Portrait of Sister Josephine wins first place

The National Press Photographers Association is an organization representing some 6,000 photojournalists from U.S. publications, including New York Times and Washington Post. The association runs a photo contest each month for best photography in multiple categories. A photograph in the Catholic newspaper St. Louis Review, which shows Sister Josephine Fritz knitting a baby blanket for Birthright (above), won First Place in the portrait category in April. Lisa Johnson, photographer for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, took the photograph to accompany an article that St. Louis Review staff reporter Joseph Kenny wrote to commemorate the 100th birthday of Sister Josephine. You can read the online version of the article at https://bit.ly/2FSfhxF. The online story doesn’t include Lisa’s award-winning portrait, but it does feature other photos of Sr. Josephine with the Good Shepherd Sisters at Mason Pointe.

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Jeanette McDermott

Jeanette McDermott

Jeanette is the Communications Coordinator for Sisters of the Good Shepherd Province of Mid-North America. She is a career photojournalist who has served in various capacities of print, broadcast, and corporate communications. Jeanette is devoted to creation and is particularly focused on saving pollinators and other wildlife species and their habitat. She is an ethical vegan and created the website veganstoryteller.com