Clip Contest Winners: 2014: 04: 2014_04_05_03

Third Place | PortraitAndrew Craft, The Fayetteville ObserverJudge's Comments: We like the centered and confrontational feel of this photo. Nice subtle tonality. You do not readily know that he is missing a leg. It tells something about  him without making his only an identity as being an amputee. It looks to us like his left leg is the one that is amputated…the caption says it it is his right….?1st Lt. Josh Pitcher stands in front of a row of HESCO barriers Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Camp Mike Spann, Afghanistan. On April 15, 2012, Pitcher was leading a patrol in Zharay province when he stepped on a pressure plate  and an improvised explosive devise took off his right leg. What followed included 13 months of intensive therapy and physical training. But through it all, Pitcher never doubted that he would return to the 82nd Airborne Division.

Third Place | Portrait

Andrew Craft, The Fayetteville Observer

Judge's Comments: We like the centered and confrontational feel of this photo. Nice subtle tonality. You do not readily know that he is missing a leg. It tells something about him without making his only an identity as being an amputee. It looks to us like his left leg is the one that is amputated…the caption says it it is his right….?

1st Lt. Josh Pitcher stands in front of a row of HESCO barriers Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Camp Mike Spann, Afghanistan. On April 15, 2012, Pitcher was leading a patrol in Zharay province when he stepped on a pressure plate and an improvised explosive devise took off his right leg. What followed included 13 months of intensive therapy and physical training. But through it all, Pitcher never doubted that he would return to the 82nd Airborne Division.