Photographic Center Names Show Winners

Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the world-renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre, recently announced the winners of this year’s Infocus Juried Show, which is on exhibition through Aug. 17.

A Best of Show cash prize of $950 was awarded to Debbie Gans from Palm Beach Gardens for her entry, Caught in the Fun.

Two Merit Awards for free tuition for a FOTOfusion Passport or a master workshop were awarded to Ni Rong from Maine and Palm Beach for The Gaze and Marjorie Neu from New York for Milky Way in Namibia.

The Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s 17th annual Infocus Juried Show showcases the work of its student members, both inside the facility and online at

This year’s Infocus juror was Raymond Gehman, who has worked for the National Geographic Society since 1986. With three cover photographs and numerous books and articles, he has been on assignment in Yellowstone, Wyoming’s Bighorn Country, Florida’s Sanibel Island Gulf Coast and more. He has documented grizzly bears, the vanishing prairie dog and wetlands, the ecology of fire, the aftermath of hurricanes, hot pools and nocturnal Apache ceremonial dancers.

Also running through Aug. 17 at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre is “Picture My World,” an annual show that features photos and journal writings from local disadvantaged children, ages 8 to 17.

“A heartfelt thank you is given to all our generous members, private donors and PNC Foundation for enabling ‘Picture My World’ to continue to provide a caring and healthy path for our next generation of community adults,” Picture My World Mentor Denise Felice said.

The Palm Beach Photographic Centre is located at the downtown City Center municipal complex at 415 Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. For more information, call (561) 253-2600 or visit or

ABOVE: Best of Show winner Caught in the Fun by Debbie Gans