Image: Microbial Rainbow by Nikolai Netrutenko
The 12 photos to be featured at Kish Bank Expect More Store at 114 South Allen in State College) in September and October are the winners of the first State College Photo Club Youth Showcase. All the winners are students at State College Area High School.
These photos were submitted to the national Photographic Society of America (PSA) Youth Showcase. 45% of the photos submitted to PSA were accepted into the 2021 Youth Showcase. The accepted photos will be shown at the 2021 PSA Photo Festival to be held in Rapid City, South Dakota, Oct. 4–10, 2021.
For a first-time entry into the PSA showcase, State College did well and beat the odds. Seven of the 12 winners’ photos were accepted.
Three of the photos received awards:
- Mira Johns received 2nd place in the “Color Choice” category for digital images for her photo To Dust You Shall Return
- Ivy Macalus received 2nd place in the “People or Animals” category for printed images for her photo Reflection
- Anastasia Figart received 3rd place in the “Color Choice” category for printed images for her photo Tiny Traveler
Other photos accepted into the PSA Youth Showcase were:
- Business Professional by James Dobson in the “People or Animals” category for digital images
- Disintegration by Yingning Cui in the “Color Choice” category for digital images
- Waffle by Samuel Bestwick in the “Monochromatic Choice” category for digital images
- Her Ivy by Calie Forsythe in the “Monochromatic Choice” category for printed images
We are grateful to Danielle Crowe, art teacher and curriculum coordinator, State College Area School District, for her involvement in encouraging her students to participate in the State College Photo Club Youth Showcase. We are also grateful to John McQueary of State College Framing Company for his support for framing the high school photos.
Sponsored by the State College Photo Club — a group of photography enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. We use all manner of cameras, from point and shoots, to iPhones, to digital SLRs, to large format cameras. Our skill levels range from beginner to very experienced, and everything in between. So, everyone is welcome. Check us out at https://www.facebook.com/groups/statecollegephotoclub.