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Eastclips January 2017
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JUDGES

Andrew Nelles, Photojournalist, The Tennessean
George Walker, Photojournalist, The Tennessean
Marcia Prouse, Photojournalist, The Tennessean

Judges’ comments after section heads.

Feature

Some great composition and use of light here. Very strong category overall.

1. Justin Greaves - Freelance



A cyclist braves the freezing temperatures and rides across the Humber Bay Arch Bridge on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017.

2. Chris Donovan - Freelance



(01/10/2017) TLAQUEPAQUE, Mex. - Martin, 23, takes a hit of crystal meth while waiting for customers. Martin washes cars at an intersection most days and is a small-time drug dealer on the side, in the slum of El Tapatio near Mexico's second biggest city, Guadalajara. Photo: Chris Donovan/VICE

3. Bernard Brault - La Presse



-Montreal, Quebec:
Rising of the moon above the Biosphre close to downtown Montreal. Jan. 11, 2017.

Spot News

A small category to judge, the photo with the cat stood out immediately.

1. Kenneth Armstrong - Soo Today



Neil Brockelbank of the Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services hands over a cat recovered from the scene of a house fire on Manitou Drive Jan. 13, 2016.

2. Kenneth Armstrong - Soo Today



A firefighter seen examining the interior of a house on Labelle Avenue in the aftermath of a house fire on January 15, 2017. A spokesperson from the Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services said 'choking smoke' complicated efforts to extinguish the fire.


News

First and second were both clean photos with strong storytelling elements. Third place was good seeing on the photographers part.

1. Nick Iwanyshyn - Freelance



“I’m feeling like the fingers are still there,” says Razak Iyal, refugee from Ghana who lost all but one thumb and a half-thumb to frostbite crossing the border into Emerson, Manitoba. “Sometimes when I’m sleeping, in the middle of the night, I feel the pain.” Authorities intercepted 570 refugee claimants crossing near the border post last year—more than in the three previous years combined. They’re intercepted rather than “caught” because they want the police to bring them to the Canada Customs office to make their refugee claims, something current rules don’t let them do by coming in Canada’s front door. 

2. Justin Tang - Freelance



A woman cries as she participates in a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban, as demonstrators formed a human chain around the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Jan. 30, 2017.

3. Chris Donovan - Freelance



(01/5/2017) GUADALAJARA, Mex. - An employee of Guadalajara’s Central Park sweeps in the floors in the main building of the complex. She is seen through a model of what Central Park, which is now under construction, will look like when it is complete. The park serves the quickly growing ultra-wealthy business sector of the city. Photo: Chris Donovan


Portrait

Some strong entries over all. The winners showed good use of light and color with strong composition.

1. Nick Iwanyshyn - Freelance



Asylum seeker Kowsar, who asked not to be identified, walked across the border three weeks after the U.S. election. The routes they take are impossibly dark, through scrub brush, mud, snow and water, fuelled by fear of getting caught and turned back south. But after fleeing from beatings and risk of death back home, and long journeys often of detention and other perilous pathways, the entry to Canada is just their last mile of hell.

2. Nick Iwanyshyn - Freelance



Author Diane Schoemperlen in Toronto. Jan. 24, 2017.

3. Bernard Brault - La Presse



-Montreal, Quebec:
Portrait of actor, Didier Lucien, on the set of his play. Jan. 25, 2017.

Sports

First place was a good capture of the ski breaking loose. Second place stood out because it was a unique boxing photo and a surprising moment. Third wasn’t a perfect frame, but was nice peak action.

1. Bernard Brault - La Presse



-Lake Placid, New-York:
World Cup mogul skier Simon Lemieux loses his skis during a run on the Wilderness trail of Whiteface Mountain. He was disqualified. Jan. 13, 2017.

2. Bernard Brault - La Presse



-Montreal, Quebec:
North American  IBF and  WBA-NABA Championship fight
154 pounds-12 ROUNDS
Local boxer Steven “Bang Bang” Butler was defeated by Brandon Cook after the referee Marlon B. Wright stopped the fight in the 7th round. A brawl started a few seconds after the fight. A close friend of Butler threw an ice bucket in the ring. It hit Cook in the head at the same time a punch landed on his face. Jan. 28, 2017.

3. Ryan Pfeiffer - Metroland



MONTREAL -- Tyler Parsons reaches back but can't make the save. The United States beat Canada 5-4 in a shootout in the gold medal game of the World Junior Hockey Championship at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Jan. 5, 2017.

Multipic

Both first and second place stood out in a category that had lots of repetition in the entries. Both told a story and had a degree of depth. Second place could have benefited from having the photos of the subjects posing for the camera removed. 

