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ALLEY CAT by Alan Perry
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Alan Perry says of his work, 'Different Ways of Seeing', "What can be said about our changing relationship with technology? This body of work is a visual conversation between two photographic technologies: one part of a classical pantheon, and the other a simulation of reality. Scientific instruments are used to pierce the veil between perceptual and objective reality, but perhaps even the instrument used cannot escape subjective trappings. Is this conversation rooted in concrete, objective objects, or is it instead a discussion of referents and semiotics?
Using the visual grammar codified by Bernd & Hilla Becher, the pluralism of reality as experienced today is brought to attention: a transience of perceptual truth. The postmodern doubt cast on the authenticity of the photograph has not yet been applied to the imagery and mapping provided by online services, like Google Maps. Does one way of perceiving the world bring us closer to understanding it?"

Perry was born in 1989, in Longmont, Colorado. He received his BFA from Colorado State University in 2013. Alan has exhibited at Ice Cube Gallery in Denver, Black Box Gallery in Portland, and the Rendition, Curfman and Hatton Galleries in Fort Collins. In 2012, he received crowd-sourced funding to work with the Wet-Plate Collodion process. Alan Perry lives and works in Seattle, Washington.

Perry has had a recent solo exhibition:
Virtual Memory, Electronic Arts Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (2016) and published in 7x17 (July 2016)

For more info about Perry go to:
www.alanjperry.com
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DURWARD HALL by Alan Perry
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PROSPECT PLAZA by Alan Perry
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HOW I DREAMED by Alex Delapena
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Alex Delapena says of his work, "Using photography as a tool for personal reflection, through employing processes that span from the 19th to 21st centuries, I invite viewers on the journey of isolation and representations of memories."

Delapena has a B.F.A. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Art and Art History (photography) & recently exhibited in the following exhibition:
Of Memory Bone and Myth, Colonel Eugene Myers Gallery of Art, University of North Dakota Campus, Grand Forks, ND. (Juried), 2016.

For more info about Delapena go to:
www.alexdelapena.com
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REMINISCE OR SWALLOW by Alex Delapena
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TRACES by Alex Delapena
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UNTITLED 1 by Alvina Lai
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Alvina Lai (Los Angeles, 1993) is a BFA Photography graduate from Parsons the New School for Design. She works as a photographer and is an aspiring archivist in her hometown, NYC.

Alvina’s work explores two areas of concept.
1. One is the The Asian-American identity. Alvina believes the Asian-American experience is complex and paradoxical. Her work observes and reacts to the social expectations of Eastern and Western culture.
2. Her work explores psychology and spirituality. Alvina is curious about human nature and believes there are abstract connections between the mind, the world, and existence.

Alvina’s work is influenced by the quotidian, her background as a Chinese-American, and Asian art/visual culture. She believes photography can be used to document information and express ideas by using photography and other media to understand herself and the world.

​'Untitled 1', 'Untitled 2', and 'Untitled 3'
all come ​from her series ​'The Color of Mirrors' which explores the relationship between contemplation and seclusion. It is a visual observation of quotidian moments that allows viewers to discover that relationship.

​The images allow the eye to meditate the visual layers of the images while the mind is free to explore its own complex layers through an ethereal, spiritual experience.

For more info go to:
www.alvinaahl.com
 
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UNTITLED 2 by Alvina Lai
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UNTITLED 3 by Alvina Lai
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ASTRONAUT PARKING ONLY by Brett Leigh Dicks
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Brett Leigh Dicks is an American photographer who shares his time between the United States and Australia. His photographic endeavors have led him to explore the world's natural and urban landscapes with the resulting imagery spanning Australia, America and Europe. In employing the tradition of fine black and white photography, Brett primarily investigates the landscape and the fragile ties that it shares with human history.
 
His solo exhibitions have included the following:
 
2016: "A Quiet Conviction" Fremantle Prison Gallery, Fremantle, WA, AUS.
2012: "Abandoned Houses" Santa Barbara City Library, Santa Barbara, USA.
2010: "Trees" True World Gallery, Joshua Tree, USA.
2009:
"The Berlin Wall: Twenty Years On" The Karpeles Museum, Santa Barbara, USA.
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2008:
"People Photographing" Samys Gallery, Santa Barbara, USA.
2007:
"Gallipoli" Santa Barbara City Library, Santa Barbara, USA.
2004:
"Buchenwald" Santa Barbara City Library, Santa Barbara, USA.
2003:
 “Across the Crystal Frontier" Point Light Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
 
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Astronaut Parking Only, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, FL, 2015.
Located outside the Operations and Checkout Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Cape Canaveral. The facility includes the crew quarters for astronauts prior to their flights where a series of empty parking spaces for astronauts have sat vacant since the termination of the Space Shuttle program in 2011.
 
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PHOTOGRAPH MARKER PENITENTIARY OF NEW MEXICO by Brett Leigh Dicks
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Photograph Marker, Death, Row, Penitentiary of New Mexico, NM, 2015.
Immediately prior to their execution prisoners on Death Row at Penitentiary of New Mexico were photographed for New Mexico Corrections Department records. Prisoners stood on two painted footprints against a painted white wall in the basement of Super-Maximum Security Level Four.
 
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PRISONER ART FREMANTLE PRISON by Brett Leigh Dicks
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Prisoner Art, Fremantle Prison, Fremantle, WA, 2016.
Opened in 1855, Fremantle Prison operated as a maximum security prison until 1991. The main cell block housed over 1,000 prisoners at any one time, -[]'=many of who etched their passing into its walls.

Opened in 1855, Fremantle Prison operated as a maximum security prison until 1991. The main cell block housed over 1,000 prisoners at any one time, many of who etched their passing into its walls.
 
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GIRL AND THE UMBRELLA by Cetywa Powell
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Cetywa Powell says of her work, "The Looking Glass series is an ongoing series. The photos are ground reflections with a convex, glass filter over them to distort the image and create a distorted reality."
 
Cetywa Powell is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles. As a photographer, Cetywa's recognitions include a 2016 finalist in the Shoot the Frame portrait contest, an Honorable Mention in the 2015 International Photography Awards, a 2013 National Geographic Daily Dozen selection and a 2014 National Geographic Editor's Favorite Pick. Four photographs have been selected for sale by the Duncan Miller Gallery in Santa Monica, CA (through their YourDailyPhotograph.com site). Cetywa has also been part of exhibitions at galleries in France, New York, Los Angeles, Maryland, Virginia, Hungary, Florida, the Trieste airport in Italy, Vermont and Texas.

www.ten8photography.com
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MAN IN THE HAT 1 by Cetywa Powell
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MAN IN THE HAT 2 by Cetywa Powell
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HELEN W 03-04-16--07AB by Dan McCormack
Pinhole camera portrait of Helen nude at home in Kerhonkson, NY.
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Dan McCormack says of his series, 'The Nude at Home', "I use the extreme wide angle distortions of the round oatmeal box pinhole camera and the subtle colorization to create a series of visceral images. Through successive pulling of curves in Photoshop, B&W values are replaced with subtle color. The “Nude at Home” is a subset of a larger pinhole camera project begun in 1998.  In this series, begun about seven years ago, I photograph the model nude in her home, apartment or studio. With the model in her space, all the objects in the image are a part of the life of the model. Then the pose, the furniture and the long, two minute exposures, I attempt to reveal an intimate portrait of the subject.
 
I studied Photography from 1962 - 1967 at the Institute of Design in Chicago and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1967 to 1970. I began photographing the nude with Wendy, my wife while in graduate school. Then for over forty years I explored various techniques and processes while photographing the nude as a central theme.

In 1976 I joined the Board of Directors of the Catskill Center for Photography and served as Vice President of the Board for ten years.

In 1982, I won a NYSCA-CAPS Photography Fellowship with a series of infrared nude images that I made of Wendy. With that series, I produced a monograph, "BODY LIGHT-Passages in a Relationship" in 1989.   
       
I have taught photography at Purdue University, Pratt Institute, SUNY New Paltz, Bard College, Ramapo College, Mercy College before I came to Marist College twenty-five years ago. I currently head the Photography program at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
             
In 1998 I began to work with pinhole photography. In 2009, I won the Ultimate Eye Foundation’s grant for Figurative Photography and had my work featured in an exhibition at the Peninsula Museum of Art in Belmont, CA.
 
