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Paper Windows Photography Project: Session Nine Winners Announced

December 31, 2012

The City of Bristol’s Paper Windows Photography project hit a high note in session nine titled, Grateful. The photographer was asked to shoot something they were grateful for or saw gratefulness in. “Our judges were particularly hard-pressed to find just one photo that stood out among the entries during this session. So many of the photos were shot with such a sense of passion, the emotional value was immeasurable,” said Lisa Beckner, project coordinator for the city project.

The first place winner was Wallace Moura’s “Christmas of Hope”. The full-color picture featured a young girl standing in front of a frost-covered window as though she were peering out at the wonder of Christmas. “There was just something that showed the innocence of Christmas in this shot that captured the imagination of anyone viewing it,” said a judge who serves on the panel.

The second place winner was titled “Big Miracles in Small Packages” by Regina Shinall. The black and white photograph featured a newborn child lying in an old soft-drink wagon surrounded by a cloud-like blanket. “This photo was so touching. You could almost feel the gratefulness a parent feels in bringing this little human being into the world safe and sound,” commented another panel judge.

The photograph taking third place was titled “Happily Ever After” and was also shot by Regina Shinall. The photo featured a newly married Bride and Groom racing down the aisle.

The tenth of the twelve sessions is titled “The Sound of Music”. “We are anticipating some great work for this session. With all the musical events hosted in downtown Bristol along with all the musical heritage that runs in families of this area, there has to be some great shots,” said Beckner. “Just remember, it's not important when the picture was taken, just that it was taken in Bristol,” continued Beckner.

For more information on the Paper Windows Photography project go to the city’s website at bristoltn.org; click on the Home button and scroll down to Paper Windows or you may contact Lisa Beckner at 423-764-4171 or by e-mail at lbeckner@bristoltn.org.