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We have had a busy few weeks in the Photography Department with the high school exhibition opening reception and the Michael Furman lecture at the Simeone Foundation Museum that I hope you were able to attend.  We had a wonderful turn out at both events.  If you missed the opening reception, please stop by the Photography Facility Gallery to view the show when you have a free moment, it is up until the end of February.  We are in the midst of planning more special events, lectures, and demonstrations for the future.

Drexel Photography High School Contest
The Annual High School Contest Exhibition Opening Reception was held on Saturday, January 29th with over 200 students, parents, and families in attendance.  The contest was open to any high school student in America in any photography processes available to them (black/white, color, silver prints, digital prints, historical processes, etc).  The exhibition is up until February 26, 2011 in the Photography Facility Gallery.


� 142 students accepted into show

� 26 states represented

� 9 winners

� record setting 6 honorable mentions 



� over 1600 photographs received

� 553 individual students submitted

� 235 schools represented

� work submitted from 34 states



� 10th annual contest

� over 10,000 images reviewed to date

� every state & territory in the US has been represented


"The Drexel Photography Contest enables us to identify the top high school talent in the county," said Paul Runyon, Photography Program Director.  "It provides students with a unique opportunity to have their work exhibited at one of the top photography programs in the country.  We are pleased to be able to help support the efforts of the talented photography teachers and their students from across the country."


Below are the winning images from the 2010 Contest.  For a complete list of accepted students, please click here.


2010 Winners 

Stuart Rome
StuartRomeStuart Rome's acclaimed landscape images draw their inspiration from the writings, journals and illustrations of many of the great progenitors of natural science.  In his latest exhibition, Signs and Wonders, Rome explores the relationship between people and their environment and examines the visual evidence, present in the landscape, of our cultural priorities and history.  His eloquent black and white prints lead the viewer into a game of hide and seek through hidden worlds.� 

Signs and Wonders is a solo show of new work commissioned by the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, Florida and will be on exhibit from February 10 - May 29, 2011.  The exhibition will have an accompanying book/catalog and is scheduled to travel after the show closes at the museum.

Image: FL09-8-1, Turtle Tracks, Florida Everglades, 2009


 text courtesy of OnView Magazine, February/March 2011 issue, pg.  82 

Award & Exhibition Notices + News:   Noah Addis: Won a Jurors Award in Photography 30 for "Luis Fernando Vasquez plays futbol in the La Pradera settlement in Lima, Peru". Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ.
Now - March 6, 2011.

Courtney Astalfa: Photography 30 Selected Photographer for "40th and Chestnut, University City". Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ.
Now - March 6, 2011.

Sarah Cohen: ONWARD '11 Selected Photographer for "Three Pillows".  Project Basho, Philadelphia, PA.  February 10 - March 27, 2011.

Michael Froio (Faculty): Photography 30 Selected Photographer for "Wills Creek Valley". Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ. Now - March 6, 2011.

Peter Kubilus: Grand Prize Winner in the American Institiute of Architects (AIA) West Jersey Chapter's 2010 Photo Contest.

Andrea Modica (Faculty): was featured in Zoom, one of the best photography magazines in Europe for the work she has been doing in Italy.

Maria Papadopolus (Sophomore): Photography 30 Selected Photographer for "Lazy Afternoon". Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ. Now - March 6, 2011.

Stuart Rome (Faculty): Signs and Wonders, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL.  February 19 - May 29, 2011. Rome was also featured in an article in OnView Magazine (pg 82) about the exhibition. 

Jeffrey Stockbridge: Philadelphia, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts.  Now through May 2011.  
Alumni, please don't forget to let us know what you are doing.  We would love to hear (and feature) any exhibitions, new work, contests, articles, or anything else that you have been doing.  Send us an email or catch us on Facebook with your news today. 



Paul Runyon, Sr.

Program Director

Header images by (left to right): Row 1 - Kimberly Abruzzo, Kevin Laughlin, Brittany Startzel, Erica Lefkoe. Row 2 - Taylor Richard, Scott Alperin, German Caceres, Danielle Fine. Row 3 - Harrison Thompson, Jalynn Baker, Andrew Goldfarb, Joanna Graham. Row 4 - Olivia Perez, Mina Haddad, Eva Rettig, Kenny Livingston.