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SECOND PLACE- Shana Einhorn ' An Immutable Spark'
N.Y. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards- 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' SECOND PLACE- Shana Einhorn ' An Immutable Spark'
AN IMMUTABLE SPARK by Shāna Einhorn
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Review by curator Deb Schwedhelm:
"Gosh, this is such a well done portrait made through the window. This is another image that stopped me in my tracks with the perfect balance of photographing through, while simultaneously capturing the perfect reflection of the outdoors.

The subject placement could not be more perfect and the black and white processing is gorgeous. I honestly had an extremely hard time selecting first and second places and if I could have had two first places, I would have. Bravo, Shana — this image is fantstic!"
 
Shāna Einhorn says, "This work speaks to the universal archetype of the feminine - incorporating freedom, integration, reclamation and re-birth. The photos bring life into focus and record aspects of one’s essential nature.
 
I am a fine art photographer from Huntington, NY. My art is not about image, it's about essence and as such I think of my work as a spiritual photography. The images explore one's connection to self, each other and the natural world, using mostly old manual cameras with black & white film and lately mobile photography.

I came to photography two years after a cancer diagnosis back in 2003 when a friend loaned me a camera. While struggling with questions regarding despair vs. life the camera became my lifeline. It soon became apparent that photography was to become my life's endeavor as a connection to the medium quickly deepened.

One can say that I used this new opportunity as a way to re-shape my world. My intention was to connect and make good pictures; not to theorize about them – that came much later. The constraints and ramifications of living with chronic illness inform much of my art, as themes of connection and isolation permeate much of the work. Ultimately it is an inquiry about belonging and significance. My work has been in over 45 group exhibitions both juried and otherwise, and currently is in 3 private collections."

Career Highlights 
shāna's fine art work has been exhibited across the U.S and Europe in galleries and print including The Center for Fine Art Photography, PhotoPlace Gallery, Lightbox Photographic Gallery, PH21 Gallery, Feature  Shoot, The Griffin Museum, The Curated Fridge and photoludica.
 
Selected Group Exhibitions
The Curated Fridge – Somerville, MA August 2018
"Under The Sun" Exhibition – Ann M. Jastrab, Juror
foto foto Gallery Huntington, NY  January 2018
13th National Photography Competition – Ann M. Jastrab, Juror
PhotoPlace Gallery – Middlebury VT  June 2017
"Honoring Trees" Exhibition – Laura Valenti, Juror
Lightbox Photographic Gallery Astoria, Oregon June 2016
"Plastic Fantastic VII" Exhibition - Susan Burnstine, Juror
PH21 Gallery - Budapest, Hungary, June  2016
"Intimacy" Exhibition - Zsolt Bátori, Juror
The Center for Fine Art Photography - Fort Collins, CO June 2016
"Night" Exhibition - Sean Corcoran, Juror
photolucida - Lightbox Photographic Gallery Astoria, OR
Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, May-July 2016
"The Elevated Selfie" Exhibition - Laura Valenti & Laura Moya, Jurors
Photo Independent - The International Exposition of Contemporary
Photography, Hollywood CA, April 29-May 1 2016
The Mobile Photography Show - various jurors.

Awards
Honorable Mention, LA Photo Curator, Solace, 2019, USA, Juror, Jody Miller
 
Honorable Mention, LA Photo Curator, Confronting Mortality, 2018, USA, Juror, Jane Szabo
 
Honorable Mention, PH21 Gallery, Intimacy, 2016, Budapest, Hungary


Published
LA Photo Curator: International Photography Awards - Solace - Juror, Jody Miller
 www.laphotocurator.com February 2019
 
LA Photo Curator: International Photography Awards - Confronting Mortality - Juror, Jane Szabo
 www.laphotocurator.com November 2018
 
Don’t Take Pictures - Photo of the Day - October 2018
 
 
PhotoPlace Gallery - Open Call 2018 - Douglas Beasley, Juror September 2018
 
Hamptons Art Hub –  "View From Home" Exhibition – Anita Rogers, Juror November 2017
https://hamptonsarthub.com/slideshow/online-exhibition-view-from-home/
 
Feature Shoot – featureshoot.com November 2016
"The Secrets of Nighttime"
 
LA Photo Curator: International Photography Awards 
 
The Human Relationship to Water - www.laphotocurator.com May 2017
 
LA Photo Curator: International Photography Awards 
Comic Relief - www.laphotocurator.com May 2016
 
LA Photo Curator: International Photography Awards 
The Figure In The Landscape - www.laphotocurator.com April 2016
 
https://shanaphotography.com/

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