(West Palm Beach, FL – June 27, 2013) Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the world-renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC), announced the winners of this year’s INFOCUS Juried Show, which is on exhibition through August 17.
A Best of Show cash prize of $950 was awarded to Debbie Gans from Palm Beach Gardens for her entry, Caught in the Fun.
Two Merit Awards for free tuition for a FOTOfusion Passport or a Master Workshop were awarded to:
+ Ni Rong from Maine and Palm Beach – The Gaze
+ Marjorie Neu from New York – Milky Way in Namibia
The Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s 17th annual INFOCUS Juried Show showcases the work of its student members, both inside the Photo Centre and on its Web site, www.workshop.org.
This year’s INFOCUS Juror was Raymond Gehman, who has worked for the National Geographic Society since 1986. With three cover photographs and numerous books and articles, he has been on assignment in Yellowstone, Wyoming’s Bighorn Country, Florida’s Sanibel Island Gulf Coast, the Canadian Rockies, the rain forests of Belize, Icelandic glaciers and icebergs, dark Polish forests, and rural China during the People’s Republic 50th anniversary celebration. He has documented grizzly bears, the vanishing prairie dog and wetlands, the ecology of fire, the aftermath of hurricanes, hot pools and nocturnal Apache ceremonial dancers.
Also running through August 17 at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre is PICTURE MY WORLD, an annual show that features photos and journal writings from local disadvantaged children, ages 8 – 17.
“A heartfelt thank you is given to all our generous members, private donors, and PNC Foundation, for enabling Picture My World to continue to provide a caring and healthy path for our next generation of community adults,” says Denise Felice, Picture My World Mentor.
About the Palm Beach Photographic Centre:
The Photo Centre is located at the downtown City Center municipal complex at 415 Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, please call 561.253.2600 or visit www.workshop.org or www.fotofusion.org.
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Attached Photos: INFOCUS Winners
1. Caught in the Fun – by Debbie Gans