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Winners Announced for Photo Contest

More than 40 photographs by Ithaca College students have been selected for a juried exhibition to be held this fall at the Handwerker Gallery.  "How We Look: Images of Aging" will include black-and-white and color photographs of older family members, friends, and acquaintances.

Four of the photographs have been judged as the top entries in the competition sponsored by the College's Gerontology Institute and the Roy H. Park School of Communications.  The competition and exhibit are funded by Linden Center for Creativity and Aging.

First prize of $300 went to Joshua Bushueff ‘09 for Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Humewell-Bushueff, 2006.   His winning black-and-white photo shows his 88-year-old grandmother standing in a century-old family home where generations have logged their age and height on a wall. 

Second prize of $200 was awarded to Alyssa Blumstein ’07 for Ida, age 92, 2007.

Two third-place prizes of $100 each went to Eli Kowalski ’10 for Cuba, 2005 and Justin Lubliner ’09 for Bubbe, 2005.

While the four prize-winners are students in the Department of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts at the Park School, the competition was open to all students at Ithaca College. Twenty-nine students from across campus entered the competition and submitted a total of 68 photographs.     

John Krout, professor and director of the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute, says, "Aging is a natural stage of life that is accompanied by changes and challenges, but also wisdom and contentment.  We are pleased that the 42 images in the exhibition this fall will document all that is old age, including the inner and outer beauty of our elders."

Photographs selected for "How We Look: Images of Aging" were displayed in the rotunda of the Handwerker Galley from October through December 2007. 

Judges for the juried show were Janice Levy, associate professor in the Department of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts, and Sheryl D. Sinkow of Sheryl D. Sinkow Photography in Ithaca.



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