Expressions of Courage: 2nd Annual B&W Photography Competition

October 6-January 3

Courage is defined as the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, or pain, without fear. Some may call it bravery. To those facing a chronic disease or disability, courage is the norm. Whether one is a patient, caregiver or health care professional, each day comes with a new set of challenges to face or obstacles to overcome.  

These are the heroes that inspired the 2nd annual Expressions of Courage competition presented by the Hoyt in partnership with Jameson Health System and the New Castle YMCA. Photographers of all ages and skill levels were invited to submit photographs of a patient, caregiver or medical professional who is facing, caring for or treating a chronic illness or disability.  While 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes were awarded, all entries are displayed in the Hoyt Atrium, the upper level corridor of the new wing of Jameson Health System’s North Campus.  The top 12 photographs will additionally appear at the YMCA’s Salute to Courage dinner on October 15.

Expressions of Courage is part of a continuing partnership between the Hoyt Center for the Arts and Jameson Health System to explore the on-going relationship between art, medicine and healing for patients, caregivers and medical personnel.  

“This competition is not just about an amazing photo, but the amazing story behind that photo,” said Kimberly Koller-Jones, Executive Director of the Hoyt. “It’s the everyday acts of courage that inspired us to inspire you.”