About the Book
The Texas Photographic Society's catalog for West Texas: A Sense of Place 2013 includes all entries accepted for exhibition. The competition was juried by Amanda Smith, Fine Art Photographer and Director of A Smith Gallery, who writes, "The act of taking pictures is a treasure hunt and I hope to be forever moved by the pearls found by others."
The contest winners were:
First Place: Stephen Houston (Austin, TX) "Agave at Big Bend"
Second Place: Melissa Flanagan (Lewisville, TX) "Cathedral Peak"
Third Place: Thelma Pilley (Lubbock, TX) "I Remember a Spring Long Time Ago"
The following received Honorable Mentions:
Michael Banschbach (Midland, TX) "Farm of Finis Botkin"
James Manning (Corpus Christi, TX) "The Window"
Milton (Mac) Rowley (Lubbock, TX) "Volleyball Game, San Vicente Big Bend"
Michael Marvins (Houston, TX) "Happy Hour, West Texas"
Robert Kirk Williams (Odessa, TX) "The Offering"