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L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet'
SECOND PLACE: Luke Jordan 'Bill and Jane'
L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' SECOND PLACE: Luke  Jordan 'Bill and Jane' (Click on image for larger view)
BILL AND JANE by Luke Jordan
SECOND PLACE
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Review by curator Jane Szabo:
"Luke Jordan’s powerful diptych Bill and Jane tells the story of loss. And in spite of the weight of the story, I find myself I am amused by the subtle parallels between this pair of images - the subjects seated at a banquette or similar setting, the abstracted forms in the background, and the general symmetry of the images; all tools that keep me looking.

The damaged, old photograph speaks to the demise of the subject, and the gesture of the woman on the right completes the narrative."
 
Luke Jordan: Talking to Myself: A Conversation with Images Posted to Facebook and Instagram, Prompted by the Occasion of My Mother’s Death.
 
 
"I try to post images to Instagram and Facebook on a regular basis (phone pics almost exclusively) and I prefer not to write much (if anything at all). These platforms have provoked me by creating threads and grouping images in ways that I might night have imagined otherwise. For me, this stream of images is a bittersweet reminder and reconstruction of recent events." 
 
Mini-bio:
 
Born: Highland Park, MI, 1957
 
First thirty years (approximately): Michigan, Detroit, Ann Arbor
 
Next thirty years (approximately): Lawrence, Kansas
 
Luke Jordan has taught at the University of Kansas since 1988, and currently he is a Lecturer and Academic Program Associate in the Department of Visual Art, KU School of the Arts. He has been an active artist and teacher since receiving a BFA in Art and an MFA in Photography from the University of Michigan, and over the years, his work and effort as an artist and a teacher have become inextricably linked.
His research is concentrated in photography and video, and in making work he has explored a range of issues, media, processes, and technologies. In addition to traditional darkroom and digital processes, his experience includes large format color photography, video installation, alternative/historical printing processes, and pinhole photography; more recently, he has thought a lot about Instagram and the influence Social media are playing in shaping photography. 
In addition to teaching, Luke works at the University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art as a Specialist in Photography/Works of Art on Paper, providing his expertise to the SMA program known as Walk-Ins Welcome Fridays, and consulting on other issues related to photographs and the history of photography. Luke has also been the staff photographer for the KU University Theatre since 1997.
 
 
 
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CONFRONTING MORTALITY HOME
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FIRST PLACE
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SECOND PLACE
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THIRD PLACE
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HONORABLE MENTIONS: THE CLASSIC BLACK AND WHITE IMAGES

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HONORABLE MENTIONS: MEMENTO MORI, THE FLOWER
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HONORABLE MENTIONS: THE ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES
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EXHIBITION #1
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EXHIBITION #2
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EXHIBITION #3
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EXHIBITION #4
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