Print of the Year, 2013

Print Competition Winners

POY 2013 to Dale Leifeste

Print of the Year 2013
“Awakening”
Dale Leifeste

Judges’ Comments: Best in Show Spring 2013: Absolutely beautiful print! Perfect exposure of the light and shadows. Very well done! I like the diagonal lines of the leaves.

Frank Dispensa, James Ferrara and Joe Brady were Judges for our 2013 Print of the Year Competition held in December 2013.

Biographical Statement: Dale Leifeste is a member of DRPP. Until his retirement in 2007 after thirty-three years, his day-job was academic librarian at Westchester Community College. During those years he developed a parallel photographic career, specializing in work for artists and art catalogs, dance, and architectural photography. Beginning in 1976 he developed and taught evening photography classes at Westchester Community College and the Westchester Art Workshop. He also taught classes in Adobe Photoshop for twelve years at the WCC Computer Arts Center in Peekskill, beginning in 1994.

His first public exhibition was in the group show “Young Brooklyn Photographers” at the Brooklyn Museum in 1969. Since then, he has exhibited photography, both film-based and digital, around the world, including solo exhibitions in New York, St. Louis, Italy, and Japan. His prints have also gathered a number of prizes in DRPP competitions, including four Best in Show, and two Print of the Year awards.