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VIEW FROM A STRANGER'S WINDOW, ESTATE SALE NO 46 by Amanda Taves
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Amanda Taves says, "My work explores states of perception using multi-sensory interdisciplinary projects. Focusing on the point at which the commonplace becomes uncanny, the photographs, videos, audio narrations, and investigative forensic procedures employed in my projects expose the history between object and action: the latent evidence of interaction.

The use of processes typically reserved for criminal investigation including fingerprinting, Graphoanalysis, and Psychometric readings, among others, form the basis of my work.

Using forensic techniques and tools in various ways at estate sales colors lived experience through the experiences of loss and absence. Photographs taken at each estate sale from the perspective of the deceased allows viewers the ability to play witness to what previous inhabitants would have observed in their own lives. Through this lens, the everyday objects, people, and places we encounter and lend meaning to can be experienced simultaneously in both private and social contexts. 

The onset of my fascination with forensics stemmed from Locard’s Exchange Principle, which states an individual cannot enter a location, engage with another person, or handle an object without the transference of information occurring. It is a transference that is said to “bear mute witness” and “does not forget” even in absence. While this was meant solely as a physical exchange, I adapted the principle as a means to review our psychological encounters; highlighting how each engagement with the physical world, however insignificant in appearance, has the power to impact our mental and emotional states based on the lexicon of our private lived experiences. Such disruptions are built upon our previous experiences and serve to inform future judgments and encounters.

Project Statement:
Estate sales transgress the intimate barriers of home to transform private lived experience into social spectacle. View from a Stranger’s Window documents various Chicagoland estate sales and places viewers in the position of the recently deceased inhabitant. This series situates the viewer within the Chicago landscape; bridging the physical and psychological distances between disparate communities while forging alignment regardless of social, political, or economic affiliations."

Amanda Taves is a photographer and installation artist exploring identity against the backdrop of forensic processes. She frequently collaborates with forensic professionals, city officials, and community organizations in her practice. She currently resides in Chicago with her husband and parrot.

Career Highlights:
Prior to receiving her BFA in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Taves cultivated a visual literacy program at The Night Ministry and interned with Industry of the Ordinary. Her work has been curated by the New York Museum of Modern Art and exhibited nationally at venues including the Phoenix Museum of Art and Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. She has participated as a panelist and visiting instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is the recipient of various awards including a Chicago Cultural Center CAAP Grant, Goldman Sachs Scholarship, and an Endsley Fellowship, among others. Taves' work is currently under review with the John Simon Guggenheim foundation.

 http://www.amandataves.com/
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VIEW FROM A STRANGER'S WINDOW, ESTATE SALE NO. 64 by Amanda Taves
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VIEW FROM A STRANGER'S WINDOW, ESTATE SALE NO. 70 by Amanda Taves
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IMAGINE MAGIC by Amber Crabbe
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Amber Crabbe says, "Through photography, video, sculpture, and installation, I explore psychological anomalies in my physical environment and in my personal history. My work demonstrates how internalized memories create meaning and influence our experience of the world.  I compose with purpose, imposing narratives onto everyday objects and scenes to transform them into something unexpected."

Ms. Crabbe holds a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and received a Bachelor of Science in Art and Design from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2018 she was awarded a position in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Fellows Program and selected for membership in the Life Framer Collection.  In 2012 she received the Jack and Gertrude Murphy Contemporary Art Award.  She has participated in numerous curated and juried exhibitions at venues throughout the U.S. and abroad, including the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, the Berkeley Art Center, SF Camerawork, SomArts, the Pacific Film Archive, Gallery Route One, Rayko Photo Center, the Smith Anderson North Gallery, the Gray Loft Gallery, and the Whatcom Museum. She lives and works in San Francisco, California.
See attached resume for more information.
 
www.ambercrabbe.com
instagram: @ambercrabbe


 
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LOOKING OUT (SOUTH) by Amber Crabbe
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TREEHOUSE SUNRISE by Amber Crabbe
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DOUBLE VISION by Arlene Stanger
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Arlene Stanger says, "My aim in photography is to create images that will elicit an emotional response from the viewer and invite them to take a deeper look and come up with their own interpretation of the subject matter. Many of my images have a “pictorialist” style.  

