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Winners of Port Photo Competition Announced

Exhibit at Museum of Latin American Art runs through Oct. 30

October 3, 2016


The Arts Council for Long Beach announced the winners of the fourth annual Port of Long Beach PHOTOGALLERY competition on Saturday. The program, on exhibit at the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) through Oct. 30, features the work of more than 60 amateur and professional photographers who attended a workshop and then captured images aboard a cruise through the Port.

This year, the panel of judges selected a top photo in each of three categories. First place in the Interpretation of Green category was Christine Smith with "Rush," an impression of the wake of the harbor cruise boat; the winner in the Human and Machines category was Heather Leyse for "Night Shift," which shows an OOCL cargo ship being worked at Middle Harbor; and the first place in Port of the Future, as well as the overall winner of the contest, was Aydin Palabiyikoglu for "Future Rising," a striking shot of the Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement construction juxtaposed with the current bridge.

This year, the Port is holding an online PHOTOGALLERY contest. Fans can go to www.polb.com/photocontest and vote for their favorite of the non-prize-winning photos. The winning photographer and one lucky voter will receive packages of Port promotional items.

The PHOTOGALLERY is the fourth workshop and competition the Port has held in conjunction with the Arts Council as part of Long Beach Arts Month. The photos are on display in MoLAA's Port to Learning: The Port of Long Beach Art Education Gallery.

The Port of Long Beach PHOTOGALLERY runs through Oct. 30. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, with extended hours on Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. MoLAA is free to the public on Sundays, and is located at 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, 90802. More information on MoLAA is at http://www.molaa.org/.

For an online look at the winners and all the entries in the competition, go to www.polb.com/photoexhibit.

For more information on the Arts Council for Long Beach, visit http://www.artslb.org/.

Hi-res copies of the winning photos are available at www.polb.com/photos.

Photo caption, from top: Christine Smith, "Rush"; Heather Leyse, "Night Shift"; Aydin Palabiyikoglu, "Future Rising."

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