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DUTCH LANDSCAPE 01 by Saskia Boelsums
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Saskia Boelsums says, "As a visual artist and photographer, I carry a rich cultural heritage with me. 

That is why I feel a strong connection to the Dutch tradition of landscape painters. That rich history helped shape me. And at the same time it confronts me with the future. In the beauty that I try to capture in my photographs, there is also uncertainty and something threatening.

I see the skies becoming more dramatic, the weather is becoming more extreme with unexpected phenomena, our climate is becoming more violent. It looks like the classic historic Dutch landscapes and skies are being pushed out by landscapes and skies that are the result of climate change. I am very aware of that tension. That is what I capture."Saskia Boelsums was born in Nieuwer-Amstel in the Netherlands. She grew up in Iran and Curacao."

Boelsums studied Graphic and Spatial Design at the Academy Minerva in Groningen, the Netherlands. Since 2013 she focused on photography and was given a great number of nominations and prizes. Saskia is a member of DuPho, Dutch Photographers, association of professional photographers.  

Solo exhibition at Morris Adjmi Architects, New York City, January-April 2018
Felix Schoeller Photo Award, Osnabrück, October 2017-February 2018
Solo Exhibition Kasteel Groeneveld, Baarn, Sandvoort Gallery, October-December 2017
Nordart, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, June-October 2017
Fotofestival Naarden, May-June 2017
Solo Exhibition Galerie Pfundt, Berlin, March-April 2017
CAFAM museum, Los Angeles, USA, January-March 2017
Contemporary Art Fair Sandvoort Gallery, Rotterdam, January 2017
MIFA Photo Awards, Moscow, August 2016
KunstRai Art Amsterdam, Kunstruimte Wagemans, June 2016
Sandvoort Gallery Amsterdam, March-May 2016
Zomerexpo Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, July-September 2015
London Art Fair, January 2015
EyeEm Awards, Berlin, September 2014
Young Masters Art Prize, London, September-December 2014

www.saskiaboelsums.nl
saskiaboelsums@isadora.nl​
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DUTCH LANDSCAPE 02 by Saskia Boelsums
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DUTCH LANDSCAPE 03 by Saskia Boelsums
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SALTON SEA NO MORE by SameSource
An unintentionally absurd real estate sign advertising now essentially free property in Salton City after the Salton Sea has receded and left it alone and dry.
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SameSource says, "These works all come from the desolate Salton Sea in Southern California, a Natural Encounter where one experiences abandoned communities, agricultural pollution, and the struggle for life among the ever shrinking water resources of the desert Southwest.

SameSource is a photographic artist with over two decades of professional experience recording images.  SameSource fine art photography spans both landscape and bodyscape, often exploring human sexuality and its relationship with art.  With recent showings from the Musée du Louvre, Paris, France, to Art Basel, Miami Beach, SameSource was recognized in the international Lumiere Award for 2017.  Coagula Gallery in Los Angeles included SameSource in its Ten Top Artists exhibition for 2016 in a show curated by Tulsa Kinney of Artillery Magazine.  

SameSource work has been featured in The Huffington Post and American Photo magazine, and SameSource has twice been profiled by Silvershotz International Magazine of Contemporary Photography for the Apples and Apples Reinterpreted series, and is one of 25 international artists featured in the magazine’s 2017 Folio of Fine Art Photography (ISBN: 9781642049985).  

SameSource was one of thirty international photographers in the Los Angeles Festival of Photography’s 2017 exhibition on street photography at Fathom Gallery.  

In addition to being featured in numerous photography books, SameSource is the author of four fine art photography books, Objects of Ruin (ISBN: 9781320134194), Apples (ISBN: 9781366155986), Apples Reinterpreted (ISBN: 9781366155856), and The Green Dress (ISBN: 9781388795016).  

SameSource has origins in the rural Midwest. After studying music and philosophy in a liberal arts education, the artist went to Italy and became immersed in the works of the Renaissance.

A return to the US brought the pursuit of graduate work in music and cinema, with an eventual arrival on the west coast via the USC film school. In addition to the full-time pursuit of photographic fine art, SameSource output has included notable works as a recording artist, writer, and filmmaker.  

SameSource is represented by Fabrik Projects.  

