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CRUTCHES by Alysia Macaulay
FIRST PLACE WINNER
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Alysia Macaulay says of her work, "Intrigued by the voyeuristic and often unsettling ambiance light creates at night, I began this series as an exploration of night light and how it affects our perception of what an image represents. 

I have focused on the power and mystique this light creates within the context of my family. 

Taking an active role in each image, the light source is not only an integral part of the story, in many instances it is the subject itself. 

The two opposing elements in this body of work, what the light reveals and what the absence of light conceals, are created by a single source, night light."

Alysia Macaulay is a fine art photographer living in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Inspired by the power of an image, and the story it can tell, her photographs depict the subtle, poignant moments that occur within her family life, particularly in times of great challenge. 

Her work has appeared in numerous group shows, as well as, solo exhibitions at Umbrella Arts Gallery in New York City and The Griffin Museum of Photography in Boston. 

Alysia is represented by 555 Gallery in Boston.

www.alysiamacaulay.com
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NIGHT SHED by Alysia Macaulay
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SUMMER READING by Alysia Macaulay
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SHADOW OF LIGHT by Amir Lavon
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Amir Lavon says of this work, "The way down to the village is a series that I have been filming for a while in order to visually conveying the feelings behind the frames.

The challenge here is how to create the same narrative, that latent and magical emotion that exists only in your soul for the soul of the beholder, even for that fragile second of light, of nature and other life, of peace and tranquility within the chaos of the Land of Israel.

One of the thoughts that came to me during the filming is how can we prove what is almost nonexistent, how do we preserve the remnants of the past? How to create a stop of the big city in favor of a photothermatic moment that appeals to emotion and emphasizes the visuals of the hidden past, of the moshav and the kibbutz, from which only fragments and photographic fragments remain.

During the filming I thought about what I was trying to photograph, the process or what was left of it, and I still do not have a clear answer to this question, perhaps the pictures will be able to answer this question.

The series deals with nature and life, but also tries to tell the story of the place or what is left of it, a low hill covered with dry thorns, and clearly a kind of wire, which a human hand once laid. The excitement of the smooth paved road, arranged in direct strips that produce a symmetrical symmetry with modern electricity but also with nature, gives way to the cutting point, to the scar that the paved road has left in the earth itself, and above all in what was previously the place, where someone lived.

The road leading down to the village is a series dealing with the presence of the past in the present, what remains and what remains, what was and will be and where we are going.

This is a series that is my refuge; perhaps the last of the almost impossible life here in the Land of Israel, the only place that was once someone's home and now serves as the only escape I know to feel alive, the only place I feel.

The irony of what I seek, find, exit, enter, smell, feel, see, perceive, perceive, tap, photograph, and document the place because it is no longer exists for the benefit of something, I am not sure is still within me or soon will be extinct."

A 36 year old street and documentary photographer, based in Afula, Israel, Amir Lavon is also an English and photography teacher for special aids students and student at high risk community in the education system.

He earned his P.E Degree in photography and new media in PCK Photo center College, studied B/w photography and printing from the creative photography school, TLV and culture photography in National geographic Israel. 

www.lavont1.wixsite.com/streettime
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CHANGE OF MOOD by Amir Lavon
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MY HORSE by Amir Lavon
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CHAIR by Arlene Stanger
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Arlene Stanger says of her work, "I am originally from Michigan and am presently a retired microbiologist living in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin. 

My interest in photography began many years ago when I took a darkroom class developing black and white photos while living in Monterey, California. 

I am largely self taught and have taken some independent photography classes at a junior college in Illinois as well as photography classes at the Peninsula Art School in Fish Creek, WI.

I started out with a 35 mm SLR film camera and then switched to digital when that became available.  With digital cameras becoming increasingly more complex, it was a refreshing experience when I was introduced to the Holga camera (a plastic, no frills 120 mm film camera made in China) in a course I took. 

I love the unpredictability of the resulting image and am always excited to see the end result.

After recently taking classes in using the iPhone, I have added that to my equipment repertoire for capturing images as well. The photography apps available are amazing in their creative and editing.  Regardless of the equipment I use, I am continually searching for interesting shapes, textures and light qualities that I hope will elicit an emotional response from those viewing my images.

