Downey high school student displays photography piece called "Uncle." Photo by: Alicia Edquist

Downey high school student displays photography piece called “Uncle.” Photo by: Alicia Edquist

Photography students at Warren and Downey High School displayed their work at the 2nd annual Warren and Downey Photography Exhibition on Thursday, June 13 at Stay Gallery in Downey, Calif.

More than 50 community members, parents, students and instructors came out to see the students’ works that ranged from portraits, cars, nature and glowing objects. Most of the works were based on class assignments they had in their photography course at the high schools.

Three students were awarded certificates and prizes that included Stay Gallery merchandise, a gift certificate from LA Buns and a check from the Dr. Mary Stauffer Foundation. The Dr. Mary Stauffer Foundation is a partner of the gallery.

It was Stay Gallery’s first time holding the exhibition at the gallery, last year the first high school photography exhibition was held at Porto’s Bakery and Cafe in Downey, which is located less than a block away from the gallery. Porto’s Bakery helped sponsor the event by giving a coupon for one free pastry from the bakery during the event.

Photography instructors from the schools were able to come to the show and help give out awards to students. George Redfox, photography instructor at Warren High School has taught photography for 16 years at the school. He had four commercial photography students submitted work for the exhibition. Students were also allowed to sell their photographs if they wished. Prices ranged from $50 – $150 for pieces of work.

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