8th place in Getting Ready

This photograph, taken by Francesco Survara, was awarded 8th place in the Getting Ready category for the WPJA's 2014 Q3 Photography Contest.

Judges Comments

  • Here's a good example of how good photojournalism can create a voice for a moment, turning a whisper into something we can all "hear." This image works because it presents a multi-layered vista of traditional photo elements. Of course, there is clearly a moment here, but look at the leading lines that presents the subject and how the objects at left and right keep us within the frame long enough to see the reflection in the mirror and the shape of a small object atop the dresser at left that mimics the outstretched arms behind the bride.

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