2021 Eyes of History: Still Contest: Portrait/Personality

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

First Place

Tyrone Turner, WAMU
Young D.C. Statehood Activists: Ty Hobson-Powell, 25, a District of Columbia statehood activist, poses with a D.C. flag in front of a mural at Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington, on Sept. 15, 2020.

Second Place

Tyrone Turner, WAMU
Photos From Pandemic Prom: High School Seniors Show Us Their Style: Crystal Raghunanan, 18, of Elizabeth Seton High School, photographed at her home in Capitol Heights, Md., on April 22, 2020..

Third Place

Jim Watson, AFP
Power: A protester kneels and raises a fist as he demonstrates the death of George Floyd by closing down and blocking traffic on I-395 in Washington, on June 15, 2020. George Floyd's May 25 death in police custody ignited a wave of protests for racial justice and police reform across the United States.

Award of Excellence

Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
Jared: Senior adviser to President Donald Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner prepares to talk to FOX News outside the White House on the morning that the Labor Department announced that more than 20 million people lost their jobs in April due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic on May 8, 2020 in Washington. “There is a lot of heartbreak and hardship in those numbers,” White House Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said.

Award of Excellence

Salwan Georges, The Washington Post
Sadness: Nanssy Ismael, 13, lays on her sister Nadeen Ismael, 18, in their backyard in Sterling Heights, Michigan, on June 25, 2020. The Ismael girls lost their parents within weeks to Covid-19. News that the COVID-19 had arrived in Michigan first reached their working-class suburb north of Detroit in early March, but the siblings didn’t worry about it because they are seldom worried about anything. That’s how their mom and dad wanted it. The family had come to the United States eight years earlier after escaping Iraq, a country that had grown increasingly dangerous for Chaldean Catholics like them.

Award of Excellence

Gabriella Demczuk, Freelance for The New York Times Magazine
Attorney General William Barr: Attorney General William Barr in the conference room of his office at the Department of Justice in Washington, on May 20, 2020.