Photography Award given for a cause

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.

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