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BELLE by Barbara Tyroler
HONORABLE MENTION
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Barbara Tyroler says, "Family portraiture weaves its way through our daily lives, encased in a wedding family album, a sacred box, a mouse pad, or the back pocket of a pair of jeans. It may inhabit a death portrait or a sonogram. Laced with a myriad of shifting projected recollections, it traffics innocence and desire, nightmare memories, sentimentality, alienation, connection.

Family photographs enable the reconstruction of personal memories, facilitating connections and disruptions in the search for intimacy and familial identity. Beneath the surface of the family frame, past the sacred precinct of seemingly impenetrable facade, and into the zone of the frozen past, the fluidity of memory subordinates ritual to construct its own mythology.

Two years ago when my mother was dying, drowning in her own fluids from congestive heart failure, I was photographing kids from the local community center as they were learning to swim and regulate their breathing patterns under water. While photographing, I watched those children struggle with fear and later express such exuberance as they worked through these challenges.

As my mother was dying, I was photographing children learning how to survive. I never photographed my mother on the day of her death, only the swimmers. But when my friend Ruth summoned me one summer day to document her own mother's final hours, I immediately grabbed my gear and hopped on the Beltway to be there for her.

It has been over 10 years and still Ruth has not looked at these photos. She can't bear it. She says she's glad she has this testamentary; swirling and floating on 2 gold archival disks, recombining fragments and specks of ancient ancestral connection, locked in a special treasure box in her basement. Soon it will all become unreadable as the technology becomes obsolete, bits of indecipherable data...  Maybe this doesn't really matter to her...

I entered this project, Mothers, Daughters, and the Writers Life, having met a new colleague/friend and rediscovered an old colleague/friend/kindred spirit. We began our collaborative journey as seasoned artists who use writing and photography to inspire memory and search for meaning. With mothers and daughters as the central theme, we have extended our journey with a group of writers to articulate these intimate spaces between daughters and mothers.

My series of images in the Writing Life is the result of an ongoing portrait project that blends my own photographs with heirlooms from family archives, the snaps and snippets of one’s life as photographed by family and friends. This work is about the heart work of families, though the aesthetics of light and shadow, doors and cobwebs, and objects symbolic of transitions and memories, of loss and love.

The highlights of my own life have come sometimes without my awareness of the events. Certainly being hired as a university professor, obtaining a second masters degree, the birth of our daughter, my marriage, every honor or award as a signifier of achievement and external recognition for creativity or technical mastery claims a spot on this continuum. And now, in this final phase as I reflect on professional and personal accomplishments, I realize that pursuing a life of integrity with continuous growth is what enables the contributions and meaning that could be considered the highlights of my life."

www.barbaratyroler.com
 
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FORGIVEN FIGURE by Barbara Tyroler
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HER MOM by Barbara Tyroler
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A VIADUCT by Constance Vepstas
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Constance Vepstas says, "Being a self-taught photographer and traveling has influenced my artistic images.  A basic Bachelor of Arts degree and international biennials and museums has developed my artistic endeavors.  James O’Reilly past actor and director of many residential theaters in Chicago directed the Body Politics Theater where Art Move a group of Chicago artists and I exhibited our art works at his theatre productions.

In 2016 work was included as in previous exhibitions in the Midwestern Biennial a survey of contemporary art at the Rockford Museum of Art in Illinois. 

Photographs from Greenland and Iceland were exhibited by the New York Center for Photographic Arts at Noho Gallery in New York of the photographer’s photo tour. 

A photograph is included in Best of Photography 2015 a book published by Photographer’s Forum.  I Have shown works in shows at fund exhibits for Arc Gallery which with Artemisia Gallery were the first woman’s cooperative in the Midwest, an intense art scene in Chicago.  A work was included in “Beyond Rosie the Riveter, Woman and Work” an exhibition at Koehnline Museum of Art in 2016 and their International Woman’s Show in 2017 “Women and Anger” also included one of my images. 

An image Questions was included in Surrealism Salon 10 exhibition at the Baton Rouge Gallery center for Contemporary Art in Baton Rouge Louisiana January 2018.  The college of art and design at Louisiana State University in conjunction with Baton Rouge Gallery gave an informal lecture by the curator Ron English about the Surrealism Salon Show."


Constance Vepstas manipulates photography. Recent works have developed to surrealistic images which have been noted to be unreal, magical and dream-like. She has created unborn ideas that may leave the viewer wanting to change some part of their reality. 

Art may be seen as a mirror and by photography it is recorded. Yet through photographic manipulations reality can be expressed with ideas of different truths according to where the mirror has been placed. Art enables the artist to make translucent many cultural and politically views. Travel and world changing events can bring the world together or force it apart by religious and historic ideas. Being able to feel other people’s ways of approaching their life happenings can enable a better way to live our dreams understanding theirs by the artist recording them for us. Let’s go see what is going on.
 
www.surrealism.co/artist/constance-vepstas

www.constancevepstasdigitalphotography.com  

www.flickr.com/photos/cevimages

www.artistportfoliomagazine-photography.blog/.../constance-vepstas-photography-competition

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OVERWHELMING by Constance Vepstas
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REPLENISH by Constance Vepstas
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THE BOY by Dawn Watson
SECOND PLACE
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Dawn Watson says, "My work is inspired by my deep connection to nature. 

