Thomas, WV – The Cortland Foundation and the Tucker County Photography Club announce the winners of the Second Annual Photography Exhibition. This year, a total of twenty-nine photographers participated and submitted a total of one hundred and nine images for consideration. In the end, the judge and curator, Wil Hershberger, selected fourteen images to adorn the walls on the Blackwater unit and ten more to be displayed throughout the facility.


Cortland Acres resident Martha Wolf talk to photographer Vernon Patterson in front of his 2017 winning photograph, “Starry Sky Over Blackwater Falls”. “Robed in White” by Gerri Wilson is pictured in the background.

“The collection of images submitted were impressive”, explains Wil Hershberger. “It was very difficult to choose exceptional images from the collection. After several rounds of tagging and culling, there were still too many images left. After careful repeated reviews the winners were selected….



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