HM FEATURE: The’ Pham, Virginian Pilot–Todd Rosenlieb reacts as his dancers Emma Raker, back, Courtney Coirin, center, and Janelle Spruill, right, going through the routines during the rehearsal of To Be Frank segment for the 10th Anniversary at Todd Rosenlieb Dance in Norfolk, Va., on Nov. 4, 2015. The dancers are preparing for the upcoming Nov. 13 and 14 show that celebrates the 10th anniversary of Todd Rosenlieb’s professional dance company, the only professional dance company in the areas in Norfolk, Va. “Humor in Dance is the signature in my work,” says Rosenlieb.
HM FEATURE: Bill Tiernan, Virginian Pilot–Norwood Thomas ,93, of Virginia Beach as he Skypes with Joyce Morris at her home in Australia Friday evening, November 6, 2015. During WWII she lived in England and was Joyce Durrant, the girlfriend of Thomas, a D-Day paratrooper with the Army’s 101st Airborne Division. They lost contact after the war but reconnected in 2015. Thomas flew to Australia in February 2016 to visit Joyce, seeing her for the first time in 70 years.
HM FEATURE: Autumn Parry, News & Advance–Erin Alburger, 11, participates in a staring exercise as the students learn how to become clowns during Randolph’s WildCat Theatre Conservatory at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va.
2nd PLACE PORTRAIT: Jahi Chikwendiu, Washington Post—Gordon Corley, 57, sits outside his wife’s biker apparel shop in Maplesville, AL. Corley explained the meaning to him of each of the three flags that flew behind him. “The American flag, that’s our country, that’s our heritage. It doesn’t matter what color our skin is. We all come from America…Don’t tread on me, that’s the Marine Corps…Far as the rebel flag, that’s just the south. That’s just the heritage of the south.”
3rd PLACE PORTRAIT: Daniel Min, Times-Dispatch—Muslims pray as they celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
HM PORTRAIT: Jahi Chikwendiu, Washington Post—Cain Mariscal is a former gang-banger who now works as a homeless outreach worker, on October 5, 2015, in San Diego, CA.