Everyone loves a good contest, right? That’s exactly what Mike Bearrow, curator at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw, GA, was thinking when he began work on programming to accompany their showing of In Focus: National Geographic Portraits.
Playing off the exhibition’s spotlight on the compelling portraits seen in the iconic magazine, Mike and his staff launched their own photo contest, called “People in Focus.” They displayed e-mailed photo submissions as a rotating slide show on a flat screen TV in the gallery, and offered up a great prize: the winners in three categories (one subject, two subjects, three or more subjects) would have their photos professionally printed and framed… and hung in the museum!
Congrats to Mike and his colleagues on a great idea. Here are the winners!