South Bend, Indiana Award of Excellence: $2,000 Age: 23 "Art is like a therapy because it takes my mind off the pain and into an alternative world. Going through the process of photographing and printing, I can't help but to reflect on who inspired me the most." Krista Kuskye was introduced to photography by signing up for a tenth grade high school class. Infected by the energy and passion of her teacher, Kuskye found her calling as an artist and was hooked to photograph anything and everything in her path. Working with a medium format camera, Kuskye primarily shoots in black and white to be able to focus on light quality and subject matter without the distraction of color.
A National Juried Exhibition for Emerging Artists with Disabilities, Ages 16-25. September 7, 2011 - January 22, 2012