Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Spotlight on Digital Imaging

On April 30th, DATA sophomore Talyor Burns won the 2nd place award of $4,000.00 for photography at the 23rd Annual Music Center Spotlight Awards. This prestigious awards program showcases exceptionally talented youth from southern California who show great promise for careers in the art world. 

This was no ordinary photography contest and a first for the DATA Digital Imaging program. All student submissions were evaluated by leading professional artists who selected 15 semifinalists for each discipline. After Taylor's digital image Passion (above) made the cut, she was invited to interview with a panel of five photographers to receive personal feedback on her developing portfolio, as well as attend art workshops and museum tours in downtown LA.

The final award ceremony, hosted by Hell Boy's Ron Pearlman, was held in front of an audience of 3,000 people at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. The cover photograph for the night's program was created by graduating DATA Di senior Spencer McQuinn.



16 comments:

  1. Matt,
    Fantastic! What a wonderful experience for Taylor! I hope that money goes toward an educational experience that helps her meet her career goals! Spencer’s cover is amazing! It’s great to see two exceptional students being recognized.
    Lorri

    Lorri S. McCune, Ed.D.
    Superintendent
    Palm Springs Unified School District

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  2. What an amazing accomplishment! Congratulations to you and your student. I would love to hear the insights on her work - it is absolutely beautiful and incredibly thought provoking!

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  3. Im happy for Spencer and the other DATASkills USA people. Congratulations you guys.

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  4. alejandra CovarrubiasJune 2, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    I am really happy for spencer and all the member of DATASkills people. they did really good and all the work they did

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  5. I'm so happy for all the winners of the Spotlight Awards! They all did a great job! They all should be appreciated for all the work they have done!

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  6. Congratulations Talyor I know you have skill and passion in what you do and I cant wait to see what you do next year.

    P.S. hope you enjoying your new Macbook pro and all your prize money.

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  7. This seems like is was an awesome experience! Im definitely going to enter a contest next time i have a good enough graphic!

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  8. congratulations to Taylor and Spencer for being recognized for their work .

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  9. This is amazing, i love how the words go with the picture. The colors are awesome.

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  10. Congratulations Taylor!

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  11. CONGRATS Taylor! You did a good job!

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  12. I really like the Spot Light cover, nice job Spence and Taylor!

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  13. Congrats to you! I beat you are very happy about it! Good luck for other competitions!

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  14. Mikey Serna; Amazing piece Taylor. It's beautiful just like you.

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  15. Congratulations Taylor!

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