Previous Exhibit (2013):
From Your Lens: Images of Contemporary Railroading
Locomotion - Stephen Panopoulos
The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is proud to feature an exhibit of entries from its recent photography contest. The public was invited to enter photographs that were taken in 2012, illustrating railroading equipment, places and people in Pennsylvania.
Fifty-two individuals entered 130 photographs in the adult division and seven individuals entered 19 photographs in the youth division. Photography contest winners are:
• Railroad Equipment: Stephen Panopoulos, Fallston, MD
• Railroad Places: Matthew Malkiewicz, Mount Laurel, NJ
• Railroad People: R. Neil Gruber, Ephrata, PA
• Railroad Equipment: Jared Kofsky, South Orange, NJ
• Railroad Places: Jared Kofsky, South Orange, NJ
• Railroad People: Brandon Dekerlegand, Cherry Hill, NJ
Photo contest division winners in each subject category received a cash prize of $100, and were acknowledged at a private reception at the Museum. Entries were judged by Kristin Hill, aviation artist; Brian Solomon, railroad photographer and author; Craig Benner, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania visitor services guide; Patrick Morrison, Museum chief educator; and Nicholas Zmijewski, Museum archives collections manager.
All photo contest entries were featured in the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania's new gallery exhibit, "From Your Lens: Images of Contemporary Railroading," which opened to the public on Saturday, April 27, 2013 and closed in January 2014.
"Pennsylvania is replete with wonderful opportunities to photograph railroad subjects," says Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania director Charles Fox. "The Museum's vast library and archives houses collections of amazing photographs of well-known, lesser known and unknown photographers who have documented the stories of railroading men and women, the rolling stock and the locales, from the 1850s to today. The photo contest entrants captured some of the beauty, the vitality and the diversity of railroading in the Commonwealth."