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Port of Long Beach Announces Winners of Port Photo Competition

Port of Long Beach Announces Winners of Port Photo Competition
Chatchaya Jianswatvatana

The Arts Council for Long Beach announced the winners of the fourth annual Port of Long Beach PHOTOGALLERY competition on Saturday. The program, on exhibit at the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) through Oct. 30, features the work of more than 60 amateur and professional photographers who attended a workshop and then captured images aboard a cruise through the Port.

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“Rush” by Christine Smith, represented an impression of the wake of the harbor cruise boat

This year, the panel of judges selected a top photo in each of three categories. First place in the Interpretation of Green category was Christine Smith with “Rush,” an impression of the wake of the harbor cruise boat; the winner in the Human and Machines category was Heather Leyse for “Night Shift,” which shows an OOCL cargo ship being worked at Middle Harbor; and the first place in Port of the Future, as well as the overall winner of the contest, was Aydin Palabiyikoglu for “Future Rising,” a striking shot of the Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement construction juxtaposed with the current bridge.

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“Night Shift” by Heather Leysethe, the winner in the Human and Machines category showed an OOCL cargo ship being worked at Middle Harbor

This year, the Port is holding an online PHOTOGALLERY contest. Fans can go to www.polb.com/photocontest and vote for their favorite of the non-prize-winning photos. The winning photographer and one lucky voter will receive packages of Port promotional items.

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“Future Rising” by Aydin Palabiyikoglu, who won the first place in Port of the Future, as well as the overall winner of the contest

The PHOTOGALLERY is the fourth workshop and competition the Port has held in conjunction with the Arts Council as part of Long Beach Arts Month. The photos are on display in MoLAA’s Port to Learning: The Port of Long Beach Art Education Gallery.

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Chatchaya Jianswatvatana

Amp is an energetic writer and an adventurous traveler seeking to explore and broaden her horizons. Her travels have taken her to far flung destinations, experiencing various cultures with fresh eyes. She is a book-lover of various genres and is also a skilled photographer. She enjoys very strong black coffee.

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