Akron Beacon Journal’s Photos of the Year
Published: December 27, 2013 - 05:08 PM
I chose this picture as my favorite photo because it reminded me of the contemplative nature of change and the uncertainty that change brings. I like how all the elements came together. The thank you sign above Tod, who is framed in the garland rimmed kitchen window and the reflection of his fellow participants on the wall to the left at the Hattie's Cafe and Gifts in Hudson which opened seven years ago is going to close. Mike Cardew has been a staff photograph and picture editor at the Akron Beacon Journal for 20 years.