Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest Judges

  • Leo Holub, one of Ansel Adams' first workshop students. He founded the photography department at Stanford University and remains a senior lecturer, emeritus, in the art department.
  • Judy Dater, a well-known local photographer, artist and teacher. Her work has been displayed at galleries and museums worldwide.
  • George Fry, a professional photographer for more than 25 years. He travels extensively, has free-lanced for many national magazines and has done contract work for clients that include Nike, NFL Properties and Reebok.
  • Joe Melena, the Weekly's chief photographer. Before joining the Weekly, Melena was a staff photographer for many years with the Peninsula Times Tribune.