2024 Eyes of History® Still Contest: Portrait/Personality

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

First Place

André Chung, Freelance for The Washington Post
Singer: Singer Avery Wilson sits for a portrait on Sept. 14, 2023, in Baltimore, Md. He stars as the scarecrow in the new Broadway production of The Wiz.

Second Place

Carol Guzy, for ZUMA Press
Let Him Live: Shooting survivor Kavon Lewis embraces his mother at a repast for his cousin, Kylis Fagbemi at Good Vibes space in Gwynn Oak, Md., on July 21, 2023. Kylis was a 20-year-old victim of the mass shooting at a block party in the Brooklyn Homes neighborhood of Baltimore that killed 2 and injured 28.

Third Place

André Chung, Freelance for The Washington Post
LGBT Civil Rights Advocate: Tessa Jelani sits for a portrait on Feb. 23, 2023 in Washington. Tessa came out to her family in 2019 in is now an LGBT Civil Rights Advocate.

Award of Excellence

Claire Harbage, NPR
Evacuated: Lyudmilla Nesterova leans on a table on an evacuation train in Pokrovsk, Ukraine, on May 26, 2023. She and her husband, both in their 90s have trouble walking on their own, they decided it was time to leave their home in Toretsk as the fighting on the frontlines came closer to their doorstep. On the way out of the city, Nesterova realized she will likely never see Toretsk again.