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BLACK SWAG IS BEAUTIFUL 2 by Amina AmXn
HONORABLE MENTION
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Amina AmXn says, "I am an artist, writer, and teacher from the agrarian South.  My interests are race, gender, class, sexuality, style, and body-politics . . . in urban and rural spaces.  I enjoy cooking and baking and watching people's reactions.

Art.Is.Try."

www.AminaAmXn.com
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BLACK SWAG IS BEAUTIFUL 1 by Amina AmXn
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BLACK SWAG IS BEAUTIFUL 3 by Amina AmXn
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DREAM by A. Lowey
FIRST PLACE
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Curator Paul Ivanushka's review:
'"Dream", a photograph that we as photographers strive to produce. First, the image of a small branch having its moment of glory before the light disappears for the day behind the primeval forest. As small as it is, its regal moment in the light, finds it standing out almost in triumph on an alter of rock.

The scale of small vs. large is exacerbated by the drama of the lighting and the juxtaposition of this small branch against the large trees in the background. I find that there is a tension created by the subtle detail of the trees in full shade with just barely enough detail to be trees. I love the tonal layering; the highlights of the branch (with detail) on the middle grey tones of its rock alter with the deep blacks and subtle shadow details providing a backdrop for this religious ceremony.

Lowey has woven attention to detail, creativity and technical excellence into a stunning photograph."

Ivanushka asks, "Why did you take this image? What was your intention?"

Lowey says "I take long walks in the woods every day. My walks in the woods nourish my spirit and reconnect me with myself.  I had been working on a series (Symbiosis) in which I was trying to capture anthropomorphic gestures of tenderness and intimacy, representative of what I have lost in my marriage.

To do this I was shooting in low light and overcast conditions. At the same time I was trying to work out a way of expressing myself on a sun filled day. I had been reuniting with friends I hadn’t seen all winter.  They all asked about my ailing husband, who has many health issues, including dementia and heart failure. I noted that people asked questions or offered comfort with sayings which included something about light. Rays of hope, light at the end of tunnel, darkest before dawn etc.

On the sunny days I began to seek out scenes which embodied the "ray of hope” or "darkest before dawn” as a pictorial trope.  There are certain spots for me which seem to have a sense of magic. One such spot is the far end of a certain dam I used to cross to enter the woods at the base of a State Park. I would walk over the dam, talking myself through my mission for the day.  I would ask myself where my thoughts were going and what did I want to express? In 2017, when this image was captured, my husband spent almost half of the summer hospitalized in 4 different hospital stays. That summer in particular I was looking for hope. I was looking for a sign that he’d make it through, that I’d be strong enough to carry the burden of caring for him and our children, and that everything would end up okay in the end.

I came to the end of the dam and began to climb the mountain when I glanced at this small ray of light on the struggling little bud and then ever so slightly pouring over the edges and spilling over the growth in front of the cold hard rock.  I knew I had found my symbol.  I quickly raised my camera and managed to capture a few frames before the light shifted and the moment was gone."

Ivanuskha asks, "Why did you select this piece? What did you leave behind and why?"

Lowey says, "As the series about light evolved through the summer of 2018 I began to ask myself where my truth was. I wondered if the story or the message, my answers, were not in the light but in the darkness instead. 

In the almost 2 years since I began this series I have grappled with moral questions, about life and death and have had to make some serious choices about what my demented husband is okay with and what the person he used to be would deem acceptable. I know now that there are no clear answers, that he and I might not have choices regarding how he wants to live or even if he wants to live. I am feeling much less hopeful and much more conflicted. I turned the image inside out an began to look into the shadows, to see if the darkness was speaking to and for me instead of the light. I don’t create an image of darkness which doesn’t include light, the question I am asking with those images is where the story is coming from.  I submitted three images of light and hope for this contest.

This image (see all of the images 3 in Lowey's page in Exhibition) were made in the early stages of this series, a stage that I feel I have more thoroughly investigated. I did not include the images where I have begun to consider the darkness. I am still in the thick of the darkness and haven’t captured everything I want to say in that manner.  The series is still a work in progress and I will continue to explore both sides of the story."

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Lowey elaborates, "For over three years I’ve been the caretaker to my ill husband. Robbed of both his health and his mind he spends his days sitting in a chair in front of the television. His dementia is a behavioral variant, he has become an entirely different person. No longer a strong commanding figure with a sharp fast thinking mind and a wicked dark sense of humor, he is now gentle and slow, unsteady on his feet, searching to make order of the few things he can understand. We exist together and apart in this lonely place.