Typically a pictorial photograph has a soft focus and dramatic lighting and shading that conveys an atmosphere of suggestion and mystery.  It emphasizes photography’s ability to create visual beauty rather than simply record facts.  I am continually searching for interesting shapes, textures and light qualities that convey this.
 
My images have been juried into exhibits in Wisconsin, New York, Massachusetts, Oregon, California, Texas, Spain and Germany.  I have been published in five issues of Black & White magazine and am currently represented by Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor, WI.
 
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MORNING LIGHT by Arlene Stanger
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NATURE ON VIEW by Arlene Stanger
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BRICK by Barbara Hayden
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Barbara Hayden says, "My father was a professional photographer (WWII US Army trained).

His darkrooms and studios were magical playgrounds as I learned his trade. The School of Visual Arts (NYC) provided my formal education. 

I’m a Street-Shooting-Purist. No staging nor studio lights. A glimpse of an unexplained connection. An involuntary reaction to capture a  moment.

I was widowed twice at 25 and 34 years old. My passion and involvement with photography took a back burner while healing. This regrouping led me to the Deaf Community and becoming a teacher.

A dozen years ago, I realized that I didn’t need darkroom access to dive back into photography. I bought a high-end Epson printer, Photoshop software, and a Canon DSLR. (I’m now OMD mirror-less.)

My favorite “haunts” are the Pasadena Rose Bowl Swap Meet and  the  many Los Angeles Street Markets."

Credentials and Careers-
Freelance Photographer
Elementary Arts Teacher
Arts Program Supervisor
Technology Coordinator/Teacher  K-6
 ASL Interpreter
 Language Development Specialist

http://bhaydenphotography.com
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ESCAPE by Barbara Hayden
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LIPS by Barbara Hayden
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A WINTER'S DAY, DIPTYCH 1 by Ben Malcolmson
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Ben Malcolmson says, "A Winter's Day' is part of a series of images which observes a journey I took to escape my birth home, Belfast as I searched for a sense of freedom in Galway. 

The work raises questions about the idea of freedom and my own sense of the word. Exploring complexities such as escapism, and reflection upon my own state of self-authenticity.  This on-going body of work uses photography as a tool to engage with the contemporary landscape of Ireland's wild west, whilst exploring its layers of ambiguity through the representation of my own perceptions of identity."

Ben Malcolmson (b.1999) is a photographer born and based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His practice deals with communication of the landscape, looking at the familiar and psychological complexities of the self with performative-based elements as an undertone. He is currently studying his Bachelor's of Photography with Video at Ulster University in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Career Highlights:
Ben Malcolmson's accolade has seen him work on set with Vogue Paris, alongside Alasdair McLellan & Adwoa Aboah.
Work from Ben's most recent project was featured in Belfast Exposed Future Gallery 'The Collective', as well as Translink's Portrait of Northern Ireland 'Connections'. He has further undertaken gallery invigilator roles in Open Eye Gallery and Sailing School Gallery, Liverpool, UK.

https://benmalcolmson.co.uk/about

 
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A WINTER'S DAY, DIPTYCH 2 by Ben Malcolmson
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A WINTER'S DAY 3 by Ben Malcolmson
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STOLEN 2 by Beril Kapusuz
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Beril Kapusuz says, "This is an act of “plunging into the garden”. The fruits taken/stolen from the trespassed gardens during childhood are replaced by the livings that are watched/peeped.

There are the instants of other’s lives that are captured in the camera, in return for the fruits filled into the pockets; the thrill felt at the very moment of the touch of the objective glass on the windowpane, in exchange for the excitement on the way to the fruit tree. This is the recreation of an experience that comes out of the past; and the intrinsic sensation that exists within the act remains timeless."

