2020 Eyes of History: Still Contest: Portrait/Personality

A compelling portrait that captures an aspect of the subject’s character.

First Place

T.J. Kirkpatrick, Independent
Stone: Roger Stone, a former advisor to President Donald Trump and self-described “dirty trickster,” strikes a contrite yet defiant tone during an interview in Washington, on Jan. 31, 2019. Several days earlier, Stone was arrested by the FBI in connection with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and indicted for obstruction, making false statements, and witness tampering.

Second Place

Sarah Silbiger, Independent
Laverne Cox Fights for LGBTQ Rights: Laverne Cox outside of the Supreme Court moments after justices heard arguments for LGBTQ workplace discrimination cases in Washington, on Oct. 8, 2019.

Third Place

Andrew Harnik, The Associated Press
First: Archbishop of Washington Wilton Gregory poses for a portrait following mass at St. Augustine Church in Washington, on June 2, 2019. He becomes the first African-American in charge of the Archdiocese of Washington.

Award of Excellence

Gabriella Demczuk, TIME
Fiona Hill: Fiona Hill, the former top Russia expert on the National Security Council, in Washington, on Dec. 5, 2019. Hill was a witness in the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

Award of Excellence

Jahi Chikwendiu, The Washington Post
Through Looking Glass: Marcia L. has been living in the Rosedale neighborhood for 10 years in Washington, on March 8, 2019. The city, with one of the country's fastest gentrification rates, recently shed its “Chocolate City” status as the African American population has dipped from being the majority. “They built it up,” Ms. Marcia said through the screen door. “The streets weren't fixed. Now they're fixed because of the complexion of the city...when it went from black to white. And I've seen it everywhere...I see more police presence around here.”