6th Annual Allegany National Photo Show Winners Announced

Published: June 30, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contact: Deb Litman
301.777.2787 (ARTS)

CUMBERLAND—The Allegany Arts Council launched its 6th annual Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition (ANPCE) with its first-ever LIVE virtual awards ceremony and juror chat. The event took place Saturday, June 27, 2020 via Facebook Live and YouTube and included an opportunity for those watching at home to ask questions of juror Brownie Harris. Harris selected winners from an outstanding selection of photographs and prizes were awarded in the categories of color, monochrome, and photography as sculpture. Awards were as follows:

  • Best In Show: Doug Schwab, Cumberland, MD: “Ellis Island Processing Room, with a view”
  • First Place Color: Shelby Poor; Canoga Park, California; “I’m Not Dead Yet: One”
  • Second Place Color: Ron Cooper; Englewood, Colorado; “The Laugh”
  • Third Place Color: Katherine Sirvio; Royal Oak, Michigan; “Children of Chincero”
  • First Place Monochrome: Linda Hale; Port Matilda, Pennsylvania; “Born by the River”
  • Second Place Monochrome: Michael Joseph; Boston, Massachusetts; “Alister & Sherie”
  • Third Place Monochrome: John Keatley; Seattle, Washington; for “08715 0527”
  • Photography as sculpture: James Richards; New York, New York; “Razor Blades—New Orleans After Katrina—Trashed Roof”

All of the photographs juried into this year’s exhibition may be viewed at www.alleganyphotoshow.org through July 18, 2020. In addition, the Arts Council invites the public to vote for the People’s Choice Award. Votes may be submitted via our Facebook page @AlleganyArts Council. Voting will take place through Saturday, July 18 and the winner will be announced that evening, during our online event, “Exploring the Digital Gallery: Behind the Screen with Frostburg State University Professor, Robert Hein.” During this event, Hein will dive deeply into this year’s show and the works included in it. The event is free and will be available via the Zoom platform. To get the link, please visit the Schedule of Events tab at www.alleganyphotoshow.org.


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