Sarah Eaves earned Honorable Mention in the 2019 Jostens Photo Contest, submitting a photograph, Reminiscing Them, taken for a project in Michelle Erling’s Upper School Photography Class.

Out of more than 6,000 submissions, only 111 received special recognition. All winning photos, including Sarah’s, will be on display at the Chelsea Neighborhood Art Gallery in New York City during PhotogFest, October 11-13, 2019. In addition, her photo will be featured in both the MV Yearbook as a Connection story and in the 2020 Jostens LookBook.

Artist Statement: Sarah Eaves

The meaning behind the title “Reminiscing Them” has to do with objects I have that were owned by my ancestors – my family I haven’t ever met – that help remind me of them. In this particular image, I am holding my great grandmother’s necklace.

I came upon a handful of jewelry in my mother’s dresser and was immediately drawn to them and had the sudden urge to take photos modeling them. So I got my camera out and got amazing results (as you can tell by this photo)!

In this discovery of my great grandmother’s jewelry, I not only discovered a new passion and love for vintage items but I also discovered a connection to family I haven’t ever met in my life.

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