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Winners Announced in STEaM Photo Show

November 06, 2015

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is hosting the Second Annual  “Atomic STEaM Photography Show,” a special photo art exhibit, on display from November 7, 2015, through January 3, 2016.

Individuals, both local and from all over the world, shared their photographic talent and eye for everything science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEaM), and a select number of photographs were chosen through the juried competition to be displayed at the nationally accredited, Smithsonian affiliated Museum.

Winners were announced at the November 6 special preview reception, and every award was given to an Albuquerque resident. First place went to Steve Allen for his photo titled “Listening to the Cosmos.” Second place went to W. Gary Rivera for his photo titled “Angular Momentum.” Third place went to Bob Fugate for his photo titled “Solar Symmetry.” Honorable Mention was given to three individuals also from Albuquerque, Christopher Hains for his photo titled “Antimonide Tiles,” Kat Richter-Sand of for her photo titled “Blue Moon Plasma Jet” and Yesenia Perez Gonzalez for her photo titled “Transition.”

Other photos selected to show in the exhibit came from as far away as Milan, Italy, and range from the literal engineering feats of Albuquerque’s I-25 and I-40 highway interchange, to the abstract interpretation of science as seen incandescent light broken into its constituent spectral colors.

Any individual, from a professional photographer to a student with a camera phone, were invited to submit a photograph to the “Atomic STEaM Photography Competition” with the hope to not only win a cash prize but to also have their work on display at the Museum. All photographs submitted relate in some way to overall theme of science, technology, engineering, art or mathematics, and they were all open to interpretation by the photographer.

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