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Tunnelton Tunnel Photo Takes First Place In Photography Exhibit
Updated August 31, 2017 6:46 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Three artists' works won the popular vote of audiences of the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art and Indiana Landmarks' juried photography exhibit, "Meaningful Places."

The organizations awarded cash prizes to the winners.


Justin Chase Lane of Seattle (former resident of Indianapolis) took first place for "Tunnelton Train Tunnel," in the Southern Indiana town. To capture the image, Lane opened the shutter in the pitch-dark tunnel and shot using only available light.


Tom Duffy of Bloomington won second place for "Limestone Quarry," also shot in Southern Indiana. The photograph is part of "Harvesting Limestone," an ongoing project focusing on workers in the limestone quarries owned by Indiana Limestone Company as well as the carvers producing the final products.

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Jacquelyn Fowler of Lafayette took third place for her image "Fowler Theatre" (no relation to the artist) in Fowler near Lafayette. The Prairie Preservation Guild restored the 1940s Art Deco theater and uses community volunteers as staff, showing first-run and vintage movies.

The jury chose 24 photographs by 21 artists for the exhibition that celebrated Hoosier places with meaning--personal, communal, visual, artistic, historic or natural. The exhibition opened on July 15 and ran through August 18, 2017 in the Rapp Family Gallery at Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Avenue, Indianapolis.

Participating artists included Sophiana Botich, Rad Drew, Tom Duffy, Jacquelyn Fowler, John M. Hoover, James Jordan Kellar, Sarah Kercheval, Ron Kern, Betty Klein, Jared Landberg, Justin Chase Lane, Teddy Lepley, Christine Merchent, Rob McGinnis, Alex Pegram, Adam Reynolds, Gary Schmitt, Lauren Shaffer, Eric Schoch, Seth Teeters, and Taresah Youngman.

iMOCA's Director Paula Katz and Curatorial Assistant Maureen Knoble, and Indiana Landmarks' President Marsh Davis made up the exhibition's jury.

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