Crosby receives 2015 Jefferson Clarke Wilson Memorial Award for Excellence in Photography

March 27th, 2015 Comments Off on Crosby receives 2015 Jefferson Clarke Wilson Memorial Award for Excellence in Photography

Brennan Crosby

Brennan Crosby

Brennan Crosby was selected as the 2015 recipient of the Jefferson Clarke Wilson Memorial Award for Excellence in Photography. This $100 award is a recurring honor in the Department of Art on the Mississippi State University campus.

The award is presented in the spring to a student in the Department of Art for excellence in portrait or nature photography.

“This year, it was difficult to choose the winner of the award. There were many great photographs submitted by many talented students in the department,” said Assistant Professor Dominic Lippillo.

In the end, it was Crosby’s landscape photograph that stood out to the selection committee.

“Brennan’s thoughtful consideration of repetition in the landscape allows the viewer’s eye to travel back to the sunset. Because of this, the viewer notices the transition from cool to warm colors, which allows the photograph to be interpreted on a visceral level,” said Lippillo.

The award is sponsored by Stuart Herring of Starkville in memory of Jeff Wilson and his love of photography. Born in Gulfport,  Wilson was an accomplished photographer and woodworker in addition to being a computer programmer and employee of Mississippi State University for 35 years.

For more information about the application process, please contact Professor Marita Gootee in the Department of Art at mgootee@caad.msstate.edu.

Click here to read about the 2014 recipient.

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