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UIS student is finalist in annual international photography contest

April 3, 2008

Contact: Mike Duvall, 217/206-7300, jduva1@uis.edu

SPRINGFIELD - Sue Huskins, a student at the University of Illinois at Springfield, has been selected as a finalist in the 28th Annual Student Photography Contest sponsored by Nikon, USA and Photographer's Forum Magazine. Her photo, a Chicago street scene titled "Repetition in Glass," will be published in Best of College Photography Annual 2008. Over 4,000 students entered this year's contest, which was open to photography students worldwide.

Photo titled Repetition in Glass
Sue Huskins' photo "Repetition in Glass" was a finalist in the 28th Annual Student Photography Contest.

At UIS, Huskins is majoring in Visual Arts with a focus on photography, which she studies under Professor of Communication Michael Duvall. Of her winning photograph, she noted, "I spent a day walking the streets of Chicago, taking photographs, and came up with several unusual shots. I enjoy exploring angles, space, light, and reflections through the lens of my camera. I like to show a different perspective of objects that people pass every day without even noticing."

With two grown children and a 5-year-old granddaughter, Huskins describes herself as "not the ordinary college student." An on-the-job accident in 1999 left her without the use of her right arm below the elbow. Nevertheless, she will complete her bachelor's degree at the end of the 2008 fall semester and hopes to continue working toward a master's degree, also with a focus on photography. Her ultimate goal is to make photography "both a career and a hobby."

Originally from Lincoln, Huskins has been a resident of Decatur for the past 10 years.

Established in 1977, Photographer's Forum Magazine is an award-winning publication dedicated to high-quality reproduction of photography in the United States and Canada. Published quarterly, it is designed to facilitate communication and experience among emerging professionals.

The judges in the 2008 college contest - all college instructors as well as professional photographers - were Christopher Broughton, Brooks Institute of Photography; Mark Takeuchi, Art Center College of Design; and Joe Ippolito, Florida A&M University.



The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs: 21 bachelor's, 20 master's, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.

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