The Buttonwood Tree

The Buttonwood Tree Photo Contest

In Honor of Edward Friedman

2020 has brought us difficult and tumultuous times. Looking for the goodness around us will help us to deal with life in a more positive, productive and successful way. We wish to encourage you by providing this opportunity to seek it out. Where do YOU see the Light?

Edward Friedman came to The Buttonwood Tree in 2017 with the idea that he wanted to share his images of the North End of Middletown with others. His mission was to reveal the beauty and diversity of our neighborhood over the course of a year through his photographs. An amateur photographer, he worked with Buttonwood’s executive director, Anne-Marie McEwen, to choose photos to display from the hundreds he had. He held a showcase, his first ever, in the summer of 2018. His friends and family came and it brought great joy to Ed to experience his work being seen. He came in after the photo exhibit and donated an image of daffodils to TBT, expressing his gratitude for what we had provided for him. It still hangs above the desk, a reminder of his gentle spirit and love for Middletown’s North End community.

CONGRATULATIONS are in order!!
Our judges spent over 5 hours deliberating the choices, there were so many phenomenal photos submitted! They were amazed at the quality of photos and so were we!! Thank you to ALL who entered!! Proceeds will support upcoming youth arts programming. Good job everyone!! You’re ALL winners!
We will be determining a date for an awards ceremony and exhibition. Below are the amazing winning photos!

Congratulations to all of the winners of the photo contest! Check out their work below!

Congratulations to all of the winners of the photo contest! Check out their work below!

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