Many of you put heart and soul into creating these beautiful images of daily life. I applaud you and hope you feel like you grew as a photographer throughout this assignment. I really appreciate those who went out to create something new during the course of these three weeks.
I was happy to see so many photographs of people living their lives. I think many of you pushed yourselves to capture these kinds of images. The more you do this, the easier it becomes.
The images that made it into the final 24 were photographs that caused me to react, to feel something, or to further my understanding of a person, place, or culture. I was drawn to moments photographed with subtleties, nuances, and gestures that told a story. Some images stood out for the beautiful light and/or color. The final images were composed well and everything in the frame was essential. Beyond that, I was looking for the surprises and magic that happen in photography.