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HONORABLE MENTIONS: JANET MILHOMME 'Left Behind', MARSHA GUGGENHEIM 'Summer in SF 8', ALLISON ROBERTS 'Indicant III', HOWARD LEWIS 'Through the Valley' & ERIC RENARD 'Alone in Seattle'
N.Y. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards- 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' HONORABLE MENTIONS: JANET MILHOMME 'Left Behind', MARSHA GUGGENHEIM 'Summer in SF 8', ALLISON ROBERTS 'Indicant III', HOWARD LEWIS 'Through the Valley' & ERIC RENARD 'Alone in Seattle'    (Click on image for larger view)
LEFT BEHIND by Janet Milhomme
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Janet Milhomme says her “Edges of Memory” series, it concerns itself not with things as they are but with how we remember them—memory as an altered reality, surreal and dreamlike.  

Many of the images are symbolic of the journeys and passages we undertake in our lifetimes, and of the passage of time and the deterioration of both memory and matter. 

While recently traveling through the area in which I was born and grew up, I was overwhelmed with memories of family and past experiences. All of the images are from that area.  I visited a relative who lived on the street portrayed in the photograph, “Sometimes the Way Ahead is Obscured.”  

By combining it with two other images, I hoped to portray the ambiguities of the paths we travel in life, the choices we make, and the uncertain future that always lies ahead.  In the images “They Waited on the Other Side” and “Left Behind,” I imagined myself leaving my hometown so many years ago as a young woman to embark on a new journey.  

In doing so, I left behind all that I had known and loved.  Most of my relatives still live there—though many have passed away—and in my dreams I imagine them waiting for my return."

Janet Milhomme is a Los Angeles-based photographer and mixed-media artist.  Her work is influenced by a career in journalism and an abiding interest in storytelling.  

While her subjects are varied and her portfolios distinct—spanning architectural, documentary and conceptual images—her common focus is on technical precision, artistic composition, and thematic expression.  Her goal is to produce a dynamic with the viewer and provide opportunities for new interpretations. 

Janet’s works have been published internationally in newspapers, magazines and books. She has had six solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous juried and group exhibits, some featuring notable curators from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco MOMA, J. Paul Getty Museum, Orange County Museum of Art, and Gagosian Gallery of New York.  

She has received awards from many galleries as well as theJulia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers, the New York Center for Photographic Arts, L.A. Photo Curator, and Women in Photography International (WIPI).  Her photos are held in private collections throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

Career Highlights:

Solo Exhibitions

2017    Vanishing Oasis, Gallery H + Studios, Ventura, CA

Edges of Memory, Blackboard Gallery, Camarillo, CA

Collector’s Choice, Thousand Oaks Gallery, Newbury Park, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018    5th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, Barcelona, Spain

Art Matters, The Huntington Library and Art Collections, San Marino, CA

Black and White, Carnegie Center for Creativity, Fort Collins, CO

Hecho a Mano, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

Protest, Art Share L.A., Los Angeles, CA

Empire of Dirt, Gallery H + Studios, Ventura, CA

L.A. Open, TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


2017    The Land of Light, Santa Paula Art Museum, Santa Paula, CA

The Thunder of Meaning, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

No Restraint, ARK Gallery, Altadena, CA

Field Work: Shadow and Light, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

My Day in L.A., Art Share L.A., Los Angeles, CA


2016    Open Desert, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

The Foolish Game, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

Magnus Colo, HUD Gallery, Ventura, CA

tXtMe, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

Stories, Parables and Tall Tales, Blackboard Gallery, Camarillo, CA


www.janetmilhommephoto.com
 
N.Y. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards- 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' HONORABLE MENTIONS: JANET MILHOMME 'Left Behind', MARSHA GUGGENHEIM 'Summer in SF 8', ALLISON ROBERTS 'Indicant III', HOWARD LEWIS 'Through the Valley' & ERIC RENARD 'Alone in Seattle'    (Click on image for larger view)
SUMMER IN SAN FRANCISCO 8 by Marsha Guggenheim
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Marsha Guggenheim says, "Growing up in the San Joaquin Valley, I remember summers in great detail. 

In particular, I have strong memories of the weather – temperatures in the triple digits and the air hot and still.  Clothing seemed optional; we would wear as little as possible.

The local swimming pool kept us busy and distracted from the heat.  Many days, I would dream of a much larger pool, maybe the ocean, where I could surf and feel the relief of the cool air.

Years later, I live in San Francisco, near the ocean, where summers are a very different experience.  Early morning, a thick blanket of fog rolls in, obscuring the views.

The cool summer breezes are steadfast, the ocean water freezing cold and, at times, the waves high and mighty.  Summer time in San Francisco is an oxymoron. Yet, with a jacket and gloves, I can’t resist the allure of that season, always changing and different.

