Gunning’s winning photo “Golden Eye.” Photo courtesy of Phoenicia Hotel.
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Wrapping up its third edition, the Phoenicia Hotel's Art Photo Competition awarded Marcia Gunning the first prize in an award ceremony and exhibition Tuesday.The yearlong competition hosted 12 contestants, each vying for the top prize by submitting a single photo.Gunning says very little editing was done on the photo, preferring a natural approach to photography.This year's jury was made up of filmmaker-photographer Charbel Bouez, photographer Raymond Khalife, artist/writer Jeroen Kramer, photojournalist Emily Garthwaite, photographer Roger Moukarzel and seven others.Speaking about the winning photo, Garthwaite said that it was the photographer's ability to tell a story that went beyond the hotel's architecture that won the judges over.
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