Long Beach High School sophomore Charlotte Kasper won a first-place award in the ninth- and 10th-grade category in the Professional Women Photographers 2014 Student Photo Exhibition.
Charlotte was among 11 Long Beach High School students to have their work displayed at the Calumet Gallery in Manhattan as part of the exhibition. Other Long Beach participants included Haley Abbott, Julia Candon, Nicole Colicchio-Kilcullen, Sarah Kelliher, Kristen Miciotta, Stephanie Moy, Cassie Peppe, Natalia Quintero, Paige Rogoff and Kristel Sevilla. Students prepared their submissions under the guidance of teacher Sue Presberg.
The theme of this year’s show was self-portraits. Students were asked to submit three self- portraits that they photographed. Each of the 11 students had one piece chosen for the exhibit. The winners were announced at an opening reception on March 15 at the gallery. Award-winning photographer Debra L. Rothenberg, whose subjects range from concerts, celebrities, news and sports to CD and book covers, newspapers and magazines, was the guest speaker.