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L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet'
HONORABLE MENTIONS: Dennis Geller- 'Night' (Central Maine), Gauri Chopra - 'Sketching with Light 01' & Amina AmXn - 'Black Swag Is Beautiful 2'
L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' HONORABLE MENTIONS: Dennis Geller- 'Night' (Central Maine), Gauri Chopra - 'Sketching with Light 01' & Amina AmXn - 'Black Swag Is Beautiful 2'
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
L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' HONORABLE MENTIONS: Dennis Geller- 'Night' (Central Maine), Gauri Chopra - 'Sketching with Light 01' & Amina AmXn - 'Black Swag Is Beautiful 2'
SKETCHING WITH LIGHT 01 by Gauri Chopra
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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.

www.gaurichopra.in

https://www.instagram.com/chopragauri/
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