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Local photographer wins international award
By Jim Hagerty
A Rockton photographer has won an international award for a photo taken at a popular Rockford location.
Cindy Vondran won the Highly Commended award in England’s International Garden Photographer of the Year competition for “Plant Life Matrix,” a photo she snapped at Nicholas Conservatory.
The extreme closeup of a philodendron leaf is in the Beauty of Plants category on the competition website, igpoty.com. It is also on display at the conservatory.
Vondran said she is delighted to bring international attention to Rockford by showcasing one of the many positive attributes of the city.
Her work has been shown across the country and can be seen at cindyvondranphotography.com.
Vondran is one of several photographers featured in the pop-up art show, The Daylight Hours, Friday, March 14.
The show is at 317 W. Jefferson St., downtown. It features photos taken throughout the day. Photographers get shots in the morning, print them in the afternoon, and displayed them in the evening. The show runs from 7-11 p.m. Cost is free.
The Daylight Hours is the second pop-up show produced by Rockford filmmaker Pablo Korona, creator of the Our City, Our Story video series.