…but you all got me to first! That’s right, I won first place in the Arnold Newman: Masterclass photography contest hosted by the San Diego Museum of Art! It was very exciting to hear my name called and I’m more than humbled by everyone’s decision to vote for my photograph. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!
For those of you who don’t know, Arnold Newman is one of the most popular portrait photographers of the 20th century. He popularized environmental photography, which utilizes the subjects work as part of the setting. For example, a painter would be standing in front of their painting, or a dancer would be posed on stage. Newman primarily photographed with a large format camera and composition and cropping were key elements in the finished photograph. Below are a couple examples of his most memorable images.
As a finalist, I was given complimentary passes to the museum for tonight’s festivities and a catalog to the Arnold Newman: Masterclass exhibit. The exhibit includes 200 black and white photographs Newman took of artists, scientists and writers, as well as still lifes from his early years as a budding photographer. It’s a great show and it runs through September 8, 2013 at the San Diego Museum of Art.
I’m sure you’re all curious about what I won. Well, aside from getting that awesome Masterclass exhibition catalog, I received a Gallery level membership to the museum (discounts and free events!) and a Lomography Diana F+ Deluxe Kit. When I say “deluxe”, I mean “DELUXE”!
Again, thank you to everyone who took the time to vote, it means a lot to me.