Eight Students Honored at Black & White Images

Eight Students Honored at Black & White Images
Fine Arts Celebration

This year marks the 35th consecutive year for Fort Worth Country Day’s Black & White Images Competition and Exhibition. Sponsored by the FWCD Visual Arts Department, Black & White Images provides a forum for exhibiting student photographers from regional private and public high schools, allowing them to exchange ideas, receive recognition and display outstanding photography. The contest received 545 entries from 11 of the finest photography programs in the DFW metroplex; 99 of those images were on exhibit. Image at left by Piper Baine ’24.

Eight FWCD students were honored for their photography: Piper Baine ’24, Campbell Beebe ’23, Grayson Matthews ’23, Addie Miller ’24, Carolina Murrin ’24, Abbie Proell ’24, Luke Tierce ’24,  Kyra Gibbons ’24. Sil Azevedo is their Photography Teacher.

For the competition and exhibition, each school may submit up to 60 images in the following categories, which have remained constant for 35 years: Architecture, Experimental, Landscape/Cityscape, Nature/Animals, Photo Essay, Photojournalism, Portrait and Still Life.

Collectively, the categories represent the range of subject matter found in student artwork. The broad range appeals to students working in various styles, whether objective photojournalism or subjective interpretation [fine art photography]. Black-and-white images draw in the viewer and create a sense of mystery and timelessness. FWCD is the only school that sponsors a black-and-white photography show open to public and private school students in the Denton, Dallas and Tarrant counties.

Kaylee Appleton, Professor of Photography at TCU, was the adjudicator. Appleton holds an MFA from Texas Woman’s University. Her work deals with digital technologies, their effects on society, and the nature of the photographer. Appleton’s work has appeared in various print and online forums, including DMagazine, Glasstire and LensCulture. She has exhibited nationally at Filer Photo (Chicago), Fotofest (Houston) and the Houston Center for Photography. 


Nature + Animals: Addie Miller ’24, Leroy

Photo Essay: Piper Baine ’24, Batting Practice

Photojournalism: Carolina Murrin ’24, Wrinkles


Photo Essay: Luke Tierce ’24, Hunt and Hunted (a true story) 

Photojournalism: Abbie Proell ’24, Up


Landscape/Cityscape: Grayson Matthews ’23, Road Trip 


Nature + Animals: Addie Miller ’24, Horses 

Nature + Animals: Abbie Proell ’24, Untitled 

Photojournalism: Campbell Beebe ’23, Summer Camp 

Portrait: Carolina Murrin ’24, Grandpa


Architecture: Kyra Gibbons ’24, FW Silos 

Architecture: Abbie Proell ’24, Untitled 

Landscape/Cityscape: Kyra Gibbons ’24, FW Silos 

Photojournalism: Carson Lee ’23, Drive 

Portrait: Abbie Proell ’24, Service 2 of 2 


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Eight Students Honored at Black & White Images

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