13th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
"Not to be Forgotten"
About Steven Shpall
his wife, Kay, hadn't convinced him to buy a digital camera a
few years ago, Shpall's experience as a photographer may have
been limited to a brief foray into the field of high school yearbook
Where he used to derive enjoyment from looking at images, Shpall now creates
Photographs are artifacts of a sort and, in "Not to be Forgotten," Shpall
has turned his eye toward artifacts of a more obvious nature.
The image was captured at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. It is of
an exhibit featuring objects left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial -- in this
case, mostly dog tags.
"It has a lot of meaning to a lot of people who are visiting the wall," Shpall said.