2016 Olympus InVision Photo Festival November 4-6, 2016

  The Olyimage1mpus InVision Photo Festival is a premier photo festival with broad appeal to amateur and professional photographers. Designed to foster excitement and dialogue between a diverse group of participants, the festival provides intimate access to world-class photographers and their work through innovative workshops, classes and presentations. InVision leverages the unique attractions, history and landscape of the surrounding region and celebrates its diverse artistic and cultural community.   More info coming soon!  For more information and to get involved contact Stacie Brennan, Senior Director Visual Arts at .    

2015 Olympus InVision College Photo Competition Winners Announced

ArtsQuest and Olympus America Inc. have announced the winners of the 2015 Olympus InVision College Photography Contest, highlighting the work of students from universities throughout the Northeast. Capturing first place in this year’s competition was Glenn D. Koehler Jr. of Northampton Community College for his image from the Flaming Lips show at Musikfest Aug. 7, 2015. “When I first started taking photography seriously, looking at composition and framing, I was working with a 1.3 megapixel digital camera. Things have come a long way since then, and my appreciation for photography has only grown fonder,” says Koehler. “The study of how light can affect the world around us and what details can lie in the shadows have enamored me more and more as I’ve gotten older. The entire Flaming Lips concert was full of surreal imagery and magical music, and I hope I captured the essence of that with my photograph.” This year’s College Photography Contest was judged by Rick Smolan, a former Time, Life and National Geographic photographer who’s best known as the co-creator of the Day in the Life book series. The works selected for the Photography Contest exhibition are on display at the Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem, through Dec. 13. The complete list of winners in the 2015 Olympus InVision College Photography Contest is:
First Place ($1,500 prize)
Glenn Koehler Glenn D. Koehler Jr. of Bethlehem, PA “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots,” Digital Print Northampton Community College
Second Place ($1,000)
Sathya Ram Sathya Ram of Bethlehem, PA “Solo,” Inkjet Print Lehigh University
Third Place ($500)
Sean Roberts Sean Roberts of Kutztown, PA “Child 3,” Archival Inkjet Print Kutztown University
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