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Castine wins international photography competition


   

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BLACKSBURG, Va., March 3, 2006 – Tim Castine, woodshop technician and photography instructor in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech, has been awarded the Best Black and White prize by the jurors of the 12th Annual American Institute of Architects Miami International Photography Competition.

His winning photograph, "Sherbrooke St. Ghost," was taken in Montreal, Quebec, with AGFA Scala Film using a Hasselblad medium format camera equipped with a 40mm lens. The image was printed with an Epson 4000 camera loaded with Piezotone carbon sepia inks.

"Each time I visit Montreal, I search the city for these walls that may eventually be hidden by new construction, foam, stucco, or paint," said Castine. "Through demolition, the architecture of the city is brought back to its graphic roots. And, for a time, we are blessed with full size section drawings created by masons, plasterers, and carpenters that are rich with detail and texture."

For more information about this competition, go to the Annual American Institute of Architects web site

The College of Architecture and Urban Studies is one of the largest of its type in the nation. The college is composed of two schools and the departments of landscape architecture, building construction, and art and art history. The School of Architecture + Design includes programs in architecture, industrial design and interior design. The School of Public and International Affairs includes programs in urban affairs and planning, public administration and policy, and government and international affairs. The college enrolls more than 2,000 students offering 22 degrees programs taught by 160 faculty members.