He is oddly content in his diminished existence while I rail against it each step of the way. Each morning I steal away to spend time in the woods. In nature I consider the sayings which are so often said to me. I wonder if, despite his grim diagnosis, there are rays of hope. I’ve been advised it is darkest before dawn. I am told there will be a light at the end of the tunnel. So, I search for the light wondering if the answers are there, or maybe, I hope, I'll find my solace in the light.
After a decade in photojournalism I decided to reinvent myself as the fine art photographer I had always intended to be. I got my MFA from The University of Hartford in 2015 and 3 months later my husband could no longer work. In the time since earning my MFA I have been creating images in the woods which reflect my experience as I am pulled into and move through his illness. 
Since receiving my MFA I have not been actively marketing my work, other than attending the Review Santa Fe in 2017. I did get a mention from Jonathan Blaustein on his blog.

http://aphotoeditor.com/2017/12/08/the-best-work-i-saw-at-review-santa-fe-part-2/ 


The work he highlights is also work which speaks about this same difficult period of my life."

alowey.virb.com
insta: a_lowey
 
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PROMISE by A. Lowey
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TRUST by A. Lowey
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FAIRYTALE by Dana West
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Born in California, Dana West spent most of her life in the deserts of California, New Mexico, and Arizona. She received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013.

Dana calls Chicago home where she is busy with her art practice and is a staff member of the SAIC Photography Department. Dana has exhibited from San Francisco to London including shows at Arizona State University, the Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, and Menier Gallery in London. She is represented with four works of art in the permanent collection of the Joan Flasch Artists' Books Collection in the Flaxman Library, Chicago, IL and the Photography Department at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Dana’s work is an exploration into the contemporary fabric of women stained by living. Whether it’s the self-portraits of “Stand Up Straight” or the photographs and transcribed text of “i love you too.”, Dana draws on personal life experience as both the artist and the subject in much of her work. Her personal history mirrors that of other women faced daily with identity, religion, and cultural norms and expectations.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

•    30 Day Guarantee, Slayer Gallery – July Online Exhibition, July 2017

•    The Art of Timelessness – LA Photo Curator, Los Angeles, CA – June 2017

•    Focus: Narrative Photography, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR – July 2017

•    Nasty Women Art Evanston Art Exhibition & Fundraiser – Evanston, IL – June 2017

•    Nasty Women Art Chicago Exhibition & Fundraiser – Chicago, IL – May 2017

•    Within the Portfolios, 50 yrs of SAIC Photo History – Joan Flasch Artists' Books Collection, Chicago, IL – November/December 2016

•    Mesa Community College Alumni Invitational Exhibition, Mesa, AZ – October/December 2016

•    Alphabet – A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX – July/August 2016

•    Pinhole – A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX – July/August 2016

•    Old – A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX – June 2016

•    Exhibition '15: Women & Beauty – LA Photo Curator, Los Angeles, CA – 2015

•    Time – Streit House Space, Online Exhibition – 2015

•    Primary Colors – The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards – Online Exhibition – 2015

•    Dualities – STAC ARTS – Mill Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY – August 2015

•    Family – A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX – July/August 2015

•    Art Through the Lens – Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY – June/August 2015

•    Black & White – The Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct., VT – May/June 2015

•    Cell Phone Photography – LENS/CRATCH Online Exhibition – May 2015

•    Shadow & Light: 2015, Black Box Gallery Online Exhibition – May 2015

•    Semblance – The Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct., VT – April/May 2015

•    Hair – LENS/CRATCH Online Exhibition – April 2015

COLLECTIONS

•    Photography Collection – The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL – 2016, 2017

•    Permanent Collection – Joan Flasch Artists' Books Collection / John M. Flaxman Library, Chicago, IL – 2017

      SAIC Photography Department Portfolio – "Fight Like a Girl"

•    Permanent Collection – The Joan Flasch Artists' Books Collection / John M. Flaxman Library, Chicago, IL – 2016
SAIC Photography Department Portfolio – "Saying Goodbye"

•    Permanent Collection – The Joan Flasch Artists' Books Collection / John M. Flaxman Library, Chicago, IL – 2013
"Stand Up Straight" and "i love you too."