Beril Kapusuz was born in 1988 in Ankara, Turkey. She received her Bachelor degree in Architecture, at Gazi University in 2009; and her M.Arch. degree in Architectural Design, at Middle East Technical University in 2012.

Currently, she is a teaching assistant, conducting Architectural Design Studios and the course entitled "Image Construction and Architectural Photography"  at Gazi University Architecture Department ,where she has also received her Ph.D. in September.

Photography, as a mode of architectural representation, is not only a longtime passion but also in her academic field of interest. In 2011, she realized her first personal photography exhibition, within the structure of a university event; in 2012 she participated in a photography workshop within the project “Re-Reading Architecture as a Cultural Transformation” funded by EU, coordinated by Turkish Association of Architects in Private Practice (TAAP) with the partners Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA) Berlin and Amsterdam Centre for Architecture (ARCAM). Her photographic works were exhibited both in “Berlin Deutsche Architektur Zentrum” and “TAAP Architecture Centre” during the project panels in Berlin and Ankara, and also published in the project book. In 2013, she participated in a six-months workshop in “Ka Photography Enhancement Atelier“ where her original artworks were publicized in the exhibition “Garden” and published in the exhibition book.

In 2014, she was commissioned as the architectural photographer of “Erimtan Archeology and Arts Museum“. Her photographs were published in the museum catalogue and website, credited in the related media.

Since 2014, she has been commissioned for various architectural projects based in Ankara. In 2017, her photographic works were published in the documentary book dedicated to the Swiss architect Ernst A. Egli, under the Commemoration Program conducted by Chamber of Architects. She has taken part in various architecture photography contests as a selective board member, and conducted photography workshops.

Most recent workshop she conducted was a parallel event of 15th Istanbul Biennial, organized by Başkent University Department of Architecture in October 2017. Her language skills include advanced level of English and Italian.

www.berilkapusuz.com
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STOLEN 3 by Beril Kapusuz
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STOLEN by Beril Kapusuz
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BELLA HAIR DESIGN SOMERVILLE by Cindy Weisbart
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Cindy Weisbart says, "During my visit to Cambridge’s Sister City of San Jose las Flores, El Salvador, I learned about coyuntura:  a moment in time created by a conjunction of circumstances.

In coyuntural analysis, members of a community come together to analyze current circumstances (the political moment) by including every participant’s point of view, and deciding together on actions to move the community forward.

Photographing on the street, and peering into windows, I look for images that support coyuntura -- representations of our common humanity -- through movement, interests and actions.  The actions we take together are informed by the ways we see each other -- perhaps as unexpected reflections of, windows into, ourselves.

We work, we love, we worry, we play. A stopped image, a photograph of our kinetic lives, can refresh us profoundly; it can help us feel a conjunction of common experiences that define our lives as larger, and more significant, than what we may experience as an individual self."

Cindy Weisbart documents stories of human experience, and looks for juxtapositions of shape, color, light and humanity inside the frame.  She is inspired by photographers of the Bronx Documentary Center and the Kamoinge Collective.

Her community documentary work has been exhibited in solo shows at the Somerville, Mass. Public Library and on the Social Documentary Network website, and in group shows at Somerville City Hall, Gallery 263, The Griffin Museum of Photography sites, the Plymouth Art Association, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Maine Media Workshops.

She is a loyal student of Stella Johnson and Karen Davis, and has taken classes at the New England School of Photography, the Photography Atelier, Maine Media Workshop & College and SDN.  Cindy lives and works in the Cambridge, Mass. area where she is a public high school history teacher. 

She is currently working on a project about intergenerational mentorship, "To Be a Man."

cindyweisbartphotography.zenfolio.com 
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DOG AND DOORBELL by Cindy Weisbart
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JOHNS BARBER SHOP, CAMBRIDGE by Cindy Weisbart
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INVISIBLE LIGHT by Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson
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Claudia Ruiz Gustafson says, "Reflections is an intimate exploration of my journey through life, a merging of the autobiographical and the universal. A metaphorical series without a specific narrative.

