This summer, Charleston County Public Library, with help from Charleston Center for Photography and Nikon Inc., sponsored a photo contest for young adults, challenging them to illustrate the contest theme: “Here I Am.”
Nearly 50 students in grades 6-12 submitted photos interpreting the theme in literal and abstract ways while sharing their unique perspectives on life, the community and the world around them.
The photos were judged by a panel of instructors from the Charleston Center for Photography. Three top winners and 16 honorable mentions were selected. The top three winners each received a Nikon Camera. The first place winner will receive one-on-one photography lessons from the Charleston Center for Photography, plus The Center is holding a day-long photography camp for all the winners.
All of the winning photographs and honorable mentions will be displayed in an exhibit at the Main Library from October 4 - 28.
"Layers of Connection" by Lauren Hawes
"Australian Bathing Boxes at Sunset" by Claire Dickman
"Here I am in Puerto Rico" by Ava Kusmider
Shayla Elisabeth Huffman