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Werner and Sharif’s work to be displayed in Drexel University Photography Exhibition

Seniors Marissa Werner and Mubassirah Sharif were chosen out of 3,000 applicants to have their photographs displayed at the Drexel University exhibition.

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TOWAMENCIN- Every year Drexel University holds a nationwide photography contest exhibition that is open to compelling high school artists to enter their own work for a chance for their art to be hung in the gallery. Out of over 3,000 applicants, North Penn High School has the pleasure of announcing that two of their students’ entries have been chosen. Seniors Marissa Werner and Mubassirah Sharif were two of only 200 people chosen to have their photographs

Marissa Werner’s photograph to be hung in the Drexel University gallery.

displayed at the exhibit.

Both Werner and Sharif have been taking digital photography courses at North Penn since their sophomore year. They are now in the process of getting their AP portfolios together in Digital Photography III with their teacher Mrs. Joanna Carrick. Neither of the seniors had submitted anything prior to this year, however this year they were comfortable in their photography and style that has been growing for the past few years.

“Art is all about subjectivity and to think people looked at my work and thought that it was good, just felt really nice. I

Mubassirah Sharif’s photograph that will be hung in the Drexel University gallery.

think you stare so much at your art you forget what it’s like to look at it for the first time,” Sharif said.

The exhibit will be held from February 9th to March 3rd where their art and many other high school artists’ art will be displayed. The gallery is located at the Photography Facility on 33rd and Arch street in Philadelphia.

“It’s really rewarding after these years of learning, practicing and all the work that goes into the final project…I went from knowing nothing about photography to wanting to pursue it after high school,” explained Werner. As a result, both Werner and Sharif have become more confident in their art and their own style.

Congrats to Sharif and Werner for their work that will be included in The 2018 Drexel University High School Contest Exhibition!

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