Harrah recognized as 2013 American Aperture Award winner, selected from more than 1,100 entries
COLUMBUS (November 19, 2013): Cameron Mitchell Restaurants’ (CMR) associate, Coshocton native and Columbus resident Holly Harrah, recently received the 2013 American Aperture Award for best Abstract in the non-professional category. Harrah’s artwork was selected from more than 1,100 entries representing talented photographers in 63 countries.
“On behalf of the Cameron Mitchell family, we could not be more proud of Holly for this exciting national achievement,” said Diane Smullen, vice president of finance and operating partner. “Our associates are the foundation for our company, and we strive to be supportive of their dedication and passions both inside and outside the office environment.”
Harrah’s winning entry, “Manhattan with Johnny,” captures the true essence of New York and what it feels like to be in the city. The photograph was not corrected or enhanced in any way and was captured using film.
“I always wanted to be an artist, but I never thought I had any talent until I took the photograph ‘Manhattan with Johnny,’” said Harrah. “As an amateur, I’ve done everything on my own and learned along the way. I’m so grateful for the opportunities this award has given me and for the support of my colleagues and friends.”
Harrah’s artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States and Australia. Top art accomplishments include:
Harrah’s advice for aspiring artists is to “just go for it.”
“You cannot be afraid,” said Harrah. “You have to do what speaks to you.”