In January to February 2010, I had a solo show at the Photography Center of the Capitol District inTroy, NY. I showed over fifty images from ten diverse series made from 1990 to 2010.  In May 2013, I had a solo show at the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. In this exhibit I showed 28 images from my Nude at Home series. Then in January 2016   I had a solo show of the Nude at Home series at the Beacon Artists Union in Beacon, NY and in May of 2016 I had another show with newer images of the Nude at Homer series."


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TRICIA P 01-10-16--13AB by Dan McCormack
Pinhole camera portrait of Tricia nude in her camper on a side street in Beacon, NY.
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VERA J 3-11-16--01AB by Dan McCormack
Pinhole camera portrait of Vera nude at her tent on the roof of her car after she had traveled coast to coast for four months.
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INTO THE DARK 2 by Debra Achen
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Debra Achen says of her work, ""Into the Dark" is one of several ongoing "Speed of Light" portfolios in which I am exploring the relationship between matter, space, light, and time. This work is informed by new world models coming out of research in particle physics that present the world as a vibrating grid of constantly changing electromagnetic fields. Space is no longer “empty” and separate from matter, but a conduit of energy supporting the mass of the world - on a vibratory scale.

The intention of the images is to raise questions about the division between matter and space. The low light and movement of the model through the dark allow for the separation of her body and the surrounding space to become blurred. The camera movement adds a further impressionistic dimension to the natural environment while the shadowy forms and soft light create a sense of mystery.

When I take my camera to a beautiful natural setting or city street scene, my eye often wanders to some small element or pattern within the bigger picture. I am attracted to the underlying structure of things, to the design and materials, and to the way the forces of nature – Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Gravity, Light, and Time - imprint the material world with their magic. 

As a photographer I am intrigued by the way manmade structures connect and divide space. They are bridges, barriers, and boundaries, containing and retaining, internal / external edges. I experiment with these concepts in my images through framing, focus, and depth of field, often creating a tension between foreground and background. 

Some of my images border on the abstract. By "extracting, isolating, or separating out" a certain element of a subject, it becomes simplified to components of visual form. The intent is to capture the more fundamental or innate essence of material objects."

Achen completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of California, San Diego with a double major in Visual Arts and Communications.Throughout her professional career as a Software Project Manager, she has dedicated her free time to creating art as a painter and, more recently, as a photographer.

Selected Exhibitions:
2016 - Group Exhibition, 2016 Members' Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.  Juror: Heather Snider 

2016 - Group Exhibition, "City Centric," an exploration of the San Francisco Bay area, with Fotosaga at Carmel Visual Arts, Carmel, CA.  

2016 - Group Exhibition, "New Wave, An Aquatic Exhibition," sponsored by the Arts Council for Monterey County. Seaside, CA. Jurors: Chris Winfield, Karen Crews Hendon, Mel Barrett 

2015 - Group Exhibition Online Gallery, 2015 International Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.  Juror: Robert Hirsch

2015 - Group Exhibition, "Grotteschi: Exploring Hieronymous Bosch" International Juried Exhibition, Carmel Visual Arts, Carmel, CA.  Jurors: Ted Orland and Carol Henry  (Images also selected for the exhibit catalog and promotional materials.)

Publications:2016 - LensWork Online, Editorial Selection for Reader Spotlight, June 29th Issue.

www.debraachen.com
 
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INTO THE DARK 6 by Debra Achen
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INTO THE DARK 8 by Debra Achen
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DARK STAR by Diane Fenster
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Diane Fenster says of her her series, 'The Midnight Mysteries', "I have longed for the love of a midnight mystery, an unobtainable object of desire who weaves a web of fireflies. He whispers promises that fill me with enchantment, danger and the obliteration of the ordinary. Passions that are based on anticipation and self-illusion, vessels to fill with my emptiness and boredom. In this series, my husband assumes the role of the other men I have sought after and lost.
 
Self taught photographer exhibiting since 1990. My art first received notice during the era of early experimentations with digital imaging. My images have appeared in numerous publications on digital art including the APERTURE monograph METAMORPHOSES: PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE ELECTRONIC AGE, WOMEN, ART AND TECHNOLOGY published by MIT press, ART IN THE DIGITAL AGE edited by Bruce Wands, School of Visual Art, NYC and my work appears on the ZONEZERO photography website curated by Pedro Meyer and the LENSCULTURE website. I have been a guest lecturer at many seminars and conferences, my work has been internationally exhibited and is part of museum, corporate and private collections.

Recently however, I have been moving away from the digital photomontage style that has brought me so much recognition and am venturing into an exploration of starker imagery that has its roots in traditional photography and alternative process rather than montage. Recent exhibitions include ALTERNATIVE PROCESS at the Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins CO, COLOUR BURST and the BLACK AND WHITE exhibits at PH21 Gallery in Budapest, Hungary.

My work was shown in the ILLUMINATE exhibit curated by Elizabeth Avedon and will be included in the DIFFUSION ANNUAL 2015. My work was finalists in two categories (Portrait and Alternative Process) of the 7th and 8th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers. From these selections, I have been invited to exhibit in the 2016 Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photographers in Berlin, Germany.
 
www.lensculture.com/diane-fenster
 
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FIREFLY by Diane Fenster
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TOUCH ME by Diane Fenster
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ME, MYSELF AND I -03 by Edwin Soriano
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Edwin Soriano says of his work, "This work was very personal to me having lost someone dear to suicide over a couple of years ago.The thought of would have, could have and should have compels me to do this when I wasn't able to do it back then hoping these images would help someone contemplating on suicide. Life, as transient as it is, doesn't have to end at our own hands. 
 
These images are part of the album I created to raise awareness for suicide prevention.
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ME, MYSELF AND I-05 by Edwin Soriano
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ME, MYSELF AND I-06 by Edwin Soriano
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E [A] ND 22 by EJ AN
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Striving to better understand the human existential condition, EJ An explores the unseen world beneath the surface of our reality. In an attempt to unveil the reality of the incomprehensible world, she examines the intimate emotions that result from inner turmoils and distress. She elaborately constructs or deconstructs subjects through the visual language of forms, lines and colours to portray the hidden presence in this intimate world.

She employs both representational and non-representational visual metaphors through which she translates her own senses, experiences and emotions into symbolic or abstract forms. Her work is highly subjective and often ambiguous. This unsettling ambiguity draws upon their most personal and enigmatic moments that can only be released by tapping into the most private recesses of their own intimate world.

The 'E[A]ND' series is a visual narrative that explores the abstract reality of the human condition. It is an introspective meditation on the state of longing as engraved at the core of our being. The tension created by the conflict between the external world and the inner subconscious leads to a sense of longing. It is defined by a relentless state of yearning to reach out towards the unattainable and manifests itself in distressed emotions and aches. This longing becomes the metaphor for the condition of existence. Life thereby becomes a journey haunted by an insatiable desire to reach the ultimate end where solace can finally be achieved.
In the e[a]nd series, the elusiveness of longing is buried beneath the images. The images suggest a wave of eternal longing deep inside the mind without any prospect of satisfaction. The psychological tension of the work creates a perpetual expression of longing. The subjects are longing without belonging. The silent yet tormented images of the series all carry the scars of despair, frustration and sadness as though a continuous state of longing has dissolved into their very being. Yet in their longing, there is an expectation of the ultimate end of aches and the arrival of a new beginning.

Originally born in Seoul, S. Korea, EJ An is currently living and working in Vancouver, Canada. She holds an MA in Art History and has worked as a college instructor, researcher and writer. She studied Photography at Langara College in Vancouver, Canada. Exploring photography as a form of self-reflection and self-expression, she examines form and content to represent both the visible and invisible realms of the human consciousness.

Her studies in Art History have provided the foundation upon which she developed her style and understanding of photography as art. Her work is influenced by such diverse art movements as Dadaism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism to name a few. Her photographic vocabulary is comprised of both traditional and digital mediums. She continues to challenge the boundaries of these mediums while measuring the impact of these interdisciplinary processes. The experimentation that takes place during the creative process leads her to new areas of interest which provide the inspiration for future projects.

www.ejanphotography.com
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E [A] ND 5 by EJ AN
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E [A] ND 7 by EJ AN
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MIXING METAPHORS by Ellen Jantzen
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Ellen Jantzen says of her work, "These pieces are from my latest series, “Coming Into Focus”. A new environment brings both delight and a fear of the unknown. How does one grow into feeling at home? How does one capture the essence while at the same time striving to understand? Add to that a landscape (the West) that is fraught with cliché, and I find myself aiming to bring my new home into focus."

