The APME has honored the attached photograph as National Member Photo of the Month for June 2017.
Thanks to Fred Zwicky and Ron Johnson of the Journal Star for judging this month.
Here is what the judges had to say about the winning image:
"While there were definitely many powerful news and sports images in June, Sam Gangwer from the Orange County Register definitely had the most powerful image. His photo captured Bethany Webb emotionally gesturing to the man who committed a mass killing,which included her sister. The intensity of the loss and her desire to convey that pain to the murderer is gripping. While it’s not immediately clear that she is in a court room, the image forces you to read the caption to learn more."
Below is the link to all images entered for June and the winner is slide #23.
Bethany Webb, sister of Laura Webb Elody, one of eight people killed by Scott Dekraai at a Seal Beach, Calif., hair salon in 2011, gestures toward Dekraai as she gives a statement to the court during a hearing in Santa Ana, Calif., Thursday, June 15, 2017. (Sam Gangwer/The Orange County Register via AP)