The Arts Council for Long Beach announced the winners of the fifth annual Port of Long Beach PHOTO Program competition on Friday evening, as the photography exhibit kicked off its gallery show at the Long Beach Museum of Art.
Featuring beautiful and striking images of the Port captured by 80 amateur and professional photographers, the show is held in conjunction with the Arts Council as part of Long Beach Arts Month. The exhibit, open Thursdays through Sundays, runs through Oct. 22.
This year, the panel of judges awarded the top prize to Greg Bishop of Los Alamitos for his image “Pinniped Beach,” a heartening picture of sea lions sunning themselves on the bulbous bow of a cargo ship at berth. Second place went to Denise Favre of Signal Hill for her image “Trans-Porting,” a color-saturated image of a container ship leaving the Port at sunset. Third place was awarded to William Zhang of South Pasadena for his image “Port Bow Colors,” a crisp and colorful close up of the bow of a ship.
The Port is also conducting an online “fan favorite” award program. Fans can go to www.polb.com/photocontest and vote for their favorite among the non-prize-winning photos. The winning photographer and one lucky voter will receive a package of Port promotional items.
Museum of Art hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Admission to the exhibit is free. Long Beach Museum of Art is located at 2300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach 90803.
More information on LBMA is at http://www.lbma.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/.
High-resolution copies of the winning photos are available at www.polb.com/photos.
Photo caption: Greg Bishop of Los Alamitos with his winning photo, “Pinnaped Beach,” outside the Long Beach Museum of Art on Friday, Oct. 6.