RENO — KNPB public television has been nominated for an Emmy in the 41st Annual Northern California Emmy Awards for the local documentary titled “The Work of Art.” This is the first Emmy nomination KNPB has received in its 29-year history.
“The Work of Art” documentary profiles photographer Jeff Ross, a successful commercial photographer in Reno who is dedicated to helping bring to light those people whom the world otherwise ignores. His exhibits include photographs of disabled workers at High Sierra Industries, residents of Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada and patients at Renown Rehabilitation Hospital. “The Work of Art” is based on a book of the same title by UNR Director of University Arts Emeritus Tim Jones.
The Emmy award is presented for outstanding achievement in television by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). San Francisco/ Northern California is one of the 20 chapters awarding regional Emmy statuettes. Northern California is comprised of media companies and individuals from Visalia to the Oregon border and includes Hawaii and Reno. Entries were aired during the 2011 calendar year.
This year 621 English and 114 Spanish entries were received in 59 categories. English and Spanish language entries were judged and scored separately. The Emmy statuettes will be presented at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square on June 9.
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