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UNTITLED 1 by LI Plato
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LI Plato says, "Indonesia is being deforested faster than most places in the world, and it is because of palm oil---and agriculture and mining. 50,000 orangutans have died as a result of deforestation due to palm oil in the last two decades. Habitat destruction, poaching, wildlife smuggling, and the illegal pet trade are severe threats to the wild orangutan population.

Tanjung Puting National Park hosts the largest population of wild orangutans in the world. Tanjung Puting---in Kalimantan province, on the Indonesian side of Borneo---is one of the last places to see orangutans in the wild. Native to Malaysia and Indonesia, they are only extant in the forests of Borneo and Sumatra.

Indonesia is a mega biodiversity hotspot, and one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet, after the Amazon. Yet, primary forest is burned to open it for agriculture, thus destroying the complex ecosystem that the orangutans and other creatures---including humans---depend on. In addition to habitat destruction, deforestation also contributes to climate change. Burning forests and peat areas emits massive quantities of smoke, producing greenhouse gases.

These magnificent creatures are one of most intelligent primate species. When you watch them with their young ones or in the jungle, you can see their old souls, with the universe pouring from their eyes.  Humans are destroying their habitat, and now they depend on humans to be reintegrated into the jungle. Tanjung Puting rangers must now provide feeding stations to supplement the orangutan’s wild diet and help them re-learn basic skills, like what to eat. This series was shot at Tanjung Harapan and Camp Leakey in Tanjung Puting National Park in 2014.

For more information on palm oil production and plantations, see www.saynotopalmoil.com

I have had a lot of loss in my short life. This has caused me to reflect on what comes after, the divine, and a lot of other things.

I have always been captivated by the solitude of nature, and untamed desert and wilderness. I have a similar connection to places of remembrance and legacy—cemeteries, memorials, and antiquities—as well as spiritual places and places of pilgrimage, including those spiritual places in nature. For me, these places---and its creatures---provide a connection to what is larger than us during our brief, mortal time on earth. I aspire to capture the wildness and spirit of desolate places, as well as the desolation sometimes found in urban environments. 

I am based in the northeast US. After many decades, however, I still note that I am originally from the west coast. 

I specialize in landscapes, nature, and travel photography.  I am continually inspired by what is around the bend, and spend a lot of time fantasizing about my next walkabout.  In the last couple years—and for an assortment of reasons—I have been trying to find inspiration closer to home, and to appreciate the full concept of home, rootedness, and place."

www.liplato.com 

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UNTITLED 2 by LI Plato
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UNTITLED 3 by LI Plato
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IN FLIGHT by Mara Zaslove
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Mara Zaslove was born in Burbank, CA, received her BA from UC Berkeley and her MA and MFT from Cal State, Northridge.

Her photography has been showcased in juried exhibits across the U.S. and internationally including the 8th Julia Margaret Cameron Award held in Berlin, the ‘Art Classic’ exhibition at the Millard Sheets Art Center and the PH21 Gallery in Budapest, Hungary.  She has acted as the moderator for several artist critique groups through the Los Angeles Art Association. 

The images from her series ‘Lifecycle’ have received recognition in numerous shows including L.A. Artcore, ‘Bold Beauty’ at Pilates and Art in Echo Park, Biscailuz Gallery, Soho Gallery in NYC, Tag Gallery, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Groundspace Project and the Topanga Canyon Gallery.   

A ‘Showcase Portfolio’ of her work has recently been published in the Shadow and Light Magazine.  Mara currently lives and works in Santa Monica, California.

www.marazaslove.com
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NATURE'S SCULPTURE by Mara Zaslove
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YOUR MAGESTY by Mara Zaslove
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BULL, IRELAND by Marie Triller
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Marie Triller says, "From the back of a horse, one sees the world differently.

You can wander where no one else can easily go - up mountains, along rivers, deep into the woods, or onto a secluded and hard-to-find beach. In these photographs, Ireland’s Ring of Kerry region is the mythic backdrop for my subjects. Horses and livestock punctuate the splendor of the land in magical ways that are forever etched in my memory."

Marie Triller documented each September 11 observance at ground zero from 2002 – 2010. This work culminated in the book Ten Years: Remembering 9.11 (John Isaacs Books, New York).

Triller resides in New York’s Hudson Valley region. Her photographs have been widely exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions. Honors and awards include two New York Foundation For The Arts (NYFA) Strategic Opportunity Stipends. Her work is included in the permanent collections of George Eastman House and the National 9/11 Museum, NYC. Triller has been featured online as an Emerging/Contemporary photographer at Your Daily Photograph (Duncan Miller Gallery) and at ProPhotoDaily. 

