My Brooklyn: 2007 Winners

June 20, 2007 - August 31, 2007
Central Library, Grand Lobby
My Brooklyn Sixth Annual Photo + Essay Exhibition

Sponsored by Brooklyn Public Library & Con Edison

Brooklyn Public Library presents winning photographs and essays from the sixth annual My Brooklyn contest that invites Brooklynites and non-Brooklynites alike to express the impact Brooklyn has on their lives.

My Brooklyn captures the ever-evolving spirit of the borough, and reflects the powerful experiences and memories that people have when they think of Brooklyn.

The exhibition is composed of essays and photographs from three different age categories including Child (ages 12 and under), Young Adult (ages 13-19) and Adult, as well as the category for Best Photographs. The photographs are of Brooklyn's past and present in both black and white and color. Winners were chosen based on originality and the ability to capture the spirit of Brooklyn.


The Winning Essays

Child Division (12 and under)

Young Adult Division (13-19)

Adult Division


The Winning Photographs

Best Photographs

  • Carmen Zeng (Child) , 1st Place
  • Oleg Lugovskoy (Adult), 2nd Place
  • Nathan Kensinger (Adult), Finalist
  • Sarah Richards (Adult), Finalist
  • Allon Schemool (Adult), Finalist
  • Maria Yampolskaya (Child), Finalist

Honorable Mention Photographs

  • Melissa Aristide (Young Adult), Honorable Mention
  • Lauren Belen (Young Adult), Honorable Mention
  • Marcia Bricker Halperin (Adult), Honorable Mention
  • Rojin Karaca (Young Adult), Honorable Mention
  • Suehaili Lantigua (Child), Honorable Mention
  • Robin E. Lester (Adult), Honorable Mention
  • Michael Wilson (Adult), Honorable Mention