On Sunday, ASAP! will host its 11th annual Celebration of Young Photographers in Washington Depot with an exhibit that includes six original photographs by five students from The Frederick Gunn School. Oliver Chen ’22, Winifred Ezenwata ’22, Anna Gleason ’23, Clari Leonard ’22 and Sarah Zhang ’24 were among the finalists selected this year by a panel of professional photographers through a blind judging process.
Their work will be included in an in-person exhibit, where the top 60 selected photos will be recognized, and the top four honorees will be revealed. The top two photographers from middle and high school will receive the 2021 Dylan’s Wings Photography Award. The awards will be presented by Ian Hockley, Executive Director of Dylan’s Wings of Change, to the photographers whose pieces brilliantly embody the 2021 theme, “Space.”
“Each year, we prompt participants to think about a specific theme, and this year our panel chose Space,” the event organizers said. “The word ‘space’ has many different meanings. After a year of quarantine and all that came with it, how is space meaningful to you? How do you use, hold, treasure, loathe, or dream of space? How will you capture and express this in a single image?”
The exhibit is free and open to the public this Sunday, November 14, from 2-4 p.m. at Bryan Memorial Town Hall, 2 Bryan Hall Plaza, Washington Depot. Masks and preregistration are required. Register online here.
All of the photographs are available for purchase. All proceeds go to ASAP, an arts-infused education organization whose hands-on programming fosters awareness of how the arts, humanity and learning are interconnected. If you are unable to attend the event in person, you can view the 2021 top selected photographs on Instagram.