Triller received her MFA in Photography from the State University of New York at New Paltz and a BS in Art Education from the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY.  A veteran art and photography educator, Triller has taught at several institutions for over twenty-five years. She is also currently a Submissions Reviewer for LensCulture, a global online photography platform.

CV: 

Residing in New York’s Hudson Valley

MONOGRAPHS

Ten Years: Remembering 9/11
John Isaacs Books, New York, 2011
Foreword by NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Afterword by Eleanor Heartney of Art in America magazine  

Border Witness: Youth Confront Nafta 
New York State Labor-Religion Coalition, 2001
Author Maureen Casey, Photographer Marie Triller
                            
SELECTED PRINT COLLECTIONS

National  9/11 Memorial and Museum, New York, NY 

George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY

The New-York Historical Society, New York, NY
(Here is New York – A Democracy of Photographs, 9.11 archives)

The New York Public Library, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Collection, New York, NY
(September 11 Photo Project archives)

Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

The College of St. Rose, Albany, NY

Center for Photography, National Center for the Arts, Bombay, India

Private Collections

SELECTED LIBRARY COLLECTIONS
(Ten Years: Remembering 9/11)


International Center of Photography Library, New York, NY

National Museum of American History/Smithsonian Libraries,
Washington, DC

Tim Hetherington Photobook Library Collection at Bronx Documentary Center, Bronx, NY

Patricia D. Klingenstein Library, New-York Historical Society, New York, NY

John Cleary Library at Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

East Fishkill Community Library, East Fishkill, NY, Ten Years: Remembering 9.11, 2015

College of St. Rose, Massry Center for the Arts, Albany, NY, Ten Years: Remembering 9.11, 2011

The Image Factory, Belize City, Belize, Observing Blindness In Belize, 2009

The People’s Gallery at City Hall, El Paso, TX, Sin Lugar (Without a Place), 2009

University of California, Center for Community Service – Learning, San Diego, CA, 
Remembrance: A 9.11 Exhibition, 2005

Gulisi Garifuna Museum, Dangriga, Belize, Secrets of Belize, 2005

Siena College, Yates Gallery, Loudonville, NY, Secrets of Belize, 2004
(Guest Lecturer)

Chashama Gallery, New York, NY, Secrets of Belize, 2003

TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

Martinez Gallery, Troy, NY,  Cuba y Puerto Rico - Marie Triller and Roxanna Melendez, 2017

Spectrum Theatres, Albany, NY, Uruguay: Photographs by Michael Oakes/Marie Triller, 2011

Firlefanz Gallery, Albany, NY, Harold Lohner & Marie Triller, 2004

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY, 3d Annual Juried Group Show, 2017

Griffin Museum of Photography (at Lafayette City Center), 
Boston, MA, Aviary, 2017

Pop-Up Exhibit, NYC, You, The People: A Night of Photography and Film, 2017

Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, Photowork: 
30th Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition, 2017
Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2nd Annual Juried Group Show, 2016

Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, 
Winter Solstice Show, 2016

Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR, Framed: Shadow and Light, 2016

Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, 
Winter Solstice Show, 2015

Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA,
21st Annual Juried Show, 2015

University of North Florida, Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, FL,
Regarding Leisure, 2015

A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, Downtown, 2014

The College of St. Rose, Esther Massry Gallery, Albany, NY
Karene Faul Inaugural Alumni Exhibition (Invitational), 2009

Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY, Assiduity, 2009

Viewfinder Photography Gallery, London, Not Performing, 2008

Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany, NY, FarSighted, 2007

Exposed Gallery of Art Photography, Delmar, NY, 9.11@ 5, 2006
(featured artist)

Opalka Gallery, Albany, NY, 28th Annual Photography Regional (Invitational), 2006

Exposed Gallery of Art Photography, Delmar, NY, Lens Gumbo Redux, 2006

Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Johnstown, NY,
Perrella Gallery Regional 2005: Works on Paper, 2005, (Juror’s Award)

The Center Galleries, Albany, NY, The Great Municipal Sideshow, 2005

fotofoto gallery, Huntington, NY, Your Best Shot: National Competition Selections, 2005, (Honorable Mention)

ONLINE

American Illustration -American Photography, Latin American Photograph 6, 2017

The Curated Fridge, The Curated Fridge Spring Show, 2017
www.thecuratedfridge.com

PRO PHOTO DAILY/American Photography (AI-AP)
Spotlight: Finding a New Way to Mark 9.11 (9.20.2016)
www.prophotodaily.com

Your Daily Photograph/ Duncan Miller Gallery
Marie Triller, featured Emerging/Contemporary Photographer 
(11.22.2014, 5.28.15, 9.29.15, 1.30.2016, 3.19.2017)
www.yourdailyphotograph.com

PRO PHOTO DAILY/American Photography (AI-AP)

