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!!Wilkes Photography Wins Mayors' Photo Contest!!

‘Nashville’s Sky Through My Eye’ Winning Photos to Help Promote City NASHVILLE, Tenn.

– Mayor Karl Dean today announced the winners of a photographic competition called “Nashville’s Sky Through My Eye,” Leslie Wilkes was the winner and Kerry Woo came in second place. Wilkes, a resident of Hendersonville, Tenn., has been a professional photographer for more than 20 years, focusing on family portraits and teaching beginner photography classes. He uses a Nikon D800 camera and was on the Korean Veterans Bridge early one morning to capture the winning photo. He also works at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a health systems analyst.

Winning photographs will be used by Metro Government, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. for promotion of the city, including websites, publications and submission to national media outlets. Winning photographs will be printed courtesy of Chromatics and put on display at the Historic Metro Courthouse. Winners will also be featured in the January issue of Nashville Arts magazine.

The winning photographs and honorable mentions in each category are available to view online at, as well as in an album on Mayor Dean’s Facebook page.

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