Quarry, Tunnel, & Theater Subjects of Award-Winning Photos

Winners announced in iMOCA and Indiana Landmarks exhibition.

Three artists’ works won the popular vote of audiences of the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art and Indiana Landmarks’ juried photography exhibit, “Meaningful Places.”

The organizations awarded cash prizes to the winners. Justin Chase Lane of Seattle (former resident of Indianapolis) took first place for “Tunnelton Train Tunnel,” in the Southern Indiana town. To capture the image, Lane opened the shutter in the pitch-dark tunnel and shot using only available light.

Tom Duffy of Bloomington won second place for “Limestone Quarry,” also shot in Southern Indiana. The photograph is part of “Harvesting Limestone,” an ongoing project focusing on workers in the limestone quarries owned by Indiana Limestone Company as well as the carvers producing the final products.

Jacquelyn Fowler of Lafayette took third place for her image “Fowler Theatre” (no relation to the artist) in Fowler near Lafayette. The Prairie Preservation Guild restored the 1940s Art Deco theater and uses community volunteers as staff, showing first-run and vintage movies.

The jury chose 24 photographs by 21 artists for the exhibition that celebrated Hoosier places with meaning—personal, communal, visual, artistic, historic or natural. The exhibition opened on July 15 and ran through August 18, 2017 in the Rapp Family Gallery at Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Avenue, Indianapolis.

Participating artists included Sophiana Botich, Rad Drew, Tom Duffy, Jacquelyn Fowler, John M. Hoover, James Jordan Kellar, Sarah Kercheval, Ron Kern, Betty Klein, Jared Landberg, Justin Chase Lane, Teddy Lepley, Christine Merchent, Rob McGinnis, Alex Pegram, Adam Reynolds, Gary Schmitt, Lauren Shaffer, Eric Schoch, Seth Teeters, and Taresah Youngman.

iMOCA’s Director Paula Katz and Curatorial Assistant Maureen Knoble, and Indiana Landmarks’ President Marsh Davis made up the exhibition’s jury.


Media contacts: Mike Barclay, iMOCA,, 317-790-5757
Tina Connor, Indiana Landmarks,, 317-639-4534


About Indiana Landmarks:
Imagine the places that have meant the most in your life—your first school, the diner where you ate lunch with your mom, that barn, that bridge, the house where you grew up, the courthouse on the square, the mansion you always loved… These are landmarks: the places that shape our lives and distinguish our communities. Indiana Landmarks saves and repurposes vintage places rather than throwing them away.

We save landmarks because they improve property values, promote tourism, and inject vitality into neighborhoods and business districts. Most of all, Indiana Landmarks saves buildings because they make the places we live more beautiful, more interesting, singular and special.
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The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA) shows and advances contemporary art, bringing contemporary exhibitions and programs to stimulate minds, inspire new discoveries, and demonstrate the vital connections between visual culture and life. iMOCA is supported from grants and funding from the Efroymson Family Fund, The Indianapolis Foundation, Herbert Simon Family Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Halstead Architects, ESL-Spectrum, R&M Electric, Buckingham Companies, National Performance Network, Visual Artists Network, Arthur Jordan Foundation, Arts Alliance for Contemporary Glass, Centaur Gaming, 20×200, Bluebeard and Edington Gallery.
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