|Winners of the 2004 River Cities’ Reader Photo Contest|
|Art - Photography|
|Written by No Author|
|Tuesday, 19 October 2004 18:00|
The River Cities’ Reader’s photo contest is getting bigger. Much bigger. In its inaugural edition last year, the contest received roughly 80 entries. This year, we got 105. And while we published 12 winners a year ago, we’re giving you 15 in this issue.
Among these favorites is a stunning variety, from the sharp contrast and shapes of Ben Barndollar’s picture of Sacred Heart Church to David Van Meter’s farmscape in which everything is diffuse; from the sense of place evoked by Becky L. Cook’s and Bill Bacallan’s “people” photographs to the personality expressed in pictures by Shannon Colgan and Elly Gerdts; from the strong, provocative imagery of Randy Williams’ digitally manipulated photo to the intensely detailed “1000” by Bruce Walters.
We received by far the most entries in the “People” category – 52, nearly half the total. “Places” generated 35 submissions, while “Digitally Altered” garnered 18. The Reader staff judged the contest with help from freelance photographer Brian Barkley.
Thank you for all your entries, and enjoy. We plan on bringing you an even bigger contest next year.
First Place: “Big Brown Shark” by Shannon Colgan
Second Place: by Renée Busha
Third Place: by Elly Gerdts
Third Place: “Joli” by Bill Bacallan
Honorable Mention: “Hannah at the Carnival” by Becky L. Cook
Quad Cities Places
First Place: “Alter Bettendorf Warehouse” by Andry Frick
Second Place: by David Van Meter
Third Place: by Ben Barndollar
Honorable Mention: “Mississippi Mistery” by Macario Lopez
Honorable Mention: by Kristina Dinquel
First Place: by Randy Williams
Second Place: “1000” by Bruce Walters
Third Place: by Bruce Walters
Honorable Mention: “Coming Home” by Rick Haney
Honorable Mention: by Allen Litscher
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