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Our Town - Sag Harbor In Focus | Opening Reception


Our Town-Sag Harbor in Focus is the third annual celebration of both our village of Sag Harbor and a reflection on living on the East End of Long Island as experienced by our community’s young people, students from Pierson High School. It is also a celebration of our students’ creativity and achievement as witnessed in their photography.

Sponsored by the Sag Harbor Partnership, Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum, Cygnet Foundation, Theo Gray, and the Reutershan Educational Trust, the exhibition will include photographs in ten separate categories including portraiture, landscape, architecture, and photojournalism. The photograph determined to be the most effective in each category will receive a $100 prize .An additional prize of $25 will be given to an honorable mention in each category. In addition, there will be a $1000 prize for the photograph chosen to be the outstanding image in the exhibition.

Award-winning photographer Michael Heller and Theo Gray, who teaches filmmaking at the Ross School, are this year’s judges.

Pierson Students Grade 8-12 are eligible to enter, and art teachers Peter Solow and Elizabeth Marchisella are organizing contestants.

The show runs from May 12-May 20 at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum, with an opening reception from 5:30-7:30pm. An AWARDS CEREMONY will take place during this time. All are invited.

The show will close with a panel titled ADVERSITY, DIVERSITY AND CHANGE will take place at the Museum SATURDAY, MAY 19th, at 4pm. All are invited.