Mark Hussein won the Bothell-Kenmore Reporter’s masthead photo contest with this image he took of the Sammamish River from Bothell Landing on Jan. 31 of this year. Courtesy photo

Bothell-Kenmore Reporter masthead photo contest winner chosen

From the multiple entries received by Bothell-Kenmore Reporter staff, Mark Hussein’s photograph of the Sammamish River from Bothell Landing has been chosen to be the paper’s new masthead image.

“I’ve lived in the Bothell area since 1986 … and I love this area because it’s so accessible for all kinds of things — I love to bike, I love to kayak,” Hussein said of his reasoning behind submitting this particular picture, which he took on Jan. 31. “It struck me the way the light was that day … the sun was low on the horizon to the south, illuminating the dried grass along the eastern bank of the river.”

The image was chosen by Reporter staff because it is an iconic location in the Northshore area and it fits well with the type needed for the new masthead.

Hussein, 69, is a retired educator who has been taking pictures since he was a kid.

“I’ve always had a camera in my hand,” he said.

He teaches photography classes and has two pieces in the current exhibit at Tsuga Fine Art, 10101 Main St. in Bothell. For more information about Hussein’s photography, visit his Facebook page at

The new masthead is part of a redesign of the Reporter’s front page, which also rearranges the teaser images, moving them from the top of the paper to the side. The new masthead will first appear in this week’s edition of the Bothell-Kenmore Reporter.

Reporter staff thanks those who took the time to enter their images in the masthead photo contest.

Mark Hussein Courtesy photo

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