2016 BPPA Pictures of the Year

06 – Portrait/Personality

1st: Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe

Sana Hamze is making history at Norwich University, the country’s oldest private military college. She is the first student at the school to ask for a religious accommodation to wear the headscarf that is central to her Muslim faith, a request the school granted.
Sana Hamze is making history at Norwich University, the country’s oldest private military college. She is the first student at the school to ask for a religious accommodation to wear the headscarf that is central to her Muslim faith, a request the school granted.

2nd: Stephanie Mitchell / Harvard University

Solveig Smiles crosses a bridge in Hobbitland, a magical trail where the imagination thrives in the Vaughan Woods outside of Hallowell, Maine. She pauses to traces a heart around her feet.
Solveig Smiles crosses a bridge in Hobbitland, a magical trail where the imagination thrives in the Vaughan Woods outside of Hallowell, Maine. She pauses to traces a heart around her feet.

3rd: Adam Glanzman / Freelance

11/04/16 - BOSTON, MA. - Northeastern University alum Andy McCarty who served in the US Air Force poses for a portrait on Nov. 4, 2016. "Veterans Day is an opportunity for the nation to show that they see what we’ve done, what we continue to do," says McCarty. "Hopefully they recognize that we did it all, at least in part, for them." poses for a portrait on Nov. 4, 2016.
11/04/16 – BOSTON, MA. – Northeastern University alum Andy McCarty who served in the US Air Force poses for a portrait on Nov. 4, 2016. “Veterans Day is an opportunity for the nation to show that they see what we’ve done, what we continue to do,” says McCarty. “Hopefully they recognize that we did it all, at least in part, for them.” poses for a portrait on Nov. 4, 2016.

Honorable Mention: Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe

6/5/16 - Newton, MA - Identical twins Ed (purple tie) and Rich (pink tie) Reynolds, have shared every job they’ve ever had. They're now bankers, but from the age of 14, when they mowed lawns at the same golf course near their native Worcester, 31-year- olds Ed and Rich have lead identical careers.
6/5/16 – Newton, MA – Identical twins Ed (purple tie) and Rich (pink tie) Reynolds, have shared every job they’ve ever had. They’re now bankers, but from the age of 14, when they mowed lawns at the same golf course near their native Worcester, 31-year- olds Ed and Rich have lead identical careers.