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SJIMA presents 'Above and Beneath the Sea' photo contest

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art and Sculpture Park is sponsoring "Above and Beneath the Sea,” a photography contest for San Juan County photographers. The contest is in conjunction with the exhibition of world-renowned photographer Ernest H. Brooks II: "Silver Seas: A Retrospective,” June 22 - September 8, at the museum.

Brooks is an internationally acclaimed photographer and educator who served as head of the Brooks Institute of Photography and has promoted photography as a universal language. He is a diver, an educator, trail-blazer in the development of underwater photographic equipment and technique and has descended into the depths of every ocean on earth.

Entries may be color or black-and-white photographs and must be the original work of the entrant. Brooks will judge the entries and two place winners will be selected in each of the following six categories: above the sea: marine life, marine landscape, and vessels sailing under heavy seas, and beneath the sea: macro/close-up, underwater life and underwater landscape. Entry fee is $10 per person, which includes up to three submissions.  Winners will have their work on exhibit in the museum along with Brooks' photography. Deadline is May 7.

For applications and submission requirements go to the San Juan Islands Museum of Art www.sjima.org.

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