Moving Images Are the Focus of aFewSteps Contest Photographers

Swarthmorean Chris Schmucki’s image “Train of Thought” was chosen as the first prize winner in the 2017 aFewSteps photo contest, as chosen by popular vote at aFewSteps.org.

Swarthmorean Chris Schmucki’s image “Train of Thought” was chosen as the first prize winner in the 2017 aFewSteps photo contest, as chosen by popular vote at aFewSteps.org.

Chris Schmucki, 17, of Swarthmore, won first prize in aFewSteps’ photo contest, Are We There Yet?, which asked local photographers to submit images that celebrate “getting there” without the car. Hannah Brady, 9, and Julia Krueger, 10, both of Springfield, tied for first place in the youth (13 and under) division. Bea L’Armand, 11, of Swarthmore, won the Judges Choice Award for her image “Yellow Bike in the Meadow.”

The winners were announced on Thursday evening, June 1, at a reception at the Wallingford Community Arts Center. Their work and other images selected as finalists in the contest will be on display at CAC (414 Plush Mill Road) through June 14. The exhibit moves in July to Hobbs Coffee in Swarthmore, in August to Swarthmore Borough Hall, in September to Seven Stones in Media, and in October to the Helen Kate Furness Free Library in Wallingford.

aFewSteps is a local environmental group whose mission is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the community. Forty percent of local emissions comes from transportation, mainly private vehicles. The photo exhibit encourages residents to consider alternatives to the car.

Note cards made from the photographs will be on sale at the Swarthmore Farmers’ Market on Saturday, June 10. Proceeds support the education and outreach work of aFewSteps.

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