Ellen Jantzen was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri but moved to Illinois after meeting her husband, Michael at Southern Illinois University. Her early college years were spent obtaining a degree in graphic arts; later emphasizing fine art. After a move to California, Ellen spent two years at FIDM (the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) in downtown Los Angeles. Here, she obtained her advanced degree in 1992. After a few years working in the industry, including several years at Mattel Toy Company as a senior project designer, she became disillusioned with the corporate world and longed for a more creative outlet. Having been trained in computer design while at Mattel, Ellen continued her training on her own using mostly Photoshop software.
 
Not considering herself a "photographer" but an image-maker, Ellen Jantzen creates work that bridges the world of photography, prints and collage. As digital cameras began producing excellent resolution, Ellen found her perfect medium. It was a true confluence of technical advancements and creative desire that culminated in her current explorations in photo-inspired art using both a camera to capture imagery and a computer to alter, combine and manipulate the pieces. Her work is shown and published internationally; just recently she was awarded the Julia Margaret Cameron Award (2015).
 
Ellen is being recognized as an innovator and her work has been shown in galleries and museums world-wide as well as numerous web-based sites. Ellen is represented by, among others, the Susan Spiritus Gallery in Newport Beach CA and the Bruno David Gallery in St. Louis MO.
 
Jantzen has received the following awards:

2016-FIRST PLACE WINNER (Fine Art, Special Effects Category) Moscow International Foto Awards

LONGLISTED for the Aesthetica Art Prize (exhibited 04/14 - 05/29) 

HONORABLE MENTION (Fine Art Category) for my piece “Committed to Memory, 2 - International Color Awards, 9th Annual 

2015-WINNER of the 8th Julia Margaret Cameron Award honoring women in photography. Only 15 women were chosen world-wide by juror Laura Noble, UK.

WINNER-Alternative Process Category  in the 8th Julia Margaret Cameron Award 

HONORABLE MENTION (abstract category) at the 10th Annual Black and White Spider Awards 

HONORABLE MENTION (Fine Art Category) for my series "Unity of Time and Place" in the London International Creative Contest

SILVER AWARD WINNER for my piece, "A Resonant Chill" in Art Forward Contest, #3  
2ND PLACE, MERIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARD, International Color Awards, 8th Annual 

www.ellenjantzen.com
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OFF ROAD by Ellen Jantzen
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TRANSMUTATION by Ellen Jantzen
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GOTA ALV by Hannah Giles
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Hannah Giles says of her work, "For several years I have attempted to address my lack of memory in day to day life. Ineffectively trying to recall that which I cannot, I find revisiting the past frequently frustrating. To me, memory is incredibly transitory. I struggled to find a suitable method through which to hold on to and control this instable relationship and unsurprisingly the issue crept into my artistic practise.

Photography has been described as having a cryogenic power to preserve objects through time without decay. Like flies in amber.   Although it is true that the medium can be utilised to preserve and record, when attempting to do so myself I feel as if something is missing. Perhaps for some, more stimulus is needed in order to trigger memory retention and preserve moments. Tactile objects with a tangible form, that invites interaction not usually asked of a photograph can serve as further remedies for forgetting.

This is explored throughout my practice, often by manipulating and deconstructing photographic materials. I currently turn my focus away from the camera and onto undeveloped, exposed photographic paper, pushing it into originally unintended situations. I have found that in many cases, this material has the ability to capture duration, movements in water, shifts in weather and a variety of light conditions within its emulsion. Ephemeral, often overlooked moments.

Although this material has many of the capabilities that I search for, ironically it also acts as a metaphor for the transience of both memory and the fleeting moments it captures. The images or objects that are created are unfixable. When left in daylight they continue to expose. They speak of impermanence.

The series Tidal Range documents brief movements of tidal water and focuses on the relationship undeveloped colour photographic paper has when it comes into contact with flowing water. It is both destruction of a material and a collaborative creation. When removed from the water’s edge a series of waves appear to have been recorded into the emulsion. Stone and sand that have made contact with the paper are detached, leaving traces of themselves.

The first element of the series - River Thames, documents one minute of the slack tide at Greenwich Pier, London days before I planned to leave the city indefinitely. The shoreline in Greenwich had been the place I frequented most often – whenever I needed a moment of calm, time to think and to find inspiration. Slack tide is a term coined to describe the momentary period of calm in tidal water before its direction is reversed. This action served as a goodbye, creating something with a semi-permanence from a moment that could have unwillingly been forgotten otherwise.
Göta Älv documents one minute of water flow at the banks of the micro-tidal Göta Älv River shortly after I moved my life to Gothenburg, Sweden. I chose a place where the river’s body of water could eventually meet the North Sea. The body of water that connects the two places I call home."

Hannah Giles (b. 1991 Saudi Arabia) was raised in Cornwall, England, and moved to London in 2011 to study her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art Photography at Camberwell College, University of the Arts London. In 2016 she received her Master’s degree in the same subject from Valand Academy, Gothenburg - where she now lives and works. Her work has been exhibited within many group exhibitions that include Cecelia Hillström Gallery, Stockholm, Göteborg’s Konsthall, Gothenburg and Fotogaleriet (Format), Malmö.

Giles has been granted a number of awards and honours including the Otto and Charlotte Mannheimer Fund and the Carl Larsson Scholarship. Recently she has been an artist in residence at Rud Air, Laxarby, Sweden and Brisons Veor, Cornwall, England.

Her artistic practice is currently concerned with deconstructing analogue photographic materials exploring alternative ways to capture memories, ephemeral moments and natural phenomenon.

www.hannahgiles.co.uk
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RIVER THAMES by Hannah Giles
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TIDAL RANGE by Hannah Giles
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ACROSS THE FIELDS TO ASSISI by Heather Rosmarin
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Heather Rosmarin is a California-based photographer. She is currently working on a series focused on the art and architecture of Mediterranean cultures. Her photographs have been selected for exhibition in galleries in San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Sacramento. 

Rosmarin says of her work, "These photographs are part of an ongoing series focused on the art and architecture of Mediterranean cultures.

The subjects of these photographs illustrate the innovative ways that Mediterranean artists and artisans have reinterpreted ancient stories (Apollo and Daphne) as well as ancient structures (the arch and the column).

Engaging with these works connects us to expressions of human creativity that span millennia.

With this series, I hope to bring these works to a wider audience in the United States."

About the Photographs:
 
Across the Fields to Assisi
Open fields transition to the medieval hill town of Assisi in central Italy. To the left is the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.
 
Contact Rosmarin at: hrosmarin@mac.com
 
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APOLLO & DAPHNE by Heather Rosmarin
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Apollo & Daphne
Bernini captures Daphne’s metamorphosis into a tree to escape the advances of the god Apollo. Her fingers turn to twigs, and her hair turns to leaves.
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ARCH by Heather Rosmarin
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Arch
Built more than 2000 years ago, the Roman Via Flaminia still guides travelers through the Arch of San Damiano, as the city around it returns to nature.
 
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EAL DEAL by Isabella La Rocca
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Isabella La Rocca says of her work, "I am an artist, educator, and activist working primarily with photography and motion pictures. My work is part of a long tradition in photography: to bring to light and find beauty in the disregarded - hidden, unconscious, commonplace - not in the service of commerce or reportage, but with integrity, compassion, and generosity.

I received a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.F.A. in Photography from Indiana University.  

Awards for my work include the Ferguson Grant from the Friends of Photography in San Francisco, CA for excellence and commitment to the field of photography.  

My photographs have been exhibited throughout the United States including a solo show at the Center for Photography in Woodstock, NY.  I currently teach Multimedia Art at Berkeley City College in Berkeley, California, and Photography at St. Mary's College in Moraga, California."

La Rocca was chosen speaker at the West Coast Ecofeminist Conference regarding her series CENSORED LANDSCAPES, 2016.
               