My former career as a dancer and choreographer has influenced my art-making, and fueled my interest in how we inhabit both our interior and exterior worlds. 

As an environmentally conscious artist, I use photography and artist books to explore our changing environment. I am drawn to the process of both becoming and diminishing—not just in life's flourishing peak compositions, but in the inevitable process of decomposition. Each stage has intrinsic beauty as it transforms shape and content to reveal a different truth. I use photography to make sense of our off-kilter world. 

An early morning on an expansive beach, a young boy alone in the fog and a woman gazing out at the far horizon...the human form implies a narrative, leaving room for the viewer to create the details of their own imaginings."

After twenty-five years as a dancer and choreographer, Watson transitioned to photography, finding affinity in the visual storytelling offered by both live performance and the captured image. Based in Hastings on Hudson, NY, she attended classes at Maine Media Workshop, International Center of Photography and Santa Fe Workshop, and now studies with Sandi Haber-Fifield. 

Abbreviated CV: 

2018

A Smith Gallery, "Forgotten", Johnson City, TX  (Blue Mitchell, Publisher Diffusion Magazine)

PhotoPlace Gallery, "Still Life: Elevating the Mundane", Middlebury VT (Kimberly Witham, photographer)

The Griffin Museum of Photography, Solo Exhibition “Message from GRACE: Imaginings of an Altered World”  ( Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography)

The Griffin Museum of Photography at the Lafayette Center, "Tree Talk"  (Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography)

The Center for Fine Art Photography, "Member's Exhibition", Ft. Collins Co (Brian Paul Camp, Director, ClampArt, NYC)

2017

Tilt Gallery, Photography Re-Imagined VI: Visual Storytelling, Scottsdale AZ (Cig Harvey, Fine Art photographer)  

Click! Photography Festival, 2017 Juried Exhibition "Resist", Durham, NC (Michael Pannier, Founder and Director of the SE Center for Photography in Greenville, SC)

Filter Photo Festival, 2017 Juried Exhibition, "Deception", Chicago, Il (Brian Paul Clamp, Director, ClampArt, NYC)

Click! Photography Festival, 2017 Juried Exhibition "Resist", Durham, NC (Michael Pannier, Founder and Director of the SE Center for Photography in Greenville, SC)

Filter Photo Festival, 2017 Juried Exhibition, "Deception", Chicago, Il (Brian Paul Clamp, Director, ClampArt, NYC)

Albrecht-Kemper Museum, Juried Exhibition "Solar Flair", St. Joseph MO

Los Angeles Center of Photography, First Prize Juried Member Exhibition, dnj Gallery, Los Angeles,CA,  (Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography)

Los Angeles Center of Photography, Solo Exhibition, Message from GRACE, Los Angeles, CA (Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography)

Features:

The Hand Magazine 

F-Stop Magazine

Don't Take Pictures

What Will You Remember

Elizabeth Avedon Journal

A Photo Editor 

Lenscratch

www.dawnwatson.art
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FAR HORIZON by Dawn Watson
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SUNDAY AT THE BEACH by Dawn Watson
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BAMBOO GROVE by EE McCollum
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E.E. McCollum says, "I began my photographic career with a Kodak twin lens reflex and a home developing kit longer ago than I'd like to admit.  My father and I struggled through the process of learning to develop 127 black and white film and make contact prints.  I continued my interest throughout my early undergrad years but found I was unable to bring out of the darkroom the kinds of images I had in my head.  I turned my attention to other things but kept a camera loaded with Kodachrome handy for vacation and holidays photos.

Photography came back to me by an unexpected route.  Fifteen years about a close friend and colleague was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.  Her illness and eventual death led me to consider how I would evaluate my life were I to find myself in a similar situation.  What I realized I would regret was having put art - in the form of photography - aside.  The digital revolution made image-making more accessible and took up a camera again with the intent to create artistic images.  Much of my work has been with the figure.  
My interest in people is deep and longstanding -  for over 40 years, I was a psychotherapist -  but I have done project involving the urban landscape as well.  The figure in the landscape - in a context that adds meaning, in other words - is an intriguing blend of my interests.

And lo and behold , after gaining confidence with the digital medium, I have recently begun shooting film again.

I am a a fine art photographer working primarily in black and white.  Having spent the last 25 years on the East coast - in the greater Washington, DC area, I have recently moved to Santa Fe.  Santa Fe was briefly home in the '70s so I am exploring the echoes of memory along with the fascination of a powerful landscape."

