The Palos Verdes Library was pleased to host the Palos Verdes High School Advanced Photography Show for a brief period in March 2020. Due to COVID-19 and the library's closure, our PVHS students were unable to share their physical artwork with the community but have come together to share it virtually. PVLD's Art In our Library program thanks these students for sharing their work with us.

(Not) An Art Show:

An Opposite Themed Advanced Photography Show

Torn Together

Torn Together
Alexis Andersen

When looking at a person, everyone usually notices a physical appearance first, whether it's their hair, skin, clothes or even faces. Everyone looks at each other with different perspectives or angles. But once you look at someone as a whole you realize not everyone is that different.
Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes
Sofia Bandy

Predator vs. Prey

Predator vs. Prey
Delaney Bradley

Predator and prey can coexist.
 

Cats & Dogs

Cats & Dogs
Beatriz Cabrera

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Rebellious Dancer

Rebellious Dancer
Elizabeth Campbell

Yelling Against My Capital

Yelling Against My Capital
Kate Dean

We've created a government/society to represent freedom, liberty and justice. These days it feels like we are fighting for our choices, the opposite of what America was built on. I am trying to capture the importance of the way this country has changed. Yes, it has changed in many ways positively, but it seems like for women, America is taking steps backwards. Women are getting laws put on their own bodies, when the people who decide on these laws are mostly men.
 

Heavy Pour

Heavy Pour
Zoe Dearborn

There are a lot of sad, dark things in the world and many of us work very hard to pour as much light into everything as we can. Sometimes we go too far, we pour too much light in and it is overwhelming. When is the right time and how much is too much?
 
Big Little

Big Little
Farah Dia
Suck My Banana!

Suck My Banana!
Isabella Dileva
Who We Are to Everyone Else

Who We Are to Everyone Else
Chloe Dowling

In the modern age of technology, other people's opinions seem to have a great effect on an individual's identity, character, and personality. The world is always moving and society doesn't always wait for someone to figure out their identity. When an individual is influenced by other people's opinions, they often change to fit the description others give them. In a show about opposites, this photo gives light to how calm we all may look on the outside when in reality, we never know what's going on in someone else's head and we never truly know how large of an impact our words can have on others.
 
Black and Color

Black and Color
Joe Hargrove
Pantshirt

Pantshirt
Emily Imbach
Separation

Separation
Amanda King
Baby Formula

Baby Formula
Zoe Klein

With continuous advancements in our society, we often don't think about the consequences we cause the environment. We continue to manipulate our environments to fit our own needs not thinking about how it's affecting the rest of the world. This is what I'm trying to convey in my image representing human versus nature. The fish in the plastic bottle signifies the control we have over the environment, being able to contain things however and whenever we want to.
 
Time Travel

Time Travel
Pili Marco
Old to Young

Old to Young
Jillian Martz
Self Reflection

Self Reflection
Kyla McLay

This pawn sees itself as a king. Life can be however you choose to envision it, regardless of how it is viewed by others.
 
Old & Young

Old & Young
Kate Moore

This image represents the bond between generations in a family regardless of age.
Arctic Flames

Arctic Flames
Talia Patti
Dead and Alive

Dead and Alive
Ellie Pearson

In the world, the two simple ways of showcasing life and death are a skull, obvious death, and nature or flowers which represent growth and a new beginning. When taking this photo I wanted a clear delivery of life and death. Making the subject black and white but having the stark contrast of colored flowers creates an intense difference and extreme opposites. A life and death situation is extreme and full of emotion although this photo comes off as calm, the message behind it is far from that.
 
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Ella Petak
Fire & Ice

Fire & Ice
McKinley Pieper

Of a contrary kind, fire and ice are diametrically different, yet they can both destroy our world.
 
Two Faced

Two Faced
Maggie Puhl

Sometimes our true identity is blocked by our social image. We censor ourselves to fit in, but in reality, our inner mind shines bright.
Healthy & Unhealthy

Healthy & Unhealthy
Sage Roth-Berg
Rotten Apple

Rotten Apple
Salvatore Russo

The two sides of the photo were taken a week apart. I decided to choose a white background for the healthy side, representing life and purity, and a black background for the rotten side, representing death and impurity.
 
Mod vs Hippie

Mod vs Hippie
Maya Sanacore

Image Two
Smoke At Odds

Smoke At Odds
Mikayla Smith
What's Your Position?

What's Your Position?
Hailey Thompsen
It's a Lonely Saturday Night

It's a Lonely Saturday Night
Ethan Zaro

"Oh, nobody calls me on the telephone. I put another record on my stereo. But I'm still singing a song of you. It's a lonely Saturday night" -Goodnight Ladies by Lou Reed