My images have been juried into galleries in Wisconsin, Oregon, California, New York, Massachusetts and Texas.  I received the Director’s Award at A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX in 2014; 2nd place at the 53rd Annual Hardy Gallery Exhibit in Ephraim, WI in 2015; and a Special Merit Award at the 41st Annual Juried Exhibit at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay, WI in 2016. 

I have received nominations and an honorable mention in the 9th and 10th Annual International Black & White Spider Awards. 

Most recently I have been published in Black & White magazine’s 2016 & 2017 photo contest Special Issues and, as the winner in the Nature/Flower category of the 7th Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for women photographers and finalist in the Fine Art and Landscape categories of the 8th Edition of the JMCA, three of my images were exhibited at the 4th Edition of the International Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography in Berlin, Germany in 2016.

I’m currently represented by Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor, WI."

www.StangerImage.com
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MORNING FOG by Arlene Stanger
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RAINY DAY by Arlene Stanger
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SHADES OF SUNRISE by Bailey Dale
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Bailey Dale say of this series, '7 Shades of Yellow' is a documentation of my hometown, Amarillo, TX.

No longer a resident of Amarillo, I have continuously returned to reevaluate the cultural and spiritual ideologies that were imposed upon me as a young child who was raised in the heart of the “Bible Belt.”

Through this project, I study my native home from a now outsider’s perspective, making images that reflect my shift in personal views as I have evolved as a person and distanced myself from the area.

Each image in this series serves as a visual representation of my detachment from the space while also incorporating subjects that trace back to my childhood.

Each image was shot using a 4x5 view camera as an act to mimic the sense of stillness and abandonment that exists in the areas of Amarillo that were most prevalent to me as an adolescent. The landscape photographs study the physical space, while the still lives portray my personal view of Amarillo and the common themes that surround it."

Bailey Dale’s work focuses on documenting her hometown of Amarillo, Texas.

This project, titled 7 Shades of Yellow, looks at the areas of the Panhandle that have remained stagnant over the years, while also studying the shifts in personal ideology that occurred after distancing herself from the town.

She was born in Amarillo, Texas in 1993 where her interest in photography began in early high school.

This interest grew while working as an assistant for video artist Michael Rowley. After attending one year at Amarillo College in 2012, Bailey moved to Denton, Texas to complete her BFA in photography at the University of North Texas.

In January of 2016, she accepted an internship with Dallas editorial photographer Justin Clemons that she completed upon graduation that May.

During the summer of 2016, she worked as the studio coordinator for the summer season at Maine Media Workshops + College, where she assisted several renowned photographers, including Joyce Tenneson, Arlene Collins, and Richard Tuschman.

After spending a year working as a studio manager for Justin Clemons in Dallas, she spent the summer of 2017 working as a course coordinator at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Now based in Los Angeles, CA, Bailey is currently continuing 7 Shades of Yellow and exploring other projects. Her work has been featured at The Center for Fine Art Photography, Black Box Gallery, Genome Magazine, Aint-Bad, and F-Stop Magazine.    

www.baileydale.com
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BOTTOM OF THE VALLEY by Bailey Dale
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WHERE WILL YOU GO WHEN YOU DIE by Bailey Dale
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FURNISHINGS by Barbara Kantz
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Barbara Kantz is a college professor who teaches history and human services.

She is interested in visual art as an important element in examining the human
condition.

She developed an aesthetic sense from her father, a commercial artist.

She lives on Long Island, in an historic home on a tidal marsh.

She lives on Long Island, in an historic home on a tidal marsh. She photographs
what is local and regional.

She is an award winning photographer and songwriter. 
 
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LAST LIGHT by Barbara Kantz
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NEWPORT MANSION by Barbara Kantz
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BRIGHT RED by Bego Montesinos
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Bego Montesinos says of her work, "These photographs were taken both in Japan and Hong Kong in 2015 and 2016, respectively, and try to show the visual humbleness of a unique country such as Japan and the urban wonders of a vibrant and colorful HK.

They are to truly inspire my soul every time I close my eyes and incessantly visualize them in my dreams: magic places which are engraved in my heart for good; they are to embrace my soul and make me smile out of pure joy and love. Images whose colors are to be part of my skin so as to make it shine bright.

Those aforesaid images are to be a part of me and aspire to draw a smile in everyone’s hearts: the path to pure joy where our cravings for traveling and exploring our precious planet might be found and join for good. 

