Olaf Haensch (left), of Billerbeck, Germany, and Brian Plant (right two photographs), of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, receive the Center’s 2009 Silver Awards for Creative Photography. Both focused their submissions on heritage steam railroads, and both are past winners in the awards program, with Haensch receiving the 2008 Gold Award and Plant placing second in the 2004 contest. They both receive $300 to further their photography efforts, and their photos will be displayed in the Center’s exhibition at the California State Railroad Museum and in the September 2009 issue of Railfan & Railroad magazine.
Upper row, from left: Steve Crise, Chris Goepel, Chris Goepel, and Nick, Suydam. Lower row: Nick Suydam, Nick Suydam, Chris Walters, and Chris Walters. Click on each image for a larger version.
Four photographers share the Bronze Awards: Steve Crise, Pomona, California; Chris Goepel, Larkspur, California; Nick Suydam, Chicago, Illinois; and Chris Walters, Sydney, Australia. They each receive $100, and their photographs will be displayed in the Center’s exhibition at the California State Railroad Museum and in the September 2009 issue of Railfan & Railroad magazine.