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Student Photography Contest Opens

October 19, 2018

The School of Arts and Sciences has launched a student photography contest in conjunction with an upcoming gallery show, “The Art of Living in the Moment.”

A photograph of Niagara Falls taken by Dr. Linda MacCammon.

A photograph of Niagara Falls taken by Dr. Linda MacCammon.

The exhibit, which will feature photography by Dr. Linda MacCammon, associate professor and one of the contest organizers, will be on display at the Patricia O’Keefe Ross Art Gallery, located in the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center, beginning Friday, Jan. 18, 2019.

“I’ve traveled to many wonderful places in my life, from Lake Ontario and Yellowstone to London’s Kew Gardens and Loch Lomond in Scotland, always on the lookout for ‘the shot’ that captures life in the moment,” she said, noting that her work is “no frills” photography, without super lenses, filters, or other high-tech gear.

MacCammon said the goal of the contest is to celebrate the unexpected, the surprising, the comical, and the captivating through a photographic lens.

“The idea is for students to unplug, immerse, observe, and snap,” she said. “I hope the exhibit will inspire visitors to unplug and find their own moments, to look at the world around them with a renewed sense of wonder and anticipation.”

Students can submit up to two digital images that “capture a moment” and may be of people, places, or things. Submissions are open now through Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Email images to Cathy Sweet at or visit the Gallery’s Facebook page for more details.