About Christine Wang
10th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Co-winner, Youth Award
By Christine Wang
Sixteen-year-old Christine Wang first began snapping pictures
as a student in a photography class at Gunn High School.
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was so excited by the craft that she continued her training the
following summer and again this year in an advanced class.
Her award-winning photograph, "Energy Crisis," began
as an assignment for the advanced class. She tried to incorporate
both the simplistic aspects of the candle and creativeness to
address current issues. "'Energy Crisis' was taken as an
indication of what we would eventually be left with as the rolling
blackouts continue," she said.
She hopes people connect to her photos on a personal level, and
encourages open interpretation of the meaning behind her art.
Wang says she might pursue a career in photojournalism, a field
where she's already gaining experience. Since beginning to work
as a photographer for The Oracle, Gunn's student-produced newspaper,
she has taken pictures for the paper's sports section as well
as for individual profiles. Others have clearly seen the talent
she possesses -- the aspiring photographer was recently chosen
as The Oracle's photo editor.
-- Adam Levermore-Rich