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HONORABLE MENTIONS: Ann Marie Donahue, Yasmin Afrazeh, Steven Bowers, Robin Apple & Harry Longstreet
L.A. Photo Curator: International Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' HONORABLE MENTIONS: Ann Marie Donahue, Yasmin Afrazeh, Steven Bowers, Robin Apple & Harry Longstreet (Click on image for larger view)
ALCATRAZ TWINS by Ann Marie Donahue
HONORABLE MENTION
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Curator Lisa Gizara loved the poetry in each of the honorable mentions- so she decided to use quotes to describe them:
 
“That's when I realized that certain moments go on forever. Even after they're over they still go on, even after you're dead and buried, those moments are lasting still, backward and forward, on into infinity. They are everything and everywhere all at once. 
They are the meaning.”

Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall
 
Ann Marie Donahue says of her work, "We all experience deja vu at times.

When I have this fleeting feeling I wonder where it occurred. Was it in a dream, from a past experience or perhaps another time? That's what interests me: often we cannot pinpoint an exact moment that is triggered by an image, but we know a prior experience must be there.

My Alternative Landscape series discovers these pasts by photographing in film with my plastic camera. I use a specific setting on my Holga which melds the images together in camera. The images can repeat or merge together creating a dreamscape. These images express a fleeting impression of a place as a memory. I invite the viewer to stay a bit looking as it may conjure a prior experience."

Donahue is an award-winning photographer living in Los Angeles. She has been photographing for 20 years and studied at the Maine Media Workshops.

She hails from Glenside, PA (the town that has created the new campaign of love “Hate Has No Home Here”) and has lived in France, Maine, and California.

She works in both film and digital photography. Besides photography, she loves to tap dance, learn some new circus aerial skills, and make people laugh on occasion.

Her work has been exhibited widely and is in private collections across the country and can be viewed here: www.annmariedonahue.com

To see all of Donahue's entries click below Exhibition #1
http://laphotocurator.com/the-art-of-timelessness-curator-lisa-gizara-/group-exhibition-1/3
L.A. Photo Curator: International Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' HONORABLE MENTIONS: Ann Marie Donahue, Yasmin Afrazeh, Steven Bowers, Robin Apple & Harry Longstreet (Click on image for larger view)
ALL THE MEMORIES OF THIS HOUSE by Yasmin Afrazeh
HONORABLE MENTION
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Curator Lisa Gizara loved the poetry in each of the honorable mentions- so she decided to use quotes to describe them:

“The river is now. This moment. This breath between us. The space between your heartbeats. The moment before you blink. The instant a thought flashes through your mind. It is everything that is around us. Life. Energy. Flowing, endlessly flowing, carrying you from then...to now...to tomorrow. Listen: you can hear the music of it. Of the passage of time.” 

 Written by Lisa Mangum

Yasmin Afrazeh says of her work, "From an early age, I had a very strong imagination.

As a child, I enjoyed imagining and telling stories about objects, people and events that I encountered in my surroundings.

Growing up, I developed an interest in philosophy and observing human behavior. Combining my passion for storytelling and philosophical concepts, I began my journey in experimenting with conceptual art, first by trying surreal painting as a teenager.

Later, I began writing plays and made some friends in the film industry, and so a flame for telling stories through the camera lens was ignited within me.

My educational and professional background is in finance. During my years as a college student and early on in my career, my desire to remain active as a visual artist grew stronger. Finally, in 2015 I decided to spend more time on creating art.

Today, I find inspiration in the nature, philosophy, and the human psyche to tell stories through  conceptual and fine art photography.

I enjoy using photography as my medium to express, engage, and educate."

About this series:

"Lately, I spend a great deal of my time pondering the concept of time— how quickly it is passing us by, and how difficult it is to make more time.

But more than anything, I think about how strange my relationship with time has become as a result of its passage.

How strange and interesting it is that memories of events from not long ago can seem as though they happened many years ago, and yet other memories about events that reside in the distant past can seem as fresh as something that happened just yesterday.

I think about how fluid our relationships can be with the concept of time.

Recently I read In Search of Lost Time, a classic novel by Marcel Proust. I was able to deeply relate with the following passage: "How different this way of experiencing the past, direct, is… You try to remember the past yourself... You try to force a memory... make yourself remember..and it's nothing.. just a review of ideas you've had a thousand times which we call memory..it is dead! Nothing is relived..

But I'm talking about something very different.. It renews us..because we've been there before and the only true paradises are the paradises we lost...

This is the essence of things when the past and the present are brought together in an instant.. by an association of a smell or a sound..

Now we are living in the present and the past.. Now at the same moment... and in this moment.. all time is defeated… and we are freed.. and without Time, death holds no fear for us.”

