“I’m Ready for My Close Up”
a Juried Photography Competition and Exhibition

February 6 – February 28, 2016

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Criteria: Portraits, macros, and close-ups that “speak to the viewer. “ All works must be original. The selection committee’s decision is final. Works to be included in this exhibition must be available from February 1 – 28, 2016. 

JUROR: Harold Naideau is a photographer, artist, author and educator based on Long Island. He teaches photography at Suffolk County Community College, Briarcliffe College and Stony Brook University. His photography blends traditional fine-art photography with digital imaging and printing and utilizes a changing array of modern  material and processes.  You may see his work at: www.naideauphotography.com 

First Place: Scott Elberger for Snug
Second Place: Patricia Paladines for Girl with Flower – Mafalala
Third Place: Brian Grandfield for Chrysanthemum Petals
Honorable Mentions: Michael Lax for Portrait of Gerald Eskin, Joanna Gazzola for “Sadness,” and William MacMillan for Protecting Kitty.

Student Award
Robert Morris of Oyster Bay High School for Through the Woods.