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Photo contest winners
The B.U. Bridge's first amateur photography contest drew entries from students, staff, and even the parent of a BU student (who won an honorable mention). First place -- a $200 gift certificate to Campus Camera, a $50 gift certificate to the Elephant Walk restaurant, and a $50 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble at BU -- went to Christina Chen (SFA'02). Second place -- a $50 gift certificate to the Elephant Walk and a $50 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble at BU -- went to Heather Paul (SFA'02). Third place -- a $50 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble at BU -- was awarded to Joei Wroten, a staff researcher at BU's Center for Space Physics. Two honorable mentions -- Emile Bellott, the parent of a BU student, and Jordan Faris (SFA'02) -- earned B.U. Bridge coffee mugs.
First place: Self-portrait
For her photography class assignment -- a self-portrait -- and a sports-related assignment, BU swim team member Christina Chen (SFA'02) says she "double-exposed film using a Canon AE-1" and made her own print. The winning result is a provocative view of Chen, both in and out of the pool.
Second place: Through the Trees
Heather Paul (SFA'02) took this photograph last October in front of 722-726 Commonwealth Ave. as part of an SFA night photography assignment. The tower is part of the School of Theology building, next to Marsh Chapel. "I live at 726 Commonwealth Ave. and see this every night," Paul says. "So I just decided to take a picture of it." She used a Ricoh manual, with a 10-second exposure.
Third place: Untitled
Joei Wroten, a staff researcher at the Center for Space Physics, took this shot while standing on the Tower Bridge in London last fall. "I was just watching the people on the other side," she says. "They were tourists, like me." Wroten used a Nikon F camera.
Honorable mention: GSU
Emile Bellott, of Beverly, Mass., the parent of a BU student, used a 40-year-old Rolleiflex twin lens reflex camera to snap the front of the GSU on a sunny May day in 1999. "My son Winston (CAS'03) was attending BU Academy at the time," says Bellott. "I drove him there to take a final exam, and then had time to wander around the BU campus and take pictures. I saw the sunlight coming across the GSU and said, 'Wow, I have to take that shot.' I particularly enjoy photography of architecture."
Honorable mention: Marsh Chapel at Night
Jordan Faris (SFA'02) scoped out this late autumn shot with a Vivitar camera for a night photography assignment. "I picked it out because it was nice," Faris says. "I was surprised the picture came out so well."