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SECOND PLACE: Dawn Watson- 'The Boy'
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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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