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MINA by Nadide Goksun
HONORABLE MENTION
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Nadide Goksun says, "The Swimmers series presents idyllic scenes of people relaxing and enjoying their time in water.

The idea is rooted in my childhood remembrances of summer holidays on the Aegean seaside. All shots are made from upwards so no vista apart from a person and water surface can be seen. Such composition creates the illusion of levitation and lightness that attracts people to go swimming. On the psychological level, the element of water is often associated with life, safety, and the calmness of prenatal period and connection to the inner balance. 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    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, Portals, Juror's Selection

SELECTED WORK:

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 
  
http://www.nadidegoksun.com
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ENDLESS SUMMER by Nadide Goksun
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BARTU by Nadide Goksun
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TO THE LIGHT by Laura Barth
HONORABLE MENTION
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Laura Barth says, "I have never been particularly good at long, drawn out conversations.

I tend to be better at things that are brief, direct, and to the point. What I love so much about photography is that you can say so much without having to say anything at all, and that there are so many photographic “words," all around us at any given time, that we can use. I tend to think my photographic style is much like my preferred conversations: direct (but not without empathy or feeling), hopefully eloquent, sometimes awkward (but in a way that makes you laugh or think), lively, and always imbued with an appreciation of the conversation itself and its participants."

Laura Barth is an artist, musician, and horticulturist currently living in Blacksburg, Virginia. Primary media include photography (digital and analog), charcoal, watercolor, and mixed media.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

2nd Place, L.A. Photo Curator. "Relationship" exhibition/competition.

Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX. "Revived with Light: An Exploration of Expired Photographic Media." July 7 - August 4, 2018.

Finalist, Fusion Online Art Gallery. "Cityscapes" June 2018.

Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR. “Color Space: Contemporary Photography” exhibition. June 2018.

Winners Circle (5th Place), Contemporary Art Gallery Online “All Botanicals” exhibition/competition. Photography and digital art category. 2018.

Photographer for the International Society for Horticultural Science’s International Symposium on Growing Media, Soilless Cultivation, and Compost Utilization in Horticulture, Portland, OR. 2017.

www.barth-vader.com
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ROAD TRIP by Laura Barth
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MARKET LAWN by Laura Barth
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PONCHARTRAIN by Kathryn Dunlevie
SECOND PLACE
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Kathryn Dunlevie says of her series, '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. 

My current project, 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 centuries of intertwining Native American, Spanish, French, African & 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 I am combining my photographs with images from the internet, print media and old photo albums. Adding layer upon layer, revisiting each composition again and again, I am working toward scenes that compel even as they may mislead. Interweaving elements from nature, history and contemporary culture conjures up landscapes inhabited by plants, wildlife, and otherworldly beings, evoking lost cultures and the Mardi Gras costumes that celebrate them."
 
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.

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)​
 
​Included ​four times ​in 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
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TERPSICHORE by Kathryn Dunlevie
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BAYOU TECHE by Kathryn Dunlevie
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BEGUILING POPPY by Karen Hochman Brown
HONORABLE MENTION
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Karen Hochman Brown says, "My kaleidoscopic fascination goes back to my childhood days. I take a simple tube of cardboard and mirror, looking with one eye while closing the other. All is reflected light; the world goes away.

Computer software and hardware now replace my toy. I sit with a stylus and keyboard, watching the show unfold as I turn, layer, and spin reflections of my photographs. Not restricted to a flat mirror, I romp through polar space, fiddle with fractals, and play in the realm of infinite images. 

I get great satisfaction spinning my digital kaleidoscope, creating each of the bits of the piece as a whole. But the real fun is weaving the many kaleidoscopic layers of my art into a single image. The finished piece should hold a cohesive energy and balance. Shading each layer creates depth. I want the viewer to be drawn into the singular world encased in the artwork."

Karen Hochman Brown [American, b.1958] is a Los Angeles-based nature photographer using software to manipulate her images into multi-layered kaleidoscopic constructs.

Her work is sensitive to the inherent beauty of the subjects as she strives to magnify that quality through focus and repetition. The resulting geometric forms resonate in harmony and discord, creating unique energies. 

She studied art at Pitzer College, California College of Art and Art Center College of Design, but self-developed her processes through experimentation, relying heavily on skills learned as a graphic designer. Inspirations include Georgia O’Keeffe, Piet Mondrian, Frank Stella and the Geometric Abstraction movement.

