March 21, 2007
GA High Founder R.S. Hill a Finalist in Smithsonian Photography Contest
Some of the greatest triumphs in the burgeoning Coweta County arts scene have been achieved by students in the Georgia High Photography program founded by Richard Scott Hill. Hill retired from teaching last year but Georgia High continues and his outstanding example as an artist and an educator lives on in the hearts of Cowetans, esp. those he taught at East Coweta High School.
Hill is still active in photography, as is apparent from his latest artistic triumph.
Helen Starkweather, Assistant Editor of the Smithsonian magazine, recently informed Mr. Hill that he is among the top ten finalists in the Americana category of the fourth annual photography contest sponsored by the magazine. There were 8500 entries in this category worldwide. The Americana category means events, objects or activities connecting the American people to their history or their cultural heritage.
Hill's photograph was of a warm up at the West Georgia Speedway. It will begin appearing on April 1 on the magazine's website, www.smithsonian.com. It will also appear along with the photographs of the other finalists in the Summer 2007 issue
of the magazine.
This is not the first time Hill has been a finalist in a national art contest. His submission for a proposal for a World Trade Center Memorial was a finalist in that contest. It is shown below but a better picture of it graced the front cover of the Southern Arc fine arts magazine, arts&expressions
, which over the years has carried several articles about Hill's art, which, in addition to photography includes sculpture and painting. Hill was also honored by A Retrospective for all his art in December 2005 at the Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum in LaGrange. The Museum said this about Hill:
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