P O W E L L, W y o. - The 2007 Photo Imaging Education Association (PIEA) is once again sending its Annual Student Photo Exhibition to Powell for display Monday, Oct. 15, through Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the SinClair Gallery at Northwest College.
And once again the show, which features 67 images chosen from over 6,493 entries, includes a photo submitted from Northwest College. Craig Satterlee, an NWC associate professor of photography, won the grand prize award for faculty/staff portfolio. Satterlee's name has topped the show's faculty award list several times. This is his second portfolio prize. His submission included five candid images he took while on an NWC class trip to Uruguay a couple years ago.
According to the PIEA, no other student photo competition is seen by as many people on four continents. The show's itinerary includes 60 venues in Australia, South Africa, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. In addition to those countries, submissions came from students and faculty in China, Guatemala, Honduras, India and South Africa.
Competition judges this year were Jay Dickman, National Geographic and Pulitzer Prize winning photographer; Julie Simpson, the managing editor of Photographer's Forum; and Howard Wallach, a retired photography teacher.
PIEA members are professional educators from 14 countries who teach photography and digital imaging at all education levels. The winning entries in its Student Photo Exhibitions are divided into two editions that travel for three years to different venues across the world.
SinClair Gallery, located in the Orendorff Building, is open from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Admission is free.