Presentation of awards at the New Hope Arts documentary photography exhibition

The New Hope Arts Documentary Image Exhibition to commemorate the legendary work of New Hope photographer Jack Rosen continues through September 4.

Sponsored by Visit Buck County, Jack Rosen’s New Hope highlights a 40-year period, including notable residents and landmarks. The exhibition which opened with the presentation of Jack Rosen’s New Hope tour map and previewed a number of original photographs signed by Rosen, includes a showcase of contemporary documentary photographers within Rosen tradition.

Documentary juror Melvin Evans of Newtown, a photojournalist for over 47 years, selected over 50 contemporary images and awarded the cash prizes and commentary for the benefit of artists and gallery-goers.

The awards were as follows: 1st place, Habiyb Ali Shu’Aib, “Angel (Mother’s Embrace)”; 2nd place, John Slavin, “House fire”; 3rd place, Linda Johnson, “Little Mermaids”; and three honorable mentions for Thomas Ando, ​​Susan Kott and John Slavin.

The work can be viewed on Labor Day weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m., and by appointment, until September 4. The walking tour map is available at New Hope Arts and the website, and can also be viewed by QR code via smartphone.

New Hope Arts is located at 2 Stockton Ave., New Hope. for more information, call 215-862-9606 or visit

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