Capture Coral Gables

A photography contest and exhibit presented by the Coral Gables Museum & Leica Store Miami

Calling Photographers!

The Coral Gables Museum invites you to submit your photography work to the contest, Capture Coral Gables for a chance to exhibit at the Museum and to win exciting prizes, including a Grand Prize of a Leica D-Lux 7 camera!

Capture Coral Gables is a skill-based photography contest open to artists of all ages and background. We are looking for fresh lenses that can update our image of Coral Gables to what the city is today.

Photographic categories include:
Portraiture, Street Photography, Nature/Landscape,
Night Photography, and Digital Photo Manipulation.
There will also be a People’s Choice Award and
the Grand Prize, who will receive a Leica camera.

Deadline for entries is January 19th, 2019.

Selected photographs will be exhibited at the
Coral Gables Museum from February 7th - March 5th, 2020.

Opening Reception: Friday, February 7th, 2020, 7-9 PM

All entrants invited to participate in the exhibition are considered finalists. All finalists who participate in the exhibit will be eligible to win the Grand Prize, People’s Choice Award, or any of the Category Prizes.

There will be a total of seven winners, as follows:

  1. Grand Prize (Jurors’ Pick) - Leica D-Lux 7 17 MP Micro 4/3rds Compact Camera - an incredibly capable and travel friendly camera that yields big image quality and detailed video recording. Click here to learn more about the D-Lux 7; Coral Gables Museum’s Family Membership; Books & Books Gift Certificate

  2. People’s Choice Award - Coral Gables Museum’s Family Membership; Leica Swag Bag; Books & Books Gift Certificate

  3. Digital Photo Manipulation - Coral Gables Museum’s Family Membership; Leica Swag Bag; Books & Books Gift Certificate

  4. Portraiture - Coral Gables Museum’s Family Membership; Leica Swag Bag; Books & Books Gift Certificate

  5. Street Photography - Coral Gables Museum’s Family Membership; Leica Swag Bag; Books & Books Gift Certificate

  6. Nature/Landscape - Coral Gables Museum’s Family Membership; Leica Swag Bag; Books & Books Gift Certificate

  7. Night Photography - Coral Gables Museum’s Family Membership; Leica Swag Bag; Books & Books Gift Certificate

The Coral Gables Museum is excited to announce the jurors for the 2020 Capture Coral Gables photography competition. Jurors selected represent the broad spectrum of the photographic world. They will review all the photographic entries, determine which photographers will be invited to participate in the Museum’s exhibit, and select the awards in the five categories and the Grand Prize.

Capture Coral Gables 2019 Jurors are:

Al Diaz

Al Diaz travels the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean covering breaking news, sports and feature stories for the Miami Herald. Diaz is the recipient of the 2015 Humanitarian Award by the National Press Photographers Association and the Associated Press Media Editors Showcase Photo of the Year. He is a member of The Miami Herald staff that won the Pulitzer Prize Public Service Gold Medal for the newspaper's coverage of Hurricane Andrew and team member that won the McClatchy President's Award for Journalism Excellence for coverage of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Diaz was honored with a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for portraits of disadvantaged families during the holidays in 1993. He joined the photography staff at the Miami Herald in 1983 upon graduating from the University of Florida. Diaz is also a Pro Team member for Think Tank Photo and 3 Legged Thing. Diaz takes pride in always being ready before the moment. A first generation Cuban American, he and his wife, Cindy Seip, their children, Angelika, James Bartek, and Wheaten Terrier, Amanda Bubbles, make their home in Coral Gables.

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Ashlyn McKibben

Ashlyn McKibben is part of the Leica Store Miami team in Coral Gables, where she is not only a Leica camera specialist, but also curates gallery exhibitions and organizes events. Ashlyn is a recent New Hampshire Institute of Art grad with a Bachelor of Fine Art in photography where she received formal training in several different mediums including film processing, darkroom printing, film scanning, and other hands-on processes. Ashlyn has participated in fine art exhibitions and competitions since the age of 13, and has won several awards.

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John Medina

John R. Medina is a registered Architect, Sculptor and Artist. He has practiced Architecture in Coral Gables for over 30 years, including managing the Miami Beach Convention Center in 1984, and the Jackie Gleason Theatre of the Performing Arts in Miami Beach, in 1985. In 1998 he joined Miami Curtain Wall Consultants, Corp. and is a vice president of the company. He also founded John Richard Medina and Associates, Architects, Inc.  in 1993 – both firms continue to be active today. Medina also taught Architecture and Engineering students at the School of Architecture of the University of Miami. He was the Chair of Technology for his department and also had a Secondary Appointment in the School of Engineering.


Karelia Carbonell

Dr. Martinez Carbonell is an independent fundraising and communications consultant after many years employed in the not-for-profit sector. Dr. Martinez Carbonell has been a leader on numerous nonprofit boards of directors. She is past executive board member of the Coral Gables Community Foundation; longtime board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Miami Chapter; current Trustee at the Coral Gables Museum; past president of the Junior League of Miami Foundation and current president of the Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables. She holds a Doctorate in Public Administration with a concentration on non-profit management from NSU. Martinez Carbonell is one of a limited number of fundraisers worldwide who have earned the CFRE credential (certified fundraising executive).

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