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MartinArts Awards

Nominees & Student Nominees

Calista Pearlstone

Calista Pearlstone

“As somebody who puts immense pressure on themselves when it comes to academic responsibilities photography provides me with an escape.  Being able to capture moments for myself and others has become more important to me than I can put into words.  I’ll always have a soft spot for vibrant color and warm tones, but film photography has opened my eyes to the pure beauty of simplicity.  Photography has forced me to see my life and my community in a new light and I now have a wider and greater appreciation of the world around me.  I have been able to tackle social, environmental, and personal issues through my images, which is one of the many reasons that I am grateful for the ability to look at things through a new lens each day.”  Calista is a student at Martin County High School.