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

Published in Lenswork, Adore Noir, Shadow and Light Magazine, Stern (online), Digital Photographer and other print and online publications.
Gallery representation - Multiple Exposures Gallery, The Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA.  (2013 - 2018)

McCollum's work has been included in a variety of juried shows and I have had several solo shows.

Email: info@eemccollum.com
www.eemccollum.com
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COCOON 154 by EE McCollum
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COCOON 155 by EE McCollum
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FALLEN SUN GOD (2018) by Erika Kuciw
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Erika Kuciw says, "My camera is the connection between my senses.

It’s not just how I view the world, it’s how I process it, how I make sense of it.  I am not a word person; I think in images. And one of the most nonsensical words my lens lets me see an image of is Time.

I have always wrestled with the concept of Time, with accepting the idea that it passes.  But, being forced to see myself grow and change physically in the mirror and in photos, I at least grasp the idea that time happens - yet I barely understand how I’ve reached this ripe young age.

A photograph does not stop time from passing, but it does freeze time as it happens. That paradox is the basis of my work.

What interests me is photographing a subject in a moment of emotion, whether it be joy, fear, anger, loneliness. And in that moment, something happens. An image is wrestled from the greedy hands of time.
The themes of women and emotion have remained constants in the work that resonates the most for me, due to my own struggles to contemplate and comprehend my own being. I am invariably searching for something I can share with the world that represents who I am.

In recent years, I am also focusing my lens on men, and capturing humanity from another vantage point. What has grown as I have matured is the range of the emotions I am sharing. My work in the last decade often reveals suspended instances of vulnerability, isolation, seduction, introspection, desperation, innocence, silliness, fascination, provocation, hostility, ascension. Much of my life was spent having no clear path to understanding, much less articulating, these sensations; it is only in the last decade that I realized the ability to conceive such consciousness."

With an interest in photography that stems back to the tender age of 4, Erika Kuciw still remembers sifting through old family albums at her grandparents’ home.  Years later, a hobby of 60+ photo albums takes on a whole new meaning.

Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, Erika’s interest in photography blossomed, and in 1997, Erika began shooting pictures for local newspapers, theatre companies, public relations firms, and charities.

As the new millennium was approaching, Erika photographed her first series, Intimacy, and began pursuing freelance portrait work.  In 2004, art photography became her focus with the start of another series, Beautiful Confident Vulnerable Women. Erika completed her latest series, Isolation, in autumn 2014.

Drawing on more than thirty years combined of professional and amateur experience, Erika specializes in portraiture, using her talents to capture the essence of humanity in color and black & white. 

With a Bachelor of Science degree from the New York Institute of Technology, where she minored in Fine Arts, Erika has also pursued technical coursework in photography at Long Island University.
Her work concentrates a powerful eye on humanity and our connection to one another. Observing the human form with an intimacy not always associated with the camera’s eye, Erika’s photos look through that form, to discover what exists under the surface.

CV Highlights:LECTURE/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT-

The Artist’s Vision: Understanding The Creative Inspiration And Process - 2015

ORIGINAL SERIES-

Beautiful Confident Vulnerable Women: Documenting an emerging feminist culture that explores issues of women’s body image and self-acceptance. More than 100 subjects photographed. (2004 - 2010)

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GOLDEN SAND GOD (2018) by Erika Kuciw
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REGENERATING (2018) by Erika Kuciw
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A WOMAN I WILL NEVER KNOW by Gene Lazo
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Gene Lazo says, "A good photograph sets the scene while an exceptional photograph blocks out the novel using the unspoken language of humanity.

I am not interested in creating images that are easy. I am not particularly interested in mass market appeal. What I am interested in is that small percentage that are active observers and participants. To set a lofty goal, what Bob Dylan is to songwriting, I strive to be as a photographic artist. 
         
Originally from New Jersey I now live in Matthews, NC. I try to create images that tell a story. That story may be simple. It may be complex. It may not even translate into words, instead evoking suppressed memory or emotion. But all my images require active participation on your part. Because ultimately the story they tell comes from you."
   
www.GeneLazo.com

PhotoBlog www.GeneLazo.com/blog
 
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BRAILLE ON BIBLE BLACK SKIES IN DREAMS by Gene Lazo
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SHE SEDUCES HER DEMONS by Gene Lazo
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AVILA SPAIN by James Niven
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James Niven says, ""Photography for me, personally, is about being present and in the moment, giving me a clearer perspective of the world around me.
It awakens my senses. Provides me artistic expression. But most importantly, enjoyment."

To date Niven's work has been exhibited in Milan and Trieste ITALY, Toronto CANADA, Athens GREECE, Berlin GERMANY, Krakow POLAND, Auckland NEW ZEALAND, Essex Junction VT /Minneapolis MN/ Los Angeles CA/Lexington VA, USA and Sydney, Ballarat AUSTRALIA.

Highlights in his career from 2013 also includes numerous Honorable Mentions Awards in PX3 and IPA as well as two Silver and one Bronze award in PX3.