My dreams of surfing in the ocean have been reduced to walking barefoot on the beach or lying on the sand to warm my bones.  Surrounded by the cawing of seagulls flying over head and the sound of the surf is, for me, home."

Marsha Guggenheim is a fine art photographer living in San Francisco.  Her interest in photography comes from a deep love and curiosity for art and art history. Storytelling through pictures and street photography is where she is most energized.  With a strong emphasis on natural light, she enters into a stranger's space, seeking the unexpected. 
Marsha’s work is included in private collections and is shown in galleries across the United States. 

CAREER HIGHTLIGHTS
 
Exhibitions (2018)

STREET, Juror, Harvey Stein, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas
STRUCTURE through Don’t Take Pictures Magazine, Online Gallery
WEST SAN FRANCISCO, 81 Bees Collective Group Show, Ballast Cafe West Portal, San Francisco, California
SEEING RED, Juror, Ann M. Jastrab, Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, California
BEST PHOTO, Jurors, Kristi Lewis, Founder of Through the Lens Events and Dave Christensen, Director of the Harvey Milk Photo Center, San Francisco, California
YOUR HOLIDAY PICTURES: Marsha Guggenheim, written by L'Oeil De La Photographie, Editions: July 20, August 16, and August 28 2018
22nd Annual ART for AIDS, a juried art auction, Metreon, San Francisco, California

Client and Nonprofit Work

Art for AIDS:  artforaids.org/
Bay Area Jewish Healing Center: jewishhealingcenter.org
HairToStay: hairtostay.org
Homeless Prenatal Program: homelessprenatal.org
Hotel Rex: thehotelrex.com
San Francisco Village: sfvillage.org
Surviving in numbers: 

www.survivinginnumbers.org
www.GuggenheimPhotography.com
N.Y. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards- 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' HONORABLE MENTIONS: JANET MILHOMME 'Left Behind', MARSHA GUGGENHEIM 'Summer in SF 8', ALLISON ROBERTS 'Indicant III', HOWARD LEWIS 'Through the Valley' & ERIC RENARD 'Alone in Seattle'    (Click on image for larger view)
INDICANT III by Allison Roberts
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Allison Roberts says, "This series, Indicant, is part of a larger body of work which addresses memory, place, and identity as experienced during periods of change; the unexpected paths we navigate looking for a way forward. 

By projecting and abstracting simple, directional signs into impenetrable, dense woods at night, the clarity of the direction is lost or distorted and the path forward is uncertain. The idea for this series was initially inspired by my feelings of unease at twilight which led to an intense longing for the security and comfort of the familiar, of “home."

I am a lens-based artist working with photography and projections to address the unease and uncertainty that accompany transitions. 

My  interest in layers, textures, and surfaces has consistently impacted my work across media, and now informs my approach to physically layering photographic images through projections in my site-responsive practice. 

Born and raised in Oklahoma, I completed my MFA in photography and printmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and my BA in Fine Arts and Photojournalism at Indiana University- Bloomington.  

Career Highlights:

Artist residency and exhibition in Vaskjala, Estonia (2018)

“Art from the Heartland” exhibition, Indianapolis Art Center, IN (2018)

“Futility”, exhibition of time-based art, Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA (2018)

“Still Life: Elevating the Mundane,” PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, CT (2018)

“Familiar/Familial” exhibition, Photo-Emphasis, online (2018)

Pastiche Fine Art Photography Magazine, Issue 2, featured artist (2018)

“Photowork 2018,” Barrett Art Center, NY (2018)

Jentel Arts Residency Fellowship, WY (2018)

INPHA 5, International Photography Annual, Manifest Press (2018)

“Art Through the Lens,” International Juried Exhibition, Yeiser Art Center, KY (2017)

I-Park Foundation Fellowship, CT (2017)

University of Wisconsin Arts Institute Award, WI (2017)

Artist Initiative Grant, Minnesota Arts Board, MN (2014)

www.allisonaroberts.com

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N.Y. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards- 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' HONORABLE MENTIONS: JANET MILHOMME 'Left Behind', MARSHA GUGGENHEIM 'Summer in SF 8', ALLISON ROBERTS 'Indicant III', HOWARD LEWIS 'Through the Valley' & ERIC RENARD 'Alone in Seattle'    (Click on image for larger view)
THROUGH THE VALLEY by Howard Lewis
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Howard Lewis is a New York based artist whose artwork explores the concepts of light, form and the perception of time. 

Through his camera, Lewis strives to capture the dimensional qualities of form as rendered by light, illuminating the texture and age of each subject through the synthesis of photographic elements. 

While Lewis considers himself a lens-based artist first and foremost, his interest in creating three-dimensional welded metal sculpture that relate to his Inner Workings photography series is a personal journey that is ongoing. 

