Palo Alto Weekly

Cover Story - June 4, 2010

The judges

Veronica Weber

Veronica Weber, a Los Angeles native, first began working at the Palo Alto Weekly in 2006 as a photography intern. Following the internship, she was a photographer for The Almanac in Menlo Park. She is currently the Weekly staff photographer responsible for covering daily assignments and producing video and multimedia projects for PaloAltoOnline.com. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from San Francisco State University and currently resides in San Francisco.

David Hibbard

David Hibbard, a Menlo Park resident, has photographed natural landscapes and wild places most of his life. He is the author of "Natural Gestures," a book of images from the beaches and coastal forests of northern California. A major retrospective of his work will be shown at Xerox PARC this fall. Website: www.davidhibbardphotography.com.

Angela Buenning Filo

Angela Buenning Filo, a Palo Alto resident, photographs changing landscapes, most recently focusing on Silicon Valley and Bangalore, India, during their respective tech booms. Her photographs are in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and were included in the book "Suburban Escape: The Art of California Sprawl." Her installation titled "1,737 Trees," focusing on one of the last orchards in Silicon Valley, is on permanent display in the lobby of the San Jose City Hall. Photographs from her Silicon Valley and Bangalore series will be on view in the new terminal of the San Jose airport when it opens this month.

Brigitte Carnochan

Brigitte Carnochan's photographs have been exhibited at galleries and museums nationally and internationally. In addition to "Bella Figura: Painted Photographs by Brigitte Carnochan," published by Modernbook Editions in July 2006. Carnochan's work has recently been featured on the covers of Camera Arts and Silvershotz and in Color, View Camera, Lenswork, Black and White UK, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and Zoom magazines. A 2003 Hasselblad Master Photographer, she teaches photography classes in the Stanford Continuing Studies program and serves on the advisory council of Center in Santa Fe.

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