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L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet'
L.A. Photo Curator Call for Entry: 'The Animal Kingdom' with curator Carol Erb.
www.carolerbart.com

NOTE FROM CAROL ERB:
"A big thank you to everyone who submitted their work to "The Animal Kingdom".

It was a wonderful experience to cross over to the "other side of the table", and take on the role of curator. I was excited to see such a wide range of photographic approaches in the submissions. Although my own work relies on a heavy dose of Photoshop, I am a great admirer of more traditional camera work, and I think that shows in my selections. The tough thing about curating is that you must leave out many images that are really very good. 

Paul Sisson, my first place selection, had three very strong entries that I felt worked very well together as a group, and alone as individual images. The concept of documenting our fading cultural landscape is certainly not new. Paul's series captures this genre in a manner that is both humorous and bleak. Here, he has shown us derelict representations of animals in the western landscape that I find quite charming.

Judy's Brown's image drew my attention for it's fantastic technical skill, and also for the way it transports me to that barn. I can really feel the chill of the air, hear the bleating, and sense that warm humid breath of the lamb. This type of work rarely brings me back for a second look, but it's done so well here, that I have to look again.

There was also excellent black & white, documentary, and composited work in the submissions. The tough thing about curating is that you must leave out many images that are really very good. 

Thank you Laurie Freitag, for the opportunity to curate, and raise money for the Wildlife Waystation."
 
Here are Erb's picks:

First Place Winning Image: Paul Sisson, "Build a Bear"

Second Place Winning Image:  Judy Brown, "Baby's Breath"

Honorable Mentions Winning Images:

Susan Lapides, "Eleanor, Age 6"
Beth Dubber, "Burbank"
Dale Niles, "In the Mountains"
Michael Koch, "Absprung, 2015"
Kathryn Reichert, "Cove"

THEME:
Carol Erb says, “Animals can be found just about everywhere on our planet, from tiny single cell microorganisms to gigantic creatures that roam the land and swim in the sea. Birds and insects dance around us in magical aerial ballets. Animals dazzle us with their colors and patterns. They evoke feelings in us of fear and love.

I am looking for fine art photographs that capture the beauty and spirit of animals in a unique way.”
 
20% of artist fees go to charity. 10% to the curator's charity and 10% to the first place winner's charity.

Erb has chosen The Wildlife Waystation, a non-profit animal sanctuary located outside of Los Angeles, CA. as her charity. www.wildlifewaystation.org/

First Place winner Paul Sisson has chosen the charity -Colorado Photographic Arts Center
www.cpacphoto.org

ALL ENTRANTS WORK SHOWN IN EXHIBITIONS #1-3
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CLICK ON LINKS BELOW TO SEE WINNERS AND ALL ENTRANTS WORK IN EXHIBITION 1, 2 & 3
 

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