1. Chris Donovan - Freelance



(01/9/2017) GUADALAJARA, Mex. - Laura Avila, 64, lives on a pile of salvaged goods next to the train that runs through Guadalajara known as "the beast." Many migrants ride the beast from central America, especially Honduras and Guatemala in an effort to reach America. Guadalajara is a common pit-stop along the way. "Many poor people sell things here, and I just want to help them," she explained as she brought a shoe box which she salvaged from the trash to a man who sells shoes by the tracks. Photo: Chris Donovan



(01/12/2017) GUADALAJARA, Mex. - Avila crosses the tracks to speak with some migrants who jumped off “the beast” and set up camp near her a few weeks prior. Photo: Chris Donovan



(01/9/2017) GUADALAJARA, Mex. - Avila flips through a bag of magazines she has salvaged. Most of the goods she collects are packaging, but she also has a calculator, a microwave, a cellphone, several chargers, and more in her pile of goods where everything is meticulously organized. Photo: Chris Donovan



(01/9/2017) GUADALAJARA, Mex. - Laura Avila, 64, conducts her morning prayer, giving thanks for the people in her life. Avila lives on a pile of salvaged goods by the train tracks in Guadalajara and helps migrants in their efforts to reach America. Photo: Chris Donovan



(01/11/2017) GUADALAJARA, Mex. - Avila washes her face with rain water that she has collected which she mixes with lime juice and sea salt. Photo: Chris Donovan



(01/11/2017) GUADALAJARA, Mex. - Avila looks at a photo of her long deceased parents which she has saved on her phone. She has a man come most nights and pick up her phone who charges it at her house and returns it in the morning. Photo: Chris Donovan



(01/11/2017) GUADALAJARA, Mex. - Avila says her skin has become wrinkly because she spends most of  her days in the hot sun. She wears a scarf over her face to protect the skin she cares about most. Photo: Chris Donovan



(01/11/2017) GUADALAJARA, Mex. - Avila trades goods with a passing migrant. Photo: Chris Donovan



(01/12/2017) GUADALAJARA, Mex. - Avila lights a fire for warmth as the sun begins to set on the horizon. She often uses her fire pit to cook food as well. Photo: Chris Donovan



(01/12/2017) GUADALAJARA, Mex. - Avila keeps an eye on a fire she lit to stay warm as the sun sets. Photo: Chris Donovan



(01/12/2017) GUADALAJARA, Mex. - Avila makes a phone call to a man who volunteered to help her move some of her goods to a secret storage area in another part of the city. Photo: Chris Donovan



(01/12/2017) GUADALAJARA, Mex. - Avila sleeps on her pile of goods. She is a very light sleeper which she says helps her stay safe when she has to sleep out in the open. Photo: Chris Donovan

2. Chris Donovan - Freelance



(01/10/2017) TLAQUEPAQUE, Mex. - Jose Marquez, left, and Martin, right, share a joint while they take a break from a game of soccer in the slum of El Tapatio. The two sell drugs in the neighbourhood and wash cars at intersections in the neighbouring municipality of Zapopan to make enough money to sustain themselves and their families. Photo: Chris Donovan/VICE



(01/10/2017) TLAQUEPAQUE, Mex. - Martin, 23, a small-time drug dealer kicks the ball around as he waits for customers in El Tapatio during a pickup game of soccer. Photo: Chris Donovan/VICE



(01/10/2017) TLAQUEPAQUE, Mex. - Jose Marquez retrieves a soccer ball from his house while his friends sit on the steps outside smoking weed. Photo: Chris Donovan/VICE



(01/10/2017) TLAQUEPAQUE, Mex. - Miguel, a relative of Jose stands in the two bedroom concrete home where he shares a bed with four other family members. Jose’s wife Janet worries that if Donald Trump constructs a wall between Mexico and the United States it would worsen the economic situation in Mexico, causing more children to join drug cartels as a way to find employment. Photo: Chris Donovan/VICE



(01/14/2017) TLAQUEPAQUE, Mex. - Janet Marquez, the wife of Jose holds their two sons in front of their home in El Tapatio. Janet worries that Donald Trump’s presidency will leave Mexico in a worsened state economically and provide fewer opporunities for her children. "It seems like America is ready to wage economic war on us. There are very few jobs right now and if more of them leave, people will inevitably get involved in drugs, because it offers opportunity," she said. Photo: Chris Donovan/VICE



(01/10/2017) TLAQUEPAQUE, Mex. - Jesus shows off a tattoo of the Mexican coat of arms during a break from a pickup soccer game in El Tapatio. Photo: Chris Donovan/VICE



(01/10/2017) TLAQUEPAQUE, Mex. - Martin lights a pipe containing crystal meth while he waits around for customers in the center of El Tapatio. Photo: Chris Donovan/VICE



(01/10/2017) TLAQUEPAQUE, Mex. - Jose Marquez takes a hit of crystal meth. Photo: Chris Donovan/VICE



(01/10/2017) TLAQUEPAQUE, Mex. - Martin sells a couple of joints to a regular customer. Photo: Chris Donovan/VICE



(01/10/2017) TLAQUEPAQUE, Mex. - Martin, right, and Eric, left, who goes by “el hefe” or “the boss” throw up gang signs. Photo: Chris Donovan/VICE



(01/10/2017) TLAQUEPAQUE, Mex. - A woman walks by grafitti made by Martin’s friend insulting American president Donald Trump and Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto. Photo: Chris Donovan/VICE




Standings

Name:
Bernard Brault
Chris Donovan
Nick Iwanyshyn
Ken Armstrong
Justing Greaves
Justin Tang
Ryan Pfeiffer
This Month's totals:
160
160
140
90
50
40
30


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