We are looking forward to our 14th Annual Photography Show, opening on February 19th from 6-9 p.m. As we lead up to the show, we will be announcing this year’s Best in Show winners. A panel of five distinguished, local judges carefully review all photos, and each selects one image to receive a Best in Show award. The winning photographers each receive a $100 cash prize and are recognized in the exhibit and program.
Today we are announcing the second Best in Show winner: “Blast Off” by Ather Ahsan, selected by judge Shedrick Pelt. Pelt expressed that this image “literally hit home” for him. “The Saturn V rocket that is projected on the side of the Washington Monument currently resides in my hometown of Huntsville, Alabama.” The monument is shown in contrast to the vast, brightly lit night sky, further symbolizing the wonders of space travel.
You can view more of Ather Ahsan’s work on Instagram.
Shedrick Pelt is a D.C. based editorial, live-event, and commercial photographer. His style is driven by an urge to be the fly on the wall, capturing an experience without disrupting the nature of the moment. More about Shedrick and his work can be found at www.sdotpdotmedia.com.