1st place in Touch

California, United States

Heidi Sandoval

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This photograph, taken by Heidi Sandoval, was awarded 1st place in the Touch category for the WPJA's 2016 Q3 Photography Contest .

Judges Comments

  • This image truly stuck out as the leader to me; the emotional connection in this photo is very powerful. It stood out because it is a true story and a real-life moment. I was impressed with the photographer willing to take such an intimate photo. Beautiful.
  • This image is both heartbreaking and beautiful. The bride visits her ailing mother (presumably), holds her hand as she gives her a kiss. The photographer, recognizing this intimate situation, wisely chose a mid-range lens and waited quietly for the moment.

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