Here's Looking at You
2010 Photo Contest winners celebrate the beauty of life -- both at home and abroad
by Karla Kane
Peninsula photographers have sharp eyes. And when they cast their sights on the world around them, focusing their camera lenses on slices of life and scenery that captured their attention, they captured our judges' as well. From San Francisco's Chinatown to Italy's Venice, from Palo Alto to Paris, the winning 2010 Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest images showcase people and places with visual aplomb.
Weekly staff photographer Veronica Weber, local landscape photographers David Hibbard and Angela Buenning Filo, and Stanford photography teacher Brigitte Carnochan once again served as our panel of expert judges, selecting their favorites out of the many high-quality submissions.
The award-winning photographers will be honored at an opening reception on Tuesday, June 8, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road. The exhibit will be shown in the Queene Amirian Meeting Room at the Art Center from June 8 to June 20.
In recognition of their artistry, first-place adult winners received $250 cash, a $100 gift certificate to University Art and a one-year membership to the Palo Alto Art Center. Second-place adult winners received $200 and a $100 gift certificate to Jungle Digital. Third-place winners received $100 and a $100 gift certificate to Bear Images.
Youth first-place winners received $100. Second-place youth winners received a $50 gift certificate to University Art, and third-place youth winners received a $25 gift certificate to University Art.
Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for making this contest possible.