The three images in our competition are from her series Fast Food. Her Portfolio from this series was featured in L’Oeil de la Photographie magazine, 2016

 www.glissi.org
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MBURGERS by Isabella La Rocca
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DRIVE-THRU by Isabella La Rocca
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BOUNDARY ZONE FLOW by Isobel Davis
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Isobel Davis says of her work, "I create art that registers the energy of a vibrant ecology at the edges, in a world where disruption threatens the sustinence of the vulnerable.
 
Life’s transitions happen in the sweet spot of the ecotone, a zone in biology where ecosystems intersect leading to explosive biodiversity and originality. Nature’s creativity at the edges is an instructive counterpoint to gloom-and-doom climate scenarios where the world food supply is at risk. The imagery in this work includes the ghosted impressions of rice, a symbol of prosperity and abundance, and the activity of a productive food zone as a nod to nature’s creativity that nourishes us. Tangentially, it serves as a metaphor to describe the vitality of our social ecology and what feeds us non-materially.
 
In my studio practice, I choose mediums that force me to partner with nature’s unpredictability. Watercolor on paper is loosely controlled, the cyanotype process composed outside, influenced by the variable effects of sun and weather, embodying the energy and aliveness of the ecotone workspace."
 
Isobel was born and raised kicking around in the mountains, island farms and briny shores of the Pacific Northwest, where she finds many edges, or biological zones to examine and enjoy. She finds nature’s creativity instructive.  Subsequent influences include travels to India and China, and a few years of maritime adventures as a cook in the Arctic, Mexico and New Orleans. After living in Berlin, Rome and NYC, Isobel returned to the NW to raise her children.  Isobel’s interest includes social ecology, and some of her art work is dedicated to community engagement around food sustainability through participatory art projects and collaborations.
 
Isobel received her B.A. in Fine Art at Principia College in Elsah, Illinois while also taking terms at Rhode Island School of Design and the San Francisco Art Institute. In NYC she continued her art education at the School of Visual Art, and Hunter College. During this period she created mixed media artworks and computer manipulated video pieces. She worked with the photography collection of the New York City Art Commission as an investigative art historian. Her education continued by long walks and interactions with people with threads to the world through-out NYC and subsequent world travels.
 
She currently maintains a studio at Inscape Arts in Seattle’s Historic International District.
 
Recent Awards, Exhibitions and Events: 
Shades of Blue: Contemporary Cyanotypes
Potter Gallery at SWMU September 23- October 28th 

Mandala Project for food security a collaboration with the Rainier Valley Food Bank at BAAMFest at Rainier Beach, July,2016

Ecotone exhibit, Cyanotypes at the NW Green Home Tour Pop-up Gallery at NOCO 7, Columbia City, April-May 2016

Making a Statement Group Show of Artist Trust Edge graduates, 2013-2014, showing encaustic collage work from the studio of Isobel Davis, April, 2016

Cyanotype, and Encaustic Collage from the studio of Isobel Davis
August - January 2016, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Bellevue

Recent Cyanotype Work Collin's Pub, Pioneer Square, February & March, 2016

Cyanotype, and Encaustic Collage from the studio of Isobel Davis
August - January 2016, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Bellevue

www.Isobeldavisart.com
 
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EARTH'S FLOATSOM by Isobel Davis
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ENERGY BLOOM by Isobel Davis
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NO ANSWERS #1 by Jeannie Hutchins
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Honorable Mention

Curator Adam Finkelston: "Jeannie Hutchins’ images seem profound and weighty, celebrating life by acknowledging the steady, “tick tick tick” of time."

Jeannie Hutchins says of her work, "I am interested in making photographs that question not only visual reality but existential reality as well. The photographic process is what allows me to explore space, time, mortality, and immortality without being constrained by my culture’s expectations.

I use the camera to try to find answers to Life’s Unanswerable Questions.  I still have no answers, so I keep on photographing."
 
No Answers 
I don’t believe in a god yet he confronts me.
I ask what is beyond the stars yet, don’t know what is here.
I feel the movement of time but I don’t know where it is going.
I want to know what is next but can’t even know what is now.
I ask if my future lies in the Abyss and grapple with that possibility.
I feel the draw of my culture’s mythology but don’t trust the metaphors.
I choose but don’t know what I’ve chosen.

Photographer Jeannie Hutchins now lives back in Maine after decades living “away”.  Having had careers as a community health nurse and as an upholsterer, both in the USA and Canada, she now spends less time fixing people and things, and more time just wondering. 

Jeannie often uses the camera to make images that explore life’s unanswerable questions. Her images confront metaphysical concepts regarding our relationship with time and space.  Her recent body of work, “No Answers,” is a continuation of this same theme.  It attests to the fact that she is not the first artist to explore what it feels like to confront the unknown.

Besides being inspired to use photography for artistic explorations of ideas, Jeannie is interested in the creation of the physical photographic image and what this means as a form of expression. Many of her photographic images end up as either gum dichromate prints or other multimedia fabrications.

Her hand-made gum dichromate prints, along with other photographic imagery, have been shown in numerous juried exhibitions. Recent venues include the Tilt Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ, the Soho Photographic Gallery in New York, and Black Box Gallery in Portland, OR. Her work has been featured in several magazines and books including in The Hand Magazine and A Step by Step Manual Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice.

She also is a workshop instructor, Nature Photography Walk, Coastal Mountain Land Trust, Camden, ME, 2016, editorial photographer for local college and various non-profit institutions.(2013-2016), a
skilled Tri-color gum printer & a member of the Gum Bichromate Photography Group. 
 
www.JeannieHutchins.com
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NO ANSWERS #3 by Jeannie Hutchins
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MASSACHUSETTS #1 by Karen Iglehart
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Karen Iglehart says of her work, "These photographs combine a painter’s love of color subtleties, and the fragile moment of movement.  Hopefully they portray an ambiguity that would make one stop for a moment, to look and wonder.

My connection to photography goes back to my father, who was arguably the most prominent “colorphoto” retoucher in New York during the 50’s, 60‘s and 70‘s. He worked with the top photographers and art directors in the prime days of fashion photography. Richard Avedon, Art Kane, Andy Warhol, and Carmen Schiavone were household names and I was seeing their work at home regularly. Also, both my parents were painters.
 
I have been a professional artist for years, working in several media...porcelain ceramics, oil paintings and photography. I now show paintings and photography.
 
Several trips to Spain, France and Italy, in recent years, have been my inspiration to take my photography to a higher level. My photo images are informed by my painting experience and my involvement in Buddhist meditation. The impermanence of each moment, the potential for beauty and kindness in each moment... I find that photography can capture this quality if one looks, and tries to see beyond what is expected. As with  my paintings, I am not looking for a representation of “reality” but maybe an aspect of the energy of reality.
 
Iglehart's recent exhibitions (2016) have included the following:
Boston Museum of Fine Art, Summer Party Auction
Mecenavie, Paris, France
Art Expo / Foto-Solo (invited)
Jessica Hagen, Newport, RI
Boston Art Inc, Boston, MA
Karme Choling, Barnet, VT
Shambhala International, Halifax, NS,  Canada

http://watermountainstudio.com/index.html
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GREEN REFLECTION #4 by Karen Iglehart
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SURFACE ABSTRACT #1 by Karen Iglehart
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P1010100 by Kendall Isotalo
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Kendall Isotalo says of her work, "My work is about capturing the juxtaposition between moments that I perceive as tranquil and mysterious, versus those that are more melancholy and uncertain in nature.  When these two very different ways of responding to circumstances exist simultaneously, I can experience emotions on a multi dimensional level.  I also focus on collective memory, perception of time and negative space, such as all that's unseen or unknown, creating altered realities.  

 When I work on my photography, thoughts flow freely and I'm in an almost meditative state of mind.  It's an extremely cathartic process for me."

Recent exhibitions included:

Marin Society of Artists, "In Your Dreams" National Juried Exhibition, 2016.

Healdsburg Center For The Arts, "Reflections And Shadows"Juried Group Exhibition, 2016.




     

 
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351 WEST ZIA ROAD by Leslie King
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Second Place Winner

Leslie King says of her work, "I was 22 when I first learned the word “transient.” At the time, I lived in Charleston, West Virginia, and according to friends, the word described the reason for the state of culture thriving in the capital city. Because people came and went continually, through their transience, they brought new ideas and passions with them that remained long after they left.
 