PUBLICATIONS

•    101 Contemporary Artists – Released August 2016

•    ON Semiconductor "Smart Building & Internet-of-Things Solutions" global marketing brochure – 2015, 2016

•    ARTVOICES – Winter 2015 – 8th Anniversary Issue – Released December 2015

•    i love you too. Volumes 1, 2, and 3 – February 2013

•    ON Semiconductor "White Goods Solutions" global marketing brochure, September 2012, 2013, 2014

HONORS / AWARDS

•    Honorable Mention, Exhibition '15: Women & Beauty – LA Photo Curator – 2015

•    Finalist, Primary Colors Photography Competition – The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards – 2015

•    Honorable Mention, Dualities – STAC ARTS – Mill Pond House Gallery – 2015

•    Honorable Mention, Semblance – The Darkroom Gallery – 2015

•    Recipient – The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards – One Year Online Gallery – 2013-14

danawestphoto@icloud.com
www.danawestphoto.com
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MORNING PRAYERS by Dana West
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TREEFISH by Dana West
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NIGHT (CENTRAL MAINE) by Dennis Geller
HONORABLE MENTION
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Dennis Geller says, "I am strongly interested in abstracting a scene by emphasizing or enhancing or manipulating one of more of its properties. Recently I have been moving away from attending to shapes and scale in favor of finding different ways to recognize the qualities of light that may be inherent in a scene.

There is nothing to be found in these images that is not present in the natural locales they captured, but they tell an elusive story of an alien world, just next-door, that I hope will provide for others, as it does for me, some revelatory illumination of our own."

Dennis Geller is a Fine Art photographer in the Boston area. His work, which tends to offer close looks at the everyday, and often veers into the abstract, has appeared in juried and group shows across the U.S. He was co-photographer for the monograph A Parent’s Hip-pocket Guide to Gymnastics and published a limited-edition book featuring his photographs of an historic house in Brookline, MA, 19 Colchester. He has taken classes and workshops at the New England School of Photography, The Griffin Museum, the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Maine Media Workshops  and Boston Photography Workshops; he studied with Laura Valenti, Molly Lamb and Emily Belz. 

He has served as course assistant in various courses given at the Griffin Museum, including the current Atelier 29. His careers outside of photography have involved developing and teaching about complex systems. He is an ordained Humanist Minister and holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science.

Recent Highlights

Juried Shows

·      2019 Abstracts Matter, 311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC

·      2018 Abstraction, Lafayette City Center Gallery (Griffin Museum), Boston, MA

·      2018 National Juried Photography Exhibition, Wickford Art Association, Kingstown,RI. Juror: Paula Tognarelli, Executive Direcor, Griffin Museum.

·      2018 Color 2018, 3 Square Art, Fort Collins,CO. Juried by gallery members

·      2018 Fourth Annual Group Show, Davis-Orton Gallery, Hudson, N.Y.

·      2017 Abstractions, Cultural Center of Cape Cod (see  online exhibition )

·      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). Jurors: Rebecca Morse, Associate Curator, LACMA; Robert Stevens, Faculty, School of Visual Ar ts; Isaac Diggs: Faculty, School of Visual Arts.

Group Shows

·      2018 Atelier 29, Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA; see Die Nebenweld

·      2018 Winter Solstice Show, Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA

·      2018 Atelier 27, Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA; see Projections

·      2017 Boston Photographic Workshops, Boston, MA

·      2017 Winter Solstice Show, Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA see Studios

Publications

·      19 Colchester, photographs of a historic house in Brookline MA, Blurb Press, 2018


dpgeller@dennisgeller.net

 www.dennisgeller.net

Instagram: gellerdennis
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DOLEFUL POND TRAIL 2 by Dennis Geller
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MILLENNIUM PARK BRIDGE by Dennis Geller
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DREAMY by Diane Cockerill
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Diane Cockerill says, "Color, composition, juxtaposition and texture all draw my eye but it's the light that determines the image."

A third-generation Angeleno, Diane Cockerill studied Fine Art at UCLA. When photographing the sprawling neighborhoods of Los Angeles, there is very little that doesn’t pique her imagination.

Street scenes, street art and street curbs, all photographed with a keen eye and unique perspective. Diane worked for over 30 years in the advertising industry but is now fully immersed in photographing her native Los Angeles.