James Niven is a self-taught film photographer born in Christchurch New Zealand and having lived in Los Angeles USA, Suva Fiji, Melbourne Australia, now calls Sydney home.

With over 45 Countries visited, street photography has become his favoured genre of photography which best expresses his own unique personal and emotional response to his many years of observing and capturing subjects in everyday situations around the globe.

Image: Spain:
On a peaceful and quiet early morning walk through the cobble stoned alleyways of Avila, I finally settled on my composition when suddenly to my surprise and delight a Nun briskly walked by and completed my Photo.

http://jamesnivenphotography.com/ 
 
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DUBROVNIK CROATIA by James Niven
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Image: Dubrovnik, Croatia - 
I had perched myself on the fortified Wall of Dubrovnik's historic city  looking down at all the people coming and going from one of the entrances . I was fascinated by the shadows they had cast. It was not until I saw a single women walking through and the figure she cast, that I new I had my picture.

 
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LAKE BOHINJ, SLOVENIA by James Niven
HONORABLE MENTION
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Image: Lake Bohinj, Slovenia - 
On an early morning walk around Lake Bohinj in thick Fog, I thought I had the place to myself. But as the Fog slowly lifted, it unveiled a lone figure rowing a Canoe
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ADRIFT by Jeffrey Lewis
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Jeffrey Lewis says, "I am drawn to photography because I am fascinated by the mechanisms of interaction between light, camera, lens and eye. Photography, unlike any other mediums has the ability to use light to shape time and space; to preserve a sliver of a moment that can encapsulate an infinite depth of meaning within the human consciousness. This inherent duality and symbiosis of art and science is what permeates my photographic style and in turn allows photography to shape my views.

What I attempt to express in my photography is a sense of conflict and harmony from many different angles between various subjects or even elements of composition within the images themselves. Primarily, I focus on exploring how we as a human consciousness relate to the environments around us; as elements within an ecosystem or sentient beings interacting with our own manufactured spaces.

I am looking for moments that show a duality of existence and subsistence. What does the relationship between the natural universe and the world we create look like? How do we as conscious beings come to understand the complexities of how we affect and how we are affected?

My hope is that my photography can act as an additive to distill these complexities down to their quiet emotions; thin threads to bind us to a moment of clarity preserved in two dimensions. Through photography I have learned that our perceptions of the world in front of us can be a distortion and the refraction of the human lens can provide many facets of the truth.

I grew up in the white mountains of New Hampshire. I learned the joy art at an early age with lesson from my grandmother, an accomplished watercolor painter. I would often sneak out of the house with my mother pentax k1000 and spend the days hiking the woods and canoeing the waters of the world around my. T

These moments were the bedrock and muscle memory that germinated into my love for the medium for photography. I went on to earn a bachelors degree in English from University of New Hampshire and while living in Seattle WA I completed a certificate program in Creative Photography. Since then I have been striving to share my perspective of the world through tried and true old school techniques and theory blended with new technology and conceptual/experimental subjects."

www.jlphoto.myportfolio.com
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BRIDGE by Jeffrey Lewis
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WALKWAY by Jeffrey Lewis
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HUMAN LANDSCAPE II by Jim Baab
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Jim Baab says, "I have been creating simple photographic illusions, “in-camera,” since 1994. I enjoy the challenge of producing an image that is both deceptive and evocative and I find joy in experiencing viewers’ reactions to my creations. In 2013 and 2014, I had the pleasure of attending three “Human Landscape” workshops taught by Karin Rosenthal.
http://karinrosenthal.com

Her work and the work of other photographers like Arno Rafael Minkkinen and Bill Brandt inspired me to find ways to explore and reveal the elemental and spiritual bonds between humans and the landscape. My best approach was to get closer to the figure and and use perspective to transform fragments of the body into parts of a scene."

Jim Baab (rhymes with cab) photographs everyday objects, scenes, and the human form with an eye for light, line, and illusion. His current, experimental bodies of work explore symmetry through an in-camera effect, and, pareidolia, the psychological phenomenon wherein the mind perceives a familiar pattern of something where none actually exists.

Jim’s images have been chosen for national and international group exhibitions in the US and Europe; and, his self-published book of Instagram photography was included in an extended "photobook” exhibition at the Davis Orton Gallery and Griffin Museum of Photography. Additionally, his unique visions facilitated his selection as the sole visual artist featured in the 40th issue of POESY, a bicoastal poetry magazine.

Jim has explored the elemental bonds between human beings and nature, several times, with figurative photographer and mentor Karin Rosenthal. Illusionistic images that he produced in 2014, during Rosenthal’s ‘Human Landscape’ workshops, were awarded the Gold Artist award from ArtAscent, an international art and literature magazine.

Jim has presented his food, figurative, and Instagram photography, during special events at the Photographic Resource Center and Griffin Museum of Photography. He received his B.A. in Film Production from Keene State College in Keene, NH, where his first illusionistic images, 'Vegetarian Nude’ and ‘Vegetarian Slumber’, were created.

