DelVal announces photography contest winners

Nov 25, 2015

Courtesy: The Toni Morrison Society.

Credit: Ally Harrison. Harrison is a Doylestown and Brooklyn-based photographer. Harrison took third in the professional category in DelVal's Land and the American Dream Photography Contest. 

For the first time this year, Delaware Valley University’s sustainability-focused conference series, The Precarious Alliance, included a photography contest. Photographers were asked to submit photos that reflected the theme of the 2015 conference, “Land and the American Dream,” which was held on the University’s Doylestown Campus Oct. 14 through Oct. 16. Winners in three categories were displayed at the event and guests had a chance to vote for their favorites on Twitter. Guests’ votes determined the winners of the fourth category, social vote.

Brianna Foster ’09, of Brianna Foster Photography, took first place in the professional category as well as the social vote category. Her photo, which showed an antique pickup truck in front of a field of solar panels, was the cover of the conference program. Foster is a resident of Ringwood, New Jersey. Jerry Millevoi, of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, took second in the professional category. His image showed a farm with a housing development in the background. Ally Harrison, also of Doylestown, took third in the professional category. Her image showed the sky reflecting in a lake in Montana with a young man sitting in the center of the image.

Sheila Fehrenbach, of Villanova, Pennsylvania, took first place in the amateur category. Her photo showed a line of clothes drying in the sun. Samantha Pace, of Fontana, California, took second place for her image of the sky. Gerald D. Klein’s image of an egret and Julie Ventresca-Pittelli’s image of a farm being developed tied for third in the amateur category. Klein is from Elkins Park, Pennsylvania and Ventresca-Pittelli is from Danboro, Pennsylvania.

Jordan Redd, a high school student from Warrington, Pennsylvania, took first place in the student category and second in the social vote category. Her black and white image showed an antique Ford in Long Beach Island, New Jersey. Heather McDermott of Chalfont, Pennsylvania won second place for her image of power lines interrupting a beautiful landscape. Payton Moore of Telford, Pennsylvania won third place for her image of a school being demolished.

The contest was judged by: 

  • Dr. Richard Bortnick, associate professor of biology, Delaware Valley University
  • Annmarie Ely, media relations and publications coordinator, Delaware Valley University
  • Doug McCambridge, media and communication faculty member,  Delaware Valley University
  • Natalie Wi and Jung Wi, professional photographers, Allure West Studios

View the 2015 winners!