12th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Honorable Mention, Youth Award
By Cleo Leung
About Cleo Leung
When Cleo Leung's English project required her to analyze an Emily Dickinson poem and express its meaning through a different medium, the Menlo School junior chose photography.
"I picked a poem about the innocence of youth and
how that changes," Leung said.
Leung juxtaposed photographs of her young cousin with images of her father looking tired.
"I had that one really, really good image of my cousin," Leung
said. She cut out her cousin, inverted the image's colors on
her computer and played
around with it for fun.
"It's one of my lesser known hobbies. I really enjoy taking photographs and playing with them on my computer. But it's something I do for myself and I haven't had much formal training in," Leung said.
-- Grace Rauh
Short story writers wanted!
The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.