CAREER HIGHTLIGHTS:
Awards & Recognition

2nd Place Best of Show for 'Geese and Moon', 'Together' Exhibition, 1650 Gallery, April, 2018
Sole visual artist featured in the Boston-themed, 40th issue of POESY magazine, November, 2015.
Distinguished Artist Award, ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal, August 2015, Volume 14, pg. 41 - 45, (also, pg. 1 & 75)
First Round Selected Photographer, Hariban Award '15, Benrido Collotype Atelier, Kyoto, Japan, July, 2015
Special Merit Award, 5th Annual Figurative Art Exhibition, lightspacetime.com, July 2015
Gold Artist Award, ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal, August 2014, Volume 8, pg. 8 - 11
2nd Place, Food/Beverage Category, 2013 Mobile Photography Awards 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2018   Secret Gardens, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
SOS First Look Exhibit, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA
Together, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2nd Place - Best of Show)
Monsters, N.Y. Photo Curator, nyphotocurator.com
2017 Howard Arts Collective, Union Station, Burlington, VT
SOS First Look Exhibit, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA
23rd Annual El Corazón Art Exhibition, Dallas, TX
2016  Up Close and Personal, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
37 Photographers / One Model, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
Flow, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
Open Juried Exhibition, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT
Off the Fridge, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA
Interdisciplinary, Washington Street Gallery, Somerville, MA
2015 New England Photography Biennial 2015, Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA
Reveal, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct., VT
5th Annual Figurative Art Exhibition, Special Merit Category, lightspacetime.com
A World Beyond, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Celebrating the Confluence of Art and Nature, The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Concord, MA
Bite: Food as Art, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
PHOTOBOOK 2014, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY & Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
2014 Water, Elemental and Fundamental, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
Magic Without Tricks, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA
State of Being, Piano Craft Gallery, Boston, MA
Undressed, Linusgallery.com, Pasadena, CA
Exposed: The Contemporary Nude, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Figuratively Speaking, Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN
Transform Photo Show, Washington Street Gallery, Somerville, MA
2013  12x12 Holiday Show, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA
Transformations: The Ordinary Made Extraordinary, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
Somerville Toy Camera Festival, Washington Street Art Center, Somerville, MA

jimbaab@mac.com
http://jimbaab.com
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HUMAN LANDSCAPE III by Jim Baab
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JAWBONE POND by Jim Baab
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AFTER THE CLIMB by Jim Hoyle
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Jim Hoyle says, "I am an art photographer based in Greensboro, NC. Inspired by a wide variety of subjects, I shoot scenic, still-life and nudes.

On the best of days, I’m shooting the nude in nature I don't shoot professionally or accept commissions. My work exists solely for the joy of creating it. I have used the camera as a means of self-expression for many years. It started when I was a kid during summer visits to my grandmother who worked in a camera store. She would load up a camera with film and send me out on the streets. Upon return I would wait, expectantly, for the film to be processed. I still remember the thrill of seeing those early prints.

Eventually, I started processing and printing my own work. There is nothing like watching an image slowly appear onto a blank sheet of paper. I have worked in all formats from 35mm to 4"x 5" field cameras and maintained a well-equipped darkroom in my home for many years.  I miss the dark, aromatic solitude that was required to produce a print. It was easy to let time slip by unnoticed while working in the darkroom.

But, now I work mostly with digital cameras and process the images using image editing software. Printing digital prints has led me to explore alternative processes using digital negatives. I found an entire new level of creativity in my work when I began printing gum prints, cyanotypes and platinum palladium prints. My images are primarily rendered in black & white so platinum palladium printing has become my passion."

http://www.hoylephoto.com
 
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REFLECTION by Jim Hoyle
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REPOSED by Jim Hoyle
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THE FENCE by Jim Hoyle
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Jim Hoyle says, "I am an art photographer based in Greensboro, NC. Inspired by a wide variety of subjects, I shoot scenic, still-life and nudes.

On the best of days, I’m shooting the nude in nature I don't shoot professionally or accept commissions. My work exists solely for the joy of creating it. I have used the camera as a means of self-expression for many years. It started when I was a kid during summer visits to my grandmother who worked in a camera store. She would load up a camera with film and send me out on the streets. Upon return I would wait, expectantly, for the film to be processed. I still remember the thrill of seeing those early prints.

Eventually, I started processing and printing my own work. There is nothing like watching an image slowly appear onto a blank sheet of paper. I have worked in all formats from 35mm to 4"x 5" field cameras and maintained a well-equipped darkroom in my home for many years.  I miss the dark, aromatic solitude that was required to produce a print. It was easy to let time slip by unnoticed while working in the darkroom.

