The Skyway has existed as an iconic landmark in downtown Buffalo since opening in 1955 as a major transportation artery into and around the city. At 1.4 miles long and 110 feet high at its highest point, this elevated highway begins at the Inner Harbor downtown, crosses the Buffalo River and levels off at the Outer Harbor and continues on as Route 5. It is a unique structure with outstanding views of Buffalo and Lake Erie and with its majestic size and monumental presence, the Skyway is as much a part of the city landscape as are the downtown buildings on one side and the grain elevators on the other.
To celebrate it’s uniqueness, CEPA Gallery asked photographers to artistically capture images of this iconic structure for a special Skyway exhibition with cash prizes. Over 50 works were selected for the exhibit with many more projected digitally on a large video monitor in the gallery. There were 5 winning selections:
This competition and exhibition was generously sponsored by William Graebner and Dianne Bennett.