These self portraits in a mirror gave me the freedom to act out my different selves. Each image from Reflections evokes varying levels of meaning, representing an emotional space in time, a moment of contemplation or introspection, indecision or strength, desperation and freedom.
This is my story. It is also a story about being human." 

Originally from the town of Barranco in Lima, Perú, Claudia Ruiz Gustafson is a fine art photographer based in Massachusetts.

Her work is mainly autobiographical and self-reflective; each image relies on visual codes and symbolism often portraying themes of identity, memory, dreams and personal mythology. She regards image making as a powerful medium for exploring and revealing her inner world.

Claudia studied Communications at Universidad de Lima, and Professional Photography at Kodak Interamericana de Perú where she learned alternative processes. In Lima, she worked as a freelance photographer for a local cultural magazine and a regional newspaper.

Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across New England. She currently teaches Creative Portrait Photography and Contemplative Photography in the Boston area.

Career Highlights:
"I have been involved with photography since my college years, while studying Communications at University of Lima. I had the opportunity to work as a freelance photographer for a cultural magazine in Lima where I would take portraits of local artists, painters, dancers, writers and also worked for a very short time in a local newspaper in the police section, it was a very interesting and dangerous experience at the same time.

Then,after several years of running my own portrait and wedding photography business, I felt the need to express my own creative vision through photography. About five years ago I started to create more intimate pieces, like The Mask and the Mirror, Reflections, Somewhere, Dark Woods and lately She, based on an ancient manuscript.

My intention is to speak to our universal humanity, our collective unconscious. To open doors to mysteries that we sense but cannot always name. The use of the human figure and the use of mirrors are constant elements in my work. I love the idea of the human trace, the human form. My mirrors become windows to another dimension, a place that exists only in our imagination."

www.claudiafineart.com
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TRUST YOUR WINGS by Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson
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WHITE GLOVE by Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson
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UNTITLED 1 by Coco Martin
HONORABLE MENTION
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Coco Martin says of his series, 'About Dialogues in an empty room',
"Self observation and silence. Started in 2015 and is an open project. When I get touched for an emotional feeling or random thoughts inside my head, I feel like ready to photograph and let things go. Sometimes is a very personal moment, part of a learning curve or simply a light alert. A welcoming time for shadows and play with seven colors. I consider these images as a small proof of my awareness of pain, joy or wonder. They were taking during a break up, a wake up to love and a searching time. I move between the odd and the beauty. Maybe is an open -non-rigid- method. After all, photography is a beautiful lie."

Coco Martin is a self-taught photographer, architect and educator born and raised in Peru. He lives between Lima and New York and exhibits regularly since 1991. His art work has been featured at the Museo Arte Contemporáneo in the context of the 2014 Photo Biennial in Lima, Perú. Martin’s work was also shown at the First Biennial of Photography of Puerto Rico (1998), Second Biennial of Lima, Peru (2000) and at the Biennial of Photography of Quito, Ecuador (2001) and at the Organization of American States Museum in Washington, D.C. (2008). His artwork is part of the permanent collection at FoLA Fototeca Latinoamericana Museum, in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and at the Museo de Arte de San Marcos in Lima (Peru). He has been recognized with the Exhibit Grant Award from the Council on the Arts for Staten Island, New York, and selected to exhibit at the 2005 Annual Juried Exhibition at Staten Island Museum. 

Opus Incarnate, his most ambitious series to date, was shown in La Galeria and Lima Photo Art Fair in August 2012, where he introduced scannographies as part of his photographic research and creative practice and getting wide press coverage. One scannography was finalist in the 2014 LensCulture Portrait Awards in June 2014 and other was selected TOP TEN winner in the Latin American Fotografía 3 for the AI-AP 2014 travel exhibition and catalog. Recent reviews includes: aCurator by Julie Grahame and Dispatches from Latin America by David Schonauer. This body of work was selected a weekend portfolio by Elodie Mailliet for the disappeared french blog Le Journal de la Photographie in April 2013 and by Christy Karpinski for True/False exhibition for F-Stop Magazine in June 2013. It was selected to participate at the International Summer School of Photography (ISSP) in Latvia also in 2013. 

