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Jun 4, 2018 12:00 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Pierson High School News, May 31

Jun 4, 2018 12:00 PM

Pierson High School

The photography of Pierson High School students was on display at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum last month as part of an “Our Town: Sag Harbor in Focus” juried exhibit.

The showcase celebrated the Village of Sag Harbor and life on Eastern Long Island as seen through the eyes of area youth. The exhibit featured images in 10 categories, including portraiture, family, architecture and landscapes.

The exhibit opening was marked by an awards ceremony on May 12. A finalist in each category was named by judge and local photojournalist Michael Heller. Griffin Federico was awarded $1,000 for best photography portfolio. Photographer/filmmaker Theo Gray, a Pierson High School alumnus, selected the winner.

Other winners were in first place by category, Esrin Acar, Sag Harbor History and Family; Sophia Borzilleri, Street Photography, Portraiture and the Human Condition; Carly Browngardt, Architecture; Brooke Canavan, Unclassified; Isabella DiRussa, Landscape; Griffin Federico, Portfolio; Leigh Hatfield, Permanence and Metamorphosis; and Daniella Schiff, Photojournalism.

The runners up were Phoebe Bennett, Landscape; Sophia Borzilleri, Portfolio; Isabella DiRussa, Unclassified; Gianna Ekstra, Photojournalism; Griffin Federico, Human Condition, Family, Street Photography and Architecture; and Ava Kiss, Portraiture, Permanence and Metamorphosis and Sag Harbor History.

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