Spotlight: Marie Triller’s Memories of 9/11 (9.11.2013)
www.prophotodaily.com

Get Visual, Art Blog by David Brickman, 2011,
( Book Review of Ten Years: Remembering 9.11)

Professional Photographer Magazine
Remembrance (profile on Marie Triller’s September 11 project) (10.30.06)
www.ppmag.com

IN PRINT

We Who March: Photographs and Reflections on the Women’s March by Ellen Feldman,
Blurb Books, 2017 (four images included)

Aviary (Exhibition catalog), Griffin Museum, Boston, MA, 2017

Not Performing (Exhibition catalog), Viewfinder Gallery, London, 2008

28th Annual Photography Regional/ Invitational, (Exhibition catalog), 
Opalka Gallery, Albany, NY, 2006


PHOTOGRAPHY  TEACHING/ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR

Union College, Schenectady, NY

College of St. Rose, Albany, NY

St. Joseph the Provider College, Rutland, VT

Sage College, Albany, NY

Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany, NY

State University of New York, New Paltz, (Teaching Assistantship Awarded)

www.marietriller.com
 
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DREAM, IRELAND by Marie Triller
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UNICORN, IRELAND by Marie Triller
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MY HAND ON ROSA'S SIDE, TROY, NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 2017 by Michael Bach
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Michael Bach says, "I  photograph my dog’s and cat’s as a way to recall memory of past experience shared with my beloved pets. It is a way for me to pay tribute. It is my humble expression of love and a way of showing them how incredibly blessed I feel that they have shared their spirit with me.

I lost my beloved Rosa two weeks ago! Including Rosa, I had three dogs. Kobu, a  fourteen year old,  Pit Bull, Rat Terrier Mix, and Ekko a female German Shepherd who was born last January. Rosa, was twelve when she died. I’ve known that death would come eventually. However, it still rips my heart out and I will mourn for her everyday, as I do for two of my dogs who died twelve year’s previous to Rosa’s passing. I picked up  Rosa’s ashes today and cried like a fool all the way home. My only solace is that she has now returned home. Her urn will now be placed next to the  urn’s which contain the ashes of my beloved Tejas and Shadow. My loved one’s are proudly displayed in a cabinet in my bedroom.  

In a month, we’ll be bringing a new addition into our pack. A male German Shepherd puppy, born in January, and sired from Ekko’s parents. He will be her new companion and playmate. Kobu, isn’t as interested in playing as much as he once was. He’s set in his ways and prefers to roam the yard on his own. I now have to worry about when he will become sick and pass. It will rip my heart out. 

With this added sense of urgency and purpose, I try to make photographs which speak about the magnificence,beauty and grace that my wonderful companions emanate and possess."

Michael Bach resides in Troy, New York, along with his wife, Ruth Young, and their dogs and one cat. He holds a A.A.S. Degree in Fine Arts with a Photography Concentration from the Junior College of Albany, New York,. He earned a B.A. in Photography from the Bard College Undergraduate Photography Program where he studied with Stephen Shore, Ben Lifson, and Douglas Baz. He was awarded a M.F.A. Degree in Photography from the Yale School of Art Graduate Photography Program, where he studied with with Tod Papageorge, Richard Benson, Ben Lifson, Thomas Roma, Jo Ann Walters, Nancy Hellebrand, and Lynn Whitney.

He was an educator at Sage College of Albany, New York, Union College, Schenectady, New York, Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island, and The Art Kane Photography Workshop, Cape May, New Jersey.

He has exhibited both nationally and internationally. His work is held in in public and private collections. Notably, The Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute, Utica, New York, The Center For Photography at Woodstock Permanent Print Collection, held at the Samuel Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, New York. Bard College, Annandale On Hudson, New York, and the Sterling Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

In 2014, he was nominated by his mentor, Stephen Shore, for a Mack First Book Award for his self published Blurb book on his four year study of the banishment of the homeless of Troy, New York, "Mt. Ida, A Pale Gloom Has Descended Upon Thee". 

In 2000, he was diagnosed with bi polar disorder and a pituitary abnormality was discovered through an MRI scan. He didn't photograph for ten ten years.  In 2010, an a new anti depressant he hadn't yet taken, changed the course of his life dramatically.

He began to see the world in visual terms again and resume working in the medium of photography. A neurological condition called essential tremor which causes tremors and effects balance ended his  seventeen years working as an artist model.

The  precarious nature of the condition prevented him from holding a pose confidently.The tremors have progressed to where he can no longer use a hand held camera. He  started to work with an iPhone in order to continue making photographs. Dissatisfied with the quality overall, he purchased a small hand held digital camera which can fit in his pocket. He now uses this exclusively!

www.michaelbachphoto.com
 
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ROSA, TROY, NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 2017
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ROSA, WITH HER PAW PRINT IN THE SNOW BESIDE HER, TROY, NEW YORK 2017 by Michael Bach
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BEAR by Michael Jantzen
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Michael Jantzen says, "Masquerading Animals is a series of photomontages partially made from images of some of my sculptures and architectural models, as well as images of various animals.

