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9th Annual Focus on Nevada Photo Contest

Al Baker, Semi-professional
Al Baker, Semi-professional

Artistic & Abstract, 2nd Place


Wow. if we’ve learned one thing over the past year, it’s that a virulent global pandemic can’t even touch the resilient mojo of avid photographers. The honorees in this year’s Focus on Nevada photo contest seem to have taken the assorted bummers of COVID as an artistic challenge, sublimating them into images that pop with raw, longing beauty -— but just as often hum with the tensions and subtle dramas of domestic life that we got to know all too well. Congratulations to our winners and honorable mentions -— and thanks as always for inspiring us to look at Nevada with a truly fresh perspective.


Scott Dickensheets, Writer

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Joe Dumic, B&C Camera

Brent Holmes, Artist

Andrew Kiraly, Desert Companion

Robert John Kley, Photographer

Heidi Kyser, Desert Companion

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Chase McCurdy, Artist and photographer

Elizabeth Quiñones-Zaldaña, Poet

Christopher Smith, Desert Companion

Lance L. Smith, Artist


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