Career Highlights

Studied Fine Art at UCLA

Shown photographs at several local galleries as well as in Boston, South Korea, Paris and Hungary.

PX3 2018 Competition: Image honored as a Gold Winner in the category of Fine Art/Architecture. 

Member of CollectorWorks through Duncan Miller Gallery in Santa Monica.

Appeared on YourDailyPhotograph.com over twenty-five times.

Image selected for the Main Museum in downtown Los Angeles.


https://www.facebook.com/dianecockerill
https://www.facebook.com/Curbiture-199556316808426/
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INSIDE OUT by Diane Cockerill
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MIDNIGHT OIL by Diane Cockerill
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10E ARRONDISSEMENT by Elaine Oves
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"Всё разнообразие, вся прелесть, вся красота жизни слагается из тени и света.” (Лев Толстой) 

"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.” (Leo Tolstoy) 

Since her entry in "Vernacular," November 2017, https://laphotocurator.com/vernacular-curator-paul-kopeikin/exhibition-2/25
Elaine Oves has continued to progress in analog photography. She was published in Wotisart? and Average Art, both art portfolio zines based in the UK. 

Several of her works were published online in Vogue Italia, the most recent being "Daycare," January 2019, captured in Hawthorne Farm, New York. 

bit.ly/vogue-etuorne 
www.instagram.com/etuorne 
 
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BUDAVARI PALOTA by Elaine Oves
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TIME IS HONEY by Elaine Oves
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FILM NOIR by Florin Firimita
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Florin Ion Firimita says, "I am a visual artist, educator, filmmaker, and writer. I took my first photograph at the age of three using a Soviet made Zenith camera.

My interest in image making could be traced back to my father’s modest amateur photo lab in Bucharest, Romania, where I was entrusted with mixing chemicals, developing film, and printing black-and-white images at the age of six.  

My passion for drawing and painting started around the same time, under the influence of my mother. After my parents' death, I continued to study painting and drawing, and kept taking photographs while holding jobs such as welder, grave digger, janitor, window decorator, and security guard. 

Between 1988 and 1990, I was the manager of the art department for the National Theater of Opera and Ballet in Bucharest. In 1990, after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Romanian Revolution, I immigrated to the United States, where I obtained several degrees in fine arts art and art education.

For the past twenty years I have been teaching art at the elementary, high school, and university level.My photography, mixed media work, and writing have been featured in hundreds of galleries and art magazines in Argentina, France, England, and the U.S. The Art of Leaving, a film about my art, was released in 2003. Based on almost 3,000 pages of journal entries, the film took three years to make and was the official selection of seven international film festival such as Santa Fe, Durango, New York, Chicago, and also Montreal’s 23rd Festival International du Film Sur L’Art.

My artwork could be found in many private and public collections in Europe, Australia, and the United States. Between 1990 and 2019 I participated in over 300 solo and group exhibits. I am represented by GADCOLLECTION Gallery in Paris, France.

In a world where images have become a type of pollution, I am interested in creating a unique type of reality removed from the social and political unrest that is currently defining our daily existence. In this light, photography is not a form of escapism, but a poetic tool employed to ask more questions and to deepen the Mystery. I am interested in how the subconscious becomes visible through our narratives, and how art could be a positive force in a world whose humanistic values are constantly under siege. I have always believed in parallel universes. I hope that my images could point to the hidden portals between them."

www.florinfirimita.com
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GODS AND LOVERS by Florin Firimita
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LEARNING TO FLY (MEGAN) by Florin Firimita
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ABOVE THE RAFTERS by Gary Justis
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Gary Justis says, "The subjects of these photographs originate with digital photographic captures of real-time light projections.  I use analog procedures (involving LED, incandescent, refracted and reflected light) finding strategies of capturing images that simulate life forms, objects and structures. I try to locate and record unfamiliar subjects that lie on the edge between still visual order and material displacement.

The images form a conciliatory relationship between themselves and us; between abstraction and recognizable imagery. This opens an unexplored realm, one that contains objects and life forms that critique their own spiritual veracity or detached ephemerality, perched on an edge between substance and formlessness."

Gary Justis earned His Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1979. He has developed his work professionally in the area of sculpture, printmaking and photography for the last 39 years. He lived and worked in Chicago from 1977 to 1999. He currently resides in Bloomington Illinois where he continues his work in sculpture, printmaking, experimental photography and writing. He holds a Professorship at Illinois State University.

