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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Photo scavenger hunt in Westville this Saturday

Jennifer Jane Gallery
838 Whalley Ave., New Haven, (203) 494-9905
Film Speed Photo Scavenger Hunt
Sat., Apr. 25, 2009.

Press release

Four years running this unusual photography event has drawn more and more photo fans, enthusiasts and pros. This year the hunt will begin at noon on April 25 at the new Jennifer Jane Gallery located at 838 Whalley Avenue in Westville Village, New Haven.

Participants are given a list of topics, a one-time-use camera and a map of Westville Village in New Haven with points of interest and historical sites marked. Players have up to four hours to creatively interpret the topics on film and return their camera to complete their entry. The topics remain secret until they are received at each of the meeting points! Meeting points are located within the Village area and are easy to get to on bike or by foot. One exposure per topic, in the order given, needs to be turned it at the last meeting point at 4 p.m. that day.

Points are given for the most creative interpretation of the topics, shooting all of the topics and in the order they are given, over-all interpretation of the 24 topics and speed of getting to the meeting points, checking in, and reaching the finish line to complete the entry.

This event has been a great way for people of all ages and photography backgrounds to get out and explore New Haven. Since Film Speeders are focused in and looking for the most unique way to capture the topics it allows them to stop and smell the roses in the bustling, busy city. Participants that live in New Haven have found the event opened their eyes to a new view of the Elm City. Visitors to the area have found a place to adore and revisit.

More info is available by visiting the website at

All are welcome to participate.
Individual participants and groups of one adult and child under 10, $25
Groups of two adults, $30
The entry fee covers one disposable camera, map, developing and 4x6 prints and negatives that are yours to keep, snacks and refreshments at each of the meeting points.

Winners will be announced on May 9th during The Westville Village Annual ARTWALK. Three overall winners will be chosen based on points scored along with a selection of the best entries from each. These winning images will be on exhibition in Jennifer Jane Gallery during Artwalk, May 9, 11—7 p.m.

Image from Film Speed 2006. Topic: "Light as a Feather" by Charlene Lancel and Jeremi Szaniawski.


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