Images left to right: Boredom by Viktoria Varga, Hope by Jenny Arevalo, At Home by Kathleen Reisinger, Go In Peace by Mia Beaudrow
Juror’s Statement for Light and Dark Times:
The most compelling photographs take one idea and speak the truth at that moment. They have emotional impact, a strong concept, and are inspired – images that draw you to explore the frame's ideas and story.
The story was clearly visible in the work selected for this exhibit. And what a story to explore. Twenty-twenty brought so many sentiments to the surface on extraordinarily high and low levels, intimate and public, and this body of student work took it on. I was drawn in various ways, but ultimately, I had a one-to-one conversation with the artist. I felt if I spoke out loud what I understood, I'd be matching the intent. Of course, craft, attention to technical details, and skill had to be there. The work offered in this exhibit shows promising vision and unique voices.
Thank you, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, for inviting me to jury the expression of student work. For all who submitted, continue pursuing how you express yourself to the world; all it takes is one perspective/voice to change a mind.
Farrell Scott, Juror
Professional Photographer, Designer, Instructor
Viewpoint Student Program Director
In considering a theme for this show, I wanted to give students an opportunity to explore their worlds and use this unique time in which we find ourselves to express their own experiences and creativity. Thus the theme, Photographing in 2020: Light and Dark Times.
A total of 48 students submitted 88 images. From these, our juror, Farrell Scott, selected 32 images by 27 students. These students come from many schools in the wider Sacramento region: 2 from Davis High School; 8 Ronald McNair High School (Stockton); 1 American River College; 5 Cosumnes River College; 3 Sacramento City College; 1 Sierra College; 2 Solano Community College and 5 California State University, Sacramento. It is an honor and a pleasure to show the work of these talented students.
Viewpoint member Cynthia Van Horne has again generously donated the funds for the three prizes: $150 first place, $100 second place, and $75 third place. We are all grateful for her continuing financial support of our annual student show. And we are grateful for Farrell Scott’s time and thoughtful consideration of all the submissions in making her selections for this exhibit.