Hours of Idleness-A Photographer's Journey in St. Louis

Third Place in the Irv Schankman Memorial Photography Contest!!

Posted in photography by Jason Gray on September 10, 2009

The exhibition for the Irv Schankman Memorial Photo Contest, titled, “St. Louis: Through the Lens”, opened tonight, and I was awarded Third Place for a photograph of my grandmother, Dorothy Bergmann. I am both extremely grateful and very excited about this recognition of my work. As for the rest of the awards, Honorable Mentions went to William Stage and Alex Pollitt, while First Place went to Amanda Pfister’s “Carondelet School XIV” and Second Place went to Andrew Raimist’s “Ando’s Ghost: Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts”.

At the reception, I was able to meet and speak to some really inspiring folk from the St. Louis art scene, some were artists and some were supporters. The exhibition will be available to view through December 5th at Gallery 210, and I hope that you’ll go out and see it!

From the printed brochure:
“The Irvin Schankman Memorial Photography Contest Exhibition includes 36 images by 19 photographers, selected from over 400 images submitted by contestants from throughout the region. Contest criteria stipulated that each entry be a photograph of St. Louis taken within the past fifty years, that the work reflect the essence of St. Louis, and that photo enhancement be minimal.

A blind jury process was used to select the 19 finalists and to award the three major prizes of $1000, $500 and $250. The jurors for the 2009 competition are Ellen Curlee, Director of the Ellen Curlee Gallery; Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Director of the Sheldon Art Galleries; and Bob Little, President of Allied Photocolor Imaging Center.”

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