He has exhibited work at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, NY, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. He has also exhibited work in numerous exhibitions at private galleries in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. Gary Justis’ work is included in various collections throughout the country; most notably: The Museum of Modern Art Library, The New York City Library (special collections), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Artist’s Books Collection, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC and JP Morgan Chase, New York, NY.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2018 Gary Justis: Luminous Objects, Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL

2017 Heads on Horizon, sculpture and photographs by Gary Justis, Ramp-Arts, Bloomington, IL

2016 Emergence, New Digital Photographic works by Gary Justis, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles
2015 Light Play: Light Producing Objects by Gary Justis, Hiestand Gallery, Miami University, Oxford, OH

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2018

Electron Salon International Members Exhibition, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

Corporealities, juried international photography exhibition, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

American Splendour, juried international photography exhibition, Lion Gallery, New York, NY

Peripheral Visions, juried international photography exhibition, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2017

Cube Art Project, Public screening, July 2017-January 2017, Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NB

Stories, PH21 Gallery, photographs, Budapest, Hungary

Electron Salon (December), Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

Woman as Warrior, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL

What the World Needs Now, Photographic Exhibition, B Complex Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

Electron Salon (September), Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

Mobile Only, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Eddie Breitweiser, “Heads on Horizon at Ramp-Arts”,Site Specific (on-line), February, 2018, (ill).

David Roth, “Mechanical and Luminous, The Artwork of Gary Justis”, Esthetic Lens (on-line), January 2018, (ill).

Cassidy, Victor. “Gary Justis at the Elmhurst Art Museum”, Art in America, April, 2008, pg. 172, (ill.).

www.garyjustis.org
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INCANTATION by Gary Justis
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MEELA by Gary Justis
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SKETCHING WITH LIGHT 01 by Gauri Chopra
HONORABLE MENTION
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Gauri Chopra says,“Art is my essential tool for sustaining a fulfilling life.”

The complicated process of simplifying the mind, to transfer the art from the brain onto a tangible medium, is very intriguing. The challenge to conceptualize, create and complete every project is a complicated process for an artist. Translating experiences, emotions, thoughts, and visions onto paper is an intense play of the mind, which often leads to incomplete and shelved artwork. Hence my art is an expression of the transformation of my struggles into victories, that elevated my perspective and helped me find myself, during my journey over the years, and my motivation solely comes from a critical comparison of my past self, and where I am today with my creative process."
 
Born and raised in Mumbai, India, Gauri Chopra began her career in 2002, when she transformed her childhood hobby of photography into her passion as a self-taught photographer. In 2010 Chopra graduated with a BA in industrial, scientific photography from the prestigious Brooks Institute of photography in Santa Barbara, California. High-Quality education and the newly acquired knowledge of scientific techniques changed Gauri's perspective towards commercial photography. For four years, she interned/assisted high-speed, commercial and art photographers in New York such as Richard Pierce, Shinichi Maruyama, Norimichi Inoguchi and Martin Waugh in Portland.

In addition to winning several international photography awards, Gauri interned and assisted for some of the leading brands in the industry such as Carlsberg, Kheils, Estee Lauder, and Speedo to name a few. In the midst of her commercial journey, she realized that her art itself was calling for a larger purpose in life — a mission via which she could create more value through her art and share the knowledge with others. In the search for creating more awareness of the artist within herself, in 2012 Chopra discovered the ocean through her lens, after which she quit her commercial work and dedicated five years of her life to studying and capturing the wonders of our oceans and its inhabitants in the Indian ocean. In the process she learned about how tropical coral reefs are productive ecosystems, and not only do they support enormous biodiversity, but they are also of immense value to the human species.

In 2012 Chopra published her first book, The Best Sword, which blends her passion for spirituality, nature, and martial art, and in 2017 she published an I pad application (book), in the hope to create awareness about the importance of a cleaner environment, starting from our oceans. Gauri Chopra now specializes in Architectural and high-speed photography. Her passion for photography is not only about images, but also about the concept, vision, and her love for the art itself. 
 

earthmatterz.in  
watermatterz.in
oceanwonders.in
gaurichopra.in
www.instagram.com/chopragauri/
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SKETCHING WITH LIGHT 02 by Gauri Chopra
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SKETCHING WITH LIGHT 03 by Gauri Chopra
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ASHES by Josefina F. Moran
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Josefina F Moran says of her series, TATI, "I want to create an intimate portrait of my mother. Her name is Tatiana.

