Student Photographer Wins International Competition for Second Year in a Row
Seton Hill University student Aero Windwalker will have one of his photographs featured in “Best of College Photography 2010.”
Windwalker, a sophomore at Seton Hill with a dual major in journalism and graphic design submitted three photographs to the 30th Annual College Photography contest hosted by Photographers Forum magazine and Nikon. Over 3,000 college students participated in this worldwide competition. One of Windwalker’s submissions has been selected to be one of the 100 photographs published in the hardcover book “Best of College Photography 2010.”
Windwalker, who submitted his photography last year and won, originally learned of the competition from Richard Stoner, an adjunct instructor of art at Seton Hill University.
“Aero has a very sophisticated eye for art and making finalist two years in a row shows that the judges see his talent as well. Aero is always confident in his talent and was willing to take a risk and enter his work into the contest,” said Stoner.
A native of Fuzhou China, Windwalker has been a professional photographer since the age of 15. He learned his craft from his grandfather, who is also a professional photographer, and worked part time in a photography studio during his high school career. Windwalker later worked at Channel 7 Economy, a television station in China, where he worked as an official photographer for beauty competitions.
“I see photography as a work of art. I think that I have a very comprehensive skill for photography and I’m always willing to try new things. A lot of people say I take good photographs but I feel that being a good photographer is what is really important,” said Windwalker.