Bravery is a virtue possessed by some and those who are ailing or suffering from a chronic disease are perhaps the bravest of all.
This spirit was encouraged and celebrated by the Hoyt Center for Arts in association with Jameson Health System and the New Castle YMCA when they organized the 2nd annual Expressions of Courage competition. This competition invited photographers of all age group to submit photographs of any patient or medical consultant who has been suffering from or treating any kind of chronic disorder or disability. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd places were awarded and all the entries were displayed in the Hoyt Atrium and in the upper level corridor of the new wing of the North Campus of Jameson’s Health System.
Jack Reynolds a freshman at the Seneca Valley has been named as a honorable mention winner in this competition. His unique presentation won him this acclaim. He had photographed the frail hands of his grandmother who suffered from diabetes which is indeed a chronic disease. He titled this outstanding piece of art as “One Drop at a Time”. His creative work will also be displayed among the various entries.
This concept of the expressions of courage is wonderful and a great initiative taken by Hoyt and Jameson Health System. The Executive Director of Hoyt, Kimberly Koller Jones said that the competition was not just about the photographic excellence but also the touching story behind it. She further mentioned that the everyday acts of courage shown by such patients affected by chronic disease inspired them to organize a concept like this.
Kevin Quigley has been honored with the Premier League photograph of the year award for clicking snaps of Steven Gerrard’s well talked about celebration away at Fulham previous English Premier League season. All top flight commissioned photographers were asked to submit their favorite snap of the campaign that were then judged by a panel of experts that has top names like Dave Shopland, Martin Tyler, Alan Sparrow and Andy Dunn.
Kevin got the gong for saving the intense celebrations of Liverpool captain in his camera at Craven Cottage during stoppage time of 3 – 2 victory back in February. The Sportsmail photographer was intelligibly thrilled to have been recognized.
He told that he is highly honored to win this award, this is the first photography award I have won so would like to thank the judges and Barclays for having this competition each year.
Fulham is really a magnificent ground to work at. This place has some old features that make for lovely snaps. His colleague Graham Chadwick won this same award with a tremendous remote camera click a few years back; and it seems like it is a lucky ground for them.
He told that he sat there with his technician Ian, who edited his snaps that evening. Ian had just ran out to be beside him as they were on edition because it was a 7:45pm kick off and it was the 2nd or 3rd minute of injury time when the penalty was awarded. He was sitting in front of the Liverpool fans because he felt Liverpool were going to win the match and of course celebrate in front of their travelling fans who had a nightmare journey to and from the game as the trains were delayed.