The winner for February is Exquisite Asian Lady by Claudia Peterson of San Jose, CA.
The judge, Gary Potts, MPSA, made a statement. “In contrast to the casual street image or the formal studio portrait, this wonderful photograph is a blend of both in my view. The lighting, however achieved, is simply superb and accentuates the model’s features and dress. There’s a quiet, natural feeling to the pose, aided in my opinion by the darkened background. All aspects of this print are technically excellent, and the maker will surely delight with successes achieved with the image in international exhibitions.”