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Flickr Photo of the Week
by Stephen Becker 13 May 2009

Congratulations to Sharon Neel-Bagley of Dallas, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest.


Congratulations to Sharon Neel-Bagley of Dallas, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! Sharon’s a bit of  a ringer – she’s a fine-art photographer by trade with a show currently at Art Hotel Gallery. And yep, that’s her daughter in her winning photo. She follows last week’s winner, Jacob Rasmussen.

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If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, all you need to do is upload your photo to to our Flickr group page. It’s fine to submit a photo you took previous to the current week, but we are hoping that the contest will inspire you to go out and shoot something fantastic this week to share with Art&Seek users. If the picture you take involves another facet of the arts, even better. The contest week will run from Monday to Sunday, and the Art&Seek staff will pick a winner on Monday afternoon. We’ll notify the winner through FlickrMail (so be sure to check those inboxes) and ask you to fill out a short survey to tell us a little more about yourself and the photo you took. We’ll post the winners’ photo on Wednesday and Gini Mascorro will read your name on the air at the end of her daily arts calendar.

Now, here’s more from Sharon:

Sharon, as shot by her 2-year-old daughter.

Sharon, as shot by her 2-year-old daughter.

Sharon Neel-Bagley
Title of photo: Candy Cane Girl
Equipment: Canon 20D, ring flash and Photoshop
Tell us more about your photo: Lurking in the bleak city streets is Time-Outatron. This bitter robot has declared war on children, their hopes, dreams and imaginations. Time-Outatron’s main foe is Candy Cane Girl. She successfully leads the charge to defeat Time-Outatron with her band of very young and inspired superheroes.
This is actually a portrait of my daughter. I like photographing children showing the positive attributes of childhood in a fun and unique way. This image can currently be seen at Art Hotel Gallery.
“Her Story” represents a group of women artists of all ages and walks of life, with art inspired by their own personal experiences as daughters, mothers, wives, singles, students, teachers, corporate climbers, fashionistas, victims, survivors, creators and the opposite sex. This event supports Girls Inc. of Metro Dallas. Guests are invited to bring a book or art supply type item for our collection box. Closing reception: June 13 from 7-9pm. Additional viewings by appointment.

  • Meredith

    Awesome! I love it!

  • kathy

    Awesome job! I love it!!

  • Ty

    Congratulations. And thanks for our awesome portraits you took of our son. We will hire you again for our next portraits.

  • Denise

    Congratulations Sharon! You are a great photographer, we love the portraits you have taken of our daughters. I would like to book a portrait session with you this summer. Let me know when you are available.