The image above by The Detroit News was among those recognized. (Todd McInturf)

Love amid a caregiver crisis,” a photo by Todd McInturf of The Detroit News, won first-place honors for feature photography in the 2022 Michigan Associated Press Media Editors contest.

The competition recognizes the best journalism across Michigan in several categories.

McInturf’s photo was the lead image in the story “Caregivers in Michigan are reaching a breaking point.” The image captured Rosa L. Hunter, a 94-year-old dementia patient, being kissed by her daughter and caregiver, Rosa Eileen Hunter, 68, both of suburban Detroit.

As the accompanying story reported, in Metro Detroit, caregivers are disproportionately people of color and often poorer than their county’s median household income. Only about a third of the combined population of metro Detroit counties is not white, but people of color made up 43% of survey respondents.

See the full list of Detroit News first-place APME awards.