2019 First Place Photojournalism Winner

Alex Kormann

First Place
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
$10,000 Scholarship and Hearst Medallion

Picture Story: The 99%: Housing, Healthcare, Community


Single: “Pride and Passion”

Missy Gardner aka “Missy Stardust” performs her pole dancing routine at Polesexual’s annual party to kick off Pride Month. Polesexual began four years ago as San Francisco’s first space for queer pole dancers to perform and it evolved into a party for anyone regardless of gender identity, shape or size. The party features over a dozen performers including drag queens and pole dancers. Missy Stardust has been performing at this specific party for years and a large group of people came out on Sunday night specifically to see her routine.