Credit: Ruth Schaefer
May 6, 2012
Ruth Schaefer gets this week's honorable mention for her photo titled "Close Neighbors." At her daughter's suggestion, Ruth googled "new housing developments" and found "Suburbia." "Ruth must have been channelling Robert Frank when she was searching for a place to shoot," says Jerry Jackson, the Baltimore Sun's senior picture editor. "Cropping a bit from the sides and from the bottom to just above the air-conditioning unit would have helped to emphazise the lines and graphic feel of the image."