Winners Announced for Signs of the Season Photo Contest!

"Spring Snow" by Lauren Wheeler

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We are delighted to announce the winners of the Signs of the Season Photo Contest. There were three categories: surprise, beauty and creativity.

For surprise, the winner is Daniel Macfarlane’s “Sprouting in NY”. In this category, the judges have also awarded an honorable mention to Andrea Gill for her “Stanley Park Heron Colony”.

For beauty, the winner is Lauren Wheeler for her “Spring Snow”. Daniel Macfarlane’s “Gatineau in Fall Fog” was awarded an honorable mention.

Finally, for creativity, the winner is Daniel Macfarlane for his “Rapid(s) Change”. The honorable mention in this category goes to Jennifer Davis for “Reseeding”.

The judges were a panel of artists consisting of Kari Gogol in Vancouver, Matt Rogalsky in London, UK and Sophie Edwards in Kingston, Ontario. Winners receive $50 and their photos will be featured on the NiCHE website main page. All entrants will have their work displayed on the Transnational Ecologies website. Thanks to everyone who entered. Those of you who intended to enter but never got around to it will be pleased to know that Transnational Ecologies is sponsoring a second photo contest on the theme of “Migratory Natures”. Details will be announced shortly!

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Photo Credits: “Sprouting in NY” and “Rapid(s) Change” by Daniel MacFarlane.

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Laura Jean Cameron is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen’s University, Kingston, and coordinates the Sonic Arts of Place Lab. As a Canada Research Chair in Historical Geographies of Nature (2003-2012), her work has investigated a range of field sciences as place-based practices and as cultural encounters. Before arriving at Queen’s, she held a Junior Research Fellowship in Historical Geography at Churchill College, Cambridge (1999-2002). She is the author of Openings: A Meditation on History, Method and Sumas Lake, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997 and co-author with John Forrester of Freud in Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2017. She also co-edited Emotion, Place and Culture, Ashgate, 2009 and Rethinking the Great White North: Race, Nature and the Historical Geographies of Whiteness, UBC Press, 2011. Currently she enjoys writing in various genres about fieldwork, emotions and nature, collaborating on sound installations, and hosting the Fireplace Series: Interdisciplinary Conversations, a podcast series you can listen to here: https://podcast.cfrc.ca/the-fireplace-series/.

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