LT shutterbugs take home national honors

LA GRANGE — Two Lyons Township High School students have earned national honors for their work in photography, the school announced.

Senior Peter Gajewski, of La Grange, earned two medals in the 2013 National Art Awards. Grajewski received a gold medal for his photo, "Streetlight Above Three Bicycles," and a silver medal for his photograph, "I have eight hundred years and omnipresence." The two works were of just 13 in Illinois to be recognized in the photography category and only four gold medals were handed out statewide. 

Junior Jacob Dutler, of Countryside, was named a finalist for his photo, "Kiwi," in the 33rd annual College and High School Photography Contest, sponsored by Nikon, USA. More than 16,700 photographs were received in the contest from students around the world.

Winners will have their work published in the Best of College & High School Photography 2013, and all winners, honorable mentions and finalists' work can be viewed online in the Winners Gallery on the Photographer’s Forum magazine website at