The images of my sculptures and architectural models were placed into my computer where they were isolated from their original backgrounds, manipulated in various ways, in most cases clustered together, and reconstructed back into symmetrical montages.

I then replaced the heads of the animals with the photomontages made from my sculptures and architectural models. I added images of my eyes to the symmetrical montages in the appropriate locations that symbolically refer to the eyes of the animals.

As always my intent is to create new and unexpected images that challenge the state of the art.

My work is very well known around the world. It has been featured in thousands of articles in books, magazines, newspapers, and on the Web.

My work has been shown in many galleries, and on various TV documentaries. It has also been exhibited at the National Building Museum, the Canadian Center for Architecture, the Harvard School of Design and Architecture, the Santa Fe Institute, and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Most of my work merges art, architecture, technology, and sustainable design into one unique experience. Extreme innovation is my goal in everything I create. Most of this innovation has been focused on the re-invention of the built environment, sculpture, and photography."
 
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CRANES by Michael Jantzen
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GIRAFFE by Michael Jantzen
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GORILLA by Michael Jantzen
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PANTHER by Michael Jantzen
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RINO by Michael Jantzen
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ABSPRUNG, 2015 by Michael Koch
HONORABLE MENTION
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In his ongoing series "eternal collection" Michael Koch combines photographs of nature and science and its (re)presentation. The pictures in this series are about the space between the imagined and real. Taken in his studio and museums of natural history around Europe, the photographs show bones, skulls and animals isolated from their natural habitat.

Michael Koch was born 1973  in Braunschweig, he lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.

He studied communication design, art and photography and history of photography in Essen, at Folkwang University, from 1998 to 2004 (Diploma).

His photographic work was exhibited internationally - in Germany at Galerie Voss, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Museum für angewandte Kunst Gera and Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus Augsburg; at LosAngeles Center for Digital Art, Photo Miami, USA; Millepiani, Rome, Italy and in the National Portrait Gallery in London, UK, to name a few.

He received several awards - like in the John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award in 2002, Aenne-Biermann-Prize for contemporary german photography in 2005, MonochromePhotography Awards 2016 - or in the Nominee Award in Nature in the 2017 Photogrvphy Grant.

Koch has been featured in: Der Greif, magazine for photography and literature, phases magazine, supermassiveblackhole magazine, and U Mag, Magazin der Popkultur und Gegenwart.

full list of exhibitions on: www.michael-koch.jimdo.com/exhibitions/
full list of awards on: http://michael-koch.jimdo.com/cv/ 
full list of publications on: http://michael-koch.jimdo.com/publications/ 

http://www.michael-koch.org 
info@michael-koch.org



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AGGRESSOR, 2017 by Michael Koch
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PARENTAL CARE, 2015 by Michael Koch
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BUILD A BEAR by Paul Sisson
FIRST PLACE WINNER
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Curator Carol Erb says, "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. In the winning image, "Build a Bear", we see the scaffolding and support for what appears to be the lower half of a polar bear. Is the bear under construction? Or has the project been left unfinished?  Why a bear? Why on a hill? The power of this image is in these unanswered questions. 

I love a good road trip, and am drawn to photographic work that finds and documents our vanishing cultural landscape. What is it about this type of photography that inspires you?"

Sisson says, "The body of work that these photographs come from, Not So Far From Here, has really become a process-oriented project for me. Being able to get in the car and have several days in a row to simply take photographs and think about the work without outside distractions or obligations is incredibly freeing and cathartic. The open road and lack of responsibility can provide a good deal of inspiration when you find yourself alone with a camera."

Erb asks, "You seem to focus on the western states. What is it about this part of the country that you find compelling?"

Sisson says, "My exploration of the western states started out as a matter of geography. This project is made up of a series of unplanned road trips where I’ll leave my house in Boulder, Colorado with no preconceived notions of where I’m going or how I’ll get there. So logistically speaking I’m spending the vast majority of my time driving and photographing throughout the west, even as I expand the project by driving further and further in either direction. That said, I have found that my home region, Colorado and the surrounding western states, does provide the most interesting landscapes and juxtapositions for my photographic sensibilities. Generally speaking, the views are more expansive, the skies bigger and bluer, and the oddities more curious."

Erb asks, "Can you tell us what it is about faux animals in the landscape that attracts you attention?"

