Deborah Marquardt accepts award at Sister Cities International conference.

“The Faces of Friendship” international photography exhibition, which debuted last fall as part of the 20th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Yorktown and Port-Vendres, France, has earned an award from Sister Cities International. The “Innovation Award: Arts & Culture” will be “presented to Sister Cities Yorktown at the international conference of SCI in Washington on Saturday, March 5. The images of citizens, photographed by renowned photographer Glen McClure, captured the attention of the jury for drawing the people of both communities into the anniversary celebration. The exhibit opened in Port-Vendres in September and in Yorktown in October.