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SCS photographers recognized


Skaneateles High School seniors Kyla Sears and Mae McGlynn were finalists in the 8th Annual Bousquet Holstein PLLC Photography Contest for Syracuse City and Onondaga County high school students. The theme of the 2016 photo contest was "Street Scenes."   Over 200 photos were juried and Sears and McGlynn were among the 23 finalists. They were honored in a recent reception at the Everson Museum.
This year's theme, Street Scenes, was based on the Everson Museum of Art's exhibition: Helen Levitt: In the Street. According to the Syracuse New Times:  "Helen Levitt: In the Street, showcases an artist who shot New York City streets for almost 70 years, creating poignant and humorous photos referencing people, place and the feel of city life. .. . Levitt’s one?woman exhibit demonstrates how she approached city streets with fresh eyes and an ability to avoid clichés. . . Levitt interpreted everyday scenes, documenting how ordinary people used public space."
The Helen Levitt exhibit will be open at the Everson Museum through May 8.  For the photo contest, students were asked to discover and capture the lives of people in street scenes, neighborhoods, and family gatherings while revealing poignant, humorous, or exuberant moments.  “We challenge young photographers to capture the humanity to their subjects, whether through photos of exuberant and improvised play, or ageless themes of family, day?to?day life, and human interaction.  The idea is to demonstrate that photography can be an active and socially?engaged tool speaking a language that reveals transcendent human themes.”
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Lynda Quick
45 East Elizabeth Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152