In celebration of the International Women’s Day and of Women’s History Month, the Hasselblad camera company has announcedf the winners of its international Hasselblad Heroines annual photo competition recognizing female photographers from across the globe for their creativity and dedication to the craft.

For its fourth year, the Hasselblad Heroines awards highlights a select group of diverse female photographers who are stamping their mark on the photographic industry.

“By putting a spotlight on these creatives, Hasselblad Heroines hopes to encourage the next generation of female photographers to go against the grain and bring their creative visions to life,” the organizers said.

This year’s heroines are eight remarkable photographers from different continents working in a wide range of genres including travel, architecture, nature, product, food and beverage, wedding, conceptual fine art and portrait photography.

Their images have been featured in galleries, billboards and print and on

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2021 Ocean Art Photography Competition

The Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition has revealed its 2021 winners, marking the contest’s 10th anniversary. Although the participants encountered challenges and travel restrictions brought upon by the pandemic, the submitted entries showed a high caliber of craftsmanship.

The contest, organized by the Underwater Photography Guide, looks for the world’s best photos that document marine life behavior, unique portraits of underwater critters, and powerful images that advocate for the conservation of the subsurface planet.

The Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition received a large number of entries from 81 countries. This year’s judging panel included prestigious underwater photographers Tony Wu, Mark Strickland, and Marty Snyderman.

Numerous sponsors helped provide over $35,000 in prizes, awarded to the winners across 13 categories, in addition to the overall winner of the Best of Show title.

“We were excited to see photographers continue to travel locally and internationally to capture amazing photos,” says Scott

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Don Fotine and wife Connie with his winning painting 'Snow Geese' at the Carson Valley Art 
Assocation Scholarship show.

Don Fotine and wife Connie with his winning painting ‘Snow Geese’ at the Carson Valley Art
Assocation Scholarship show.


Carson Valley Art Association recently displayed the art of more than 40 local artists in their annual Scholarship Benefit Art Show in Minden.

This year’s show was held Nov. 5-7 and 112 pieces were on display, mostly from Carson and Eagle valley artists, with a few from Reno, Markleeville, and Stagecoach.

Several of the entries were from nonassociation members and many were new to the show.

This free three-day art show included a reception, 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, and a flea table.

Eight media categories in the art show were acrylic, water media, mixed media, photography, oil, 3D-art, pastel and other. Mark Tompkins was the judge this year.

Carson Valley Art Association thanked the community for its support in this scholarship fundraising event, and for supporting and promoting the

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