Local students win photography contest
Anna Robles/Special to the Index-Tribune
Learning the art of photography has never been more exciting than in recent months for Sonoma Valley High School’s advanced photography II class. Making the transition into a more digital platform while maintaining a traditional take on making photographs, several photo II students have been recognized both nationally and locally. Seven of photography teacher Andy Mitchell’s students were honored in the Association of Texas Photo Instructors fall contest. This year the ATPI received more than 7,500 entries from schools in Texas, Kansas, New York, California, and Washington. Junior Maria Hawing and senior Rose Greenberg won first and second place, respectively, in the advanced advertising category. With more than 515 entries in the Informal Portrait category, the most in the contest, senior Jessica Wilson received second place. In the landscape category, senior Anna Robles and junior Owen Ljung both received honorable mentions, junior Aaron Pino received an honorable mention in the open category, and senior Allison Cogbill received the same in the nature category. Cogbill has also been recognized locally by the Bank of Marin, and her work is featured on the cover of the bank’s annual calendar as well as on its annual holiday card. The photograph above is by Anna Robles.