This series of photographs is my interpretation of this feeling.

instagram.com/yasmin.a.gallery/

To see all of Afrazeh's entries click on link below for Exhibition #2
http://laphotocurator.com/the-art-of-timelessness-curator-lisa-gizara-/group-exhibition-2/13
L.A. Photo Curator: International Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' HONORABLE MENTIONS: Ann Marie Donahue, Yasmin Afrazeh, Steven Bowers, Robin Apple & Harry Longstreet (Click here for larger view)
SOAR WINNERS II by Steven Bowers
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Curator Lisa Gizara loved the poetry in each of the honorable mentions- so she decided to use quotes to describe them:

"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous." Aristotle

Steven Bowers says of his work, "Was it just a dream? A flock of pigeons roosts quietly on the roof of a cathedral in Munich. 

Suddenly, the cathedral bells sound on the hour; startled, the pigeons take flight.  Like a school of fish, the pigeons move as one, tacking and shifting direction as a collective. 

Frazzled nerves settled, the pigeons return to their stations and resume their slumber on the cathedral roof. 

For another 59 minutes.  Was it just a dream?

My “Soar Winners” series of images use motion blur technique to convey a ghostly or ethereal quality to its subjects.  I deliberately chose to render these images in black and white, to accentuate contrast and texture and to distill the kinetic motion of the birds into their most basic recognizable elements."

Steven Bowers is a self-taught photographer with no formal photography training. 

He relies on an inquisitive eye, quick shutter-release finger, patience, practice, and the generous mentorship of more experienced photographers to deliver distinctive content and emotional heft through his images. 

He was introduced to photography at age 7, spending frequent evenings alongside his father (photographer David Bowers), dodging, burning, and developing images projected by the Beseler enlarger in their home basement darkroom.

Born and raised in New Jersey, at various times Steven has lived in Ithaca, New York, Pasadena, California, Washington, DC, and Vienna, Austria. 

He studied mechanical engineering at Cornell University, aeronautics at the California Institute of Technology, and law at George Washington University. 

Steven resides currently in Portland, Oregon.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
Group Shows

Black Box Gallery, “Focus:  Light and Shadow,” Portland, OR, USA, April 1-20, 2016
Sixteen Mile Arts Photography Gallery, “Decisive:  New Currents in Street Photography,” Milton, ON, Canada, August16-September 17, 2016
Photo Independent 2017 (Fabrik Media), “On the Street,” Los Angeles, CA, USA, April 21-23, 2017
Fathom Gallery (Fabrik Media), “On the Street,” Los Angeles, CA, USA, April 29-May 6
PH21 Gallery, “MONO,” Budapest, Hungary, May 11-June 6, 2017
LoosenArt Gallery, “A Surreal Vision,” Rome, Italy, June 21-30, 2017
Black Box Gallery, “Shadows:  Darkness and Light,” Portland, OR, USA, May 1-20, 2017
PH21 Gallery, "MONO," Budapest, Hungary, May 11-June 6, 2017
Blank Wall Gallery, "Fine Art," Athens, Greece, May 26-June 8, 2017
LoosenArt Gallery, "A Surreal Vision," Rome, Italy, June 21-30, 2017
Darkroom Gallery, "Abstraction," Essex Junction, VT, USA, June 22-July 16, 2017
PhotoPlace Gallery, "Black and White," Middlebury, VT, USA, July 12-August 12, 2017

www.bowersimages.com

To see all of Bower's entries click on link below:
Exhibition #2

http://laphotocurator.com/the-art-of-timelessness-curator-lisa-gizara-/group-exhibition-2/10

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To see Robin Apple and Harry Longstreet's winning Honorable Mention work click on arrow.
 
L.A. Photo Curator: International Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' HONORABLE MENTIONS: Ann Marie Donahue, Yasmin Afrazeh, Steven Bowers, Robin Apple & Harry Longstreet (Click here for larger view)
BABIES by Robin Apple
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Curator Lisa Gizara loved the poetry in each of the honorable mentions- so she decided to use quotes to describe them:

“For in every adult there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be.”  

John Connolly, The Book of Lost Things

Robin Apple says of her work, "As a single woman with no children, I crave experiences of family.

Fortunately after adopting a puppy nearly 2 years ago, I've created and rekindled relationships with dog-owning and dog-loving neighbors and friends including their kids.

I'm submitting 3 images each from the series: "At the Park” that depict this content and represent one of the iPhonographic styles that I gravitate towards: colorized, nostalgic, sentimental fine art photography. All images were captured and processed on my iPhone7plus in 2017, in and around my Palo Alto, CA neighborhood."

Ms. Robin Apple is an iPhone photographer who lives in Palo Alto, CA. She fell in love with photography as an important creative outlet and vehicle for self-expression.

Trained as a psychologist her work is often emotion-based and she values balance, integration, experimentation, expression, humor, and movement.

She favors incorporating unique angles, blends, blur, color, contrast and motion consistent with her view that people and experiences are contradictory and nuanced. These days she uses an iPhone7plus and finds it freeing; it's accessible, inconspicuous, lightweight, and small and also makes for an easily rechargeable, fun, responsive and quiet travel companion.

EDUCATION:
University of California, Los Angeles. Ph.D.

C.V./ EXHIBITION RECORD:
Representation: Represented by: Blink Art Resource, January 2017; Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, July 2016.