But, now I work mostly with digital cameras and process the images using image editing software. Printing digital prints has led me to explore alternative processes using digital negatives. I found an entire new level of creativity in my work when I began printing gum prints, cyanotypes and platinum palladium prints. My images are primarily rendered in black & white so platinum palladium printing has become my passion."

http://www.hoylephoto.com
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THE WOODS by Jim Hoyle
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ICE, OPEN WATER, AND PHYTOPLANKTON 032317 by John Stetson
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“Out Yonder there is this huge world … the contemplation of this world beckons like a liberation.”    - Albert Einstein

John Stetson has taught high school math, English, computer science (programming and robotics), college photography, and had a solar observatory available for at-risk youth in Southern Maine. He says, "We try to observe and image every clear day."

Over the past 12 years, the solar observing has included: building solar telescopes with John Dobson (grinding, polishing, figuring), making whitelight observations with pencil and paper, making a 12'x4' tryptic of solar activity (that image appeared in "Reflector" magazine), observing an annular eclipes with Vic Winter, creating an analemma, viewing the Transit of Venus in June of 2004, observing cresent, pinhole images of a partial eclipse, observing and imaging in h-alpha (observing prominences, filaments, flares, etc.),  and capturing the ISS and various Space Shuttles transiting the sun.
          
Career highlights:

ART SHOWS:

 “The Atmosphere Exposed”, St. Mary’s College of Maryland  2010

National Science Foundation headquarters in Arlington, VA        2011

Smithsonian “Air & Space” magazine, finalist in annual photo contest     2012

“Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography”, Bates College   2012

University of Wyoming   2013  

James A. Michener Museum .Pennsylvania  2014   

The Maine Photography Show, Boothbay, Maine     2015
     
“Life in a Drop of Water”, Brunswick (ME) Public Art and Southern Maine Community College, (10) micrographs of life in
the Androscoggin River imaged by my students and displayed on the 
Androscoggin River Walk  2015

 “H2O”, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont    2016

"The Maine Photo Project", a statewide photography collaboration                        2016

“The Consilience of Art and Science”, University of California, Davis                 2017

 “Art Meets Science: A Fresh Field of Life: Artists, Naturalists and the Vision for Acadia” Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine      2017                                                                             
 “Man in the Landscape”, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT      2017
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GOOSE GIRL by Kathryn Dunlevie
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Kathryn Dunlevie is a photography-based artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally.

Cathy Kimball, Executive Director of the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, writes of Dunlevie’s work: "Through brilliant compositional detail and manipulation, she creates disconcerting, surprising, inexplicable spaces and scenarios – swimming pools that have many points of entry, cloisters with multiple arched domes, streetscapes that elude mapmakers, and interior settings that are almost, but not quite, right. "Dunlevie has always been intrigued by spatial and temporal inconsistencies, and by each individual’s particular and shifting sense of reality. She fragments, reassembles and layers photographs to suggest the intrusion of alternate worlds. Her photographs of everyday images are transformed into compositions that hint at mysterious underlying structures and intangible extra dimensions."

Born on the east coast, Dunlevie lived in six different states by the time she was 12, and in Paraguay when she was 16. She has a B.A. in fine arts from Rice University, and studied art history and film at the University of Paris, painting at California College of the Arts, and photography in Madrid. She lives in Palo Alto.

Dunlevie has received numerous awards and fellowships, including two Arts Council Silicon Valley Artist Laureate Fellowships. Her work has been exhibited at FotoFest International since 2002, at the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China, at Studio Thomas Kellner in Germany, in the US Art in Embassies Program in Moscow and in Saatchi Arts’ Best of 2014.

Her work has been reviewed in Spain’s La Fotografia Actual, Korea’s photo + and  Germany’s Profifoto, as well as in The New York Times, Camerawork: A Journal of Photographic Arts, Photo Metro, Artweek, and Artlies.

MISTICK KREWES- In New Orleans in 1857 a newly formed secret society, the Mistick Krewe of Comus, began the tradition of celebrating Mardi Gras with a torch-lit procession of extravagantly designed floats. Dunlevie's series, Mistick Krewes, is an homage to the rich jumble of that city’s overlapping cultures and the still perceptible aura of its tempestuous history. Since its founding in 1718, New Orleans’ cultural, political and natural landscapes have been continually invaded and eroded, bought and sold, enriched and transformed.
 
A visitor to New Orleans might pass through districts, buildings and gardens that exhibit the intertwining of centuries of Native American, Spanish, French, African and American influences. City streets are named for Greek muses, native tribes and 18th-century French nobility. Surrounding swamplands are swallowed by encroaching gulf waters. The atmosphere is charged with an air of mystery, a strange sense of desire, and a whiff of something hazily remembered, beckoning from just around the next corner. It is a place where history is revered, and where it can sometimes be ‘mistickally’ re-experienced.
 
In these works Dunlevie is combining her photographs with images from the internet, print media and old photo albums. Adding layer upon layer, revisiting each composition again and again, she is working toward scenarios that compel even as they may mislead. Interweaving elements from nature, history and contemporary culture, conjures up landscapes populated with plants, wildlife, and otherworldly beings, evoking lost cultures and the Mardi Gras costumes that celebrate them.