Sisson says, "I’m on the lookout for anything out of the ordinary and have seemed to stumble upon numerous wildlife themed scenes over the years. While I can’t say I’m looking for, or even specifically attracted to, items involving faux animals, I do think they are somewhat ubiquitous out West. There are so many cultures and industries out here that use animal symbolism in their marketing and architecture that it provides more opportunity for someone like me to find the ones that are in a state of disrepair or in some sort of interesting position on the horizon. I still can’t explain the presence of a giant half-Polar Bear in the middle of South Dakota however."

Paul Sisson says, "Not So Far From Here is a unique photographic portrait of the Western American landscape.  The images seek beauty in non-traditional places, show a crumbling rural culture, and find humor in simple and subtle ways. 

The project emphasizes the journey, rather than the destination, and explores the things that can be found by slowing down and taking in the world that lies beyond the tunnel vision that so often dominates our daily lives. 

Over the last several years, Sisson has been collecting these scenes during open-ended, unplanned road trips throughout the Western states and beyond. Originating from his home in Colorado, he has traveled through 21 states and driven over 24,000 miles spanning 19 separate trips since 2012.

With an emphasis and enjoyment for the process, Not So Far From Here is a thoughtful look at life on the open road."

Paul Sisson is a 2013 Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography graduate from the University of Colorado Denver. 

Originally from Minneapolis, MN, he currently resides in Arvada, CO. His work has been shown across the United States in a wide array of solo and group exhibitions and publications.

He has recently shown work at the Masur Museum of Art, Jackson Hole Center for the Arts, Griffin Museum of Photography, and been published in Fraction and Ignant Magazines. 

Paul is represented by Michael Warren Contemporary in Denver, CO and his ongoing body of work, Not So Far From Here, can be found on his website, 

www.PaulSissonPhoto.com
 
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BUCKING BRONCO by Paul Sisson
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FOLLOW THE LEADER by Paul Sisson
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BILLION by Phillipa Bloom
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Phillipa Bloom says, "Once asked to sum up my photographic style, I offered “You see how I feel”, which goes some way to describing the emotional response I need - and hope to convey - to make my pictures. 

Primarily focussed on people and place, the work - whilst made in the spirit of the documentary tradition - is also intentionally somewhat other-worldly. In this series, my long family association with horses (my mother was a jockey) allows me to explore their feeling and form with an intensity, love and appreciation that transcends literal portraiture. The horse, a subject I return to again and again, thus becomes a metaphor for my own personal history."

Phillipa is a photographer living and working in Hong Kong. Raised on a 35mm, she is self-taught and continues to work with film and digital cameras - including her iPhone - across the globe. 

As well as commercial work on lifestyle, interiors and art gallery projects, Phillipa continues to grow her personal photography practice. The work is self-initiated and often informed by her background as a news and film journalist, and editor. Like all true-life stories, hers are open-ended and constantly evolving.

Phillipa had her first solo exhibition, ‘You See How I Feel’, in HK at The Art House Asia gallery in 2016. She has since exhibited at Eicó Events’ ‘Blurred Lines’ Show; the American Women’s Association Charity Exhibition; and has an upcoming exhibition at H Studio in Sai Kung. 

This year she plans to start her MA in Photography. 

www.phillipabloomphotographs.com

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APOLLO by Phillipa Bloom
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IMAGE 2 by Phillipa Bloom
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L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Exhibition #2 HONORABLE MENTION
ELEANOR AGE 6 at Susan Lapides
From the ongoing Crustacean Series (Pink shirt & lobster over head)
HONORABLE MENTION
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Susan Lapides says of her series, 'Crustaceans', "These portraits recall pictures of fishermen holding up their “Big Catch” – in this case, girls over the course of multiple years pose with lobsters. These girls have inherited the traditions of their small fishing community, St. George; set on the edge of the Bay of Fundy (which you see as the backdrop in each photo), the town depends on the fishing industry, including the lobster.

While each of these girls invokes generations of maritime culture and history, she also adds her own personal flair and challenges the status quo. The girls hold their places in the landscape with strength and handle the spiky crustaceans in their hands with determination: some cradle, some squirm, some raise it aloft triumphantly. Each portrait blends a sense of nostalgia and forward movement – as the girls recall the rich cultural history of St. George, they also revamp the traditions in a way that works for them. 

In these portraits, I also hope to capture a sense of our current political moment, an era in which girls and women – silenced and sidelined for far too long – now stand front and center. These girls won’t step aside. They fill the frame and command our attention, insisting that their stories matter too. As the larger feminist women’s movement pushes for change in Hollywood and Washington, D.C., these girls bring that same spirit home to St. George.

This series is ongoing as each girl will be photographed each summer for many years to come, holding a lobster, in the same spot with the same background."

Susan Lapides is an American photographer, whose work focuses on people, culture, and place. An accomplished fine art photographer with a strong background in editorial photography, Lapides is a sensitive and passionate visual storyteller. Her subjects range from portraits of visionaries and girls holding lobsters to the fishing communities of New Brunswick, Canada.