His work has been featured with interviews in former ADORE NOIR MAGAZINE (Vol. 32) and in Creative Monday blog, also in SHOTS Magazine, HOME issue 141 - fall 2018; Die Angst - 1st edition of a Berlin based Photo Magazine (October 2015); aCurator blog - by Julie Grahame. featured artist - Feb 2015; ALBÜM magazine from GALERIA MÜ, Colombia (Print issue, November 2014); in L'Oeil de la Photographie (online, August 2014); ARTE AL LIMITE, Chile (print issues, twice 2009 and 2012);  GUP and Fotografi (Norway) both online in 2013. Also in NYARTS Magazine (NY, USA); GATOPARDO Magazine (Colombia); ARTMOTIV (Lima, Peru); Revista HELIO (Lima, Peru); LOCUS Magazine (Baltimore, USA), among others. He has participated in the 2005 Loisaida Cortos Latino Film Festival in NY and in the AELLA FotoLatina in Paris in 2006 (Catalog).

Back in August 2010 his solo show entitled New Neighbors was held in La Galería (Lima, Peru) and became a traveling exhibition at the Peruvian American Cultural Institute - Arequipa (Nov. 2010) and Peruvian Embassy in Washington, D.C (Sep. 2011). This body of work was also selected to participate in Peruvian Art Now, a group exhibition at the Isabel Aninat Gallery in Santiago de Chile and runner-up for the Forward Thinking Museum, 4th Quarter Photography Contest in 2010. 

Recent group shows includes: ProyectoSELF, Multidisciplinary group show , curated by Lin Belaunde and FIDELat Centro Cultural El Olivar, Lima (July 2018); Street Photography international exhibition juried by Zsolt Bátori at ph21gallery in Budapest (August 2017); Fotofilmic/PULP 04 - Juried International Showcase/Print Exhibition - Bowen Island, BC Canada (January 2017); Texas Photographic Society 2016 MOS29; Finalist Mira Mobile Prize 2016 - Porto, Portugal; "Tribe" at Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Oregon, US, Juror: Blue Mitchell.; 5 festival de Fotografia de Tiradentes 2015 - AI-AP travel Exhibition, Minas Gerais, Brazil curated by Guilherme Horta. ComparArt, Museo de la Nacion, Lima Peru curated by Carlo Trivelli. "La fotografía después de la fotografía" curated by Jorge Villacorta and Carlo Trivelli at Museo Arte Contemporaneo de Lima (2014); seven editions of LIMA PHOTO 2010-16 Photo Art Fair at La Galería de Arte Contemporáneo. Other group shows include: LUST. Group Exhibition curated by David Bram at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2012); Newspace Center for Photography, 2012 Themed Black & White exhibition; New Directions 2011 | Moments of Being at Wall Space Gallery Santa Barbara, California, curated by David Bram; Prix de la Photographie Paris, PX3 2011 Competition - Bronze Award, Portraiture - Culture Category; The Center for Fine Art Photography, 'Center Forward' Juried Exhibition 2011; One Life Photography Project, International Photography Competition, Top 100 runner-up and official selection in the Kontinent Awards 2013.

Coco Martin is represented in Lima, Peru by La Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo
www.lagaleriaperu.com.pe

www.cocomartin.com

About the images 

Untitled #1
© 2015
90 x 60 cms / 35,4 x 23,6 inches
Archival Pigment Print
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Untitled #8
© 2015
90 x 60 cms / 35,4 x 23,6 inches
Archival Pigment Print
Edition of 3 + 1 AP

Untitled #9
© 2015
90 x 60 cms / 35,4 x 23,6 inches
Archival Pigment Print
Edition of 3 + 1 AP

 
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UNTITLED 8 by Coco Martin
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UNTITLED 9 by Coco Martin
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DOWNTOWN by Cynthia Johnston

Cynthia Johnston is a fine arts photographer living in the Boston area. 