Hochman Brown work has been shown mainly in California and New York. In addition to the kaleidoscopic art, she works in digital painting and animation techniques. She is also involved in community theater and a Jewish choir.

www.hochmanbrown.com
 
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SATSUMA SUNSHINE by Karen Hochman Brown
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FIESTA ROSA by Karen Hochman Brown
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ON MADNESS AND EXPERTISE by Joanna Vestey
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Joanna Vestey is a photographer based in Oxford, England, who is making images that explore the presentation and digitisation of knowledge. 

She studied photography at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design and at Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem.

She holds MAs in Social Anthropology and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University and in Documentary Photography from Newport School of Art, Media and Design, University of Wales. 

Her work has been widely commissioned, published and exhibited both in the UK and abroad and is held by several collections, including images acquired by the National Portrait Gallery. 

Her series Custodians was published as a book by the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford in 2015.  

Conditions of Knowledge is a selection of work made in partial completion of her PhD being undertaken at the European Centre for Documentary Research, University of South Wales.  

www.joannavestey.com
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O SAY CAN YOU SEE by Joanna Vestey
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DIGITIZING THE KOREAN COSMOS by Joanna Vestey
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WOMAN UELENE VILLAGE by JJ L'Heureux
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J.J. L'Heureux- 'Kamchatka Russia Images'

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2018    Lancaster Museum of Art & History, Cedar, Lancaster, California. (Catalogue)
Henggang International Art Gallery, Wuzhen, China.
Moorpark College Art Gallery, Ventura, California.
Mayborn Museum, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. (Catalogue)
Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China.

2017    Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, Texas. (Catalogue)
New York Hall of Science, New York, New York. (Catalogue)
Explorium, Lexington, Kentucky. (Catalogue)
2017 World Internet Conference, Wuzhen, China.

2016    The Schiele Museum, Gastonia, North Carolina. (Catalogue)
SoZo Gallery, Dothan, Alabama. 

2015    Kansas University Natural History Museum, Lawrence, Kansas. (Catalogue)
Building Bridges Art Exchange, Santa Monica, California.
Detroit Zoo, Ford Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan. (Catalogue)
Madison Children’s Museum, Madison, Wisconsin, )Catalogue)

2014    Notebaert Nature Museum, Museum of the Chicago Academy of Sciences, Chicago, Illinois. (Catalogue)
International Wildlife Museum, Tucson, Arizona. (Catalogue)
Goddard Center, Ardmore, Oklahoma. (Catalogue)
Lafayette Science Museum, Lafayette, Louisiana. (Catalogue)
Science Spectrum, Lubbock, Texas. (Catalogue)

2013    Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, Texas. (Catalogue)
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth, Texas. (Catalogue)
Albany Museum of Art, Albany, Georgia. (Catalogue)
Discovery Gateway Museum, Salt Lake City, Utah. (Catalogue)

2012    Athy Heritage Centre Museum (Shackleton Museum), Athy, County Kildare, Ireland.
Old Capital Museum, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. (Catalogue)
Topeka Zoological Park Gallery, Topeka, Kansas. (Catalogue)

www.jjLHeureux.com
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KAMCHATKA HOT SPRINGS, RUSSIA by JJ L'Heureux
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GIRL LAVENTIYA VILLAGE by JJ L'Heureux
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PRETTY LOBSTER by Heather Solomon
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Heather Solomon is an emerging street photographer with an interest in images that reflect emotion, humanity and humor. While newer to the world of street photography, she has been a food photographer for many years at www.castlewalkkitchen.com. Her work included cooking, food styling and photography.

Recently, Heather has taken street photography classes at the Digital Arts Experience, International Center of Photography with Natan Dvir, and a workshop with Todd Hido at the Palm Spring Photo Festival.

Heather spends her time in the streets of New York City photographing people in different neighborhoods, on subways, and even from her car.  She always has a camera with her photographing almost anything that evokes feeling and visual interest, as sometimes beauty lies in the most unusual places. Heather’s favorite days are those when her children accompany her (with their own cameras) down to Chinatown, Little Italy or Coney Island (below) to enjoy local fare and capture the colorful, wonderful nature of different cultures and areas.

