George School Student Work Displayed at Drexel University
Nene Diallo ’14, Kevin Kong ’14, Vincent Liu ’15, and Simon Shao ’15 will have photography on display in the Drexel University High School Photography Exhibit. The exhibit will run from February 2 to March 4, 2013 at
the Drexel University Photography Facility on 33rd and Arch Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Photography teacher and coordinator of visual arts, Danielle Picard-Sheehan, encourages George School students to enter the Drexel contest each year. “My advice to my students is to experience all types of photography
and discover what they like. I encourage them to submit photographs that speak to them,” said Danielle.
The photographs for the exhibit are chosen from a pool of
more than 1,825 photos. Only 140 photos are chosen each year and of those, six are chosen as winners of the contest. The winners will be announced on January
“I love taking photos because I love the feeling. For me,
taking a picture is another way to record my daily life and that is why I chose to take this art class,” said Kevin. “I submitted my photo to the contest because I wanted to show what I can do, and this contest is a perfect platform
to let me express myself.”
Nene, a student in Danielle’s IB Alternative Photography
class, focused on details when she took her picture. “I focused on the simplicity of the shot and tried to maintain a centered idea when I took this photo. I developed it using an alternative process called Van Dyke Brown,” said Nene. “I think it’s crazy how a photo you take captures a moment in time that can’t ever be relived.”
In addition to the photos they take for their classes, Nene
and Vincent are also regular contributors to Our Week in Pictures, a weekly photojournalism publication featured
on the George School website.