Farmers’ Photo Fan Favorites

Two of our town’s most creative institutions — the Westport Farmers’ Market and Westport Arts Center — have teamed up to showcase the creativity of one of our town’s most important assets: our kids.

The Young Shoots Digital Photography Competition highlights images taken all summer long at the Farmers’ Market.

The remarkable shots — from every angle imaginable — pulse with life. Fruits, vegetables, flowers, people — they’re all there, showing off the vitality of the Thursday market in colorful, imaginative ways.

If you like what you see (and you will) you can vote for your favorite. There are 3 age groups: 8-11, 12-14, 15-18. But hurry: voting closes at midnight tomorrow, Sunday, August 23.

Winners will have their work shown in a gallery-like setting at Sugar & Olives (a favorite Farmers’ Market vendor), and will receive a membership to the Arts Center. Really though, virtually every image is a winner.

Click here for the photos, and to vote. Warning: Don’t do it on an empty stomach.

(Photo/Shira Friedman)

(Photo/Shira Friedman)

5 responses to “Farmers’ Photo Fan Favorites

  1. Barbara Sherburne '67

    Some really great photos. It was hard to just select one in each age group. Kudos to those entered photos for this contest.

  2. Nancy W Hunter

    I selected many in each age group! I thought I was in Provence or Medoc!

  3. Sharon Paulsen

    I voted! It was fun!

    I was actually most impressed by the youngest age group’s photos!

    Also had a hard time choosing just one. (I tried to chose multiples in each group, but Survey Monkey only let me choose one in each – maybe b/c I did it from my iPhone??).

  4. As Barbara said, it was hard to select only one. There were some very talented young photographers.

  5. Holly Wheeler

    Jeez, if 10+ year olds can take beautiful pictures like these, I am encouraged to dust off my camera and start shooting!