For art inquiries, visit FabrikProjects.com.  

www.SameSourceFineArt.com

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OBJECTS OF RUIN XXX by SameSource
Bodies are strewn amongst the ruins of the Red Hill Marina on the polluted beach of the Salton Sea.
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OBJECTS OF RUIN XIII by SameSource
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Headless figures are a metaphor for what humanity has left in the abandoned community of Salton City, where dead headless desert palm trees line abandoned streets with a flock of pelicans in the distance serving as the only remaining signs of life.
 
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SUPPORT by Sabrina-M
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Sabrina-M uses Adobe Photoshop to digital hand-colour and manipulate images to make then fun, quirky and pop-surreal. She attempts to portray fantasy and fun in her work. Her images offer hope in a complex time colored by negativity. 

Sabrina-M says, " I'm a self taught photographer. 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. The processing of depression and Asperger syndrome gave me a different perspective on the world."

Career Highlights  2018:

23/09 - 30/09  Theobaldus kapel - Turnhout, Belgium
01/08 - 15/08  Galerij Fotoon - Lissewege, Belgium 
11- 12- 13/05  ImageNation Paris International Photo Expo -  Paris, France
07/03 - 31/03  Myths, Legends and Dreams - PhotoPlace Gallery - Middlebury, VT, USA
01/02 - 15/03  Solo show Passage Casino - Sint-Niklaas,Belgium 
18/01 - 12/02  Group exhibition Gallery 29 at City Arts Factory, Orlando, FL, USA
2017
10/11 - 12/11    Group exhibition Gallerie DaDa, Belgium 
22/10 - 24/10    Unseen Amsterdam as part of Nikons "I am different" campagne, Netherlands
19/05 - 25/07    Park Lane ***** residence - Antwerp, Belgium           
16/09 - 08/10    Group exhibition Galerij Fotoon - Lissewege, Belgium                           
2016
11/11 - 09/12    Group exhibition Double tree by Hilton - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2015
May                 Group exhibition - OC ’t Klooster - Vrasene, Belgium 
September     Annual Dutch Art Fair - World Fashion Centre - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 
Publications

Stubborn magazine 03/2017
Stubborn magazine 01/2017
Zoom Nederland Magazine/editie 4 2016
Online gallery/August 2015
Huffington Post/May 2014
APL Magazine/Editie 4 Jaargang 1 - december 2013
Website > http://www.sabrina-m.be 
email > info@sabrina-m.be
Adres > Sabrina Meulenbergs
Schijfwerpersstraat 37
2020 Antwerp
Belgium 

www.sabrina-m.be 
 
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SEARCHING FOR A RHINOCEROS by Sabrina- M
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CHESS MATE by Sabrina- M
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THE MAGIC FEATHER by Ry Sangalang
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Ry Sangalang says, " In these challenging modern times you’re bombarded with violent images from the news media and generic daily images from social media.

A lot of it is noise. I think it’s important to create art with the specific intent of spurring on imagination and creativity, sharing positive energy, ultimately helping you feel a sense of magic.

So, I’ve fused together photos from different countries to create surreal photo composites, I like to call myself a FuseTographer. The attached photos all contain endangered animals, paired with my son in dreamlike situations. Hopefully, they bring the viewer a sense of magic, and wonder around youth and the animal kingdom, within the context of this call for art. 

Full Artist Page Can Be Found Here: http://makephotoart.com/do-images-have-power/ 

When I was a kid my parents fought everyday. My Dad was unemployed and beat us regularly. This was a blessing, because I learned to fight back and stand up for my beliefs.

When I turned 18 my parents kicked me out of the house. This was a blessing because I learned to be independent.  Then I started failing school, this was a blessing because I learned how to study and focus.

I had no money and so had to work three jobs, this was a blessing because I learned to manage my time and finances.

After years of being on my own, I felt accomplished, but lost and jaded.

Fortunately I met my wife who introduced me to DSLR photography. This was a blessing because I discovered art photography at art shows.

And I learned that art could help me experience a sense of magic and wellness. Because of that, I now want to share that same feeling and energy with the world through art photography."

