The best student photography in the Pikes Peak region will be on display at Phototroph Gallery for one week only beginning this Friday. Juried by gallery owner and photographer Elaine Bean, local photographer and UCCS instructor Carol Dass, Shewmaker's Camera manger Johnnie Zeornes and art students Cody Macgrath and Aiden Doane, Pupils features 20 photographs by 20 different high school students from around the region.
"We looked for students who are using their artistic eye, trying different things and experimenting with different things, as they should," said Bean of the photos they chose from a pool of over 100 submissions.
The winning entry, "Hometown," by 15-year-old Lewis Palmer student Trevor Ames was selected, Bean said, for the quality of printing technique, the composition and the way in which it evokes its theme of home.
Bean emphasized that they were not overly concerned with printing technique in the selection, though, and were more interested in the evidence of a creative eye.
Elin Corey, a 14-year-old freshman from Liberty High School, won second place for her photo "Fountain of Youth" -- an image of water splashing through her father's hands. Palmer High School senior Emily Constant received third place for her color print, "Colors of Peace."
-- Noel Black
A juried exhibition of photographs by high school students of the Pikes Peak region
Phototroph Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 111 (under the bridge)
Opening reception: Fri., Feb. 6, 5-8 p.m.
Runs through Sat., Feb. 14. Open Saturdays from 12-5 p.m. or by appointment
Call 442-6995, www.phototroph.com