A journey is a function of time so with these photographs Lewis strives for visualization of both dimensions. The photographs are of different subject matter, but all are about a journey from one physical place to another as well as the dimension of time. 

Lewis takes a two dimensional photograph and provides additional visual meaning or a third dimension similar to sculpture but staying within the media parameters.

Howard Lewis’ photographs have been exhibited in galleries and cultural centers internationally, including the Gladstone Regional Museum and Gallery in Queensland, Australia, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa; the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania; the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science in Midland, Michigan;the New York Center for Photographic Arts; the Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon; the Courtyard Gallery in Connecticut; and the Grey & Gove Gallery in New York City.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2018    Origami, The Traditional Art curated by Joanne Duke
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, Queensland, Australia
(photographs, solo exhibition)
2017    Water Rain and Fog, curated by B.B. Winslow
Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, Midland, Michigan
(photographs, group exhibition)
2017    Light and Matter, curated by Kelsey Halliday Johnson
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
(photographs, group exhibition)
2014 – 2017
Recent Works by Gallery Artists (a selection of Lewis metal sculptures), Courtyard Gallery, Mystic, Connecticut

IMAGE: THROUGH THE VALLEY- 
Lewis says, "A journey through Monument Valley is a journey through time. The dawn fog carried by steady wind makes its way over and around one of the iconic structures. A ribbon of dirt road weaves through the landscape pointing the way for anyone who wants to imagine the primal forces shaping our planet over thousands of years."

www.howardlewisphotographs.com

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N.Y. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards- 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' HONORABLE MENTIONS: JANET MILHOMME 'Left Behind', MARSHA GUGGENHEIM 'Summer in SF 8', ALLISON ROBERTS 'Indicant III', HOWARD LEWIS 'Through the Valley' & ERIC RENARD 'Alone in Seattle'    (Click on image for larger view)
ALONE IN SEATTLE by Eric Renard
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“A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.”

- John Steinbeck

Eric Renard says, "Photography, like life is a journey that explores the struggle between light and shadow. It is a journey of discovery without a specific destination.

Some journeys cover great distances and others internally transform us. In both cases, my goal is to capture an image or state of light that stirs up unexpected feelings or memories that will connect the image to the viewer.

This selection of images explores frozen moments of smaller journeys, which may include emotional journeys too. Where are these people heading? What has paused them on their journeys. Despite being in busy places, they seem very much alone. Our heroes are an old man walking on the streets of Cuzco, Peru, a young woman coming out of the shadows in Seattle, Washington, and a young girl peering through a barricade at was once the World Trade Centers in NYC.

Eric Renard is based in Los Angeles, CA and has been creating photographs for over three decades.

Born in New York, he attended school in the Riverdale, NY. Eric spent his summers in Maine, where he was first exposed to photography and dark rooms. Eric’s passion for photography was reignited at Tufts University in Boston, where he studied under Sigfried Halus.

After graduating, Eric moved to San Francisco, as an architectural photographer before moving to Los Angeles. Eric’s unique exposure to both urban and rural living can be seen throughout his work, as he is equally at home in both settings. Whether working in black and white or vibrant colors, his urban cityscapes and rural landscapes often reflect an eerie sense of peace and quiet, rarely portraying more than one or two people.

Eric’s photography has been exhibited in galleries in Los Angeles and Minnesota and viewed digitally around the world, receiving numerous awards.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Selected Exhibitions

2018 August Duncan Miller Gallery, Santa Monica
2018 August Praxis Gallery, Minn.
2018 June Praxis Gallery, Minn.
2018 March Praxis Gallery, Minn.
2015 Seyhoon Gallery (Solo Exhibition), West Hollywood, CA
2015 Brent Shapiro Foundation, Beverly Hills, CA
2015 Vista, San Francisco, CA

Publications and Awards

2018 International Photography Awards – 3rd Place – Brooklyn Bridge 10/1/18
2018 International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention – Chrysler Building 10/1/18
2018 International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention – Coral Dunes 10/1/18
2018 Your Daily Photograph – Brooklyn Bridge 7/13/18
2018 Your Daily Photograph – Curved Bank Yosemite 3/26/18
2018 Your Daily Photograph – Chrysler Building 1/4/18
2017 Monochrome Awards – Honorable Mention in Abstract – Spiraling Down
2017 Monochrome Awards – Honorable Mention in Nature –  Dew Covered Lily
2017 Monochrome Awards – Honorable Mention in Fine Art –  The Window
2017 Your Daily Photograph – Stacked Dishes 11/2/17
2017 Your Daily Photograph – Moonrise in Zion 2/1/17
2016 Your Daily Photograph  – Starry Night Monument Valley 12/21/16
2016 Your Daily Photograph  – Lone Sign 12/5/16
2016 Your Daily Photograph  – Flight 55 Bel Air 9/22/16

www.ericrenardphotography.com
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