2017 Eyes of History: Still Contest: Pictorial

A picture that exploits the graphic or aesthetic qualities of the subject with emphasis on composition.

First Place

Jim Watson, Agence France-Presse
Behind the Curtain: A boy puts his hand through a waterfall while playing in the water at The Yard Park in Washington, DC, as a heat wave rolls across the area.

Second Place

Bonnie Jo Mount, The Washington Post
Haiti: A fisherman mends nets at the wharf in Cité Soleil, Haiti. Cité Soleil is one of the poorest areas in the Port-Au-Prince metropolitan region.

Third Place

Olivier Douliery, Freelance for Agence France-Presse
Prayer Service: Female worshipers pray in a row behind their handbags during Friday afternoon prayers in the mosque at the Diyanet Center of America on May 13, 2016 in Lanham, Maryland.

Award of Excellence

Jahi Chikwendiu, The Washington Post
Sun Toucher: The sun rises behind a monument at the Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, VA.

Award of Excellence

Jim Lo Scalzo, European Pressphoto Agency
Summer Squall: Skies darken near the Washington Monument as a series of late afternoon thunderstorms rumbled through Washington, DC, USA, 28 July 2016. The storms brought an end to the near week-long heat wave that had settled across the mid-Atlantic.

Award of Excellence

Matt McClain, The Washington Post
Rowing Symmetry: Members of the Georgetown University men's rowing team practice on the Potomac River on Wednesday October 19, 2016 in Washington, DC. The team will be competing this Sunday in Boston, MA.

Award of Excellence

Patrick Smith, Getty Images
Twisted and Tied: Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Award of Excellence

Patrick Smith, Getty Images
Shadow Run: Runners are illuminated by the sun in the Adidas Boys' Dream Mile during the Adidas Boost Boston Games at Dilboy Stadium on June 17, 2016 in Somerville, Massachusetts.