From the Founders I

Of Photos and Fate



Bob Capazzo

I know, I know. We ran the winners of our photo contest last month. But I thought I’d fill you in on what it was like behind the scenes for us judges — an art director, two editors and our staff photographer.

First of all, we received some 275 entries this year from you talented amateurs out there — very exciting, though some people didn’t learn the early lesson I did about sticking to assignment. In this case, it was to focus on Greenwich people and places. (I still remember a formidable English teacher named Miss Bruce at Hathaway Brown School in Cleveland glowering at me over her half-spectacles and saying: “D for the day, Donna!” for not following direction.) So if we judges couldn’t determine that this was a Greenwich flower or a Greenwich chicken or Greenwich icicle, we had to disqualify a number of otherwise great shots.

On the upside, however, we were in for a big surprise. We honestly thought a professional might have snuck in the photograph that won Grand Prize in the People category. It was of two happy young ladies looking down from the top of a jungle gym. Turned out it was taken by eleven-year-old Regina Ferrara, a sixth-grader at Sacred Heart and originally from Mexico. After the middle school awards ceremony last June, a small group of students and their mothers had gone to the Field Club for lunch. When the girls got bored, Regina’s mother handed her her camera and turned her loose. The result was “Windows to the Sky,” a portrait of the Wexler twins Annie and Charlotte. So Regina won her own digital camera from Greenwich Magazine. What’s more, a member of our own staff knows these girls from her babysitting days for Lily Turner, their host at the Field Club, and reports, “These kids are adorable. They’re all amazing!”

On a different note, and a bizzare one: While cleaning out twenty years’ worth of files last fall, I ran across a résumé from the early nineties. It was from a recent college graduate looking for an editorial position. I guess I wasn’t interested, or even very polite, because I never answered the query, let alone interviewed this person. Why the résumé was still around, I don’t know. But as fate would have it, in 2008 I would give the writer my job! Yup, it was from Cristin Marandino at Boston University, the new editor of Greenwich Magazine. It’s now hanging, framed, in her office. Go figure.

And do enjoy this month of Valentine love. Never mind the snow. It, too, shall pass.

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • The Many Faces of Multi Media

    2014.09.20
     @ Meli-Melo of Greenwich

    Dr. Julia Trebing, Director Creative Therapies in Stamford, CT exhibits her paintings at Meli-Melo Creperie & Juice Bar  during Sept...

  • YMCA of Greenwich Harvest Art Week

    2014.10.18
     @ YMCA of Greenwich

    YMCA of Greenwich Harvest Art Week October 18 - 26, 2014 Join us for a week-long celebration of local art! Showcasing established and emerging...

  • Exhibit Ira BARKOFF

    2014.10.11
     @ Canfin Gallery

    “The beauty of the physical world becomes a metaphor for the capacity of the spirit to reveal itself". Ira Barkoff Evocation of...

  • Nigh Season: New Paintings By David Konigsberg

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM  Public Invited   NIGH...

  • Undulate: Paintings By Julie Gross and Margaret Neill

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY II Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public Invited...

  • Oktoberfest 2014 Greenwich United Way

    2014.10.24
     @ Loading Dock

    Greenwich United Way’s sixth annual “Oktoberfest” fundraiser is set for Friday, October 24 at Stamford’s Loading...

  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02
     @ Stamford JCC

    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • SPLURGE Matches Scarf Donations for Cancer Patients

    2014.10.01
     @ SPLURGE

    SPLURGE and the Cancer Institute at Greenwich Hospital are partnering to bring comfort and encouragement to cancer patients.  From October...

  • IMAGINE CANDY- SWEET TASTINGS!!!

    2014.10.24
     @ Imagine Candy

    Imagine Candy located in Scarsdale Village- Winner of 2014 Best West of Westchester by Westchester Magazine- holds a Belgian Chocolate and Candy...

  • Flower Power

    2014.10.08
     @ SM Home Gallery

    SM Home Gallery show featuring two Greenwich based artists: Margaret Bragg and Penny Putnam. The art show runs thorough November 22nd....

  • The Food Network Open Casting Call for Home Cooks

    2014.10.25
     @ My Cooking Party

    FOOD NETWORK’S TOP CELEBRITY CHEFS ARE SCOURING THE NATION IN SEARCH OF AMAZING HOME COOKS! You’ve watched them on TV, bought their...

  • Greenwich Hospital Gala

    2014.10.25
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    It will be a Gala worthy of a doge when retiring Greenwich Hospital president and CEO, Frank A. Corvino, will be presented with the...

  • The Wilton Fall Antiques Market

    2014.10.26
     @ Wilton High School Field House

    Barnstar Productions and the Wilton Historical Society will present the Wilton Antiques Market. More than 80 exhibitors are expected to...

  • Trunk-or-Treat For UNICEF

    2014.10.26
     @ Island Beach Parking Lot

    U.S Fund for UNICEF Greenwich Committee invites you to the 1st annual Trunk-or-Treat for UNICEF Join friends and neighbors for an afternoon of...

  • La Soirée d’ Automne at Bistro Versailles

    2014.10.27
     @ Bistro Versailles and Patisserie

    Wine dinners at Bistro Versailles are entertaining social events held on a regular basis. Socialize with friends and mingle with other attendees...

  • Explore the Bruce Museum

    2014.10.28
     @ Stamford JCC

    Join us at the Bruce Museum for a private tour of the inaugural showing in the U.S. of “Northern Baroque Splendor: The Hohenbuchau Collection...

  • Educational Seminar - Effective Resume Writing & Interviewing Skills

    2014.10.29
     @ Greenwich Library

    Are you sure you are putting your best foot forward in your job hunt?  What will make employers pick your resume and ask you for an interview?...

  • Meet Bestselling Author Ayelet Waldman

    2014.10.30
     @ Organic Planet

    On October 30 at 10am, JCC Greenwich will present New York Times bestselling author Ayelet Waldman, who will discuss her latest novel Love and...

  • Flinn Gallery Art Opening

    2014.10.30
     @ Flinn Gallery 2nd floor

    FLINN GALLERY Opening Reception 'IN FOCUS' Thursday October 30, 6 - 8pm Seven artists share their visions - Carolyn Conrad,...

  • Laurel House Family Seminar Series

    2014.09.18
     @ Laurel House

    Thursday evenings, September 18, October 2, 16, 30, 6:30-8:00 pm Join us Thursday evenings for this four part Family Seminar Series as...


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