Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Will Premru Receives National Recognition

Hiker's Home

Will Premru is making quite the name for himself in the world of photography.  Just a few short months ago Will's Hiker's Home piece was recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards with a regional gold key.  As a result, his piece was displayed at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts located at Boston University. Will's piece is now being recognized nationally as one of only a handful of photos selected from the Massachusetts regional exhibit.  In addition, it is one of only three-hundred to receive national recognition.  

For additional information on the selection process please click on the link provided. http://www.artandwriting.org

Will not only earned national recognition for his Hiker's Home piece, but recently he was awarded a coveted internship position at the Costa Rica Leadership Summit.  Ms. Carol Case, veteran teacher and lead chaperon, offers details on this prestigious honor.  

By Carol Case
After a stringent portfolio review and application process, GDRHS’s own Will Premru was awarded a prestigious internship in photography by our school travel partner, EF.

Will’s considerable skills will be put to use when he attends the Costa Rica Leadership Summit from March 15-24. The Summit topic is environmental sustainability and the keynote speaker is world-renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall. He will shadow a professional photographer and will have special access to capture key moments of the Conference on stage and behind the scenes. His work may also be considered for inclusion in EF marketing materials.

Other highlights of the internship include a one-on-one mentorship with a graphic designer from EF’s creative team, a pre-Summit webinar with the official EF Summit photographer, and the chance for Will to build his personal portfolio. Congratulations, Will!

Mr. Jon O'Conner, his gifted GDRHS photography teacher, had this to say about Will.  

"Will is one of the nicest kids at this school.  Extremely humble, mature and very independently driven.  His dad is a professional photographer and in truth Will's technical knowledge of cameras outpaces mine.   He'd be a great photographer with or without me!  Will submitted 5 photos this year that we thought might get some notice.  He also got an honorable mention for an Analog Photograph.  The Hiker's Home piece came from a trip to Iceland.  The colors in this photo are pretty amazing: I think the simple repetition of the tents is especially vivid and reveals the type of lucid scene that makes travel and expedition so indescribable."

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