Scholastics and Photographic Society of American, 1966–1970

I have Mr. Ronald DePentu to thank and acknowledge as my teacher and mentor with photography from 7th grade until graduation day from high school. In being the art teacher Mr. DePentu integrated the photography program into his teaching curriculum. At a young age I was processing black and white film and making prints with a foundation of both the technical and aesthetic aspects of photography. Ron gave me every opportunity in the world thru believing in me. I knew he knew I could do it, meanwhile I was always trying to give more to the assignment than what he asked for. At the age of fifteen I was a National Scholastics First Place winner in the Still Life Black and White Division.

Photo from the series Scholastic

Print 1

Photo from the series Scholastic

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Photo from the series Scholastic

Print 3