That night, as I drove out of town on an expanded road trip with another photographer, I pondered the word.
 
Transient.
 
“Am I a transient?” I asked.
 
“Yes,” said my friend who watched me move six times in two years. And I suddenly found comfort in the notion. Nothing would ever stay the same, not even I. Life remained in perpetual motion no matter what, but maybe something of me would remain after I ceased my blood and bone existence.
 
Later as I joined the 9-to-5ers, my fascination with history grew. And sure, it was all the about the stories, but at the heart of it, what really caught me, was that big life-shattering events happen upon a place, and somehow time moved forward. I stood on battlefields where thousands died and yet, it could be a beautifully sunlit day, filled with peaceful thoughts. And then I wondered if that too was an illusion. If I looked farther into spaces unseen by others, through photography, would there be some residual energy changing the very atmosphere? Would I find some ethereal remains?
 
And this is where my series of images from Santa Fe comes into the picture. Though I am settled in southwest Virginia, I my heart is still transient. Places like Santa Fe call me.
 
“Wake up and pay attention,” they say.
                                                               And I eventually I do, putting miles between my comfortable studio and my aging body. I walk on storied lands, remaining ever restless, and only still when making images.
 
So my landscapes, tinged with these ideas, are about transient moments and atmosphere. The sun will never be the same. The grass will grow and die. Trees will fall. Yet here they are for a while, a moment preserved but not quite as I seek the residual energy. These are forever on paper, described in the gray tonalities of photography. The words drop away and grow quiet."

L.S. King, as a photographer and printmaker, gravitates to subjects that have a historical context, even if it is in the landscape. She is a visual storyteller and considers herself a modern Pictorialist. Her series have included subjects such as a botanical of flowers found in Pulaski, Virginia; historic sites in East Tennessee; remains of a WWII training base in Solomons, Maryland; and the John Wilkes Booth escape trail. Works in current process include the landscapes she experiences daily and an art book project about genetic memory. Her work has been exhibited throughout the East Coast, Colorado, Louisiana, and Tennessee including solo shows at the College of Southern Maryland’s Tony Hungerford Gallery, Glenview Mansion Gallery, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, University of Charleston Art Gallery and Villa Julie College Gallery.

King holds an MA in Transpersonal Studies from Atlantic University in Virginia. 
She received her BFA in Photography from Shepherd University, West Virginia. Currently she is also working her way through an MFA program in Photography/Printmaking at Radford University in southwest Virginia, where she works as a communications officer, photographing and writing about the arts.

When not creating art or working, she blogs about the arts at theunwindingpath.com
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2234 CALLE ALVARADO by Leslie King
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ABOVE AND BELOW by Mara Zaslove
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When she looks through her camera, Mara is drawn towards a composition that tells a story. Her focus is on a variety of motifs and she often relies on natural light to reflect an array of patterns and relationships.

Ms. Zaslove grew up in a family that embraced the arts. She found that this early exposure permeates her sense of balance and style. Primarily self-taught, she has enjoyed being exposed to a spectrum of art and learning. Her ardor for photography has allowed her to express herself in a visual conversation.

Photography has ignited a passion that has interwoven Mara's view of the world with her life experiences. The outcome results in an unfolding documentation of the world in which we live.

Her work has been shown in galleries both in the United States and Abroad.

Exhibitions 2016"

10 of Zaslove's photographic images were curated into the 2016 second annual Art Classic exhibition “Oasis” at the Los Angeles County Fair in the front gallery of the Millard Sheets Art Center.

 Her image, “Ancient Lines,” was juried into the Los Angeles Art Association's 2016 auction.

 8 images were juried into “Monstr Reality” exhibition at bG/bGart Galleries at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, California, May 2016.

 Her image, “Outside,” was juried into 'Out There,” a very special exhibition during West Hollywood's Pride Month 2016 festivities at LAAA/Gallery 825.

 Her work is part of the Fine Art Auction to benefit the Hold You Foundation at The Loft at Liz's, May 2016.

Several of Zaslove's images were selected to be part of “Open Desert” a music and photographic arts showcase at the Palm Springs Art Museum.

Zaslove was a Finalist in 8th Julia Margaret Cameron Award that will be held in Berlin in 2016: curator, Laura Noble, director and curator of the LA Noble Gallery of London. 

Group Shows 2016"

International Photography Awards/ The Family of Man/ Category: Old Age - 2 Honorable Mentions; Death- Honorable Mention.

Her image, Joyful Vision, was chosen for GROUNDSWELL at Groundspace Project by jurior: Mat Gleason.

Her image “In the Forest” was accepted into The Pasadena Art Show in conjunction with Art in the Art house. Jurors: Joshua Elias and Judith Liebe.

2 of her images, “Rivulets” and “Running River,” were juried into “Water” 2016 Colors of Humanity Art Gallery.

2016 Spectrum Gestault, BG Gallery, Bergamot Station.

 A grouping of her images that are part of my “Buoyancy” series were in a group show titled “Distinctive Voices” with several other artists from L.A.A.A. and critiqued by Peter Frank.

Her image “Keeper of the Flame” was juried into “From Her: An Exhibition in honor of National Women's History Month” at El Tranquilo Gallery, Olvera Street.

2 images were juried into “Skies” a multimedia international show from the Colors of Humanity Art Gallery.

Red Dog News “Color It Red” 2016 Winner.

“The Foolish Game” curated by Kurt Mueller of David Kordansky Gallery shown at Gallery 825, Los Angeles.

1st Place for “Storytelling” curated by Carolyn Hampton on L.A. Photo Curator International Photography Awards.

Special Merit Award and Special Recognition Award for 2 images that were juried into the “All Women Art Exhibition” on the Light, Space and Time Online Art Gallery.

2 of her images have been selected for inclusion in the January 2016 show “Open” at the Colors of Humanity Art Gallery.

Zaslove's image, Ancient Lines, was selected for inclusion in the 2016 Topanga Canyon Gallery Juried Show: juror, Susan Schomburg.

More information on her photography can be seen on her website at www.marazaslove.com
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FROM THE OTHER SIDE by Mara Zaslove
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IN THE VORTEX by Mara Zaslove
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AFTER THE FIRE THE LAZARUS DREAM by Mark Caceres
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First Place Winner

Mark Caceres says of this series, "These photographs were made at a small Christian church near my home in Smyrna, Georgia. The title Messages, Visions, and Dreams is taken from the part of the weekly Sabbath service in which members of the congregation recount their dreams and the pastor interprets them. Set against the backdrop of the tragic events following the unexplained burning of the church in 2015, these images address the inexplicable, the area of existence found in the subconscious, the ethereal world of dreams. There we attempt to find meaning in the chaos and uncertainty of our physical experience."

Mark Cáceres was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to the United States with his family at a young age. His interest in photography began while he was in college studying anthropology. As an individual with cultural roots outside of the United States, he has always been fascinated by the wide range of cultures both in the U.S. and abroad. His photography seeks to pose questions about culture, identity, and how the viewer is connected to the image. Mark resides in Atlanta, Georgia, USA with his wife and daughter.

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AFTER THE FIRE CONSECRATED by Mark Caceres
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AFTER THE FIRE VISIT by Mark Caceres
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Mother Daughter/ File 7 by Masha Tatarintse
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Masha Tatarintse says of her work, "I am a California and Pittsburgh, PA based video artist.  I work in theater, film, and experimental multimedia. 

This summer  I sorted through old photographs that my parents brought over from St Petersburg Russia a months ago. Old pictures of relatives going back to the late 19th century.  People home I have never met.  Yet I wondered if my voice, my eyes, the way I talk and react to situations is exactly like those faces that are strangers to me.  Are those strangers living in my very cells of my skin still?  The result of this exploration was a projection of family portraits on to the bodies of my parents using a digital projector and Isadora software.  I wanted to visualize and fantasize about my own DNA.  It is full of strangers, whom I only know through photographs.  Am I a stranger to myself?  I wanted to get to know myself better through their faces.  The result is a body of photographs of my projected domestic experiments."

