From the Nominator
The Association of Graduates is the alumni association for the United States Air Force Academy. It is a separate nonprofit, not officially a part of the Academy. USAFA is a four-year institution that develops leaders of character for the Air Force.
From the Judges
Ryan Hall’s photos for the Association of Graduates of the U.S. Air Force Academy offered us emotion, action, storytelling and scene-setting executed with technical mastery and artful compositions. The portfolio took powerful subjects — the grit, grime and feeling of accomplishment that comes from training to become an officer — and made them more powerful and interesting. The judges’ favorite shot captures the excitement of graduation as jets fly overhead and hats are tossed. The judges also liked the mix of portraits, action and landscapes (with a jet, of course) to show the story of what life is like at the school.
Brigham Young University, District VI - Nate Edwards- BYU Photo
Brigham Young University, District VI - Jaren Wilkey - BYU Photo
Bucknell University, District II - Photos from winter 2018 cover story, "Personalizing the Great War"
Indiana University, District V -James Brosher Photography
Jacksonville State University, District III - Matthew Reynolds Portfolio
James Madison University, District III - James Madison University 2018
Swarthmore College, District II - Laurence Kesterson Portfolio
Tufts University, District I - Anna Miller, portfolio of work
University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc, District I - Peter Morenus Portfolio, UConn
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - District V - Joseph Xu Photography Portfolio
University of Washington, District VIII - Quinn Russell Brown Portfolio