Lapides is a graduate of Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. As a professional photographer, she worked on assignment for many major clients, such as the Smithsonian Magazine, Life, Time, Forbes, US News & World Report, Condé Nast Traveler, People, Unicef, Harvard University Art Museums, Worcester Art Museum, and American Repertory Theater. Two of the highlights of her early professional career were photographing President Barack Obama for the Trump Shuttle Magazine, then the first African American editor of the Harvard Law Review and photographing Rose Kennedy on the occasion of her 91st birthday.

Lapides has shown her work widely. Her solo exhibitions include the Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester, MA) Fidelity Investments Communication + Advertising (Boston, MA), Sunbury Shores Art Center and the Saint John Centre for the Arts (both in New Brunswick, Canada), The Curated Fridge, (Somerville MA.)

Her group exhibitions include the Blue Sky Gallery (Portland, OR), Houston Center for Photography (TX), Rayko Photo Center (San Francisco, CA), Los Angeles Center for Photography, Danforth Art Museum (Framingham, MA), Lesley University (Boston, MA), Panopticon Gallery (Boston, MA). She has also won several awards for her photography including Honorable Mention at the Rayko Gallery in San Francisco. On line St. George will be featured in Fraction issue 109, and Crustaceans is on a virtual gallery of the Griffin Museum website.  For her editorial work she received multiple gold awards at the ASMP Big Picture Shows and from the Advertising Photographers of America.. Her work is in private and public collections. Lapides resides in Boston, Massachusetts and St. George in New Brunswick, Canada.

www.susanlapides.com
 
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MAGGIE AGE 9 by Susan Lapides
(lobster eclipsing face with nail polish)
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RACHEL AGE 15 by Susan Lapides
(red shirt & fingers looking like lobster legs)
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CUCUY KNOWS THE TOMATOES DON'T CARE 1 by Terri Lloyd
These images are from a series titled "Cucuy Knows The Tomatoes Don’t Care” shot September 2017 in the 90042 area of Los Angeles.
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Terri Lloyd says, "Exiled to the wilderness of nonconformity I have found comfort some place between Zen and the professionally weird. A paper-headed pajama-clad raconteur translating observations and reactions with graphic pun and insinuation, my work continues to venture into the absurdities of socio-political, philosophical and psychoanalytical themes."

I navigate an abyss which lies somewhere between Alan Watts and Hunter S. Thompson. Zen in one hand, Gonzo in the other.

I do not believe there is a purpose or reason for things happening. The universe may be ordered, but it sure as hell is unreasonable. Humor and wit become necessary tools for survival in an otherwise absurd and self-destructive culture.

The images I generate reflect both my quirky humor and love of language. The work has been described as “being drawn into a private joke that can only be appreciated by members of a secret society.” I prefer to liken what I do to an optical illusion, or well executed pun. The objective, either way, is to get you to look a second time.

Scenes are set against backdrops of what could be described as a sort of Zen Surrealism. Compositions host a subtle yet lyrical meticulousness. Key elements are recognizable throughout much of my work: a simple vertical three panel layout, sky at top, horizon line and ground. My palette within a series tends to be rigorous. Action, much like thought occurs on both upper and lower planes of the image.

My influences include Manga, Film Noir, classic cartoons, comics such as Krazy Kat, surrealism, conceptual art, branding, and advertising."

Terri Lloyd is a visual art renegade living and working in Los Angeles.

She began her exploration into the absurdities of the human condition at a fairly young age and attributes this to her 1960s latch-key-kid youth.

In the late 1980s she accidentally landed a computer graphics job and spent the next 25 years in commercial art working as a print media designer.

In 2010 she founded The Haggus Society, a non-profit feminist arts group for women over the age of 40.

She divides her time between a vibrant visual arts practice and a Dadaist performance act known as Pink Buddha.

Terri has authored two books, When I Grow Up And Other Mantras, and The Little Red Book Of Commie Porn (out of print) with artist Norman Conquest.

Terri is also a frequent contributor to Black Scat Books and during 2016 wrote a monthly advice column, "Ask PB" for the online magazine Le Scat Noir.

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Terri Lloyd is a self-taught artist living and working in Los Angeles. In the late 1980s she accidentally landed a computer graphics job and spent the next 25 years in commercial art working as a graphic designer. Volunteerism and community arts projects remain a prominent part of her activities. In 2010 she founded The Haggus Society, a non-profit feminist arts group for women over the age of 40.

Lloyd currently devotes much of her time to a fine arts studio practice and has shown her work in exhibitions across the U.S. Her work has also been featured in a variety of online and print publications and catalogs.

