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2011

20th annual

Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest

a tribute to talent

gallery of finalists

palo alto weekly photo contest finalists

A tribute to talent 20th Annual Photo Contest gallery of finalists For 20 years, the Palo Alto Weekly has invited photographers to submit their best efforts in our annual photo contest. In this special section, we’re presenting a collection of the finalists in the 2011 Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest, which is co-sponsored by the City of Palo Alto, Division of Arts and Sciences. More than 200 photographers submitted their work in three categories: Bay Area Images, Portraits and Views Beyond the Bay Area. Adults and youth were judged separately. Changes to this year’s contest included submitting only digital photographs and eliminating the manipulated-im-

age category, noted Amy Renalds, contest coordinator. The largest category for adults was Views Beyond the Bay Area, reflecting their penchant for travel outside the Bay Area, she said. More youth favored portraits. “The judges were not surprised because youth are so interested in taking pictures of each other,” she said. The judges this year included award-winning Palo Alto Weekly staff photographer Veronica Weber; David Hibbard, author of “Natural Gestures,” a book of images from beaches and forests; Angela Buenning Filo, a landscape photographer whose works are included in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art collection; and Brigitte Car-

“Working” Randy Mont-Reynaud

Portraits

Portraits Adult

Cali Kali — A Tribute to Motherhood Anwyn Hurxthal Portraits Adult

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nochan, whose photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and museums. Winners of the photo contest will be announced in the June 3, 2011, issue of the Weekly, along with their bios and judges’ comments. An opening reception and awards ceremony will be held June 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the Palo Alto City Hall lobby, 250 Hamilton Ave. All of the winning photos, as well as some selected by the judges, will be included in an exhibit in the lobby from June 8 through June 28. n On the cover: photos by (clockwise from upper-left) Mark Kay, Sanjay Hortikar, Greg Gatwood, Carmen Roberts, Soham Tikekar. Cover design by Shannon Corey.

palo alto weekly photo contest finalists

Rachel and Catalina Sharing a Secret Richard Adler Portraits Adult

Daydream Stephanie Engle Portraits Youth

Lean Years Susan Neville Portraits Adult

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palo alto weekly photo contest finalists

Behind These Eyes Maya Maniar Portraits Adult

Ritual at Dawn, Udaipun Steve Goldband Portraits Adult

Caffeine Nightmare Steven Shpall Portraits Adult

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palo alto weekly photo contest finalists

Burned Renee Singh Portraits Youth

For God So Loved the World Katherine Gaffney Portraits Youth

Jena Greg Gatwood Portraits Adult

To Chase the Darkness with Light Allison Yuen Portraits Youth

Pointe of View Katelyn Weingart Portraits Youth

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palo alto weekly photo contest finalists

Free-Spirit Soham Tikekar Portraits Youth

Fuerza Bruta Lauren Wong Portraits Youth

Holi Carmen Roberts Portraits Youth

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palo alto weekly photo contest finalists

An Enigmatic View (of a Common Place) Dotti Cichon Bay Area Images Adult

Julia Vais Bay Area Images Youth

Serene Lake Lagunita Josh Newby Bay Area Images Adult

Purisima Creek Frances Freyberg Bay Area Images Adult

Mother and Daughter Tara Laidlaw Bay Area Images Adult

Bay Area Images

Through the Car Window

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palo alto weekly photo contest finalists

Spiderweb Gina Scarpino

Hungry Bee

Bay Area Images Youth

Aaron Meyers Bay Area Images Adult

Time for an Adventure

Leaf on Leaf

Libor Kovarcik

Mark Kay

Bay Area Images Adult

Bay Area Images Adult

Untitled Caroline Ebinger Bay Area Images Youth

Wedding High Jinks Brant Wenegrat Bay Area Images Adult

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palo alto weekly photo contest finalists In Her Master’s Wake Greg Gatwood Bay Area Images Adult

Reach Petra Carlos-Arzate Bay Area Images Youth

Lily Above the Coast Dan West Bay Area Images Adult

The American Dream Lauren Wong Bay Area Images Youth

Just Keep Waiting Jeffrey Lu Bay Area Images Youth

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Views Beyond

palo alto weekly photo contest finalists

Salty Conversation Danny Colligan Views Beyond the Bay Area Adult

Untitled Grace Arnold Views Beyond the Bay Area Youth

Dance Steven Shpall Views Beyond the Bay Area Adult

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palo alto weekly photo contest finalists

Ford Versus Elephant Sanjay Hortikar Views Beyond the Bay Area Adult

Rock Power David Golick Views Beyond the Bay Area Adult

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palo alto weekly photo contest finalists

Urban Decay Caroline Ebinger Views Beyond the Bay Area Youth

Filtered Light Ellen Konar Views Beyond the Bay Area Adult

Ghosts Lauren Wong Views Beyond the Bay Area Youth

Mountaintops in Clouds Deven Hickingbotham Views Beyond the Bay Area Adult

Carrizo Sunrise Tim Aiken Views Beyond the Bay Area Youth

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