Local photographer Huff among Alaska Positive award winners

The Alaska State Museum has announced the 2012 award winners for Alaska Positive, a biennial photographic competition open to all Alaskans, now in its 40th year. Among the winners are Ben Huff and Deanne Lampe, both of Juneau, who both won awards of recognition of $150. Huff won for his photograph “Mile 250, Idling Trucks, Chandalar Shelf,” and Lampe for “Lost, Found.”

Also selected for awards were: Loren Holmes, of Anchorage, who won a juror’s choice award for “Butchering the Whale” and an honorable mention for her body of work; Douglas Yates, of Ester, who won an honorable mention for ‘Main Street, Ester, Alaska,” and Clark James Mishler, of Anchorage, who won an honorable mention for “Winter Dogs.”

This year’s juror was Holly Andres, a professional photographer from Portland, Ore.

The Juror’s Choice and Recognition Awards are sponsored by the Friends of the Alaska Museum. All photographs selected by the juror are currently being displayed as part of the Alaska Positive 2012 exhibit, which opened at the Alaska State Museum on Nov. 2 and will travel around the state for the next two years. Alaska Positive will be on display at the museum until Jan. 5.

For more information call 465-2901 or visit www.museums.state.ak.us.

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