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Tanemura '20 Wins National Award in Student Photography

Photo of Seattle Academy Alex Tanemura '20 Award Winning Photography

Examples of Alex Tanemura's '20 Award-Winning Photography

On June 4, 2020 Alex Tanemura '20 was honored by the Scholastics Art and Writing Awards as a 2020 Silver Medalist during their virtual National Ceremony. In February 2020, Alex received eight different Scholastics Arts Western Regional Awards, including Gold Key Awards, for his photography. One of his photos was included in the Society for Photographic Education Conference High School Photography Show in Texas.

In speaking about Alex's approach to his photography, Seattle Academy Photography faculty member Rebekah Rocha commented, "Alex has a sensitivity to the light and emotion around him and shares that openly in his photography, but don’t let his quiet side fool you--his dry wit can crack up the class in an instant." 

Alex's photography has filled the Seattle Academy Arts Center over the years and was highlighted, along with his peers, this Spring during the Visual Arts Spring Show. Alex will graduate from Seattle Academy on June 17, 2020, and will be attending Parsons to pursue both photography, painting and drawing, and fashion design.