They are really meaningful to me since they are to describe exactly how I felt in those said places in different times but conversely, being able to inspire at many levels equally. Spiritually evoking shots that are to embrace my inner being any time I just stop and stare at them so as to close my eyes and visualize them incessantly, swimming in pure emotional pleasure. Breathlessly being a part of me as of today."

Montesinos is an English teacher who was born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, and who really enjoys what she does, that is, getting to inspire others and motivate them to be better and have a precious smile at all times. 

She considers herself to be lucky enough to teach and learn on the process... ...Education is a unique tool. 

She believes in love and following her heart no matter what. She sees empathy as the most powerful weapon ever since it can change the world.

She loves to travel as traveling is to be her passion: it is what defines her as a person. She also loves to read and write.

She takes photographs as she walks this life through mysterious paths.

She does believe in humans and their ability to draw picturesque landscapes where others just see a deep void. The future is in us...

bego.montesinos@gmail.com
 
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SACRED SANCTUARY by Bego Montesinos
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UNTOUCHABLE by Bego Montesinos
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GOLDEN AFTERNOON CANAIMA by Carla Tabora
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Carla Tabora says, "For 'Certain Places', I’ve chosen three images that represent a pilgrimage to places that are mystically connected to my life.
When I left Venezuela, I thought I could return anytime to refill my soul with its nature, that is a part of my childhood and my growing as an artist.

Twenty five Years have passed and I could only revisit some places once more. Because of lack of security in Venezuela some of my childhood places are impossible to visit now.

These three images are from South of Venezuela, La Gran Sabana, a sacred place for me"
 
Carla Tabora, an artist whose life has been spent in a variety of lands and languages, has produced a body of work which comes across as a dialogue between different parts of the world.

Through photography and painting she has built up a narrative of subtlety, rhythm and luminosity, akin to that of a poem. The central metaphor of that poem is the tree in its representation of life. Words reverberate round this multilingual, mestizo text, echoing through the naturalness of all these solidly structured images.
Rosario Peiro
 
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PILGRIMAGE TO KAVAC by Carla Tabora
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PILGRIMAGE TO SALTO DEL SAPO by Carla Tabora
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AND TIDES BEAT THROUGH YOUR SLEEP by Christiana Caro
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Christiana Caro says of her work, "My research combines elements of perception, collection, folk culture, and place.

My work examines discrete sites and acts of preservation, including heritage museums that display objects curated by residents.

The photographs I make are informed by mythological riffs generated on isolated topographies and the experiential practice of seeking and finding them.

These projects have taken me to locations in the US and abroad. Each body is tailored to idiosyncrasies of locale while uniformly addressing landscape, mapping, cosmos, environment, and the slippages between memory and interpretation.

In departing from straight documents, narrative symbols, or archival objects, my images explore all three – those moments where they come together, and fall apart again. 

The images submitted here are from a series, The World Has Turned, shot on Orcas Island, WA and exhibited at the BABEL Gallery in Trondheim, Norway in 2016. They investigate a landscape that is equal parts subterranean and interstellar."

Born in Washington, DC, Caro earned her BFA in photography from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and her MFA from the University of Arizona, Tucson.

She has participated in a number of artist-in-residency programs, lectures, and exhibitions in the US and abroad.

From 2011-12, Caro received a Fulbright Fellowship for research in Slovakia, during which time she also founded and curated Clutch Gallery, a pop-up exhibition space that showcased the work of Slovak and US artists.

In 2015 she co-founded a similar project for local artists in Norfolk, VA - Range Gallery.

Caro has taught photography and art history at Old Dominion University, the University of Arizona, the Florence University of the Arts, the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, the Governor's School for the Arts, and served as a visiting Fulbright artist at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava.

She currently lives in Seattle, where she maintains a studio practice and works with the Artists and Machine Intelligence program at Google.