ORGANIZATIONS

The Haggus Society
Founder, Board Member 2010—2016
Lummis Day Community Foundation
Board Member 2012—2013
Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council
Arts & Culture Chair 2011-2012
Echo Park Arts & Festival
Board Member 1999—2002

EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS

stARTup Art Fair
January 26 – 28, 2018
The Kinney
Venice, CA

Enough!
January 6 – 30, 2018
Shockboxx Project
Hermosa Beach, CA

Addiction
November 4, 2017 – November 18, 2017
Shockboxx Project
Hermosa Beach, CA

Me, My Selfie and I
Invitational
October 5, 2017 – November 20, 2017
Hudson Guild Gallery
New York, NY

State Of The Union
February 4 – 25, 2017
Brainworks Gallery
Los Angeles, CA

Small Plates
A Response To Hunger
May 6, 2016
The Balcony Gallery
Knoxville, TN

Members Review & Exhibition
October 16 – 30, 2015
South Bay Contemporary Gallery
San Pedro, CA

Solo Exhibition
Altadena Public Library
Barbara J. Pearson Community Room
September 1 – 30, 2015

The BRAIN
16th Annual Art-Sci juried exhibition
Art & Science Collaborations
New York Hall Of Science
Queens, NY USA
October 11, 2014 ~ March 29, 2015

Juxtapose
Juror: Kyohei Abe
April 14, 2014 ~ May 18, 2014
Darkroom Gallery
Essex Junction, VT USA

DEEP ROOTS: Artistic Expressions of Earth Month
April 10, 2014 ~ April 27, 2014
Pico House Gallery
Los Angeles, CA

The Dreams Of Dolls And Other Realities
21 September 2013
Stutgart, Germany

Dinner
Amanda Smith Gallery
Juror: Barbara Riley
Johnson City, Texas
October 19 – December 2, 2012

The Exquisite Uterus: The Art of Resistance
“Power, Politics, and Performance”
Curators: Helen Klebesadel and Alison Gates
Steinhilber Art Gallery
University of Wisconsin
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
September 3 – October 6, 2012

Honoring Women's Rights
National Steinbeck Center Museum
Jurors: Dr. Joyce Aiken, Dr. Ruth Weisberg and Patricia Rodriguez
Salinas,  California, USA
September 7 – January 6, 2013

Brand 40: Works On Paper
September 17 – October 28, 2011
Juror: Peter Frank
Brand Library Art Galleries
Glendale, CA

The Billboard Art Project
New Orleans, LA
Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 12 a.m. to Friday, November 18th at 11:59 p.m.

2D - 3D Color & Design
Juror: Carrie Pilto, Assistant Project Curator, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
October 7 – November 4, 2010
San Joaquin Delta College
LH Horton Jr Gallery
Stockton, California USA

Brand 36 - Works on Paper
Juror: Lita Albuquerque
Brand Library Art Galleries
Glendale, CA
October 6 - November 16, 2007

Art of Digital Show
Juror: Hugh Davies, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Award: Honorable Mention
Lyceum Theatre Gallery
San Diego, California
October 6 through November 19, 2006

www.terrilloyd.net
www.pinkbuddha.pink

Cucuy (koo-koo-ee) is a boisterous and very vocal Catalina Macaw hybrid who lives with 2 pet cats, 2 feral cats, a couple of visiting raccoons, one possum and two very patient humans.
 
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CUCUY KNOWS THE TOMATOES DON'T CARE 2 by Terri Lloyd
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CUCUY KNOWS THE TOMATOES DON'T CARE 3 by Terri Lloyd
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BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS by Thouly Dosios
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Thouly Dosios says, "In photography I discovered from early on an entryway to places I did not belong. In the foreign, I look for the familiar. I find comfort in the minute but vital ways that connect us all. 

Walking the streets with my camera is when I am most present in the world and receptive to its innuendoes; the small, the fleeting, the invisible. I am drawn to the unknown and long for human connection. It can be a brief meeting of the eyes, or a long conversation. Oftentimes, it’s the mere act of making a picture that brings on an eternal bond with a complete stranger.

For the last 6 years I have been photographing the streets of Los Angeles, my adopted home. It’s a place I deeply love and respect, and one which constantly fascinates and challenges me.

I strive to understand this complex city and capture an impression of its unique spirit. I’m drawn to the city’s openness, the co-existence of a multitude of cultures that both stand out triumphantly and mesh with each other, and the unspoken promise that everything is possible bringing here the tears, dreams and sweat of so many souls. I’m fascinated by the extremes and juxtapositions of this pulsating world nestled between wild tumultuous waters and the eerie stillness of the desert; ancient old traditions celebrated as pioneering thoughts take flight, immense wealth straddling along devastating poverty, a tireless merry-go-round of death and re-birth of dreams and identities.

