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Flickr Photo of the Week

by Jerome Weeks 1 May 2013 10:37 AM

Congratulations to Jen Wang of Dallas, the winner of our Flickr Photo of the Week contest!


Congratulations to Jen Wang of Dallas, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! This is Jen’s first time as a Flickr winner, she’s an amateur photographer and she follows last week’s winner, Brian Hamm.

If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, all you need to do is upload your photo to our Flickr group page. It’s fine to submit a photo you took earlier than 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 a 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.

Title of photo: Bettie on Fire
Equipment used: Nikon D3100 with Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM. Processed in Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2
Tell us more about your photo: Most people think of burlesque as being all old-school glitz and glamor, but it can also be rebellious and innovative. I think this picture captures that side — in addition to the wild spirit of Patsy’s Punk Rock Prom at Wit’s End. Here you have a dancer, Black Mariah, using fire. It was a quick, unexpected moment in her “Bettie in a Box” performance. I had seen the routine before so I had my camera ready and my timing was just right.