Although sophomore Gabrielle Wong was introduced to photography only last school year, she has already made her mark in the world of art. Wong had two photos accepted by the PSA (Photographic Society of America) and a featured photo in the 2017 Pennysaver Calendar. She also won first place in the Washington Oaks Earth Day Photo Contest and third place in Flagler County’s Centennial Photo Competition.
Ever since Wong first started learning about photography, her passion for it was vast.
Wong stated, “I enjoy taking snapshots of the world around me, and viewing fellow artists’ artworks inspires me along the way. As an ambitious person, I constantly strive to do better.” She explained that at the core of it all, her family continues to support and encourage her in everything she does.
In terms of what each of her pieces mean to her, Wong revealed that mainly taking pictures of nature allows her to showcase its perpetual beauty. She described that what Florida and Palm Coast has to offer is found in their natural wonders, both wildlife and scenery.
Wong’s teacher, Mrs. Angela Biggs, said, “I have had Gabrielle as a student for two years now and her art just keeps getting better and better. She is determined and has an artistic eye for composition. This year she has won several contests and just recently had an image chosen as a finalist for the Florida Congressional Art competition. She is a joy to teach and I enjoy every minute I have her in my class.”
As for the future, Wong will be entering the IB (International Baccalaureate) Program at FPC next year and plans to continue photography as a hobby.
Congratulations Gabrielle, keep up the great work! Check out some of her photos below.