CV: 
Exhibitions


2014 - CA 101 - Redondo Beach, CA
2014 - Birds, Bees and Everything in Between - Laguna Beach, CA
2014 - The Power of Art - Redondo Beach, CA
2014 -  Human and Urban Joys - CIM/Lark Gallery - Anaheim, CA
2014 -  Fresh 2014 - South Bay Contemporary - Rolling Hills Estates, CA

2015 -  Pasadena Society of Artist Exhibition - Burbank Creative Arts Center Gallery
2015 - Art world Bootcamp Group Show - Phantom Gallery Hawthorne
2015 - Mask Art Show - KGB Gallery - Los Angeles CA
2015 -  CA 101 - AES Power Pl

www.rysangalang.com
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CONDUCTING A SYMPHONY by Ry Sangalang
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AN UNEXPECTED VISIT by Ry Sangalang
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YOU GOTTA SERVE SOMEBODY by Paul Ivanushka
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Paul Ivanushka says of his work, "Maricopa, in California, is host to the third largest oil field, Midway-Sunset, in the United States.

This oil field runs non-stop and has so since the early 1900’s. Once these fields were the sign of prosperity and unpresedented economic growth and quality of life.

Changes in climate and alternative fuel technologies we know look at these fields and equipment as archaic and life threatening beasts."

As a result of a trip to the Grand Canyon and inspired by the canyon photographs of the Kolb Brothers, Paul developed his first roll of film when he was ten years old. Since then exploring the outdoors has been a major portion of his growth and life.
 
Paul was born an Army brat at the West Point Military Academy and was raised in various cities across the United States where he was exposed to the diversities of both people and nature.
After studying at Brooks Institute of Photography Paul spent most of his career in the printing industry learning and managing tone reproduction on high speed web offset presses.
 
Recently, Paul picked up a camera  creating action portraits of horses and riders in various equine competitions.  Paul now spends most of his free time shooting fine art landscapes with a large format camera.

Paul is a Software Business Analyst and currently resides in Inglewood, California.
 
Artist Resume
Education


Pepperdine University, MBA Business Management
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, BS - Printing Engineering and Management
Brooks Institute of Photography
San Bernardino Valley Junior College - AA Sociology and Photography
 
Awards


“2016 Topanga Canyon Gallery - Juried Open Exhibition”, First Place Award 
 “2011  Equine Photographers International Juried Show” Honorable Mention 
 
Group Exhibitions
 
2018
 
"Seasons '18"  Michael Pannier Juror
South East Center for Photography
Greenville, South Carolina
 
"Lens 2018 International Juried Photography Exhibition"  Juror Paula Tognarelli, Director of the Griffin Museum of Photography.
Perspective Gallery,
Chicago, Illinois
 
"2018 LA Artcore Online Photographic Competition" Juried by Gregg Cobarr, Bob Francis and Jane Szabo.
LA Artcore
Los Angeles, California
 
"The Decisive Moment" Juror Sam Abell
Photo Place Gallery
Middlebury, Vermont
 
"Shades of Black &White"  Susan Burnstine Juror
South East Center for Photography
Greenville, South Carolina
 
"Framed: Landscape Photography"  Juror Ashlyn Davis, Executive Director of Houston Center for Photography
Black Box Gallery
Portland, Oregon
 
"LA Open 2018"  Juror Fabian Debora,
Tag Gallery, Los Angeles, California
 
www.paulivanushkaphotography.com
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WELL NUMBER SIX by Paul Ivanushka
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WELL HEAD by Paul Ivanushka
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BROKEN SHADOW #6 by Oyvind Hjelmen
HONORABLE MENTION
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Øyvind Hjelmen says, "In my projects I wish to look at how we relate to each other as human beings, how we live with our nightmares and fears, our sexuality, our hopes and dreams. 

The memories of the childhood that shaped us into who we are. These memories that are so important to us.

The past is still, it is unchangeable, - is it not?

It is the future that is forever moving, approaching ever faster as we grow older.

As my childhood and youth become more distant, they also become more important
to me, and therefore in a way closer. And whether real or not, I feel the past is changing, almost as much as the present.
 
Through my images I aim to look back at the past, but also at the present, and sometimes allow myself to dream. Not only to look for answers, but also for more
Questions."

Øyvind Hjelmen lives and works on the island of Stord, off the west-coast of Norway.

He is a fine art photographer specializing in hand-printed black and white images, hand bound artists books and portfolios, and larger format unique photograms.

He holds a BA in modern art and aesthetics from the University of Bergen.

