The 70th Annual Virginia Highlands Festival Photography competition is back with categories for youth, amateurs, professionals, and “altered images.” Intake days are July 14 and 15 from 1-5 p.m. at the William King Museum of Art. For more information, visit vahighlandsfestival.org/photography.
This year, two new events are added for photography enthusiasts: a photowalk throughout downtown Abingdon and a food photography workshop held at Morgan’s restaurant on Main St. The photowalk takes place Tuesday, July 31 from 6-7 p.m. and begins at the fountain across from Barter Theatre. The food photography workshop takes place Thursday, August 2 from 2-3 p.m. Bring your own cameras. Individuals are responsible for purchasing their own food at Morgan’s if they so desire.
Once again, the Virginia Highlands Festival partners with the William King Museum for the photography competition and is thrilled to welcome back Richard Mink as this year’s judge. His passion for painting and other creative mediums inspired him to pick up a camera while looking for interesting subjects and compositions to draw. He quickly found a new creative outlet in photography.
Richard has been in the photography business for over 30 years developing a vast portfolio with notable experience. He is well-versed in studio photography, creating moods with lighting and atmospheres with a wide array of backdrops and props, and utilizes imaginative location shoots while optimizing natural light.
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It’s always exciting to see what kind of new photos we’ll get next. — John Cornelius