The following is a description of each work and its name reference:

Title: Mother-Daughter File 7

Description: My mom's mother projected on her back. The two had a painful toxic relationship.
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Title: Youth File 3

Description: my mom's father as a 18year father projected onto her 65 year old bosom
 
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Title: A Dream File 5

Description: father lost in thought about his ansestors whom he never met. they died in WWII

 
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ALL OF THE PARTS I WOULD NOT HAVE WITHOUT YOU by Nathaniel Mosseau
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Nathaniel Mosseau says of his work, "I look to create more with my photos.  To find parts and pieces of the world overlooked or underused and bring them out in a different light.  I look for beauty in corners and empty windows.  When exposed in the right way the minutia of every day can be exposed in such a way that makes such instances bigger and more resounding than they often appear. I hope to allow people look at the world in their immediate surroundings differently, to see the smaller, often unnoticed parts of the world.
 
Recently I have worked on series exploring the way spaces are created and used, people’s hands and the objects they hold, and summer in the American northeast.  These projects have exposed me to a wealth of individuals and experiences, the emotions and auras of which I have attempted to capture with my camera.

I was born in a small town in central New Hampshire.  I started taking photos when I was 14 years old.  Since leaving New Hampshire I have lived in Montreal, the Pacific Northwest, Madrid, and Portland, ME.  I have no formal photographic training and tend to shoot with analog cameras using natural light.  Walking is a hobby of mine.  I feel such an activity partners well with my photographic practice, as I tend to find myself interested in the natural occurrences and interactions surrounding me.

www.waywardspaces.blogspot.com
 
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UCHRONIA by Nathaniel Mosseau
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WHERE I FIND MYSELF WHEN I AM WALKING by Nathaniel Mosseau
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IMPEND by Nicholas Smith
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Nicholas Smith says of his work, "One way of combining intellectual and sensuous satisfaction is by reading science while eating chocolate — but in viewing some art works (especially certain paintings, photographs and films) I find a different kind of combination of intellectual and sensory content: both elements are palpably present but inextricably intertwined; each supports and infuses the other so that you cannot separate out a purely cognitive part and a purely experiential part. That's the kind of combination I aim for in my photography."

Nick Smith is a photographer and philosopher from Sydney, Australia. He grew up in Australia and then lived in the U.S. for five years and New Zealand for four years before returning to Sydney. He has a BA in philosophy and history from the University of Sydney and a PhD in philosophy and logic from Princeton University.

Recent photography publications include The Adirondack Review (Fall 2016), Lenscratch (September 2016) and book covers for Princeton University Press. In addition to his photographic practice, Nick is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney and the designer for the literary journal Snorkel.
 
www.njjsmith.com
 
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REFLECTIONS ON PASSAGE 15 by Nicholas Smith
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REFLECTIONS ON PASSAGE 4 by Nicholas Smith
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BLUE BEACH BIRD by Pascaline Doucin-Dahlke
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Pascaline Doucin-Dahlke says of this work ‘Transience’, "When things line up in life and everything seem perfect and ‘meant to be’ is what I felt while taking these sunset beach photographs.

While strolling on Santa Monica Beach and witnessing a dramatic beautiful sunset, I waited patiently for seagulls to walk and line up with a sunset, a balloon and a dry sand spot on the beach, only for a short time, just enough to capture them with my phone camera. Then I manipulate digitally these photographs with a color field approach until the light shines thoroughly through the picture."

Born in Paris in 1964, Pascaline Doucin-Dahlke is contemporary painter and digital artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. She is licensed as an architect in France who has pursued in parallel an art education in both France and the United States. Being in this city and region of constant visual interaction, she has enjoyed developing in parallel two distinct forms of artistic expression which are primarily painting and digital art.
For each new series, she develops a fresh pictorial vocabulary with different techniques that conveys the singularity of a particular environment.

Her artistic research focuses on the definition of space, light, and graphic limits within a nonconventional approach through vibrant colors and textures on different types of supports that resonate through the painting. My artistic vocabulary has been influenced by early 20th century European and American Abstract Expressionist art movements. Pushing to the edge of abstraction, my paintings and digital work remains within a classic aesthetic harmony.

As her personal conviction, she considers art, for both the artist and the viewer, an uplifting and challenging experience filled with emotions.


www.pascalinedoucindahlke.com
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RED BEACH BIRD by Pascaline Doucin-Dahlke
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TWO SUNSET BLUE BIRDS by Pascaline Doucin-Dahlke
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SPIRIT by Paula Rae Gibson
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Paula Rae Gibson says of her work, "I aim to put as much emotion as possible into my work, hoping to communicate with others on the deepest level- with depth comes real connection, comes making something positive out of whatever happens to us."

From the UK, Paula Rae Gibson lives in the Netherlands with her daughter, who is captured in these images.

Gibson was a 2015 a finalist award for the Julia Margaret Cameron Woman's Photography Prize, for fine art category, and portrait and childrens portrait.

In 2016 her image 'LATE HUSBAND' was selected by Roger Ballen as a Melbourne Photo Award finalist 2016

www.paularaegibson.com
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SPIRIT 2 by Paula Rae Gibson
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SPIRIT 3 by Paula Rae Gibson
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SACCADE by Rex Reyes
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Rex Reyes says of his work, "I seek to tell stories of longing. My goal is to create a bridge between dreams and reality, and play with the absurdity of that dynamic. Humanity is among the strangest of lifeforms, in that it’s a species that does more than exist. The very idea of reaching beyond one’s purpose is something distantly human. I seek to tap into that wonderful deviation of the natural. 

When first presented with the theme of “transience,” all I could think about were objects that long to be more than there function, so I decided to shoot images of things as opposed to people, because it would allow for a more freeing interpretation of human thought. In the three selected images I present objects that each display specific functions, all of which lack a being to control them. However, I’d like to believe that these objects are more than they appear, that possibly they too can think and feel, and perhaps, if only for a moment, transcend their limitations and achieve character."

Rex Reyes is an aspiring filmmaker from the San Francisco Bay Area. He currently attends the University of Southern California majoring in “cinema and media studies.” Since an early age, Rex has been fascinated with visually striking imagery, a result of his love of motion pictures, an obsession that has guided him into the world of art. He enjoys drawing, shooting video, and taking photographs on 35mm film stocks. He endeavors to create fantastical fiction as a means of expressing himself, and learning about the complexities of those around him.
 
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SMILE by Rex Reyes
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UNHEARD by Rex Reyes
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THE ALTAR OF PHOTON by Robert Caspary
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Robert Caspary says of his work, "Inverse/Obverse/Upside: Re-Imagining of Frame, Plane and Time
 
The mechanics of photography demand of the artist a close appreciation for mercurial time frames and light-as-hardware.
The mechanics of photography also constrict the artist’s creative frame, requiring an eye comfortable with no peripheral vision at the moment of creation.
 
Whereas a painter or sculptor’s creation is finally restricted and constrained by the size of the canvas or block of clay, they can nevertheless see and be affected by the larger view; the space around the space they are creating, is visually in-play, as is the temporal landscape.
Conversely, whether peering through viewfinder or at ground glass, the photographer is concentrated wholly on the image created with all extraneous spatial reference removed, and all temporal reference bent on the act of photography.
 
As I began to consider my photographs as unrooted slices or shards of this creative reality, I also began the simple re-imagining of these slices flipping and rearranging outside of temporal and geographic constraint, outside of original meaning.
 
These musings lead to a sharper understanding and appreciation of the concept of the photographic ‘plane’.
 
From focal planes and emulsion sides to positive/negative considerations, the myriad of ‘planes’ available for manipulating and combining is quite rich, and my images have become based on assemblies of even-numbered panels to maintain that special ‘frame’ that photography provides.
 
These re-assembled planes, however, find a new balance point, and reveal photographs that create a tension and intrigue beyond the sum of the parts, and begin a narrative that continues beyond the frame, and into time."

Robert Caspary is an artist living and working in Toronto. In his lens-based based practice, Caspary manipulates the materials of photography to re-view and re-frame his images of urban engagement and inner retreat. 

Recent work: January 21-24, 2016- One Photo-collage in ‘CHROMA-Red Issue’- Juried Salon- Safehouse 1, Peckham, U.K.