These are a short series of photographs that represent vibrancy to me, not just because of the fantastic colors, but because of the electric nature of the people themselves who exude a vibrancy of their own.  These photos are dynamic, animated and full of life; in essence VIBRANT.

www.castlewalkkitchen.com 
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MAN IN GOLD by Heather Solomon
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HIGH FIVE by Heather Solomon
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CAPTIVE LIGHT 1 by Dennis Geller
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Dennis Geller says, " With roots as far back in time as Robert Mapplethorpe and Minor White, and as far in artistic space as my wife’s luminous aluminum sculptures, these images evolved from a sharp turn resulting from that frustrated sense of “nothing I’m trying to do is working” that is supposed to be the common experience of all artists. 

I have always been attracted to shadows, but more and more to shadows without the objects that cast them; these are the first in which color has taken equal role with shadows."

Dennis Geller’s published photographs in the ‘70s, but life and career interfered with his photographic efforts soon after. He holds a doctorate from the University of Michigan, and has been a university professor, software development manager, high school teacher and Humanist Minister. His active re-involvement in photography has been encouraged and abetted by his wife, the artist Catherine Bertulli, and by a trio of extraordinary mentors.  He lives near Boston.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
JURIED SHOWS:

2017 Abstractions, Cultural Center of Cape Cod (online exhibit: http://www.cultural-center.org/abstractions/)
2017 Fine Art of Photography 2017 (2 entries chosen), Plymouth (MA) Center for the Arts.
2017 3rd Open Call Exhibition Providence Center for Photographic Arts, Providence (RI). Juror: Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director, Griffin Museum.
2017 Photowork 2017 Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie (NY)
2016 Studio Visit Magazine, Winter 2016-2017 issue. Juror: Jessica Roscio, Curator, Danforth Art Museum., Owner, Julie Saul Gallery
2016 Fine Art of Photography 2016, Plymouth (MA) Center for the Arts
2015 PHOTOCentric 2015, Garrison (NY) Arts Center. Juror: Julie Saul, Owner, Julie Saul Gallery
Group Shows2018 Atelier 27, Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA
2017 Boston Photographic Workshops, Boston, MA
2017 Winter Solstice Show, Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA
2016 Atelier 24, Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA
2015 Members’ Show, Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA

www.dennisgeller.net
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CAPTIVE LIGHT 2 by Dennis Geller
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CAPTIVE LIGHT 3 by Dennis Geller
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VIBRANCE by Daphne Schnitzer
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Daphne Schnitzer says, "I am an ex-academic in the field of modern literature turned sumi-e student and pinhole photographer whose every path seems to lead to the harbor to shoot the sea.

Pinhole cameras, holgas, and vintage lens cameras are my tools. My favorite themes are the merging point of sea and horizon, and Riverbank trees. 

My first photography book, titled Vues sur mer, was self published in France in December 2017. The book's site is
www.vuessurmer.org.
The image "Balance" is featured in the Morning Waves series in the book. It was exposed with my Zero Image 2000 pinhole camera on Kodak Portra 160 film.

"Foliage" was exposed with my Holga 120N camera on Fuji Acros 100 film; "Vibrance" was exposed with my lomo automat on Fuji Instax mini film.
 
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FOLIAGE by Daphne Schnitzer
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BALANCE by Daphne Schnitzer
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WHIRLING DANCER by Chipty Fehmida
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Fehmida Chipty

CV:

Healthworks fitness center, Cambridge Massachusetts 
Solo Exhibition 2017

GROUP SHOWS:

Griffin Museum, 24th Annual Juried Exhibit 2018
Juror: Richard McCabe, Curator of Photography, Ogden Museum, New Orleans. 

Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT. Juried Members’ Exhibition Juror: Sara Shaoul, Director of 601 Artspace, NYC 2018

Attleboro Arts Museum, 2018, 8 Visions Exhibit 

Attleboro Arts Museum, Members’ Exhibition 2017, awarded Best Abstract Artwork and Juror’s choice award.
Juror: Sarah Swift, Visual Artist, Director of Hera Gallery

Griffin Museum, Members’ Exhibition 2017

Black Box Gallery Portland, OR Juried competition, Fieldwork: Shadow and Light Juror: Lauren Henkin, Visual Artist: Photography and Video 2017

The Center for Contemporary Art Bedminster, NJ International Juried competition 
Juror: Stephen Westfall, Artist, Professor 2017

Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury I Believe in Waterbury, Juried competition 2017 
Griffin Museum Atelier 26, Student Exhibition 2017

Black Box Gallery, Portland Oregon. Juried competition, Color: A Visual Spectrum 
Juror: Todd Johnson, Photographer, Gallery Director 2017

Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT, International Juried competition Juror: Joe Fig, Artist, Author 2017

MixMaster at the Mattatuck Museum, Juried Members’ Exhibition 
Juror: Meg White, the director and owner of Gallery NAGA in Boston Awarded 3rd prize 2017

Corporate/ Museum Affiliations
de Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lending Artist Portfolios

Color and Light Dolomite Vistas Icelandic Scapes Courses
Atelier 27, Griffin Museum. 

Portfolio Development and Marketing, Griffin Museum, Course director, Karen Davis Studied with Photographer Robert Houghton.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Griffin Museum Publication, Atelier 26 Exhibit Catalog
Black Box Gallery Publication, Color: The Visual Spectrum Black Box Gallery Publication, Fieldwork: Light and Shadow
Education
Wellesley College, BA Magna Cum Laude
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center: Internal Medicine Residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship.
   
Zamana Art 2016: Founded Zamana Art, an organization whose mission is to create social impact with Art.

Gastroenterologist, Digestive Health Associates, 1999-present. Endoscopic procedures performed involve extensive digital photography.

 
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WHIRLING DANCER 1 by Chipty Fehmida
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WILD RIDE 1911 AFTER MONTEVERDE by Carson Barnes
"Better known for his monumental funereal sculpture, Monteverde hired a pair of circus gymnasts for his models to depict the triumph of spirit over brute materialism in this Symbolist work. I used tw
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Carson Barnes says, "It’s a calling, to remember and celebrate these women of the past. I formerly used live models, now I make prints from photos of statues. The sculpted women felt all that we do; research finds who they were, what this moment was. They don't move, so I must find their best views, on my back on cemetery gravel or mud, finding the gaze. Several views may be combined just as we combine views of sculpture in our minds to comprehend them.

Why bring them to life? The attitudes of the past are in their situations, and stories. The revelation is that culture has changed while human beings have... not so much.

Why now?  I am medium for these women; this is my calling. My work is timely, something feminine and powerful expresses itself through me. It is part of the healing that is needed for women and men, but only heals when it is seen. This work comes through me, a man, making it even more powerful. It’s burning me up. Honoring the feminine from a male is a profound thing: to remember them is to honor them; to depict them is to celebrate them. I hope you can’t stop looking at them. They deserve remembrance, and celebration.

I began painting at 8, in 1964, silkscreen printing in 1971, and serious photography in 1974.

I’d been interested all along in the mystery of bodies being so compelling, and worked with a few very compliant, creative models throughout the 80s and 90s.  I mostly worked those photographs into very complex, dozens to hundreds of layered silkscreen prints.  My wrists eventually made me go digital.

A trip to Bonaventure cemetery in Savannah was a revelation,  Among the four portrait statues there is Beulah Wheless Bliss, who was 14 when her portrait was made for her grandmother’s grave in 1944.  It’s been my work since to find out who the models, and sometimes the sculptors, were.  The search has led me to New Orleans. Vienna, Rome, Frankfurt, Munich, Koln, Paris, Buenos Aires, back to San Francisco where I lived for 33 years but hadn’t the interest in sculptures then, and Portugal.  The stories are legion.  Many are heartbreaking.  A few are very, very sweet.

I work from my raw images in Photoshop on an iMac, using layers much as I ever did in screen printing but more precisely.  It’s a must to do the printing myself, so I can make adjustments,  it’s my job to make with all the skill I can.

I moved from California in 2012, to rural Georgia, where I can have a sizable studio and am rather enjoying the south.  i doubt I’d have begun this contemplative work if I had remained in California; I see no end to it.