Career Highlights:

Eight solo exhibitions at FotoFest International (Houston) (2002 - 2018)

Included in China's PingYao International Photography Festival (2017)

Included in Saatchi Art's "BEST of 2014"

Reviewed in Korea's Photo+ magazine, (2013)

Included in "Parallax Views", San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, California (2013)
 Chosen four times for Germany's  Photographers Network Selection (2006-2013)

Included the US Art in Embassies Program in Moscow (2012) 

Two time Arts Council Silicon Valley Artist Laureate Fellow with cash awards and solo exhibitions at the Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California (2001 and 2005)

Included in "Fresh Work IV: Actualities", Southeast Museum of Photography, Florida (2004)

Included in "Timekeepers", San Francisco Camerawork,  San Francisco, California (2000)

www.kathryndunlevie.com

kathryn.dunlevie@gmail.com
 
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GRAND ISLE by Kathryn Dunlevie
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TCHOUPITOULAS by Kathryn Dunlevie
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CEASELESS WIND by Kenneth Jackson
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Kenneth Jackson says, "The tension between surface appearances and underlying mystery is where I most enjoy working. I approach my work as poetic visual meditations that respond to, and in some ways express, the emergent beauty of this passing world and our brief lives.

As James Hillman wrote: "That the world is loveless results directly from the repression of beauty, its beauty and our sensitivity to beauty.” This meaning of beauty is layered and emotionally stirring; unlike the superficial kind of “beauty” so celebrated in popular media, it is essential to the nourishment of the soul. Images of the human figure in the landscape can be beautiful in this deep sense, evoking emotions, memories, and dreams; a trail of breadcrumbs leading us back to a love of the world."


Kenneth Jackson is an artist who is largely self-educated in the photographic medium. His subjects have included the landscape, still life, portraiture, and the human figure, rendered using digital, analog, and alternative processes for various works.

Since 2005, his work has been exhibited around the US and overseas, published in journals and catalogs, and is held in a number of private collections. Jackson is also a musician, composer, and writer. He lives in the woods with his wife, cats, and dog on Crow Hill, in rural Chatham County, North Carolina.

Highlights-

2016
Altered Narratives. Group exhibition of alternative process works by twelve artists. City Gallery on the Waterfront, Charleston, SC.

2015
Exhibition of selected works from the Texas Photographic Society Alternative Processes Competition, at LOOK 15: The Liverpool International Photography Festival. Liverpool, UK.

2013
International Portrait Exhibition. Invitational group show including two American and four European artists. The Loft Gallery, San Pedro, CA.

2012
Diffusion: unconventional photography Volume IV, Summer 2012. "Muse" Juried Group Showcase Selection

2011
The Photographic Nude: in the spirit of Ruth Bernhard. Juried by Cherie Hiser. LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, Oregon.
Lens on the Land: An invitational group exhibition. Castell Photography Gallery, Asheville, NC.

2010
Exposed: Nudes in Art 2010. Group Exhibition. Litmus Gallery and Studios, Raleigh, NC.
Alternatives: Uncommon and Unconventional Processes. Juried by Keith Taylor. Minneapolis Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN.

2009
Alternative Processes Exhibition. Juried by Blue Mitchell. Photoplace Gallery, Vermont Photography Workplace, Middlebury, VT.
Alternative Processes: A Traveling Exhibition. Juried by Christopher James. Texas Photographic Society, San Antonio, TX. Opened at the Options Gallery, Odessa College, in Odessa, TX in early 2009, and traveled to various locations through 2010.
Badlands: Figure in the Landscape. Group exhibition. Umber Studios, Minneapolis, MN.

2007
Anima Mundi solo exhibition. Fayetteville Museum of Art.
Upaya solo exhibition. Throckmorton Library, Fort Bragg, NC.
Upaya solo exhibition. Virginia Intermont College Photography Gallery, Bristol, VA.

2006
In Search of Spiritual Essence. Group exhibition. Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC.
Discovering Contemporary Art in the Carolinas. Juried by Mark Sloan. Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC.

2005
Discovering Contemporary Art in the Carolinas. Juried by Katsumi Murakami. Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC.

www.kenjacksonphotographs.com
 
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OREIADE by Kenneth Jackson
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THE SHEDDING by Kenneth Jackson
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INVISIBLE PRESENCE by Mildred Alpern
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Mildred Alpern says, "Juxtaposed twixt land and sea, the heart is a lonely hunter. In a vast world where time and space are infinite, humans are microscopic dots in the grand scheme of things.

They search for values and meaning in singular pursuits. How little we know of the meditating thoughts of the stroller, the avid runner, or the climber on the jetty. Yet all the figures in my images project a purposefulness within the natural and manmade landscapes that surround them.

For a moment in time they pose on firm structures by turbulent waves and rushing waters, alone, not necessarily lonesome. Perhaps the heart is a seeker of inner privacy."