Øyvind Hjelmen has been working with photography for more than 20 years, and counting around 60 exhibitions his works have been exhibited in USA, Germany, Russia, United Kingdom, 
Poland, Italy, Greece, Lithuania, Japan, Georgia, The Netherlands, Spain, France and Norway.

Among the collections that hold his works are The Museum of Fine Art in Houston,USA, and Centro Internazionale di Fotografia Scavi Scaligeri - Verona, Italy.

He has published three books:
Sentimental, 2004 (writers´portraits) publisher: Eide Forlag,
Ride the Wind, 2009 (with playwright Per Jan Ingebrigsten) publisher: Publica,
Elsewhere 2011, publisher: Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg Berlin.

Øyvind Hjelmen was Artistic Project Manager and curator for the Artist - in - Residence  program at Halsnøy Kloster, Sunnhordland Museum 2010 – 2018.
  
www.oyvindhjelmen.com
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MOMENTS REFLECTED #58 by Oyvind Hjelmen
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BROKEN SHADOW #1 by Oyvind Hjelmen
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SINCE I MET YOU #10 by Natasha Frisch
2013, Archival pigment print, 22.9cm H x 35.7cm W / 9” x 14”
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Natasha Frisch says, "My practice commonly involves the use of modest materials such as tracing paper and tape to construct installations that closely approximate everyday objects and sites.

Often purpose-built and dependent on the particular architecture of the site in which the work is being exhibited, the fragile and impermanent nature of the materials used ensures that the work cannot be easily transported or translated for future exhibition.

The installations are temporary constructions, existing only for the lifetime of the exhibition, if the work is to be shown again it must be re-made, and all that remains of each iteration is photographic or video documentation. Inspired by urban folklore, forgotten architecture and the natural environment, my constructions act as a document of the places where human behaviour has altered spaces for better or worse, and via stillness and spatial displacement allow for a slippage between the real and the unreal.


Since I Met You is a photographic series which documents site-specific tracing paper installations that mimic flora from the Australian landscape engaging with urban and natural environments around the world. The displaced paper constructions question ideas of cultural identity and place, and reflect on our concerns for a rapidly changing environment, with living flora presented with the reverence of a museum exhibit."
 
Natasha Frisch (born Melbourne, Australia 1974) attained a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts - Honours from RMIT University, and since then has exhibited consistently both within her homeland and internationally.

Her work has been presented in several solo exhibitions including, 'Somewhere In Between', Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, 2010; 'Nasty Little Piece of Work', Next Wave Festival, 2004; and 'Living', Artbox at Sherman Galleries, 2001. 

Natasha's work has also been featured in numerous group shows, a selection of which includes 'Holiday Salon', Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, 2015; 'Flora Society', Gallery Factory, Seoul, 2014; 'The Last Brucennial', Vito Schnabel & The Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, 2014; 'Paper Scissors Rock', Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, 2011; 'Grow Wild', Utopian Slumps, 2008; 'Elsewhere', Nellie Castan Gallery, 2007; 'Pleasures & Terrors', Blindside, 2006; and 'Papercuts', Monash Museum of Art, 2003. In 2012 Natasha was an Artist in Residence at the Contemporary Artists Centre: Woodside in upstate New York and spent a month in Murray's Cottage as part of the Hill End Artist in Residency program in regional New South Wales.

In 2013 Natasha was an Artist in Residence at The New York Art Residency and Studios Foundation and presented her first solo international exhibition 'On A Good Day' at Gallery Brooklyn in New York City, the project was assisted by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, American Australian Association, The Ian Potter Cultural Trust, The National Association for the Visual Arts and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

In 2015 she traveled to the United States once again to participate in the Artist in Residence program at Vermont Studio Center.

Recently Natasha's work was selected for the biennial exhibition 'CODA Paper Art 2017' at CODA Museum in The Netherlands. Natasha's work is held in private collections within Australia and the United States and by CODA Museum.

www.natashafrisch.com
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SINCE I MET YOU #4 by Natasha Frisch
(Murray’s Cottage), 2012, Archival pigment print, 22.9cm H x 35.7cm W / 9” x 14”
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SINCE I MET YOU #2 by Natasha Frisch
2010, Archival pigment print, 35.7cm H x 22.9cm W / 14” x 9”
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REDWOOD by Michael Kirchoff
HONORABLE MENTION
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Michael Kirchoff says o fhis series, 'Sanctuary', In 1976, a film by the name of Logan’s Run was released, and quickly became something that my young mind gravitated to.

