3rd Annual Verne Morton Memorial Photography Show & Contest
What do you see when you look at a photograph? Verne Morton SAW beauty in the everyday views right outside his door, the common labors of his neighbors, and the creatures who shared his world. Because of his unique ability to capture what he saw, Verne Morton has often been referred to as “a photographer who made the commonplace compelling.” Photography has always been about really seeing everything with wide-open eyes and the desire to capture a special moment in time, a stunning vista or a deep feeling, and share it with others. Really seeing also makes us feel, and because of this there are no superior or inferior photographs, only unique photographs.
We encourage you to LOOK with wide-open eyes at the many unique photographs in our 3rd Annual Show as well as the artistry of Verne Morton. When you leave the show, we urge you REALLY SEE that there is beauty all around you. Next, we invite YOU next year to enter your own unique photograph because once you SEE, you will also gain the ability to make the commonplace compelling.
The producers of the 3rd Annual Verne Morton Memorial Photography Show and Contest, April Scheffler and Robin Cargian, will proudly present another talented group of local photographers who preserve the legacy of Verne Morton as they continue to tell the enduring story of Groton, ensuring that future generations will not forget the roots that hold them to this place. Any individual from any community is invited to submit up to two original photos. The photos must be taken within the boundaries of the Town of Groton, which includes the Village of Groton. There is no entry fee and prizes will be award. Categories are: People, Places, Animals, Weather, and (new this year) Botanicals. There will also be awards for Best of Show, People’s Choice, and the Verne Morton Legacy Award. Winners from last year as well as registration forms and rules can be found on the Town of Groton website – www.townofgrotonny.org. You can also call the Town Clerk’s Office for more information at 607-898-5035.
This yearly event will again take place during Groton aide Home Days on Saturday, August 20, 2010 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, August 21,2010 from 11 :00 am to 3:00 pm at the Town Hall located at 101 Conger Boulevard, Groton, NY. The days and times correspond with the Annual Art Show sponsored by the First National Bank of Groton, so be sure to take time to visit both events.