SDMoM successfully concluded its first public photography contest in recent times. Thank you for the almost 100 entries by local photographers who participated. While all the photos were creative and compelling, we could only select a few for inclusion in the Adventures in Photography: A Century of Images in Achaeology and Anthropology exhibition. The winners follow:


Category: Ethnic Diversity

Name: Nicole Caulfield

Title of Photograph: Afternoon Delight

Location of Photograph: La Jolla Windensea Beach


Category: Historical San Diego

Name: Brittany Galante

Title of Photograph: Adobe Structure

Location of Photograph: San Pasqual Indian Reservation


Category: Public Events

Name: Sandy Yakuta

Title of Photograph: Fireworks

Location of Photograph: Downtown, San Diego


Category: World Culture

Name: Ben Nugent

Title of Photograph: Patmos Kids Vying for Camera’s Attention

Location of Photograph: Nusa Simbo, Solomon Islands 


Category: Local Anthropologists

Name: Nick Doose

Title of Photograph: Descending the Well of History

Location of Photograph: Whaley House, Old Town, San Diego 


Category: Best in Show

Name: Joe Nalven

Title of Photograph: A Dance Thing

Location of Photograph: Space4Art – East Village, San Diego


We also thank the judges who participated in the contest. They are: Fred Lonidier, Ph.D., UCSD; G. Pasha Turley, Professor Emeritus, Southwestern College; and Lori Sokolowski, Education Manager, Museum of Photographic Arts.

To view the winning images, please visit our newest exhibition: Adventures in Photography: A Century of Images in Archaeology
and Anthropology
, an exhibition organized by the University of Pennsylvania, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.