In the movie, when one reached the age of 30, you would participate in a ritual of rebirth where you would be “renewed” by being terminated.

The thought was that by being reborn you would start life young again and continue living in this purely utopian society, under a domed, technological city of the future. The problem was that not all wished to conform, thinking that this rebirth was a lie, and wanting to continue growing older. Subsequently, you became a “runner” looking to escape to a mythical place, spoken only in hushed tones, known as “Sanctuary”. 

This concept fascinated and resonated with me, and I found myself wondering what my Sanctuary would be? What was my safe place? If I needed to run in times of trouble or discontent, where would I go? I quickly realized my own fondness for nature and the solitude and strength that Mother Nature provided.

This was a very primal pull I was feeling, an instinct of survival, like returning to the days of early human existence. Certainly though, my vague ideas existed more in my dreams than in real life, and Sanctuary for me became a place that is as dark and mysterious as it is bright and hopeful. 
Spending time in nature, often in profound wonder, brings peace of mind during troubling times.

It is an escape; a safe place where one can become intimate with the elements that surround you. These are the opportunities to take in views that help to explore your thoughts and perceptions, and how you see your own place in this world. These images are representative of home, and finding beauty in the often darker and fractured recesses of the mind. Each image is a mysterious place, both real and unreal, captured from the safety of my own imagination. Each has become my own Sanctuary."

Michael Kirchoff straddles the worlds of both commercial and fine art photography. A commercial shooter for over twenty-five years, it is his fine art work that has set him apart from others, with instant film and toy camera images fueling more than a few bodies of work.

His consulting, training, and overall support of his fellow photographic artist continues with assistance in constructing ones vision, reviewing portfolios, and finding exhibition opportunities, which fill the gaps in time away from active shooting. In addition, Michael spent ten years (2006-2016) on the Board of the American Photographic Artists in Los Angeles, producing artist lectures, as well as business and inspirational events for the community.

Currently, he is also an Editor at Blur Magazine, curating work for the international digital publication. 
Michael’s fine art imagery has garnered recognition from the IPA Awards, the Prix de la Photographie in Paris,  Photographers Forum, and Critical Mass. His photographs have been published in Black & White (U.S.), Black & White (U.K.), Seities, Esquire (Russia), New Statesman, Blur, Harpers, Adore Noir, Fraction, SHOTS, Diffusion Annual, and Lenscratch.

 Michael also continues to exhibit his prints internationally in both group and solo exhibitions, including a recent one-person exhibit at the Griffin Museum of Photography.

CV
Selected Solo / Two Person Exhibitions 


2018:
Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA    

2016:
Fractured, Orange Coast College, CA
Flawed, Downtown Photo Collective, L.A., CA

2015:
Flawed, Photo Methode Gallery, Austin, TX
Vignette, online exhibition, Los Angeles Center of Photography

2014:
An Enduring Grace, Ignited LA, advertising agency, Los Angeles, CA
Vignette, online exhibition, Plates to Pixels Gallery

2013:
Fractured View, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR

2012 :
An Enduring Grace, Shanghai Int’l Photographic Art Festival, Shanghai, China

2011:
An Enduring Grace, Russian S’Lon, hosts Janet Fitch & Sandra Tsing Loh, L.A., CA
An Enduring Grace, Wildfire Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
Of Faith, Power and Glory, Baang + Burne Contemporary, NY, NY
An Enduring Grace, Lishui International Photo Festival, Lishui, China

2010:
An Enduring Grace, online exhibition, 591 Photography Blog

Selected Group Exhibitions 

2017:
The Subconscious, Light Leaked, online
Flora, Don't Take Pictures, online
Travel & Discovery, Light Leaked, online
Cold War Spaces, Wende Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Fourth Annual Members' Exhibition, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Hollywood, CA
Visual Armistice, Juried Group Showacse, online, Plates to Pixels Gallery
Art City Austin 2017, Art Fair rep'd by Photo Méthode Gallery, Austin, Texas
Off The Clock 2017, Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica, CA

