contributing background, with raised-fist protesters and the UAW sign, sets the context for the moment. That’s some classic photojournalism technique right there, and what I hope to receive when I’m editing for A1. The whole collection featured very strong work, from powerful moments to graphic pictorials, but this rose to the top for me.”
Below is the link to all images entered for March and the winner is slide #14.
Amy Drennen, right, of Lordstown, Ohio, an employee at General Motors for 12 years, receives a hug from Pam Clark, as people gather in front of the General Motors assembly plant, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Lordstown, Ohio. It was the last day of the plant's Chevrolet Cruze production, a move that will eliminate nearly 1,700 hourly jobs and idle the plant. (Steph Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)