The Adirondack Review Photography Contest
Old Sweet Song by Debra Shirley
Moss by Kristin Fitzsimmons
Rain, From Below by Lisa Schnellinger
Eastern Pennsylvania Storyteller’s Sidewalk Bench by Gregory O'Toole
DEBRA SHIRLEY has poetry in The Cortland Review and Margie Review: The American Journal of Poetry. Her short play, A Case of Good Scents was included in the Playwright's Showcase of the Western Region. Her children’s book, Best Friend on Wheels was published spring of 2008 by Albert Whitman & Company. Debra teaches writing at Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities and is a member of Colorado Poets Association and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. www.debrashirley.com Last summer, after living in Afghanistan, Dubai and Timor-Leste, LISA SCHNELLINGER moved to the mountains of North Georgia. Photography had always been secondary to writing in her 27 years as a reporter, editor, essayist, international journalism trainer and project manager, but at some point she felt betrayed by words. Her images (www.BarakaPhotos.com) are a fuller expression of what she knows and understands.
KRISTIN FITZSIMMONS is originally from St. Charles, MO and is currently a student in the Masters of Arts Program in Humanities at the University of Chicago. The photograph of the moss was taken at Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs, Ohio, a location where she eventually hopes to film a documentary.
GREGORY O'TOOLE'S creative, critical images have exhibited in venues across the United States, Finland, Sweden, Australia, Slovania, Brazil, and Columbia. Gregory’s photography and writing is an ongoing project of cultural documentary mobile phone and digital SLR images and experimental text-based narrative that examine the photographic truths hidden in our everyday global society, utilizing the expressionistic influences of the very media through which they are captured. Please see www.otoole.info for more.