2023 Eyes of History Still Contest: Portrait/Personality

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

First Place

Carol Guzy, Independent Photojournalist
UKRAINIAN GOTHIC: Soldiers and loved ones attend a funeral for fallen comrade Denys Anatskyi in Kharkiv, Ukraine on Friday June 24, 2022. He died near Chuhuiv from mortar fire while fighting during the Russian invasion. His wife and daughter are now under occupation in Melitopol.

Second Place

Carol Guzy, Independent Photojournalist
LADIES THAT STAYED - NADIA: Nadia Panasivna Yerukhymovych, 89 years old, had been bedridden for three months as the Russian invasion began and life was altered at her apartment in Kyiv, Ukraine on Saturday March 26, 2022. Sounds of shelling on the outskirts of the city echo on her walls and an airstrike recently hit the neighborhood.

Third Place

Kenny Holston, The New York Times
GEN LANGLEY PROMOTION: U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Michael E. Langley was promoted to the rank of General, Aug. 6, 2022 in Washington, D.C. Langley’s promotion marks the first time a Black Marine has served as a four-star general in the 246-year history of the Marine Corps. Langley will serve as the commander of U.S. Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany, and will command all U.S. military forces in Africa.

Award of Excellence

Frank Thorp V, NBC
The Fallen Speaker: SUMMARY: Faces of the January 6th Investigation: Long after the rioters left the U.S. Capitol, the shattered glass was swept up, and the nation began its reckoning with the January 6, 2021 attack, the people who were there that day and those most affected by the unprecedented violence are still seeking answers. Below are portraits of key figures who worked on the House January 6th Select Committee and testified publicly, some at an incredible personal and political cost. The interviews were conducted over the course of the panel’s months-long investigation.

Award of Excellence

Patrick Smith, Getty Images
Child’s Play: WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23: Deni Avdija #9 of the Washington Wizards participates during the Washington Wizards Media Day at Capital One Arena on September 23, 2022 in Washington, DC.

Award of Excellence

Sam Corum, For Consolidated News Photos
Untitled: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) during a press conference following the Senate Democrats weekly policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on May 18, 2022.