2016:
Direct Positive / Polaroids, online, Light Leaked blog
Off The Clock, Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica, CA
Reclaim Photography, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, West Midlands, U.K.
Heart, Edition One Gallery, Santa Fe, N.M.
Photo L.A.,‘The Art of Friendship’ benefit & auction, Los Angeles, CA

2015:
Alternative Cameras: Pinholes to Plastic, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
Deux, Photo Méthode Gallery, Austin, TX
100 Mile Radius, The Pilkington Prize, online exhibit
Landscapes, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO
H2O (Water), Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO
New Visionaries, School of Design at Mount Ida College, Newton, MA
Landscape, Plates to Pixels Gallery, Portland, OR

2014:
Forgotten, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX
Plastic Fantastic V, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR
Mainland, The Kiernan Gallery, Richmond, VA

2013:
Somerville Toy Camera Festival, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
Grayscale, The Kiernan Gallery, Richmond, VA
Plastic Fantastic IV, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR
Off The Clock, APA/LA group exhibition, TBWA/Chiat/Day, Los Angeles, CA
An Enduring Grace, ShiJiaZhuang Art Museum, ShiJiaZhuang, China
Emergence, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR

2012:
Enchantment, Plates to Pixels Gallery, Portland, OR
The Next: Emerging LA Artists, The Perfect Exposure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
5th Annual Plastic Camera Show, RayKo Gallery, San Francisco CA

2011:
Multiple Exposures, wall space gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
Spooky Show III, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR
Plastic Fantastic II, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR
I Spy With My Plastic Eye II, 5th & Sunset Studios, Los Angeles CA
New and Improved III, L.A. Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles CA
4th Annual Plastic Camera Show, RayKo Gallery, San Francisco CA 

Press, Publications, and Interviews   

2017:
Diffusion Annual IX, One Twelve Publishing, Autumn
Pryme Editions Annual Journal, December
Harper's Magazine, July
Hylas Magazine, Issue #1, April

2016:
L'Oeil de la Photographie, article and gallery,December
Fossils of Light + Time, juried publication, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography

2015:
Edge of Humanity Magazine, online feature, December
Black & White Photography Magazine (UK), feature, Issue #182, October
Image In Progress Magazine (Italy), feature, Issue #6, June
Aether Magazine, feature, Issue #8, Spring/Summer

2014:
Los Angeles Center for Photography, Catalog cover, November
Pryme Magazine, interview & feature, Winter Issue
Blur Magazine, feature, Issue 39, Oct/Nov
Light Leaked, “Michael Kirchoff's Five Favorite: Destinations to Photograph”, September
Seities Magazine, feature, Autumn
SHOTS Magazine, #124, Summer Issue
Camera-9 Magazine, Feature and Cover, Winter 2013-2104

2013:
Somerville Toy Camera Festival, Exhibition catalog cover
Develop & Fix blog, Artist Spotlight, December
Lensa Magazine, Vol. 9, November
F-Stop Magazine, Issue 61, "Cities", Oct/Nov
Square Magazine, Issue SP03, March
Light Leaked, interview, February

2012:
La Hausse Magazine, feature, January
BW Gallerist blog, “Best of the Best” Emerging Fine Art Photographers of 2011, January

2011:
Adore Noir Magazine, feature + interview, December
B&W+Color Magazine, Issue #87, Spotlight feature article
Underexposed blog, interview, September
Fraction Magazine, Issue 28, feature, July
PH Magazine, Issue #09, feature, July
Lenscratch, Success Stories interview, March
Los Angeles Examiner.com, An Enduring Grace exhibit article, March
Diffusion Magazine #3, April

2010:
BWGallerist blog, interview, September
Two Way Lens blog, interview, September
The Truth of Beauty blog, September
591 Photography blog, Pola Days, August
The Truth of Beauty blog, April
New55 Project blog, April
Lenscratch, February
F Stop Magazine, Issue #40, April/May

Curatorial 

Editor, Blur Magazine, 2014 - present

Board Member, APA/LA (American Photographic Artists, Los Angeles) 2006-2016

2017:
Juror/Curator, Conversation with Light, Pryme Editions, online

Juror, Somerville Toy Camera Festival, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA

Portfolio Reviewer, College of the Canyons, Los Angeles, CA

Juror, Black & White (& Blue), Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT

2016:
Portfolio Reviewer, College of the Canyons, Los Angeles, CA

Portfolio Reviewer, Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival

2015:
Juror, Flawed : An Instant Film Exhibition, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX

2014:
Juror, LightBox Photographic Gallery MobileMagic Competition


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VICTORY TRAILHEAD by Michael Kirchoff
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SUNFLOWER by Michael Kirchoff
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MAGNIFICENT BEAUTY by Mary Dondero
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Mary Dondero says of her sereis, 'Summer Joy – Life and Death in the Garden', "I find that most photographic images fool us by concealing any evidence that might help us understand the impermanent nature of life experiences.

