Two Gunn students are among the top selected photographers to be featured in the 13th annual ASAP! Celebration of Young Photographers. Original photographs by Yoyo Zhang '24 and Catherine Lu '24 were among the top selections revealed this week via Instagram and will be included in a special exhibition on Sunday, November 12, 2023, from 2-4 p.m. at Spring Hill Vineyards in New Preston. Admission is free but pre-registration is required.
The exhibition features this year's top 60 selected photos based on the 2023 theme, "Curiosity." The top four photographs will be revealed on November 12, and one middle school and one high school photographer will receive the 2023 Dylan’s Wings Photography Award presented by Ian Hockley, Executive Director of Dylan’s Wings of Change. A non-profit foundation, Dylan's Wings of Change is dedicated to the memory of Dylan Hockley, one of the first grade victims of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Its mission is to nurture empathy, empower courage and inspire hope in people of all ages.
ASAP!’s annual Celebration of Young Photographers invites students in grades 6-12 to submit their photographs for a chance to participate in a juried art exhibition. A panel of professional photographers selects 60 photos for this public exhibition, recognizing the top four photos and their photographers for their outstanding and thoughtful work based on the yearly theme.
Above: The 13th annual Celebration of Young Photographers will feature this photograph, titled "Behind the Clouds," which was taken by Catherine Lu '24 in the mountains of Southern China.
Below: The exhibit features "Acting on Stage" by Yoyo Zhang '24, taken during a performance of "Head Over Heels: The Musical," at The Frederick Gunn School last spring.