A NYC Upper Westsider, born in Boston, Massachusetts, a graduate of Boston Girls’ Latin School, Boston University summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and Columbia University Teachers College. A former teacher of modern European History and a consultant for the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program, publishing articles and student guides.  Currently, an avid, self-taught photographer, upgrading from point and shoot, to interchangeable lenses.

Photography themes include natural landscapes and peopled cityscapes mainly in New York City and upstate New York.  A contributor to Mirrorless Photo Tips, an online blog about the real-world experience of using mirrorless cameras and the West Side Rag, an online newspaper for the Upper West Side in NYC.

Photos have been selected for juried exhibitions at Photoplace Gallery and Dark Room Gallery in Vermont, Praxis Gallery in Minneapolis, Minn., PH21 Gallery in Budapest, Hungary, The Upstream Gallery in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, the New England School of Photography, Waltham, Mass., and the 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles, California, as well as included to illustrate story and poetry in the New York Times Metropolitan Diary.

http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com
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SUSTAINABILITY by Mildred Alpern
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TWIXT LAND AND SEA by Mildred Alpern
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FAR AWAY FROM THE HOME by Nadide Goksun
HONORABLE MENTION
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Nadide Goksun says, "My landscapes are emotional and usually the pictures without people. There are few exceptions which I captured with the figures in it. The existence of people helped to create the human connection with the nature.
I am a ceramic artist and photographer. 

I studied computer programming at Bogazici University in Istanbul and Korean ceramics at Sungshin Women’s University in Seoul.My interest in photography turned into a passion as I started to study at the International Center of Photography in NYC.

I was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1967 and have lived in Istanbul, TelAviv and Seoul.I currently live in Scarsdale, New York."

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS-
Awards

2018 N.Y. Photo Curator, Juried Group Show, Honorable Mention, Vibrant

2018 Moscow International Foto Awards, Moscow, Juried Group Show, Honorable Mention, Fine Art / Still Life -single picture and People / Children-series

2018 ArtAscent International Art Magazine, Gold Artist Award, Happiness

2018 Texas Photographic Society, TPS27 The International Juried Competition, Second Place

2018 New York Center for Photographic Art, International Juried Photography Exhibition, Juror's Selection, Portals

Publications-

2018 Pastiche Magazine, Summer 2018, Portraits

2018 ArtAscent International Art Magazine, Happiness

Selected work-

2018 MidWest Center for Photography, Wichita KS, Juried Group Exhibition, 2018 Hot New Pics Show

2018 PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT, Juried Group Show, Open Call 2018

2018 The Photo Review 34th Annual International Photography Competition, Web Gallery

2018 BlackBox Gallery, Portland OR, Juried Group Show, Photo Shoot: 2018 Exhibition

2018 PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, International Juried Photography Exhibition, Mobile

2018 FotoFoto Gallery, Huntington, NY, Juried Group Exhibition, 4th International Phone-Ography Competition

2018 Filter Space Gallery, Chicago,IL, Juried Group Exhibition, Filter Photo Festival, We Like Small Things V.2.

2018 PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT, Juried Group Show, Online Gallery, Elevating the Mundane

2018 BlackBox Gallery, Portland OR, Juried Group Show, Grayscale: A Picture Show Exhibition

2018 LoosenArt Mag and Gallery, Millepiani - Rome, Italy, International Juried Group Show, The Essential

2018 Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct. VT, Juried Group Exhibition, Metamorphosis

2018 Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson NY, Juried Group Show, 4th Annual Group Show

2018 LoosenArt Mag and Gallery, Millepiani - Rome, Italy, International Juried Group Show, Plastic

2018 PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, International Juried Photography Exhibition, Monochrome

2018 BlackBox Gallery, Juried Group Show, On-Line Annex Gallery, Color Space: Contemporary Photography exhibition

2018 ViewPoint Gallery, Halifax, Canada, Among the winners of the International Photo Competition

2018 Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct. VT, Juried Group Exhibition, Personal Perspective

2018 PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT, Juried Group Show, Online Gallery, Water

2018 A Smith Gallery, Johnson City TX, Juried Photography Exhibition, Still Life

2018 LoosenArt Mag and Gallery, Millepiani - Rome, Italy, International Juried Group Show, Underwater

2018 South East Center for Photography, Greenville SC, Juried Group Show, Seasons

2018 PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, International Juried Photography Exhibition, Significant Color

2018 South East Center for Photography, Greenville SC, Juried Group Show, Still Life

2018 PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT, Juried Group Show, Online Gallery, Capturing the Light

2018 LoosenArt Mag and Gallery, Millepiani - Rome, Italy, International Juried Group Show, Absences

2018 South East Center for Photography, Greenville SC, Juried Group Show, IPhoneography

2018 Upstream Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson NY, Juried Group Show, Photography Takes Over-2018

2017 The New York Times

2017 The Photo Review 33rd Annual International Photography Competition, Web Gallery, Flora

2017 PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT, Juried Group Show, The Quiet Landscape

2015 Lens Culture, 21st Century Street Photography: 250 New Examples

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RAIN by Nadide Goksun
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