Area high schoolers get gallery treatment at Montgomery County Campus photography show

Chase Osborne doesn’t have any fancy photography equipment like some of his AP Photography classmates have. His sole camera is the one on his iPhone 6s Plus.

But that phone camera, coupled with his talent for photography, landed him top honors in the 2017 photography show at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus.

“I never thought I’d win something like this,” Osborne said.

Osborne, 17, is a junior at Northwest High School. His photograph, “The Chase,” shows him running on the Seneca Creek Greenway Trail. He set his iPhone up on a tree, used a 10-second timer and ran across several large rocks. He took five of the best photos he captured and combined them in Photoshop to create his winning image.

“I’m chasing myself,” Osborne said, playing off his first name, Chase. He frequents the trail and enjoys running there; he is doing a concentration in running photography for his photography class.

The theme for the photography show this year is “Explore.” This is the second year JHU held a separate exhibit to showcase the photography of Montgomery County Public Schools high school students. Previously, a single exhibit featured both photography and canvas works.

In all, students from 13 Montgomery County public high schools now have their photos on exhibit at the JHU Montgomery County Campus. It is a competitive process: Of the 261 photographs submitted, jurors selected 53 to be showcased, and only five won prizes.

An opening reception for the exhibit was held on campus in March. Parents, students, and community residents gathered to view the art and hear the winners announced. The exhibit will be on display through May 12 in the lobby of the campus’s 9605 Building. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The exhibit is one of JHU’s programs designed…

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