Highlights:  A lot of group and a few one man shows in the 80s and 90s, three of the groups at museums, and some awards; a hiatus, and since 2016 more group shows, some awards, and one man coming up this November and a large one man at the Danville Museum of Fine Art in Virginia next June."

www.carsonbarnesart.com/index.html

https://www.facebook.com/Carson-Barnes-Fine-Prints-251339921579077/?ref=bookmarks
 
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MEMENTO MORI AFTER LUIGI ORENGO 1910 by Carson Barnes
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"Positioned at the corners of a tomb in Genoa, I photographed them separately; the inscription is Latin, which translated reads "What you are, I once was; what I am, you will be."
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GIULIA GRISI AT LA SCALA, 1831 , AFTER BALZICO, 1874 by Carson Barnes
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"She premiered a role in "Norma" at La Scala in 1831, age 20; at 58 she died world famous in a train accident in Berlin.  Balzico sculpted her plaster model for the marble monument to Bellini five years after her death, using photographs for her face and a live model for her body.  I photographed the plaster in Rome in 2017, again using two views combined.  The background?  La Scala, where she sang nearly 200 years ago, I photographed it in 2016."
 
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RED AND YELLOW by Carl Shubs
HONORABLE MENTION
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Carl Shubs says, "“I am a contemporary art photographer, based in Los Angeles.   My work captures the moments that surround us and that we often overlook in the mundane of everyday living. 

I want the viewer to reach beyond the obvious, feel an emotion, or think about something in a new way.  I prefer to shoot whatever catches my eye as I go out into the world, and I call these “found images.”  I’m drawn to singular scenes like a boy in a lingerie shop, a tree with sneakers hanging from it in the middle of nowhere at moonrise, or something about shapes, patterns, or colors.  My photos are typically presented without compositing or major Photoshop editing. 

I love when someone thinks that an image is set up rather than captured or is made by some kind of photographic manipulation when actually it is what the camera saw.  I’m delighted when people don’t know what they are looking at in a photo, but love it anyway.”

Carl Shubs is a self-taught photographer and also a psychologist in private practice in Beverly Hills.  His first exhibit was in 2011, as part of a group show at the Museum of Neon and Kinetic Art, in Los Angeles.  That recognition encouraged him to deepen his commitment to photography and to begin showing his work. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

In 2014 he was accepted into membership in the Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA).  His work is held in private collections and he has exhibited nationally and internationally.  He has been in many juried exhibitions (including over 20 in 2016 and also in 2017, with several already in or scheduled for 2018).  His acclaimed jurors have included Andi Campognone, Peter Frank, Herair & Lori Garboushian, Elizabeth Avedon, Greg Gorman, Jim Morphesis, Brian Paul Clamp, Shana Nys Dambrot, Debra Klomp Ching, Aline Smithson, David Garnick, Mark Steven Greenfield, and Richard Vogel.

He has won awards and honors, had his work published in such prestigious publications as Lenscratch, F-Stop Magazine, and the Photographer's Forum hardcover book Best of Photography 2015, and been in a digital display at the Louvre.  He is proud to have curated a combination solo exhibit and group show that included seventeen amazing artists who work in a variety of media.  He has also been invited to be curator for L.A. Photo Curator’s online exhibition “Street Shooting.”

www.carlshubsphotography.com
 
N.Y. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards- 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Exhibition #1 (Click on image for larger view)
GUNPOWDER ON SUNSET by Carl Shubs
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N.Y. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards- 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Exhibition #1 (Click on image for larger view)
GIRL IN PINK WITH WHITE RIBBON IN HER HAIR by Carl Shubs
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N.Y. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards- 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Exhibition #1 (Click on image for larger view)
TEXAS DRIVE by Abby Quinlisk
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Abby Quinlisk says, "The 3 photos chosen are a part of a larger body of work titled Amen.

The project deals with the dismantlement of the American Dream within this new political climate and the only thing we have left of this dream is the American Road Trip, a manifest destiny of sorts. The entire project is shot on disposable cameras to showcase the fragility of what's left of our dreams and how this new state cannot last."

Abby Quinlisk was born and raised in Newburgh, NY and ventured up to the snowy tundra of Rochester, NY to pursue a BFA in Fine Art Photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

She graduated in 2016 and has since spent her post-college career working for production studios and photographic education institutions while road tripping across the country several times.

She is currently based in mid-coast Maine and works as a Digital Service Department Technician for the Maine Media Workshops + College where she spends her days assisting students with camera gear rentals and printing photos for the workshops.

www.abbyquinlisk.com
N.Y. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards- 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Exhibition #1 (Click on image for larger view)
RATTLESNAKE by Abby Quinlisk
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