February 27- June 4, 2016- Three Photo-collages in ‘In A Place’- Three Person Exhibition- Production Gallery (Member’s Space)- Gallery 44, Toronto

July 8-23, 2016- Two Photo-collages in ‘365’- Member’s New Works Salon- Gallery 44, Toronto 

 Contact: robertcaspary88@gmail.com
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THE ARTIST STATEMENT by Robert Caspary
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THE DUFERIN GATES by Robert Caspary
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ROSES by Ruth Raveh
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Ruth Raveh is a Brooklyn based Digital Artist. her work ranges from commercial app work and animation for major NYC studios, to street photography and mixed media.

Her photographs were recently presented in London, NYC and portland, and online at F-stop Magazine, Dergreif, and more.
 
Her recent work explores concepts of belonging and displacement. She discusses her place as a constant visitor: in this city, neighborhood, culture and religion. Israeli born, a legal alien, she absorbs and documents her surroundings, creating visual harmony using fragments of spaces, bringing attention to the subtle, invisible to most people.
 
Ruth has a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Israel (focus on Photography),  and a MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design in NYC.
 
Group Exhibits:
2016
ARTifact: Darkroom gallery Vermont, Juror: Davy Rothbart,  Honorable Mention
Creators Deserve to be Seen: "The Beauty of The Moment" Collection,  See|Me Exhibitions, New York
Fishing for Iconography II , A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX,   Curated by Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully
On the Road: SE Center of Photography, Selection by Doug Beasley (opens June 3)
Chroma: Darkroom gallery Vermont, Juror: Susan Spiritus
 
2015
Photoshoot: Black Box gallery Portland Oregon, Juror: Todd Johnson
Transforming: Street Objects from Your Street to Main Street: Site:Brooklyn, NY
Art Below Regent's Park: Gallery Different, London England
 
Online Publications:
Online Annex gallery "Narrative: People, Places and Things" Black Box  gallery, Curated by Christy Karpinski (Portland, Oregon 2016)
L.A. Photo Curator: International Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet':  COMIC RELIEF curated by Mara Zaslove, 2016 Honorable Mention
Online Annex gallery "Taking Pictures: 2016" Black Box  gallery, Curated by Todd Johnson (Portland, Oregon)
De Greif Magazine “Guest-Room” Selection by Ann-Christin Bertrand (Germany)
F-Stop Magazine, Issue #73 October/November 2015, New York City, NY
 
www.ruthraveh.com
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SNOW by Ruth Raveh
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WHITE by Ruth Raveh
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PASSAGES by Ruth Steinberg
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Ruth Steinberg says of her work, "Over the course of the winter of 2015/2016 I was obsessed with reading non-fiction narratives on aging and dying. This preoccupation with aging and how we value our seniors is not a new topic for me to consider photographically, and as a woman who is, at this writing, 63 years old with a mother or 92 years, it is deeply personal. Of all my readings, Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal had the most profound effect on me; it is a powerful discussion of how our culture has changes in the ways it attends to its aging populations.
 
In Gawande’s view, our culture opts to make life “safer” for seniors, which too often can be at odds to what truly contributes to their quality of life: their independence and capacity to make their own choices. Like once useful furniture that is relegated to basement storage, seniors are often “stored” in nursing homes for safekeeping until their eventual death. Yes, their physical needs are attended to, but often at a cost to their personal, emotional and spiritual ones.
 
Passages metaphorically takes on the idea of how we “store” the elderly. Rather than see death as the end of the story, the series images the passage from death to the realm beyond as the hero’s journey, one that at first embraces, then resists, and finally accepts the inevitability that awaits us all. This journey takes courage and strength, and we are wise to recognize and respect those among us who are on that path."

Ruth Steinberg is an Ottawa based photographer specializing in portraiture and fine art photography. She holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba (1975) and graduated in 2012 from the two year Portfolio Program at the School of the Photographic Arts Ottawa (SPAO). She was the Artist in Residence, Short-term Projects at Enriched Bread Artists in Ottawa, ON during the fall of 2014, where she created the series What the Body Remembers.
 
Although initially trained as a painter, it was only when Ruth picked up a camera later in life that she felt her artistic expression could be realized. Ruth focuses her lens primarily on those who might otherwise be unseen -- the elderly and the solo travelers in life. She also works with the nude, featuring older bodies to challenge our preconceptions that only young, lithe bodies are beautiful.
 
Ruth takes her inspiration from a number of photography auteurs, including Diane Arbus, Mary Ellen Mark, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, and Sally Mann, storytellers all. Ruth’s narrative approach to image making is in keeping with her need to understand and talk about what she observes in her world.
 
Upcoming Exhibits:
- Pas de Deux/Tango, Solo Show, Atrium Gallery, Ottawa, February 2017
- Emergence, Group Show, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa September 2017
 
Exhibitions and Artist Talks:
- Reveal, Group Show, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Vermont, August 2015
- What the Body Remembers, Artist Talk, Studio Sixty Six, Ottawa, April 2015 
Développé, Group Show, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Sept 2014
Exhibit #9, Group Show, Red Wall Gallery, Ottawa, April 2014
Unseen, Group Show, La Petite Mort Gallery, Ottawa, March 2014
Exhibit #8, Group Show, Red Wall Gallery, Ottawa, April 2013
Must Have, Group Show, Must Wine Bar, Ottawa, Feb 2013
 
www.ruthsteinbergphotographs.com
 
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WRESTLING WITH THE ANGEL 1 by Ruth Steinberg
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WRESTLING WITH THE ANGEL 2 by Ruth Steinberg
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FOLLOW YOUR OWN by Sabrina Meulenbergs
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Sabrina Meulenbergs says of her work, "I’d like to give the viewer a glimpse of my world, a world sometimes far removed from the world as we know it. I attempt to portray fantasy, emotion and intense feelings in my work. I hope my images offer hope in a complex time colored by negativity. I try to convey my reality to the viewer and enchant them with an alternate reality. The end result is one thing but the creative process that precedes it is equally important to me.
Recurring themes of contradictory feelings like loneliness, freedom, anonymity, flight or death go together in a dialogue that I try to translate into positive images. These images sometimes arise spontaneously or I can) get inspired by things that I hear or read. 

When I have a picture in my head, I make a rough sketch and on the basis of that sketch I photograph all of the ingredients to arrive at this one image. Like a traditional sculptor, I model with modern technologies and applied software all of the preparatory work to help bring to life what I had in mind from the beginning. You could compare it to how a painter would use a color palette, brushes, paint and various other items gradually creating an image on the canvas.
During the creative process, I use whatever is useful to achieve my goal. It may involve seemingly small, trivial objects that most would throw away, to create my personal symbolism. This slow process of creating in combination with how I feel at the moment forms the end result which is usually a dramatic, intensified, surreal version of what I had in mind when I started.
The biggest compliment I can get is that the viewer creates his or her own story full of their own personal feelings."

This piece, 'Follow Your Path'  Meulenbergs says, "Don't be someone else's puppet, contrary to the way many people behave we don't have to do what other people tell us to do. Despite all the external influences the ultimate choice is our own."
 
Bio
I am self taught photographer and Adobe Photoshoper born October 1964 and living in Antwerp, Belgium.
After being a stay at home mom for twenty years I rediscovered my old passion for photography. So you can say I’m born photographically in 2014
On the one side I love to frame the real life on the streets of Europe. Showing us the true life on the streets, I often focus on the surreal side of things without being disrespectful to the people in the picture.
On the other hand I love to take you on a journey to surreal places. The traditional photographic properties are replaced by otherworldly elements. My work is often described as dark and surreal. Breaking free from the gloomy world is a topic that often reappears, as well as dreaming of a nonexistent world.
 
Education
1983    Souschef @ Antwerp Leonardo Lyceum
2016    Seeing through photographs @ Online MoMa
 
Cirriculum Vitae
2015    Group Exhibition - Differences
Annual Dutch Art Fair
2016    Charity auction VoedSaam
Group Exhibition Double Tree by Hilton
 
Publications and awards
2013 - Publication APL Magazine
2014 - Publication Huffington post online
2015 - Second price Photowhoa
2016 – Interview and promofilm Zoom magazine “I Am Different - Nikon”

Contact
http://www.sabrina-m.be
info@sabrina-m.be

http://www.facebook.com/Fine.Art.by.Sabrina.M/
 
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SORROW by Sabrina Meulenbergs
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'Sorrow'

“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before--more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
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WE ARE BITS OF ENERGY FLOATING ABOUT IN VARIOUS GUISES by Sabrina Meulenbergs
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Sabrina Meulenbergs says of this work,
'We are bits of energy floating about in various guises'.
 
