MPC Photo Students Excel in Weston Competition
The Weston Scholarship was established in 2004 by Gina and Kim Weston to support high school and college students studying fine art photography in Monterey County, specifically focusing on traditional, analogue, black & white photography, as practiced by local illustrious artists Edward Weston and Ansel Adams.
Students must be enrolled in a Monterey County high school, college, or university during the competition that ends at the award ceremony in May each year. Students must create a portfolio of 10 images. Each photo has to be perfectly printed and mounted. The categories are fine art, social commentary, portrait and nature but the subject can be anything the student wants to explore. This year award money totaled $10,800. MPC photography students were very well represented and won 17 of the 32 prizes.
Winners are currently being exhibited at the Monterey Museum of Art on Pacific Street until September 5th. For more information on this exhibit visit the Monterey Museum of Art website