Daytona Beach, FL
The fifth installment of our Youth in Focus series features the work of Summer Pesiri, a 16 year-old student who attends Mainland High School. She came to the museum’s attention through her continued involvement with our educational programs over the past three years and has quickly established herself as a nature photographer with a bright future. Her accomplishments are impressive and it’s no wonder why—she possesses a rare combination of patience and understanding (necessary for her craft) and doesn’t shy away from immersing herself in her surroundings or subject matter.
A strategic balance of color, contrasting tones and strong compositions are a hallmark of Summer’s style, and her genuine love for her subject matter shines through. There is nothing contrived or forced here. Much like her talent, it’s completely natural.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website