10th place in Reception

This photograph, taken by Stefano Serra, was awarded 10th place in the Reception category for the WPJA's 2016 Q2 Photography Contest .

Judges Comments

  • There’s usually nothing easy about an heroic photographic choice. I know b y my own experience, someone who often gambles with my role as photojournalist in choosing the unique vantage point that can to the creative approach to an assignment. In this image, artfully composed outside the venue, the window frame not only emphasizes the raucous celebration of the event but adds another, suggested, aspect - the vented frame. It adds information about the need to open a window because of the heat generated by such partying. And because most of us have had that thankful experience of fresh air, it has further championed the universality of the moment.

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