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HONORABLE MENTIONS: Nadide Goksun 'Far Away from Home', Kenneth Jackson 'The Shedding', James Niven 'Lake Bohinj- Slovenia', Stefynie Rosenfeld 'A Boy and His Dog', Natalie Van Sambeck 'Spiritual Reflection', Barbara Tyroler 'Belle'
N.Y. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards- 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' HONORABLE MENTIONS: Nadide Goksun 'Far Away from Home', Kenneth Jackson 'The Shedding', James Niven 'Lake Bohinj- Slovenia', Stefynie Rosenfeld 'A Boy and His Dog', Natalie Van Sambeck 'Spiritual Reflection', Barbara Tyroler 'Belle'  (Click on image for larger view)
FAR AWAY FROM HOME by Nadide Goksun
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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

www.nadidegoksun.com
N.Y. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards- 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' HONORABLE MENTIONS: Nadide Goksun 'Far Away from Home', Kenneth Jackson 'The Shedding', James Niven 'Lake Bohinj- Slovenia', Stefynie Rosenfeld 'A Boy and His Dog', Natalie Van Sambeck 'Spiritual Reflection', Barbara Tyroler 'Belle'  (Click on image for larger view)
THE SHEDDING 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
 
N.Y. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards- 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' HONORABLE MENTIONS: Nadide Goksun 'Far Away from Home', Kenneth Jackson 'The Shedding', James Niven 'Lake Bohinj- Slovenia', Stefynie Rosenfeld 'A Boy and His Dog', Natalie Van Sambeck 'Spiritual Reflection', Barbara Tyroler 'Belle'  (Click on image for larger view)
LAKE BOHINJ, SLOVENIA 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 his 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: 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

http://jamesnivenphotography.com/


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N.Y. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards- 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' HONORABLE MENTIONS: Nadide Goksun 'Far Away from Home', Kenneth Jackson 'The Shedding', James Niven 'Lake Bohinj- Slovenia', Stefynie Rosenfeld 'A Boy and His Dog', Natalie Van Sambeck 'Spiritual Reflection', Barbara Tyroler 'Belle'  (Click on image for larger view)
A BOY AND HIS DOG by Stefynie Rosenfeld
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Stefynie Rosenfeld says, "It wasn’t until I got my first digital camera that my photographic hobby became an artistic and spiritual journey.  My works have explored the intricacies of the human condition, the blurred lines between the literal and surreal, the passage of time, and the spiritual beauty of the natural world.  They are reflections of encounters I've had with people and places whose emotions go beyond words and are best expressed visually.  

Through photography I have found the profundity of any given moment is always there, and who we are and what we bring to a situation allows the artistry to happen."

www.take2films.wix.com/throughmylens
 
N.Y. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards- 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' HONORABLE MENTIONS: Nadide Goksun 'Far Away from Home', Kenneth Jackson 'The Shedding', James Niven 'Lake Bohinj- Slovenia', Stefynie Rosenfeld 'A Boy and His Dog', Natalie Van Sambeck 'Spiritual Reflection', Barbara Tyroler 'Belle'  (Click on image for larger view)
SPIRITUAL REFLECTION by Natalie van Sambeck
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Natalie van Sambeck says of her series 'Coming Home',  "Home is very much a state of mind. Whether we define this in terms of  people, places or inanimate objects, it makes no difference.  Home is our sanctuary.  A place where we can go to for comfort, peace, or even solitude.  We are greeted by our self every time we connect to home and it is here that we begin to get a sense for who we truly are.  In this sense home and self become intrinsically intertwined; never fully being constant.
 
My home is a sacred place nestled in the forest just off a slightly beaten path behind my family’s house.  This place is where I spent most of my childhood days hunting for frogs or crayfish, building forts in trees, stomping on skunk cabbage, or looking up and counting all the stars when night began to fall.  I’ve shed some tears  and revealed some of my deepest secrets with these woods.  It holds my hopes, my dreams, and even my fears. In essence, my self is imprinted within this place; a sacred space I call home. 

Each print is hand made using a 19th century photographic printing method called gum bichromate.  This process requires multiples layers that are all hand coated to create a full colored image that is a one-of-a-kind handcrafted piece of art.  Neither grounded in reality or fantasy, the soft desaturated color scheme and painterly aesthetics work together to enhance a dreamlike state of being that reveals the pathway for Coming Home."

As an artist, Natalie van Sambeck is inspired by the natural world and mankind’s relationship to nature. Influenced by the teachings of Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung, van Sambeck offers a unique perspective that challenges conventional ways of thinking about the broader issues surrounding home, identity, the human condition, and our relationship to nature.  With an emphasis in alternative processes and self portraiture, van Sambeck creates unique handcrafted works of art that offers her distinctive vision.

Career Highlights-
Exhibitions


2018 Alternative Processes Show, Soho Photo Gallery  
2016    Annual Members’ Show, PhotoSynthesis, East Hartford, CT
2015   Annual Members’ Show, PhotoSynthesis, East Hartford, CT

Awards-
2017   Finalist, Photographer’s Forum, Best of College & High School
2016    Finalist, Photographer’s Forum, Best of College & High School
2015   Finalist, Photographer’s Forum, Best of Photography 
Finalist, Photographer’s Forum, Best of College & High School                    
Publications-
2017  The Golden Section VS The Rule of Thirds,”  AAU Lens, May 5, 2017
http://www.aaulens.com/blog/2017/1/25/the-golden-section-vs-the-rule-of-thirds?rq=natalie%20van%20Sambeck
“The Artist’s Voice: Speaking Our Own Truth,”  AAU Lens, March 17, 2017
http://www.aaulens.com/blog/2017/1/25/the-artists-voice-speaking-our-own-truth?rq=natalie%20van%20Sambeck
www.nvansambeck.art
N.Y. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards- 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' HONORABLE MENTIONS: Nadide Goksun 'Far Away from Home', Kenneth Jackson 'The Shedding', James Niven 'Lake Bohinj- Slovenia', Stefynie Rosenfeld 'A Boy and His Dog', Natalie Van Sambeck 'Spiritual Reflection', Barbara Tyroler 'Belle'  (Click on image for larger view)
BELLE by Barbara Tyroler
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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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