I also believe that our experiences are both deceivingly fragile and fleeting, leading me to explore alternate photographic methods for creating imagery. By using objects from the natural environment and a variety of tools, I attempt to reveal or arrest the ephemeral experience by creating a fixed image.

In this body of work I am claiming that there is more to our world than what we typically see, and what we do happen to see is in a constant state of flux.

In some ways the images featured in Summer Joy: Life and Death in the Garden could be classified as still life or vanitas. My intention is not all that different from the tradition of Northern European Baroque still life painters.

By presenting images of common flowers and insects with intense visual detail, I am asking my audience to reconsider the familiar, as well as reflect upon our ever-changing state of being.

My work differs from the traditional vanitas paintings in that they are photographic and the formal compositional structure is organized with contemporary simplicity.

In some instances I have engaged in an act of cruelty by slicing and chopping the flower open to reveal what is usually hidden from our sight. In opposition to this act, some of the images look as though I attempted to mend the flower, but it becomes clear my stiches are more like piercings.

The images that include insects are left with the individual specimen intact as a way of showing the beauty that we usually ignore.

Contrary to the Baroque paintings, my flower is in isolation rather than presented as a full bouquet.

This approach seemingly offers the viewer very little to look at, yet on closer inspection there is abundant visual information to look at; little hair-like spikes, tiny may flies and wrinkles. The painters of the past expected their audience to consider issues of mortality by including visual symbols such as wilted and dying petals. I avoid the inclusion of such symbols, allowing the flower to stand alone, leading viewers to ponder their own feelings."

Mary Dondero is an interdisciplinary artist whose focus is on large-scale works-on-paper, mixed media, and photography.

She earned her B.F.A. at Roger Williams University in Bristol RI, where she concentrated in Graphic Design, Printmaking and Photography. Dondero holds an M.A.T. from Rhode Island School of Design, and an M.F.A. from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. 

Dondero is currently a full-time tenured faculty member in the Art Department at Bridgewater State University, in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

During her 2011 sabbatical, she was awarded “Artist in Resident” at Zion National Park in Utah. This resulted in a body of work titled “Perception, Time and Memory”, with one of the works now held in the permanent collection at Zion Human History Museum, Springdale, UT.

Dondero’s artwork is regularly exhibited at Atelier Gallery in Newport RI. Her work is also exhibited both nationally and internationally, and is held in several collections, including the permanent collection of Naestved International Print Studio in Denmark, the Zion Human History Museum in Springdale Utah, Bridgewater State University, the Newport (RI) Art Museum, Healing Arts at Rhode Island Hospital, and the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion in New Hampshire.

This winter (2018) Dondero’s work will be exhibited in several venues including the St. Botolph Club in Boston, the Barrett Center in Poughkeepsie-NY, and fotofoto Gallery in Huntington-NY.

In 2005, Dondero presented her photo-installation, ‘Dust’ at the Southeast Society of Photographic Educators Conference in Virginia. In 2016 the Newport Art Museum presented Dondero’s “Small Points in Time” as a solo exhibit.

For the past six years Dondero has served on the Board of Directors at the Bristol Art Museum, as well as Curator and Chair of Exhibitions. In this capacity Dondero has established the Museum’s permanent collections policy for works on paper. Additionally, Dondero is one of the founding members of Imago Foundation for the Arts in Warren, RI. Her studio is also in Warren, Rhode Island.

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DESIRE by Mary Dondero
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CONTENTMENT by Mary Dondero
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SUPERSTAR AT THE POORAM - KUNNAMKULAM, INDIA 2017 by Marcy Cohen
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Marcy Cohen says, "The deep spiritual veins that run through India have as their ancient roots the worship of natural elements embodied in a variety of gods and rituals.

