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Artist Kyle Wilson loves to capture the beauty of old and abandoned rural items with his camera for his business, Left Behind Photography. His work is on display and available for sale at the 2021 Arts and Crafts Show, which kicked off at the Virginia Highlands Festival in Abingdon on Friday.




“That’s where you can find a lot of rural American goodness,” said Wilson, whose business is Left Behind Photography.

Lots of times, his photos evoke an emotional response from his audiences.

“My photos start the stories, and I like for the buyers to finish the stories. A lot of times it’s nostalgia. People see these photos, and it reminds them of their grandfather’s barn or grandma’s farmhouse or the truck they learned to drive. I hear a lot of that, and it puts a smile on my face,”

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Art lovers galore attended the Marshall Regional Arts Council annual Juried Art Show reception Thursday night at the Marshall Place Art Gallery.

The show welcomed local art of all kinds including photography, single medium art, 3D art and mixed medium art. Top three winners were given in each category as well as a People’s Choice award winner.

Marshall Regional Arts Council (MRAC) also hosted its annual membership drive at the event which was sponsored in part by the Texas Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, the Armstrong Foundation and the Pole Foundation.

The nonprofit’s mission is to provide quality arts and humanities performances to all citizens of Harrison, Marion, Panola Counties and beyond.

At the juried art show, crowds gathered to walk through the Marshall Place Art Gallery, formerly known as Marshall Mall. While partaking of snacks and beverages, aesthetes were able to look at

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a close up of a horse


Winners of the annual iPhone Photography Awards (IPPA) have been announced for this year. From among thousands of entries into the competition across a total of 18 categories, Sharan Shetty from India has bagged the first place for the Photographer of the Year award.

The 2021 edition marked the 14th iteration of the photography competition held each year exclusively for iPhone and iPad users. Sharan’s image titled “Bonding” managed to grab him the top place among all the winners across categories this year.

Shot on an iPhone X, Sharan’s award-winning black and white photo depicts a man and his horse in the middle of an empty landscape. It feels as if the two are supporting or consoling each other. Sharan clicked the photo at Yanar Dag, Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.

Each year, thousands of such entries by iPad and iPhone users compete for the top prize – IPPA Photographer

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