Photo Contest 2009 Judges

18th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest


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 She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from San Francisco State University and currently resides in an old Victorian house in San Francisco.

David Hibbard
David Hibbard, a Menlo Park resident, is a fine-art landscape photographer. He traces his career back to age 7, when on a family vacation he attempted to record the magnificent Big Sur coast with a Brownie camera. Encouragement, first from Ansel Adams then later from Marion Patterson, helped David find his way as a photographic artist. He is represented by Modernbook Gallery in Palo Alto. He is the author of "Natural Gestures," published by Edition One Studios last year.

Angela Buenning Filo
Angela Buenning Filo photographs landscapes in transition, most recently focusing on Silicon Valley and Bangalore, India. Her photographs have been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the San Jose Museum of Art. She teaches at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto.

Brigitte Carnochan
Brigitte Carnochan's painted gelatin silver photographs were recently exhibited at Gallery 291 in San Francisco, where she also showed for the first time her photographic series, "Imagining Then: A Family Story, 1941-47," featured in the Jan.-Feb. issue of "Lenswork Magazine" and in the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung." She regularly teaches a sequence of photography classes through the Stanford Continuing Studies program and serves on the Advisory Council of the Santa Fe Center for Photography and the Committee for Art of the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. More information is posted at and



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