In Focus Photo Contest 1991

October 13, 1991|By A.M. CHAPLIN

A BLACK-AND-WHITE PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL WAS THIS year's top winner in the Sun Magazine's annual photo contest, earning Clifford W. Gwinn of Parkville $1,250 in prize money. As Sun judges selected Mr. Gwinn's photo of his daughter as the grand-prize winner from among some 1,350 entries, the word they used most often to describe it was "classic."

Sun Magazine photographer Patrick Sandor said the shot of Rebecca Gwinn reminded him of 18th century paintings. The Sun's design director, Donna Crivello, admired the straightforward pose. The Sun's assistant director of photography, Bob Hamilton, said the photo "showed the photographer knew what he was doing," because such deceptively simple portraiture is difficult to pull off.

Another black-and-white portrait placed among the other winners: Parkville resident Rhonda Schwarz's shot of her husband. Winners with color pictures were Bethesda resident Joelle Morris, Pennsylvanian Morris J. Guariglia, Maryland Institute student Charles Jing and Severn resident Elmer Ritter. Each will receive $250, as will Ms. Schwarz.

Winning photos taken on Kodak film have been entered in the 1991 Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Awards.

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