Prudhomme receives 2014 Jefferson Clarke Wilson Memorial Award for Excellence in Photography

March 28th, 2014 Comments Off on Prudhomme receives 2014 Jefferson Clarke Wilson Memorial Award for Excellence in Photography

Paul Prudhomme

Paul Prudhomme

By Dominic Lippillo

The 2014 Jefferson Clarke Wilson Memorial Award for Excellence in Photography has been awarded to Paul Prudhomme, a junior in the Department of Art. 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 Paul’s photograph of the firefighter standing in front of the controlled burn that stood out to the selection committee.

“Paul’s thoughtful placement of the figure in the landscape communicates a narrative that is built upon the depicted details in the photograph. His use of color aids in this by allowing the viewer’s eye to search the composition,” Lippillo said.

This award, sponsored by Stuart Herring of Starkville, is 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 and application process please contact Professor Gootee in the Department of Art at mgootee@caad.msstate.edu.

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