I watch her carefully through the lens and observe her gestures: the way she smokes a cigarette, the way she applies her lipstick. My aim is to discover something more about her, something I haven’t seen before. I sense that the more I watch her, the better I understand her.

My mother can be distant, guarded. She has built a wall around her and at times it is difficult to reach her. The portraits take place in her house, in that space where the furniture has been carefully chosen and arranged in its place. Tati is rooted in that world and she owns it. I photograph her with certain objects that define her; like her pearl necklace, a red lipstick or a cigarette. 

I am a photographer based in Brooklyn. My focus is portraiture and fine art. I work as a portrait photographer for advertising and private clients. My work was exhibited at the Latin American Fine ArtCompetition at Agora Gallery in NYC. I have participated in several solo and group exhibitions. I taught photography in my native Buenos Aires.

I have also worked as a successful make up artist, in film, television and advertising -working with such artists as Cindy Sherman in her feature film, and with top production and advertising companies in Buenos Aires and New York. 

I studied english translation at the University Del Salvador in Buenos Aires, but early on I discovered that my passion was in film and photography. I moved to California to study theater make up make. Eventually  I studied photography at the International Center of Photography in NY."

Career Highlights

2018 The latin American Fine Art exhibition. Agora Gallery NYC
2018  Connection Four Visions. Umbrella Arts. NYC

2015 Umbrella Arts NYC (Solo Exhibition)

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LEGS by Josefina F. Moran
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TATI IN LIGHT by Josefina F. Moran
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CEDROW by Judy Brown
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Judith Brown says, "My work over the past decade has concentrated on horses, nudes, and farm animals,  I have always been especially interested in lighting, in particular in back lighting or side lighting.  Included are three examples which I am particularly pleased with.  "Sunset at the White Stallion Ranch"  captures a white horse in profile back lit by the last light of the day.  "Cedrow" was taken just outside the barn at Winona Farm in Natick during the years when I did turn in of the animals and was there to capture the final illumination  of the setting sun.  Finally "Spud" was a horse I took lessons on for many years.  He was captured here in his stall with elegant side lighting."

Following a career as Professor of Physics at Wellesley College and Research Scientist at the  MIT Media Lab, Judy Brown has combined her long-time passions for animals and photography.    She is particularly interested in form, texture, and lighting in images and is attracted to subjects for their simplicity and beauty of form. 

Her "Elliott" portfolio of a spirited pony in his stall has been given a number of solo shows including two in Griffin Museum satellite galleries and an MIT Architecture Department Tele-exhibit.  Six images from the portfolio "Far from the Madding Crowd" will be shown in a two person show at the Griffin Museum Satellite gallery, Sowa, this spring.    Selections from her "Antique Skin" and  "Elliott" portfolios as well as other images have been selected for over a dozen juried exhibitions including  Asbury University, Wilmore, KY "The Horse: A Juried Exhibit" ,  Texas Photographic Society Members Only Show , and SE Center for Photography "The Contemporary Nude". 

Most recently she has spent much of her time photographing the animals on a farm in South Natick, MA consummating a childhood passion for farms and animals while growing up in rural Texas. 

In the last decade Brown has taken several courses at Rhode Island School of Design  and New England School of Photography. She has also taken studio art courses in drawing and design at Wellesley College.  Workshops include Equine Photography in Southern France with Tony Stromberg, Maine Media's  "A Certain Alchemy" with Keith Carter,  and Atelier 26 with Meg Birnbaum at the Griffin Museum of Photography. 

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Solo Exhibits:
MIT Dept of Architecture PlaZma tele-exhibit October 2009
"Equine Images" - Sherborn Inn 3/12 - 4/9 2012
"Elliott" - The Griffin Museum at The Cambridge Homes 8/6 - 10/1 2012 "Elliott" - The Griffin Museum at Aberjona River Gallery 12/6 - 2/24 2012- 2013
"Equine Portraits" - Wellesley Free Library September 2016
"Equine Portraits" - Dover Town Library 5/13 - 7/15 2017
"Far from the Madding Crowd" (with Meg Birnbaum "Losing the Farm")
The Griffin Museum @ SoWa 4/10 - 6/18

