A Print will be chosen for the Print of the Year and a Projected Image will be chosen for Projected Image of the Year from the first place winners in the End of Year Competition. Judging will be conducted by non-members of the Club.
The award will be given annually to a Club member in good standing, for black and white PRINT making, in any of the approved Club competition levels. The award is sponsored by Lorraine Caddy and she alone, with recommendations of the Club board, will make the selection, using the following criteria:
HISTORY OF CHARLOTTE D. MANSFIELD – 1915-2007.
Charlotte was a photographer for most of her adult life – school paper, local newspaper and then after enlisting in the United States Army, Women’s Army Auxiliary Corp (WAAC) she was a military photographer for her entire thirty years – moving from the WAAC to the Women’s Army Corp (WAC) and then the United States Air Force, Women of the Air Force (WAF) as the groups changed. She retired after thirty years service in 1973 holding the rank of E-8, Senior Master Sergeant. She was the photographer they called on to attend Presidential Inaugurations as the military representative for Hoover & Truman; board a plane to take photos of Pres. Kennedy; photos of groups of General officers or entertainers at shows for the troops during WWII. She worked in photo facilities under the command of General Doolittle & the son of Pres. Eisenhower.
Charlotte joined the Oklahoma Camera Club in 1963 and PSA shortly after that and was an active member in both organizations until her death in December 2007. She won many awards; had three stars in Monochrome Prints and one in slides in PSA; competed in international salons all of her active life, even while stationed in Europe where she attended Photokina to enhance her knowledge; Quartz Mt. Lodge photo seminars with published photographers. She taught photography at a local Junior College (Rose State College) and at the University of Central Oklahoma. She completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1942, a Bachelor of Education in 1981 and a Master Degree in Education in 1983.
Her photographic interest was varied with some emphasis on Photo Journalism & sports. Charlotte never believed in Digital photography and the use of a computer to enhance a photograph – she was a traditionalist and all her work was done in a photo lab and with film. She loved the Oklahoma Camera Club and especially their support of youth photography. She always felt young people were the future of the Oklahoma Camera Club.