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GLENMUIR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WINS US EMBASSY PHOTO COMPETITION

 

Jason Tomlinson, of Glenmuir High School won the US Embassy Black History Month Photo Competition with his black and white photo of a crossing guard securing the safety of pedestrians outside Clarendon’s May Pen Primary School. The competition highlights community unsung heroes. Tomlinson, who shoots with a Nikon D5600, got a MacBook Air at an Exhibition and Reception for the 10 finalists at the US Embassy in Kingston. Second place went to Sherard Little, who had two photos among the 10 finalists; while third place went to Kabian Davidson.

 

Tomlinson began taking photos six years ago he told Loop News he enjoys all types of photography including sports, portraits and photojournalism.

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