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Adam Dunham: Photographs

Yorktown HS Artist of the Month

On exhibit at the Westover Branch Library, Jan. 23 – Feb. 28, 2017.

Adam Dunham Yorktown student artist

Artist Statement:

Hello. I am Adam Dunham. I was born in Arlington, Virginia and have lived here ever since. Photography is my favorite activity as it allows me to exercise the creative element of my mind. Before I owned a camera, I would pester my parents to allow me to use theirs. Now, four years since I got my first camera, I have won a silver key award in the Scholastics competition for Art and Writing and was accepted into the Montpelier Art Center show. You can often times find me sitting by the Potomac River with my bike photographing the elegant skyline of D.C. I have also photographed around the globe, most notably in China, England, and France. I do not only see photos as a way of documentation but as a method of seeing a scene through the perspective of someone else. My favorite things to photograph are airplanes, the Potomac River, and various types of architecture.

The Yorktown High School’s Artist of the Month competition is held throughout the school year. Student’s taking an art class at Yorktown are encouraged to enter, and their work is judged by a rotating committee of teachers, students, parents and guest judges. The winning artists then have their artwork displayed in the school library, the Westover Branch Library, and the Westover Wells Fargo Bank for a month in each location. They also receive a $15 gift certificate from Deli Italiano


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