ACC photography students receive top honors

Austin Community College (ACC) photography students received nine awards at the 2015 Texas Professional Photographers Summer Conference last month in Conroe.

ACC photography award picStudents competed alongside state and regional professional and masters of photography. Of the 29 trophies awarded, ACC students received seven of the top honors and two distinguished print ribbons.

The winning categories include:

  • President’s Theme Trophy: Maja Buck “Bound for Nimh”
  • Best Portrait of a Woman: Maja Buck “Miss Havisham”
  • Best Photograph by a Student: Maja Buck “Miss Havisham”
  • Best Master Artist by a Student: Valerie Steinkoenig “My Sweet Angel”
  • Best Illustrative Scenic: Ellen Yeates “Yosemite Valley View”
  • Best Illustrative by a Student: Maja Buck “Bound for Nimh”
  • Best Illustrative Architecture: Ellen Yates “Twilight in Austin”
  • Distinguished Print Ribbon: Maja Buck “Momento Mori”
  • Distinguished Print Ribbon: Andrew Dominguez “Parts of Sally”acc photography award pic 2

ACC students attend the conference as part of the portfolio development capstone course for the college’s associate degrees in photographic technology.

To view the winning photographs and other student work visit the ACC Photographic Technology blog. For more information about ACC’s photography department visit

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