AWARDS, HONORS, MENTIONS:
2016. Tokyo International Foto Awards. Fine Art Series, "Soar", Honorable Mention.
2016. IPA- International Photography Awards. Family of Man- Professional, "Sisters". Honorable Mention.
2016 Featured Artist: Contemporary Art Curator. July.www.contemporaryartcurator.com/robin-apple-photography/
2016 Art and Beyond Print Magazine, Summer Edition, Front Cover.
2016 Art Daily News International Magazine; Featured Artist, February.
2015 8th Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, online international competition, Finalist, "Landscapes", "Fine Art".
2015 8th Edition of the Pollux Awards, online international competition, Finalist, "Fine Art".
2015 7th Edition of the Pollux Awards, online international competition, Finalist, Categories "Fine Art", "People".
2015 7th Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, online international competition, Finalist, "Fine Art", "People".
2015 New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA), "Rural Impressions 2015", international juried Show, Juror's Selection, Jadite Gallery, September.
2014 Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY, "Imagine This", international juried smart device group show, Honorable Mention Sept 27-Oct 26.
2015 PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, "Motion", international juried group show, Honorable Mention, May 28-June 17.
2014 Artist Guild San Diego Museum of Art, "Illuminations", international juried group show, Honorable Mention, October 31-November 25.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
Solo Shows:

2016 Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Novato, CA. "Emerging Artists of Northern California". Series- "Soar". Dates: Sept 10- Oct 23.
2015 Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, Solo Exhibition, "Life Abstracted", Corridor Gallery, July 1- July 31.
2015 North Tahoe Arts, Truckee, CA, Solo Exhibition, "Figures and Abstractions", national juried solo show, Feb 24-March 30.
2014 Pacific Grove Art Center, Boyer Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA, "Out of My Office", national juried solo show October 24-Dec 18.

Charity Auctions:
2017 Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Making New Impressions: 17th Annual" Fun-Raiser", juried group show, March 9-April 30.
2017 ArtExpo New York, "Rebirth" series curated by Blink Art Resource & ADC, New York, NY, April 21-24.
2017 Kelwood Contemporary Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, "Reflections on 2016", juried group show, Mar 4- April 13.
2017 Fabulon Center for Art and Education, West Ashley, SC, "We The People", juried group show, March 1-30.
2017 Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA, "Reflections and Shadows", international juried group show, Feb 17-March 26.
2017 Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, "Snap" juried group show, January 28-29.
2017 Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL, group show with Contemporary Art Projects, USA January 18-23rd.
2017 Sol Taplin Gallery, Miami Country Day School, Miami, FL, "The Four Elements" group show with Contemporary Art Projects USA, Jan 9- Feb 17.

www.robinapplepeopleshots.com

To see all of Apple's entries click on link below for Exhibition #2
http://laphotocurator.com/the-art-of-timelessness-curator-lisa-gizara-/group-exhibition-2/7
L.A. Photo Curator: International Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' HONORABLE MENTIONS: Ann Marie Donahue, Yasmin Afrazeh, Steven Bowers, Robin Apple & Harry Longstreet (Click here for larger view)
THEN AND NOW by Harry Longstreet
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Curator Lisa Gizara loved the poetry in each of the honorable mentions- so she decided to use quotes to describe them:

“Will the day tell its secret 
Before it disappears, 
Becomes timeless night.”  

Dejan Stojanovic, Circling: 1978-1987

Harry Longstreet says of his work, "No one just takes up space. The human condition is an entire canvas of thoughts, emotions and reactions to circumstances.

In my photography I try to capture the truth about diverse people and how they live and reflect their respective spaces.

My subjects never know they’ve been photographed. I don’t set-up or pose any shot and never employ anything but available light.

I retired after twenty-five years as a writer, producer and director of filmed entertainment, primarily for television.

When I’m not busy with my wife, children and grandchildren, I keep the creative juices flowing with still photography.

I’m always looking for images that speak to the human condition and the world around me. I favor ambient light and unposed, unaware subjects."

Recent Awards/Publications

LA Photo Curator-"Senses Working Overtime"-First Place-2017
Allegany National Photography Competition-Second Place (Black & White)-April 2017
First Place Photography-Annual Washington State Juried Competition-CVG Gallery-2017
"Stories of Music Volume 2" –January 2017
LAPhotoCurator-“Hometown”-Honorable Mention-December 2016
Fusion Art Gallery-Abstractions"-Second Place-Photography 2016
Emerald Art Center-Autumn Exhibition 2016-Bronze Medal
Fusion Art Gallery-“Cityscapes”-Second Place, Photography-2016
Merit Recognition Award in the 59th National Juried Art Show at the Maria V. Howard Art Center at the Imperial Centre in Rocky Mount, North Carolina 2016

www.harrylongstreet.com

To see all of Longstreet's entries click on link below for Exhibition #2
http://laphotocurator.com/the-art-of-timelessness-curator-lisa-gizara-/group-exhibition-1/13
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