From our Walt Whitman desk
You can find samples of the flashy local tabloid’s shutterbugging here. And here’s the Herald’s shoutout to the winners:
Staff photographer Mark Garfinkel scored two first place awards in the Spot News and Politics categories. The veteran lensman won the prestigious Ramsdell Trophy for a dramatic photo of a terrified woman, left, trapped by twisted metal and shattered glass in a car accident as first responders work to free her. His winning photo in Politics shows Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria and his wife, Stacy, right, celebrating the approval of a proposed casino in a city referendum.
Patrick Whittemore’s stunning photo of a Snow Owl in the blustery winter drifts in Newburyport was judged the best in the Animal class and Chitose Suzuki’s shot of an eerie early morning re-enactment of the Battle of Lexington Green was the top winner in the Pictorial category.
Crosstown at the Boston Globe, the stately local broadsheet garnered eight first place awards by our count, including Best in Show for Jessica Rinaldi.
Rinaldi also walked away with Photographer of the Year honors. The Globe just hasn’t gotten around to reporting it yet.
We’ll check tomorrow’s edition for further details.