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W&L Students’ Work Featured in Southwest VA Photography Competition Wilson Miller ’17 Awarded Best in Show at Regional Photography Exhibition

L to R: Kiki Spiezio ’18, Suzanna Mayer ‘18, Ellen Kanzinger ’18 and Wilson Miller ‘17

The work of four Washington and Lee University photography students was accepted in the 2017 Southwest Virginia Juried Student Photography Competition at the Radford University Art Museum Downtown.

The photographs of Ellen Kanzinger ’18, Suzanna Mayer ‘18, Wilson Miller ‘17 and Kiki Spiezio ’18 were included in the exhibition. Two of the students also won awards for their work. Miller received Best in Show for his photograph “South Glade Street 3” and Honorable Mention for “South Glade Street 2.” Mayer won First Place College Digital for “Midnight Web” and Honorable Mention for “Enveloped.”

Wilson Miller’s “South Glade Street 3”

“We are thrilled to have the talents of our Washington and Lee photography students on display in this exhibition,” said Christa Bowden, associate professor of art. “We often see their dedication to the medium in our photography classes, but it is wonderful for them to have the opportunity to share their work with a larger audience outside the W&L community.”

Suzanna Mayer’s “Midnight Web”

The competition received more than 200 submissions and included work by students from colleges, universities and high schools throughout southwest Virginia. Entry was open to current undergraduates and high school students who were taking photography courses as part of their studies. Images were entered into one of three categories: College analog, college digital and high school.