"Fiona Resting," by David Wensel of Geneva, Ill., was judged the best of "Camera USA," the Naples Art Association open competition. He won $5,000, airfare and a hotel stay in Naples. Wensel told the art association he is not a professional photographer. In fact , he just happened to see his dog on the bed and decided to take the photo. Wensel will be at the opening reception on Friday.
'Camera USA,' an open photogrphay competition organized by the Naples Art Association at the von Liebig Center, 585 Park St., in Naples, drew participants from 24 states. It opens Saturday. May 14, 2011, but the day before, juror Henry Benson speaks about his choices and his own experiences as a prize-winning photographer at 4 p.m. Benson was photographer for the Beatles' first American tour and has photographed world politics on nearly every continent. Tickets: (239) 262-6517.