Group Exhibits:
Asbury University, Wilmore, KY "The Horse: A Juried Exhibit" 9/20-11/6 2010
Juror: Dr. Linda Stratford, associate professor of art juror
Equine Ideal Photo Contest 3rd place Head Study 2011
http://equinephotocontest.com/winners2011.asp
Texas Photographic Society Members Only Show 1/9 - 3/9 2012
Juror: Henry Horenstein
Photoplace "The Four Seasons" “On-Line Annex.” 2/14 - 3/10 2012
Juror: David Middleton
Interview with Clara Lieu 8/10 2012
http://claralieu.wordpress.com/2012/08/10/thursday-spotlight-judy-brown/
"Teague to Winchester" - Sunday lecture at Griffin Museum 11/21 2012
Center for Fine Art Photography "Portraits" 2/15 – 3/23 2013
Juror: Charles Guice
Photoplace Annex ``The Magic of Light" Jan 2013 2013
Juror: Aline Smithson
Newburyport Art Association 16th Annual Regional Juried Show 4/26 - 5/27 2013
Juror: Al Miner
PhotoPlace Gallery "Self Portrait" 5/21 -6/15 2013
Juror: Caleb Cole
PhotoPlace Gallery " Looking Back: The Art of Nostalgia " 8/13 - 9/6 2013
Juror: Mary Ann Lynch
The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) November 2013
Kiernan Online Gallery " Expressions: Contemporary Portraiture" 4/2 - 4/26 (2 images) 2014
Juror: Robin Rice
Broadmoor Mass Audubon Sanctuary, Natick, MA September 2014
Equine Ideal Photo Contest 4th place Artistic 2015
http://www.equinephotographycontest.com/winners2015.asp?cat_id=172
Curated Frig Aug/Sept 2015
Juror: Caleb Cole
SE Center for Photography "The Contemporary Nude" March 2016
Juror: Bernard Gerson
PhotoPlace Gallery "Animalia" Online Gallery March 23 - April 22 2016
Juror: Traer Scott
A Smith Gallery "Old" May 20 - June 26 2016
Juror: Peter Turnley
Oldtown Calendar 2009-2016
The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) 2016
Library and bank exhibits: Framingham(2 exhibits), Wayland, Natick (7 exhibits),
Middlesex Bank 2008-2016
Griffin Museum Solstice Exhibit 2013-2016
Griffin Museum 23rd Juried Exhibition for Instagram 6/24 - 9/1 2017
Juror: Paula Tognarelli
Griffin Museum Atelier 26 Exhibit September 2017
A Smith Gallery "Animalia" 9/15 - 10/29 2017
Honorable Mention for "Baby's Breath with Liam"
Juror: Traer Scott
YourDailyPhotograph.com chosen in category "horse" 2017
Curated Frig Winter 2018
Juror: J. Sybylla Smith
L.A. Photo Curator “The Animal Kingdom” March 2018
Second Place for "Baby's Breath with Liam"
Juror: Carol Erb
SE Center for Photography "Contemporary Portraiture" November 2018
Three images
Juror: Steve Diamant
Oldtown Calendar (for 2020 calendar) 2018
Best in Show for "Baby's Breath with Liam"
PhotoPlace Gallery “Self-Portrait” January 2019
Juror: Aline Smithson

  
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SPUD by Judy Brown
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SUNSET AT WSRANCH by Judy Brown
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AIR FRANCE by Kathryn Dunlevie
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Kathryn Dunlevie says of her series, Cover Versions, "I have always been intrigued by apparent inconsistencies in time and space, and by each individual’s shifting sense of reality. As I fracture and reassemble images to suggest the intrusion of alternate worlds, everyday scenes are transformed into compositions that hint at mysterious underlying structures and intangible extra dimensions.

Incorporating vintage record album covers into my process provides me with a trove of not-so-blank canvases replete with diverse textures and random elements from popular culture. Layering my photographs on top of this wide range of bizarre inspirational springboards takes me in unexpected directions.

As relics from our communal visual archive are overlaid with contemporary images, we seem to jump through space and time. With each 'Cover Version' I strive to suggest that dimensions, normally separate, have indeed collided."

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."

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.

