HS Photog Edel Recognized by Huntington Camera Club

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High school student Taylor Edel was recently recognized at the Huntington Camera Club’s 29th annual High School Photography Competition, with her
darkroom photograph earning an honorable mention. Edel’s work was selected from 1,262 entrants from 16 high schools across Long Island. 

Held since 1991, this Nikon-sponsored event honors outstanding high school photographers. Edel received a certificate, cash award and an Ambassador Coin keepsake medallion, created by Nikon to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the company. 

“The photo was taken from the first roll of film that Taylor shot last fall,” said photographer teacher Joy Taylor. “Her assignment was texture, and this print stood out to me immediately as an exceptional darkroom print. I loved the simple subject matter as well as the composition. The judges commented on the tonality and range of dark and light, and mentioned how Taylor was able to create a very successful print despite the difficulty of manipulating prints created in a traditional darkroom setting. I’m very proud of Taylor.”

“When I first took this photo at the beginning of the school year, I never imagined I would win a contest like this,” said Edel. “I’m very thankful to receive this honor.”