2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Coverage of Protests and Racial Justice-Photo ( Dailies: 50,001 & over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Taking a stand
    Entry Credit: Wally Skalij
    Judge Comment: Excellent composition and exposure of a dramatic moment. The shot captures action on three planes ? the foreground, middle ground and background ? which all contribute to the telling of the story.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Sacramento Bee
    Entry Title: BLM die-in
    Entry Credit: Renée C. Byer
    Judge Comment: The photo shows the magnitude of participation of the protest. It's a dramatic moment.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Seeking relief
    Entry Credit: Jason Armond
    Judge Comment: The angle of this shot is excellent in showing the different expressions of the people in the photo. The closeness also intensifies an already intense situation, as does the sharpness of the liquid in the shot, giving it a visceral as well as emotional quality that comes through.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Mercury News/East Bay Times
    Entry Title: Kneeling protester
    Entry Credit: Dai Sugano
    Judge Comment: The choice to shoot this moment from a lower angle intensifies the power struggle and inequity that is at the heart of the protests. The police officers create a dark barrier, contrasted by the lightness of the other half of the composition, which is inhabited by protestors on their knees. Overall strong composition and exposure.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Fists raised
    Entry Credit: Jason Armond
    Judge Comment: Good composition of a dramatic moment.