Four students win at Weston black and white photo competition

Four Santa Catalina School students won awards in the 2023 Weston Scholarship portfolio competition for black and white photography. The annual contest is open to high school and college students in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.

An awards ceremony was held at the Monterey Museum of Art on May 11, and the winners' work will be on display at the museum’s Pacific Street location through summer. Each person had to submit a portfolio of 10 images of either digital or film photography.

Riley Yates ’23 won first place in the High School Fine Art Category, which came with a $700 award. Her portfolio explored how the details of her bedroom reflect her life.

Arabella Machado ’24 won second place and $500 in the Social Commentary Category for her photos of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

Emma Kim ’24, who focused on the form of flowers, and Miriam Riley ’23, who captured stunning landscapes, each earned honorable mention and $200 prizes.

This year’s contest drew 76 submissions.

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