An avid traveler, her interests are mainly street, travel and landscape photography. 
Most of here work centers around issues of the many facets of identity and belonging that we all possess as we journey through life.

Her work is exhibited in corporate and private collections in the US, Canada and Germany.  She has recently exhibited her work at the Danforth Museum and Griffin Museum of Photography. 

Current projects include "Somewhere in the Middle" and "Shadowlands".
Artist StatemenAfter graduation I left the Midwest to pursue employment in Boston. With time, I adapted to my new city but always felt a very strong connection to my Midwestern roots. The 2016 election results gave rise to a sense of bitter disappointment, alienation, and later, harsh stereotypes.

I was alarmed when even I started to believe the stereotypes of the red and blue state voter. I knew better. Both conservative and liberal analysts speak of the geographic and philosophical bubbles that maintain our political divide. I looked at my own efforts to understand the other side. It had been ages since I traveled extensively in the US; most of my travels had taken me abroad. There were many states to which I had never ventured and several in which I was fearful to travel. I started to see the outlines of my personal bubble. 

In 2018, my partner and I traveled throughout the Midwest and West, winding through small towns dotting state highways and rural routes. Memories of forgotten history lessons were rekindled as we rode through areas where fortune seekers, pioneers and warriors had roamed. Monuments to endurance and audacious ambition abounded. Each state and region a mother lode of local heroes. 

In 2019, I continued my exploration of "red" states in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Presented here are a collection of landscapes found during my travels to reacquaint myself with my country and my fellow citizens in the hopes of meeting ... somewhere in the middle."
 
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HARD TIMES by Cynthia Johnston
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STUDIO LIGHT by Cynthia Johnston
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DUBROVNIK by Daniel Heilig
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Daniel Heilig says, "When I am taking pictures of windows, I mostly focus on two different perspectives:
1. Looking at windows -  is the architectural beauty and functional meaning of windows. I like geometrical/symmetrical patterns as well as charming old windows with an ancient facade. The window itself is clearly in the focus of my photo.
2. Looking through windows - is a concept connected to exploration and, to some extent, to a certain expectation. Here I like to utilize random people the viewer can emotionally emphasize with. Creating an atmospheric situation where you can clearly feel the human desire and hope which is revealed by the catalyzing capability of windows.

I was born on the 30th of October, 1985 in Budapest, Hungary. We moved to Germany when I was at the age of two. I grew up in the administrative district of Darmstadt and moved to Darmstadt (close to Frankfurt/Main) 9 years ago. In terms of my creativity, I am trying to approach photography autodidactically as I haven't studies or learned any techniques nor am I used to photography equipment. I never had a reflex or digital camera, I shot 100% with my smartphone only. 

I am a digital native so my first encounter with photography was Instagram. I started with the iPhone 3Gs in 2011, followed by the iPhone 6S and these days, I am shooting with the iPhone XS Max. I soon realized that taking pictures is an opportunity for me, to visualize my, most travel-driven, impressions and perceived feelings. As I have been constanly taking pictures, I started to gain a photographic eye. 

I mostly capture decisive moments and random incidents in everyday life and while I travel around without creating a posed appearance. Anticipating and observing the given situation is key to my aesthetical and artsy interpretation. Mostly, I focus on people and animals, as well as nature and architecture, or more than anything else, the interaction of man and nature/urbanism.

www.danielheilig.com /  www.danielheilig.com/windows 

Image: 
Daniel_Heilig_Dubrovnik - Ray of hope - looking through the observation window of the historical city "Walls of Dubrovnik“ (Croatia 2017)
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FRANKFURT by Daniel Heilig
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Daniel_Heilig_Frankfurt - Breathtaking panorama of Frankfurt's skyline (Germany 2016)
 
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LVIV by Daniel Heilig
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Image- Daniel_Heilig_Lviv - Urban street shot in Lviv, capturing the curiosity of a young boy (Ukraine 2018)
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ANNA H 08-06-18--03AD by Dan McCormack
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Dan McCormack says, of his series, 'The Nude at Home', "In this series, I use traditional 8 x 10 black-and-white film in a 
homemade oatmeal-box pinhole camera to create wide-angle distortions with the cylindrical focal plane.

