Second Place

Images that cut through the barriers of tradition won top honors in the Brigham City Museum’s recent Photography Competition titled “Ode to Light.” All entries submitted will hang in the museum Nov. 17 through Jan. 13, 2018. Admission is free.

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The juror for the competition was Carsten Meier, a German-born photographer known for his large-format renderings of urban and natural landscapes. He’s an Assistant Professor of Photography at Utah State University.

Photos that made an impact on Professor Meier are as follows:

Singing Choir of Light Sunrise Under the Pier Reflection  
Thomas C. Bunn of Mendon Roxie Crouch of Willard Bailey Nelson of Brigham City  


The juror says the following about the first place winner, “The photograph by Thomas uses water, its transparency and light to highlight the moment – it’s intriguingly abstract and may be instrumental to raise awareness for conservancy; second place winner, “Roxie’s work is topographical (with the use of the title), and she assists the viewer to understand and document the condition of a man-made place in the wilderness (ocean) - at the same time, she captures an undeniably beautiful moment; third place winner, “Bailey experiments with light painting and breaks out of the conventional application of the medium of photography - the result changes a seemingly ordinary image into a light exposition we only can experience in a photograph.”

Professor Meier was also drawn to the photo “Peaceful Hideaway” by Sandra Todd of Wellsville, “Rocky Mountain Sunset” by Michael Anderson of Corinne and “Smay” by Dave Hanson of Wellington. They received an Honorable Mention. Of note is Hanson’s “Smay,” which is a portrait of a 21st-century woman with a 19th-century photographic process called Collodion Wet Plate.  


Participants in the competition could submit two works. They had to be created within the
past year and not previously exhibited. All ages were eligible.

***Article written by Mary Alice Hobbs



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