4 students win Weston photography awards
4 students win Weston photography awards

One Santa Catalina School student took second place and three others earned honorable mention in the 2021 Weston Scholarship black and white photography competition.

Brooke Kirker '22 won second place in the Julian P. Graham Category for her series of photos of her grandmother's garden. In her artist statement, Brooke says, "I always visualize this garden in color so it was quite a challenge to find the beauty of this place in black and white, but once I got started, I could not stop. I started looking out for objects or plants that had extreme contrast. It made me appreciate the garden in a new way."

Earning honorable mention were Amalie Hansch '22, who captured architectural beauty in "Buildings Against Gray Skies"; Fatima Licona '21, who focused on cacti in her hometown in Sonora, Mexico, for her portfolio, "Where I Am Supposed to Be"; and Cailin Templeman '22, whose series, titled "An Echoing Introspection," explored "the ambiguity of mirrors."

The Weston Scholarship is a portfolio competition for high school and college students in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. Established to help preserve the legacy of black and white film photography, the contest allowed for digital images this year.

Black and white photo of a garden sculpture
Brooke Kirker '22
Black and white photo of a building, tree, and sky
Amalie Hansch '22
Close-up black and white photo of a cactus
Fatima Licona '21
Black and white photo of a woman reflected in a shattered mirror
Cailin Templeman '22

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