At the same time, I’m acutely aware of the cloud of loneliness that hangs over the sunny skies. Impermanence looms everywhere I turn. I’ve come to know well that a favorite street-corner may go up in smoke at any moment, and that, overnight, a beloved face may disappear."

Thouly Dosios holds a B.A. in Visual Studies from Harvard University and an M.F.A. in Film Directing from UCLA. Thouly’s short films have screened in numerous film festivals worldwide receiving many distinctions, including a spot as finalist for a Student Academy Award. She is currently completing the documentary short, The Rituals of Waiting, about the aspirations of women refugees living in refugee camps on the Greek island of Lesvos. 

Thouly has photographed in the streets of Istanbul, Rome, Tokyo, Beijing, New Delhi, Varanasi and Oaxaca, among others. For the last six years she has focused on documenting daily life in the streets of Los Angeles, and since 2014 she has been a member of the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP).

Thouly studied photography under Chis Killip and also interned with Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas. She continued her photographic studies participating in intensive workshops with Mary Ellen Mark, Sam Abell, Julia Dean and Constantine Manos. Thouly’s photography has received recognition in international competitions worldwide, and has been showcased at group shows at the Umbrella Arts Gallery in New York, the dnj Gallery, The Perfect Exposure Gallery and LACP in Los Angeles, the Praxis Gallery & Photographic Arts Center in Minneapolis, the Black Box Gallery in Portland, and the PH21 Gallery in Budapest.

Thouly Dosios grew up in Athens, Greece, and currently lives in Los Angeles.

www.lastreetcollective.com/thouly-dosios/
 
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BUDAPEST ELEPHANT by Thouly Dosios
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GIRL AND CHICK by Thouly Dosios
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RAT SKELETON by Todd Bradley
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Todd Bradley says of his series, 'Urban Archaeology', "The homes in my neighborhood date back one hundred years or more.

As with any home, things need replacing on a regular basis. The plaster ceiling in our spare bedroom started to come loose and needed to be replaced. Upon removing the ceiling I found amongst the debris a rat skeleton, an abandoned beehive, and lots of nails.  I drew upon these found objects and other things found on my property for a still life study called Urban Archaeology.

Urban Archaeology is about little treasures forgotten and found over the years in ones own home. Sometimes someone finds a Picasso hidden away in the attic and sometimes it’s rat bones. This set of bones I found intriguing not only because the leg and tail were fully intact, but moreover because I shared my home with it and also a large hive of bees at some point and didn’t know."

Todd Bradley (1970, Detroit, USA) is a contemporary macro and landscape photographer currently residing in San Diego, California. His work concentrates on nature, and urban decay. Todd builds scale model dioramas that become is narratives.  Often showing quirkiness, Todd’s aesthetic focuses on detailed features, demonstrating new perspectives to ordinary objects in still time.

Classic photographers Blossfeldt, Weston, and Mapplethorpe undoubtedly have influenced Todd’s work with their clean lines, use of geometry and negative space. Todd brings freshness in his whimsical compositions and subject matter.

For personal projects Todd turns to diorama photography. It’s about keeping his child-like mind active and creative. It’s about lightening his load. It’s about being playful, and happy. And not being so serious all the time. David Levinthal, Lori Nix, and Mathew Albanese are all inspirations when it come to this close macro work.

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Awards


2017 IPA~int’l Photography awards
Bronze Award-Macro  Bug Transport- Park

2017 Monovision International Awards
Honorable Mention- Abstract
The Oculus

2017 Monovision International Awards
Honorable Mention- Fine Art
The Protectors of Magical Seeds

2016 London Creative Awards
Honorable Mention - Fine Art

FAPA 2016 Fine Art Photography Awards, London, England
Nature Honorable Mention
The Protectors Of Magical Seeds

FAPA 2016 Fine Art Photography Awards, London, England
Fine art series Honorable Mention
The Protectors Of Magical Seeds

FAPA 2015 Fine Art Photography Awards, London, England
3rd place bronze award open category, amateur: Ghostly Tilapia

2017 Monochrome Awards
Honorable Mention
The Protectors Of Magical Seeds

2016 Monochrome Awards
Honorable mention – abstract: wires

2016 Monochrome Awards
Honorable mention – architecture: Sun-rays on church

2016 IPA~int’l photography awards
Nature Honorable Mention
The Protectors Of Magical Seeds

2016 IPA~int’l photography awards
Fine art series Honorable Mention
The Protectors Of Magical Seeds

2015 IPA~int’l photography awards
Honorable mention – fine art: other-bra

2015 IPA~ int’l photography awards
Honorable mention – fine art: still life- sofa

Solo Exhibition


2017 Walter Todd Salon                                  The Protectors Of Magical Seeds


www.toddbradleyphotography.com
 
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SKULL by Todd Bradley
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