Mayor Menino Honors Winners of City's Photo Contest
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March 09, 2007
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Mayor Menino Honors Winners of City's Photo Contest

Mayor Thomas. M. Menino today celebrated the winning photographers of the Photo Contest at a reception at Boston's City Hall. Winning photographs include 20 city residents, six college students and four city employees.

"I wanted to have more residents involved in the shaping and design of our new website. And this photo contest was a great way to show off the artistic talent we have throughout the city," Mayor Menino said. "I am particularly proud of the significant turnout."

The Web Team created a photo contest to generate interest in the city's new website at The call to residents and visitors, professional and amateur photographers of all ages asked for photos that conveyed the unique beauty and character of Boston. Photographs were judged by a panel comprised of representatives from various city departments including Management Information Services, the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events, the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services, Mayor's Public Information Office, and the Mayor's Youthline.

During November and December 2006, the city received more than 400 photographs from people of all ages, from all over the city and of all skill levels. Thirty-five photographs by 25 photographers were chosen by city staff. The photos can be seen at

The winners of the contest are:

Tosin Arasi, Washington D.C.

Russ Bolt, Charlestown

Britt Braudo, Boston, Student at Emerson College

Stephen Bowes,West Roxbury, 3 winning photos

Andrew Carver, Dorchester

John Crowley Boston,City Employee

Bart Foster, Roxbury

Erik Gehring, Roslindale

Dan Gillespie, Roslindale, City Employee

Leon Lashley, Stoneham, MA

Kevin Mastman, Boston, Student at Emerson College

Erica Mattison, Kenmore, Student at Boston University

Jeremy Nelson, West Roxbury, 3 winning photos, Boston Firefighter

Bethany O'Meara, Fenway,Student at Northeastern University

Mike Ritter, Dorchester, 2 winning photos

Joan Ross, Bedford, MA

Kathleen Seero, South Boston

James Sinclair, Kenmore, Student at Boston University

Jack Snyder, Boston

Stephen Spinetto, Charlestown, City Employee

Melinda Surtman,Norwell, MA

Brendan Stewart, Allston, 3 winning photos

John Swan, Jamaica Plain

Luis Velez, Malden, MA

Siu Wu, Mission Hill, College Student, 2 winning photos

The city's new website was launched in July 2006 and these photographs will be added to the signature pages on the site.



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