“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” — Ann Landers

Letting go isn’t easy, yet, it can be the most rewarding, positive, life-changing experience you will ever have. You already has everything you need to feel secure and happy so have the guts to get to know the real you. 

Don’t waste your time on thoughts or activities that consistently bring you down. Use your time doing things that support what you love and enjoy.

Remember your childhood? 

You could daydream for hours, bring your mind to a wondrous fantasy world. Why not do this daily? Your joyful inner child is begging to be expressed, so let your imagination lead the way. And so what if you feel silly — being silly always brings a smile, right?

We are bits of energy floating about in various guises, release yourself of all the negatives that surrounds you and embrace all the lovely positive things.
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BETRAYED by Shannon Godly
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Shannon Godly says of her work, "Five years ago, a therapist told me she had read that people experience about 60,000 thoughts per day. This figure, whether real or imagined, helped me begin to understand the impact of constant mental processes — both conscious and subconscious — on one’s emotions. Sixty thousand thoughts per day would undoubtedly create an extraordinarily complex maze of emotions within one conflicted and stressed person.
This is a very loosely scientific way of saying that it is inherently human to have trouble balancing this complicated system of emotions every single day, especially when most parts of the system often stay tucked away and inaccessible.
Then there are dreams, which add even more complexity to understanding our emotions. Are dreams only a reflection of our waking life? Do nightmares introduce new fears into our subconscious? Do happy dreams put us at ease, even after we wake?

Curious about these questions, I used photography to create a visual representation of the intersection of thinking, feeling, and dreaming. Each image is a double exposure on film — a choice I made to capture the often-surreal visual language of dreams.
My intention is to let the viewer swim around a little in the shadowy mind of the subject, and maybe find familiarity in an unsettling world of fear, desire, and frustration."

Shannon is a student of photography and cinema who focuses on experimental portraiture and character-driven narratives. After completing a classical actor training program in New York, Shannon moved to Los Angeles and discovered her greater love of photography and production. She currently specializes in medium-format black-and-white film. Her work was recently featured in the Collegian Times, an award-winning magazine created and produced entirely by Los Angeles City College students.

www.shannongodly.com
 
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CAUGHT by Shannon Godly
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NAILED by Shannon Godly
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HOLLOW by Stacie Ann Smith
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Honorable Mention

Curator Adam Finkelston: "I loved Stacie Ann Smith’s images of the figure in nature, suggesting a feeling of disconnect or longing for a closer relationship to birds, trees, and sky."

Stacie Ann Smith's image transfers explore her connection and continual disconnection to the divine as she twists to fit classic archetypes. These self portraits are transferred to wood then layered with acrylic paint, gold leaf, found objects and vintage medical illustrations.

Education
●    Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography 1999
Exhibitions
●    2016- “Man and Nature” 1st place, Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, Greenwood Village, CO
●    2016- “All Colorado Art Show” Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, Greenwood Village, CO
●    2015- “Wonderland” Honorable Mention, Smith and Lens Gallery; Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
●    2015- “Rock n' Roll” Smith and Lens Gallery; Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
●    2015- “A Surrealistic Manifesto” People’s Choice, Hinterland Gallery; Denver, CO
●    2015- “Focus” Spark Gallery; Denver, CO
●    2015- “Truth... and Perception” ACAD Gallery; Aurora, CO
●    1999- BFA show at Harris Fine Arts Center; Provo, Utah
●    2000- 2001 “Streaked with Light and Shadow: Portraits of Former Soviet Jews in Utah” Salt Lake City Public Library and six other Utah libraries throughout the year.
Bibliography
●    “Streaked with Light and Shadow: Portraits of Former Soviet Jews in Utah” Oral History Institute, 2000
●    “What Has Never Been… Is” Sabin Aell, 2015
Collections
●    Oral History Institute, Salt Lake City, UT
●    Private Collections in California, Colorado, Germany, Australia, Nevada, Ohio, Virginia and Utah

                                        www.stacie@stacieannsmith.com         www.stacieannsmith.com/gallery/fine-art-2/               
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TOO MUCH by Stacie Ann Smith
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WHAT I HATE THAT I DO by Stacey Ann Smith
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PRETTY AS ME by Tom Chambers
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Honorable Mention

Curator Adam Finkelston
: "Tom Chambers’ images are so finely crafted, full of symbols and visual labyrinths. They are colorful and sharp, almost surreal in their dreaminess."

Tom Chambers says of this series, 'Animal Visions', "All my life I have held a fascination with the animal kingdom, which began in my childhood growing up on a farm and extended into my adult years. On some inexplicable level I feel a special connection with both domesticated and wild animals. In this series Animal Visions my photomontages tell stories about these relationships.
 
While working on Animal Visions I found myself circling back to the influence of magic realism. In the early 20th century Latin American writers and artists used magic realism to create images, which with a simple twist go beyond the expected into the unexpected. In this series I have constructed images to tell unfinished stories, which initially might seem true and believable, but likely are improbable. As I imagined in my childhood the animals and humans share a kindred connection."

Since 1998 Tom Chambers has shown photomontage images from eight photographic series both nationally and internationally in twenty solo exhibitions and over seventy group exhibitions and art fairs. Tom completed a B.F.A. in 1985 from The Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, Florida majoring in graphic design with an emphasis in photography. 
 
Tom has received fellowships from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.  Tom’s photography is held in the
collections of the National Museum of Photography, Bogotá, Colombia;
California Sate Polytechnic University; Santa Barbara Museum of Art,
CA; Santa Fe Museum of Art, NM; Sir Richard Branson, personal collection; and the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.  Tom’s work has been published in multiple publications and books. Entropic Kingdom, containing images from five series, was published by Modernbook Editions in 2012.  Galerie Vevais published Werkdruck No. 6 in 2015, featuring his Illumination series. Chambers is represented by Chase Young Gallery, Boston, MA & Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley, ID

www.tomchambersphoto.com
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DAYBREAKERS by Tom Chambers
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EDGE OF A DREAM by Tom Chambers
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DEATH IN GREEN by Andrea Waxler
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Andrea Waxler says of her series, 'Beauty in Decay', "Gregg Pond provides a multitude of iconic photographic opportunities to capture the beauty of nature.  There is the expansive scene of the pond and sky, the ducks floating by and the numerous lily pads with their creamy white flowers.
 
As I was attempting to position myself to snap a photo of two swans swimming elegantly by, my hiking boots began to sink in the mud at the shoreline.  I looked down and was overcome by the sight of a decaying lily pad under the water.
 
The lily pad drew my attention and struck an emotional, evocative chord.  There was such glorious color, shape and artistic composition in each dying leaf.  As I searched along the shoreline, I began to notice others in their death throws but rather than sadness, I was filled with awe at the magnificence that was transforming them at their last stage of life."

Ms. Waxler started her career in the areas of painting, sculpting and pottery. She was the founder and Director of the Art Studio at New Hampshire College in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Graduating from University of Pittsburgh with a BA in Fine Art, interest in photography led to coursework at New Hampshire Institute of Art and New England School of Photography. Additional coursework has been completed at the Griffin Museum of Photography and the School for The Digital Arts.

Waxler's works have been shown, awarded and sold at multiple juried gallery exhibits including the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, The Griffin Museum of Photography, PhotoPlace Gallery, LA Curator Gallery, The Cape Cod Art Association, The Darkroom Gallery, The Moose Hill Gallery, Gallery25N and the Plymouth Center for the Arts.    She is a Russell Gallery Juried Artist (the gallery is located in Plymouth, MA) an Exhibiting Member of the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro, VT and a Juried Member of the New Hampshire Art Association.  She was presented with the prestigious, International 10th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee for three of her images.

Additionally, her photos have been published in both print and online media in magazines such as "Chronicle of the Horse" and “Smokey Blue Mountain Literary and Arts Magazine”.  

Her work embraces a visual esthetic that demonstrates energy and intensity, organic, abstract shapes and vibrant colors with a twist of humor and mystery.  

www.andreawaxler.com
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DEATH IN YELLOW by Andrea Waxler
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