Highlights of Career:

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)
Chosen four times for 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)

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PORTS OF CALL by Kathryn Dunlevie
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SHANACHIE by Kathryn Dunlevie
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PADDLEBOARDER, ALEMEDA, CA by Laurie Peek
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Laurie Peek says, "I am a wanderer and collector. I stay receptive to the light, the lines, the colors, the mood. Working with my images, I bring out the ambiguity, the strangeness, the arresting power, the previously unseen — finding magic in the mundane."

Laurie Peek is an award-winning photographer whose work straddles the line between documentary and fine art.  With a knack for elevating the everyday, she’s been a photography educator, archivist, and journalist. 

Peek has a Photography MFA from Visual Studies Workshop / SUNY Buffalo.  While in graduate school, she worked at the George Eastman House Museum. After graduation, she taught photography in Washington D.C. for two years. Moving to New York City in the 1980s, she became the photo librarian for Sygma Photo News before becoming a photojournalist and PR photographer covering issues like housing, crime, and various progressive causes. She was staff photographer for the Dept. of General Services/NYC as well as The Brooklyn Paper.  As PR photographer, she documented national political races for candidates across the country.

After another career selling and marketing creative services to corporations, in recent years, she’s returned to her roots in fine art photography.

Peek’s work has appeared in numerous publications: NYTimes, The Brooklyn Paper, City Limits, Soho News, Village Voice, Fraction Magazine, The Photo Review, The Progressive and film documentaries (Tupac-Resurrection, Koch)

Her photographs have been exhibited across the US: A. Smith Gallery (TX), Center for Photography at Woodstock (NY), Center for Fine Art Photography (CO), Blue Door Gallery (NY), Edward Hopper House Museum and Study Center (NY), Flywheel Gallery (NY), Garner Arts Center (NY), Garrison Center for the Arts (NY), RI Center for Photography, Ridgefield Guild Gallery (CT), Robert Anderson Gallery (CO), Rockland Center for the Arts (NY), Silvermine Gallery (CT), Upstream (NY), Union Arts Center (NY), and Van Der Plas Gallery (NY).

CV:

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

Laurie Peek Car Parts, Union Arts Center, Sparkill, NY - March - April 2018
Rockland Reverso, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY - Sept. 2017
Art in the Park, Piermont, NY - September 2015
Artist of the Month, Edward Hopper House, Nyack, NY -  August 2014

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2019:
Small Works, Robert Anderson Gallery, Denver, CO, March - April, Jurors Margy Dudley & Wendi Schneider
Diptych, A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, Jan. - March, Juror: Kevin Tully
black/white, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, Jan. - Feb., Juror: Jennifer Schlesinger
The Naked Print, R.I. Center for Photography, Providence, RI, Jan. - Feb., Juror: Stephen Fisher
A Color Moment, PhotoPlace Online Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Juror: Arthur Meyerson
The Photo Review Magazine 2019 Competition Issue

2018:
Abstract, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO, Juror: Elizabeth Houston
Inside Small, Outside In Gallery,, Oct. - Nov. Piermont, NY,  Juror: Lisa D’Amico
Art is the Voice of CT, Silvermine Photographers, Hearst CT Media Group, Norwalk, CT, Nov.
Center for Photography at Woodstock Benefit Auction, Kingston, NY, Sept. 
Light and Shadow, Rockland Center for the Arts, W. Nyack, NY April, Juror: Barbara Galazzo
Silvermine Artists Guild Pop-Up Exhibit, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT March-April
Blue Door Art Center Juried Members Exhibit, Yonkers, NY, Jan. - Feb. 2018
Silvermine Guild New Members, Silvermine Art Center, New Canaan, CT, Jan. - Feb. 2018
From the Studio Exhibit, The Art School at Old Church, Demarest, NJ
Edward Hopper House Museum Members Exhibit, Union Arts Center, Sparkill, NY Jan.- March

2017:
Photography Now, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Nov. - Jan., Juror: William Ewing
Local Love, Volition Gallery, Bell-ans Center of Creative Arts, Orangeburg, NY,  June
All Art +, Van der Plas Gallery, NYC,  July 
CameraWorks 2017, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, CT (Best in Show) Feb. - March, Juror: Rebecca Robertson, Photo Editor PDN
Eye of The Beholder: Art Though the Lens, My Own Little Gallery, Nyack, NY,  Feb.- March 
Photography Takes Over 2017, Upstream Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, Feb. 

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RENT A CAR LOT, FORT LEE, NJ by Laurie Peek
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