Hinduism recognizes all animals as beings with souls and considers compassion for animals as one of the highest virtues.  Elephants are worshipped as the living incarnation of the great God Ganesha, the lord of learning and remover of obstacles. 

These magnificent creatures are revered and presented as "superstars" at religious festivals, marriages and processions while festooned with colorful garments, jewelry and golden anklets covered with bells.
 
Not only animals are worshipped -- rivers, land, and trees all have divine status.  Since the dawn of Indian civilization, the flowing waters and annual cycles of the Ganges have a natural parallelism with fecundity, birth, and rebirth. Ritual bathers come to the Ganges filled with deep love and devotion for the river and to wash away their sins and release themselves from samsara, the endless cycle of death and rebirth. 
 
Unfortunately there also exists a much darker side. In stark contrast to the devotional realm we also find elephants that are subject to cruel and inhuman treatment, laden with chains, and forced into involuntary labor. The Ganges while revered by millions, is dying from high levels of pollution from industrial and human waste pouring into the river. 

Standing on the ghats overlooking the Ganges and watching the worshippers take their holy dips one is filled with strong emotion and the hope that their deep reverence will translate into action to ensure the preservation of these glorious and life-giving resources - the responsibility for the future of this amazingly wonderful planet belongs solely to us humans and it is essential that we own up to it without delay."

Marcy Cohen is a native New Yorker who has lived her entire life in and around New York City, while traveling and photographing extensively around the world in over 50 countries. Her passion for photography emerged as a teenager roaming the streets of New York City.
 
She has studied photography as an undergraduate at the City University of New York and later at the School of Visual Arts, the International Center of Photography in New York City and the Prague House of Photography.  She has also taken workshops with Joyce Tenneson, Steve McCurry, Ernesto Bazan, Harvey Stein, Arthur Meyerson and Jeff Jacobson.

She has assisted and collaborated on various photographic workshops, including Steve McCurry Workshops in India.  

Her work is included in various galleries and private collections, and has been exhibited in the United States, Germany, Mexico, Brazil and the Netherlands.

Her photographs have been published in several publications including Leica Magazine, and the LFI gallery.  Her most recent solo show"The Narrow Road to the Deep North" was exhibited at The Umbrella Arts Gallery in NYC and curated by Harvey Stein.  She was also part of a group show 'India Outside of Time"  from December 2017 - January 2018 exhibited at The Umbrella Arts Gallery in NYC.

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GANESHA & MAHOUT JAIPUR, INDIA 201 by Marcy Cohen
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DEVOTION - VARANASI, INDIA 2009 by Marcy Cohen
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VANISHING POINT by Lisa Bromwell
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"For if one link in nature's chain might be lost, another might be lost, until the whole of things will vanish by piecemeal." 
~ Thomas Jefferson

Lisa Bromwell says, "I am a film editor by profession. 

Every day I work with other peoples’ images, finding the right juxtaposition to most effectively tell a story. 

When it’s my time, I like to rearrange photos taken by my husband and partner, Sandy Kroopf, and myself from our travels around the world.   

I like to look at things out of context, it forces on me a different perspective, a stronger appreciation for the individuality of every creature.  I’m inspired by the work of the surrealist art of Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington, and Dorothea Tanning. Their paintings are powerful evocations of emotion which is what I humbly strive for in my photo collages.

According to the Center For Biological Diversity, we could lose as many as 30 to 50 percent of all species by mid-century.  Will the extinction of the rhino change my life?  Or the elephant?  No.  But how much better is a world where they exist?  I fear for a time when these exquisite creatures exist only within the frame of a photograph.  To see an animal in it’s natural environment is to marvel at the scope of life and make me feel, rightfully, small.  How can I not wish that experience for our children, and our children’s children?"

Contact at bromwell.lisa@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have always been captivated by the solitude of nature, and untamed desert and wilderness. I have a similar connection to places of remembrance and legacy—cemeteries, memorials, and antiquities—as well as spiritual places and places of pilgrimage, including those spiritual places in nature.

For me, these places---and its creatures---provide a connection to what is larger than us during our brief, mortal time on earth. I aspire to capture the wildness and spirit of desolate places, as well as the desolation sometimes found in urban environments. 

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

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

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UNTITLED 2 by LI Plato
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