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RESULTS – ‘Trio’- PhoozL


RESULTS – ‘Trio’

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As a sequel to the ‘Duo’ contest, here are the results for ‘Trio’. And in keeping with the theme concept, our judge Richard Marks wants acknowledge Abby Marks as his co-judge. Abigail Marks is professional actress and acting coach and an amateur photographer. A graduate of The George Washington University, she studied Theatre and Art/Art History. She has a varied and wide list of acting credits and is currently appearing in Los Angeles at A Noise Within Theatre in Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice and Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of The Beaux’ Stratagem. Our judge duo comments about ‘Trio’:

“These ‘Trio’ images were very compelling as a group. The overall quality of the photography was high, and the images told some great stories. We were reminded of everything from “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World” to the “nuclear family” to the basic geometric tension that inherently exists when objects live together in space. Ultimately, we were most drawn to the human subjects, and one might note that our top three images create their own triptych of sorts; they are joyful, compelling, and fraught all at once.

“Stories exist in all photographic images, and while not confined to telling the whole truth, photographs can offer beauty or pith or vigor by capturing a fleeting moment. Taking pictures of pretty images is nice, but finding a way to tell a story with an image, or series of images, creates a unique world view that might have the power to transform. This is what we observed. That is what we saw.”

— Richard Marks & Abigail Marks

(click here for the Gallery of submitted images)
(click here for 2013 Winners Showcase for Weekly Wednesdays contests)
(click here for 2013 PhoozL Points tally for Weekly Wednesdays contests)
(click here for this contest’s Instructions & Rules and information about the Judge)


(NOTE: click on the images for larger views)

1st Place Overall
“Laughs in Uganda, Africa”
by saritsal
Judges’ Comment: We love that this image is full of joy. It looks like the children have sprouted out of the red earth beneath them. Our urbane knowledge of their potential material poverty is contradicted by the richness of their spirits. The earth and their playful harmony exhibits life force, and the viewer is privy to a moment of freedom.
Gallery Photo Detail Page


2nd Place Overall
“The Conversation”
by Kay Beausoleil
Judges’ Comment: We couldn’t stop coming back to this photo, and we kept making up different stories for these three women. Did they have a fight? Are they related? Did two of them gang up on the third? Will they make up? Was this a painful goodbye? Who are these women to each other? Is life always like high school where someone always gets left out? We love the details of the women’s hair and clothes and the contradiction of the modern and antique with the stone wall as the backdrop of the image.
Gallery Photo Detail Page


3rd Place Overall
“The Look”
by sujan-photography
Judges’ Comment: We didn’t want to like this photo because it’s so sad, and we weren’t sure if we liked the combination of color and black-and-white, but these children are extremely compelling. They are together, but they live in their own worlds, as individuals. Their eyes haunt us in their focus on the camera or away from it.
Gallery Photo Detail Page


Honorable Mentions

More winning images — not in any particular order — chosen by the judges in the Honorable Mention category…
(click here to see the Gallery of all submitted images)

“Trio 3”
by Mikael Sundberg
Judges’ Comment: While we are incredibly glad to not be riding our bikes through the snow, we love the image.
Gallery Photo Detail Page


“Three Baobabs”
by Sandra A.-B.
Judges’ Comment: This photo can tell many stories: It’s two Davids and a Goliath. Or, the silhouetted trees with their thick trunks and lack of leaves are a single mother with her two children just trying to get by. Or, the arid landscape with three leafless trees represents the life and death struggle that exists everywhere. Or, these three trees are the landmarks that mean one is close to home after a long day of work. And, simply, as the sun sets, it is beautiful.
Gallery Photo Detail Page


“Spring Trio”
by nance kay
Judges’ Comment: These flower buds are very pretty and stand out from their black background in this technically proficient image.
Gallery Photo Detail Page


Congratulations to winners and thanks to all who participated in this ‘Trio’ contest and to our duo judges: RICHARD & ABBY MARKS. Don’t forget that new “Weekly Wednesdays” weekly contests are already live or being planned. Get in the Weekly Wednesdays photo habit!

Harald Johnson
(aka AdminHarald)

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