By replacing the black-and-white values with subtle hues through successive pulling of curves in Photoshop, I interact with and interpret the image.

In this series, I photograph the model nude in her own home, apartment, or studio, surrounded by her possessions for two-minute exposures. A collaboration between model and photographer, the images attempt to reveal an intimate portrait of the subject.  

I studied Photography from 1962 - 1967 at the Institute of Design in Chicago ( the New Bauhaus ) and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1967 to 1970. I began photographing the nude with Wendy, my wife, while in graduate school. Then for almost fifty years I have explored various techniques and processes while photographing the nude as a central theme. 

In 1976, I joined the Board of Directors of the Catskill Center for Photography and served as Vice President of the Board for ten years. One of my responsibilities was the installation of every exhibit during those formative years.

I have taught photography at Purdue University, Pratt Institute, SUNY New Paltz, Bard College, Ramapo College and  Mercy College before I came to Marist College twenty-eight years ago. I currently head the film photography program at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

In 1998 I began to work with pinhole photography. I use an oatmeal box pinhole camera to make 8x10 inch B&W negatives. With its extreme wide angle and distortion, the camera gives me results that are constantly a surprise. I develop the B&W negatives, scan them into Photoshop, and then colorize the image by pulling curves 
in each of the channels. I make an images rooted in 16th Century pinhole optics juxtaposed with 21st Century digital print manipulations. 

In January 2010 I had a solo show at the Photography Center of the Capitol District in Troy, NY.  I showed over fifty images from ten diverse series made from 1990 to 2010. In May 2013 I have a solo show, “Nude at Home”, twenty-six images made from 2003 to 2012 at the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY.  Next I have a solo show at the Beacon Artists' Union in Beacon,NY  in the Beacon Room showing the “Nude at Home” series in January 2016 and newer work from the series at the “Arts Upstairs Gallery” in Phoenicia, NY in June, 2016. To celebrate the publishing of my Blurb book “Nude at Home”  I exhibited many of my pinhole camera images in another solo show at the  Photography Center of the Capitol District  in May 2018.

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ANNIE P 05-10-18--03AC by Dan McCormack
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GIRL DRINKING FROM A WATER BOTTLE by Daria Martinoni
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 "Nothing's inside, nothing's outside. For the inside is the outside." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, german poet).

Daria Martinoni says, "This quotation from the poem "Epirrhama" by the great german poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe about the relativity of the point of view has accompanied me since my schooldays and has become the motto of my photographic work. According to the spirit of this motto, I think of windows as intermediaries between the inside and the outside world.

For my photography, I love to work with windows, because they may disclose an unexpected view into the depth in pictures of an otherwise shallow field of depth; because they allow me to take two or more pictures in one shot and thus to visually overlay actions occurring simultaneously though in spatially separated scenes; because they capture a "window" into someone's life, but leave enough room for the viewer's imagination to create a story."

Daria Martinoni is a non-professional photographer working and living in Zurich, Switzerland. As a Geographer, she uses photography to (de)construct urban spaces, to spatially re-stage urban contexts, and to play with our perception of space (and reality).

She experiments with long shutter speeds and several zoom settings in one exposure. With this approach, she aimes at questioning our making of the world through experience and knowledge.
Her photography "Swissmill Tower" has been awarded a Honorable Mention in the 2018 International Photography Awards (@photoawards, @iphotoawards)! She has been accepted to the photoSchweiz 19 (www.photo-schweiz.ch), which is the largest photography exhibition in Switzerland. Each year the retrospective provides a representative overview of the past year in Switzerland from a photographic perspective.

www.dariamartinoni.com
 
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IN THE WALK OF THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY by Daria Marinoni
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