Los Angeles Times captures first JSR of SND34

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The Los Angeles Times has taken the first Judges’ Special Recognition award and Silver medal No. 11 in the Photography/Multiple Photos category. The judges, awarding the series a JSR for use of photography, said:

“This is one of the tools we have as a newspaper, to get the size and scope and scale of photojournalism to readers. This is a great model of how to handle a massive series in a massive way, at an extremely high level of excellence. This shows great commitment to a big story. We applaud the work of photographer Rick Loomis, for the deep understanding of how to make this gigantic number a personal issue.”

This is the third Silver for the LAT’s Beyond 7 billion project. It also won in Photography/Single photo and Special News Topics.