Selected Exhibitions:

2016 The World Has Turned, BABEL. Trondheim, Norway (Solo) 

2015 Oma und Opa, Photoraum, Koln, Germany 

The Wall (archives) #10 – Assab One, Milano, Italy 

2014 T/HERE, Glass Wheel Gallery, Norfolk, VA 

Essentials, Baron and Ellen Gordon Galleries, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 

New Waves, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA – 3rd Place

2013 Talk About Your Best Day Outdoors, Nobile & Amundsen, Norfolk, VA (Solo) 

2012 New Shores, F_AIR Landings, F_AIR, Palazzi Florence, Florence, Italy 

The Wall (archives) # 7 – Cosenza, UniversitИ della Calabria, Centrale dell’Arte, Cosenza, Italy 

Artist Talks:

2016 LKV (Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder), Trondheim, Norway

2013 HIAP (Helsinki International Artists Program), Suomenlinna Island, Finland

2012 ICP-Bard “Memories Can’t Wait” Symposium, International Center for Photography, New York, NY 

Plusminusnula Gallery, Zilina, Slovakia

2011 Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia 

Constantine the Philosopher University, Nitra, Slovakia 

Florence University of the Arts, Florence, Italy

2009 Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Southwest Regional Conference, Tucson, AZ

Work Experience, Teaching:
2016-Present 

Google, Inc., Seattle, WA, Creative Photography, Machine Intelligence 

2012-2015
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Governor’s School for the Arts, Norfolk, VA, Instructor, Courses Taught

2014 
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA, Visiting Instructor, Photography

Co-Founder, Curator, Range Gallery Collective, Norfolk, VA

2011 
Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Photography and New media, Bratislava, Slovakia, Visiting Fulbright Artist

Florence University of the Arts, Florence, Italy, Visiting AIR Lecturer

2009-11
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Instructor of Record

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Graduate Teaching Assistant

2002–Present 
Freelance Photographer

2013 
Representative Artist Member, Norfolk Public Arts Commission, Wards Corner Project, Norfolk, VA

Organizer, ODU Adjunct Faculty exhibition, Baron and Ellin Gordon Gallery, Norfolk, Virginia

2012 
Organizer, Student Photography Exhibition, Findings, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk ,VA

2011 
Founder/Curator, Clutch Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia 

2009 -11
Print Attendant and Museum Education Assistant, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ 

Studio Assistant, Frank Gohlke, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Assistant, Digital Photography Archivist, Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, VA

www.christianacaro.com
 
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NOBODY LOVES NO ONE by Christiana Caro
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ULTRA LIGHT DOWN by Christiana Caro
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WEST 1 by Chris Jones
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Chris Jones says of his work, "The west of Ireland, It’s dark nostalgia waits, like rain out to sea wild hidden places draw me back to the nostalgia of youth."

Chris Jones was born in New York and grew up in Co. Kerry in the west of Ireland.

He holds a BA in Fine Art, Limerick School of Art and Design 1998.

Currently lives and works in Dublin.

Often captured candidly, his work looks at the narratives that emerge from daily life.

Selected exhibitions:

•    Streetphotography - Ph21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary. 2017
•    Monochrome - Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece. 2017
•    Exposed - Hive Gallery, Waterford, Ireland. 2016
•    Greetings from Ireland - PhotoIreland Festival. 2015
•    Made on Monday III, Block T, Dublin (2013)
•    Made on Monday II,  The complex , Dublin 2010
•    Hooverville, Sycamore Club, Temple bar, Dublin 2010
•    Made on Monday, Broadstone Studios ,Dublin 2009.
•    Thorn on the bloody rose stem The Ivy house, Dublin. 2006 (Solo exhibition)
•    Contemporary counterparts, The Belltable arts centre, Limerick.2005

http://www.chrisjonesphotography.net
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WEST 2 by Chris Jones
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WEST 3 by Chris Jones
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POST IDEALISM by Daniel Sullivan
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Daniel Sullivan says of his work, "These images are from the “Phosphene Series” of digital photographs, and make it a goal to beautify questionable events, or imply a malevolence behind an idyllic facade.

They symbolically test the viewers’ abilities to simultaneously look at and through an image, to detect the actual form and perhaps intent - underlying the depictions we are exposed to."

Artist Daniel Sullivan is a founding partner/owner at Oliver Street Studios and was co-founding Director of AREA 405 gallery.

Born in Columbus, Ohio; he received his BFA in painting from The Ohio State University, where he received numerous honors and awards - including the Hoyt L. Sherman Memorial Scholarship.

He received his MFA, also in painting, from The University of Maryland, College Park - graduating with a 4.0 GPA.

Daniel currently lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland.

Daniel has a thirty-year exhibition history, showing regionally, nationally and internationally.

