“Ray Stewart’s photographs work on all levels. They work in the abstract, framing the events into beautiful compositions. They capture just the right moments. But most importantly, they tell their stories with clarity and emotional grace.”

“Steve Davis’s photos have a clarity of vision that made them stand out from the competition. Complex images are highly organized, often using the juxtaposition of contrasting foregrounds and backgrounds as a strong storytelling strategy.”

“David Sokol’s entry, the Marine Core Educators Program in particular, includes some nicely comprehensive storytelling. The work really hangs together while engaging the audience with smart moments cinematic pacing and variety.”