Exhibition venues have included solo and group shows at The Columbus Museum of Art, The Delaware Museum of Art, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Muscarelle Museum of Art, Maryland Art Place, School 33 Art Center, Walker Arts Center, Baumgartner Gallery, Acme Art Company, Atlantic Center for the Arts and many others. He has also been awarded grants from both the NEA and the Maryland State Arts Council, as well as being a national finalist for the Richard C. Diebenkorn Memorial Teaching Fellowship at The San Francisco Art Institute. 

His work for many years, was an open-ended dialogue with the viewer, deconstructing scientific metrics and the methodologies of modernism.

This subject and the disassembly of conventions, has recently been supplanted by a thorough investigation of historic and clandestine conspiracies.

The control of information and the fracturing of an individual's psyche, are equally considered and taking the form of modernist standards. A quest for an aesthetic truth in a world where truth is selective and redacted.
                      
SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2007: “LAIKA: FIRST DOG IN SPACE” at School 33 Art Center; Baltimore, MD.
           
2005: “HOW TO READ SHOP DRAWINGS” at Acme Art Co. Columbus, Ohio.
      
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2017: “BIENNIAL: ORIGINS IN GEOMETRY” Museum of Geometric Art, Dallas, TX.
      
2017: “STRICTLY PAINTING 11” McLean Project for The Arts, McLean, VA.

2017: “THE GREAT SPIROGRAPH CHALLENGE” Tower Gallery, Brockport, NY.
     
2016: “ARTISTS OF OLIVER STREET STUDIOS” Ballroom Gallery: Baltimore, MD.

2013: “ARTISTS OF STATION NORTH” Various locations; Baltimore, MD.

www.danielsullivan-art.com    
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SURFACE IV by Daniel Sullivan
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SURFACE VI by Daniel Sullivan
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AT HOME by Ellen Mahaffy
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Ellen Mahaffy says of her work, 'Walk Among the Spirits', Once I encountered Tahoe’s diverse environment, I found that the images around me expressed their own ideas, that all I had to do was be attentive and receptive to them. When I looked carefully, I found that often the iconic shapes of the natural landscape transformed themselves into something before my eyes, and this surreality found in nature began to appear in my photographs.

Many of my images play with the relative sizes of the components through the angle and composition of the frame, while others explore changes in a scene over time. Rather than reiterating the classic “big picture” view of the west, I focused on the smaller details of the landscape, the details that revealed themselves to be more than what a viewer might see at first glance."

Ellen Mahaffy originated in a small town south of Rochester, New York, known as Lima. A high school art elective led to her lifelong commitment to photography. 


After her high school photography teacher convinced her that going to college for art would suit her more than computer science, she made her way to Baltimore, Maryland, where she earned a BFA in photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art. 

After returning to Rochester, she attained a MFA from the College at Brockport and Visual Studies Workshop. Her multimedia project, Nothing Was Ever Said, unearthed familial secrets. Her study of queer theory inspired her to produce portraits that explore sexuality. 

Currently, she is an associate professor in the department of communication and journalism at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire,  where she teaches courses in visual communication. She is also the co-founder and an executive director of the Eau Queer Film Festival (2010–present). 

Awards:
First Place for Resting Fly, 2016
Minneapolis Photography Center, Abstracted International Exhibition. Brett Kallusky juror.

Best in Show for High Voltage, 2009.
1212 Gallery, Richmond, VA, National Juried Photography Exhibition, Julian Cox,  juror.

Honorable Mention for Fallen Leaf Dam, 2005 Watson Studio Gallery, Johnson City, TX

Solo Exhibitions:
L. E. Philips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire, WI, Walk Among the Spirits. 2009

University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, McIntyre Library, Women Studies 25th Anniversary Profiles 2007

American Association of University Women, Rochester, NY, Walk Among the Spirits. 2007

Lake Tahoe Community College, South Lake Tahoe, CA Walk Among the Spirits.
2007


Exit Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, New Works. 2006

Group Exhibitions:
Publications:  
Finding the Light Exhibition Catalog. Published by PhotoPlace Gallery 2014

Windows and Mirrors Exhibition Catalog, Published by PhotoPlace Gallery
Open to Interpretation: Intimate Landscape Book, Metro State University, St. Paul, MN,  2012

Vision Magazine, publication produced in conjunction with UW-EC’s WMNS 25th Anniversary 2009 

Finalist, Photographer’s Forum’s Best of Photography Annual 2007, Snow Trails.

Finalist, Photographer’s Forum’s Best of Photography Annual 2006, Fall at the Winery.
 
Major artistic accomplishments:

Descendants of William Reid and Cathrine Campbell, by Reid A. Mahaffy. Designed, shot original photography, and produced this 450-page limited edition book. 2000

William Reid, Esq., Loyalist, Patriot, Pioneer, by Reid A. Mahaffy. Designed, shot original photography, and produced this 72-page limited edition book. 1999

www.redcatphoto.com
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BRECKENRIDGE HIKE by Ellen Mahaffy
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DINOSAUR WORLD by Ellen Mahaffy
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ILLUMINATION SD by Epiphany Knedler
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Epiphany Knedler says of her work, "My photographs capture Midwestern culture through traditions, architecture and social norms. A large aspect of that is economic, where inequality has left a huge disparity between lifestyles of the wealthy and poor. These photographs reflect this while emphasizing the nostalgic and familiar."

Epiphany Knedler is from Vermillion, South Dakota. She will be graduating from the University of South Dakota with a BFA in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Photography, a BA in Political Science, and a minor in Art History. She strives to shed light on contemporary American life and the current economic situation. She will be pursuing an MFA in Photography at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

EXHIBITIONS:
2017

ADJUST BFA Exhibition - John A. Day Gallery - Vermillion, SD 
Illuminating Disparity - Sioux Falls Design Center - Sioux Falls, SD - Emerging Artist Solo Show 
Alternative Traditions - Exposure Gallery - Sioux Falls, SD 
Nasty Women Exhibition - Knockdown Center - New York, NY 

2016
Studio Visit Magazine - Winter Edition 
Arrowhead Biennial Exhibition - Duluth Art Institute - Duluth, MN- juried show 
Monochromatic - Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN - juried show 
S’mores & Fireflies - LA Photo Curator, Los Angelos, CA - juried show 
Best of Black and White - Black Bar Gallery, Boise, ID - juried show 
South Dakota Governor’s 7th Biennial Art Exhibition - touring exhibition - juried show 
Vision: An Artist’s Perspective - Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA - juried show 
15th Annual Lessedra World Art Mini-Print Exhibition - Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria - juried show 
Stilwell Juried Student Exhibition - John A. Day Gallery, Vermillion, SD - juried show 

AWARDS & HONORS

2014-2017 USD Dean’s List - Arts & Sciences and Fine Arts 
2017 Honorable Mention - Stilwell Juried Student Art Show 
2016 Silverlight Photography Award Second Place - S’mores & Fireflies 
Photography Competition Presidential Purchase Award
New York City Visiting Artists Tour 
2015 Provost Purchase Award 

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LAS AGUILAS SD by Epiphany Knedler
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OFFICE SPACE SD by Epiphany Knedler
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TUSCANY by Fabio Rossi
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Fabio Rossi, digital artist and conceptual photographer, born in 1968 in Rome. His work is a constant search for a balance between creative
impulse and technique, exploring the fantasy and the dream.

He has shown his work in numerous exhibitions.

Exhibitions & Awards:

2017- first prize Photocreando Italy
FAPA 2017 -London. Two Nominee in 3nd edition of Fine Art Photography
Awards in Fineart Category
10th Annual International Color Awards 2017 two Nominee in Fine Art Category

2016 awarded Photocreando -Italy category - My World.
FAPA 2016 -London. Nominee in 2nd edition of Fine Art Photography
Awards- Photomanipulation Category;
MIFA 2016 Fine art Awards Moscow - Honorable Mention -Fine art
Category  Collage;
PX3 PRIX de la photographie Paris 2016 Honorable Mention -Fine
Art/Digitally Enhanced.
TIFA 2016 -Tokyo,Honorable Mention Fine Art Awards -collage category.
Monochrome Awards 2016,International Photography Contest,  Honorable
Mention - Photomanipulation.
The London Image Festival, London september 2016.
Bartcelona Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia -Group Exhibition "more than 1... at least double".
IPOTY 2016 International Photographer of the Year.Honorable Mention in
Fineart Photomanipulation.

Fabio Rossi.@fabiorossimago (fb page)
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ROMANTIC LANDSCAPE by Fabio Rossi
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DREAMSCAPE by Fabio Rossi
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