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Honorable Mentions-Anastasia Davis, Julie Van der Wekken, Karen Klinedinst & Jennifer Heins
L.A. Photo Curator: International Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Honorable Mentions-Anastasia Davis, Julie Van der Wekken, Karen Klinedinst & Jennifer Heins   (Click here for larger view)
UNTITLED (Leaves) Anastasia Davis
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Anastasia Davis says of her work, "In my photographs, I explore the incongruity that I often experience between what I see and what I feel.

I seek images that affect me emotionally, but elude any specific interpretation, like certain memories or fragments of dreams that fade the harder you think about them. I am interested in this ambiguity and in photography’s capacity to suggest complex emotional states."
 
Anastasia Davis was born in Ukraine in 1987 but grew up in Israel and the United States.

Her work is concerned with sensory and emotional experience before it is translated into meaning and what lies between perception and interpretation. She lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA.

Exhibitions:
2017

2017 Midwest Photo Emerge, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS (upcoming)

2017 Open Juried Exhibition, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT

Space, Online Exhibition, Float Magazine

Pictures Without Words, Online Exhibition, Strant Magazine

The 2016 Favorite Photograph Exhibition, Online Exhibition, Lenscratch

www.anastasiadavisphoto.com
L.A. Photo Curator: International Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Honorable Mentions-Anastasia Davis, Julie Van der Wekken, Karen Klinedinst & Jennifer Heins   (Click here for larger view)
BICYCLE by Julie Van der Wekken
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"My name is Julie van der Wekken, I live in the high desert of Salt Lake City, Utah with my husband, 2 sons, 2 cats, 4 chickens and 1 enormous garden.

I grew up in a suburb right outside of Salt Lake and have lived in Utah my entire life. I love the extreme range of beauty that Utah has to offer with the mountains a 15 minute drive from my house and the desert only 2 hours. 

I graduated from Salt Lake Community College in 2001 with an AAS Degree specializing in Visual Art & Design/Photography and have made photography a serious hobby every since.

There are certain aesthetics that draw me in when photographing, shadows and reflections being two of my favorites currently.

I think of reflections as the yang (bright) of light and the shadows as the yin (dark). The former lets light shine through and the latter blocks it.

The lines are blurred sometimes when a reflection is also a shadow and vice versa. As it is with life, most things aren’t what they seem, and if they are they can quickly change.

The truth always changes, things are fluid, just like the light when taking photographs."

EXHIBITIONS:

‘Honoring Female Utah Artist’s at Adobe. Lehi, Utah — Group Show March 9, 2017 6:00-8:30pm

Salt Lake City Library, Day-Riverside Branch 06/04-2017-07/15/2017

http://www.julievanderwekken.com
L.A. Photo Curator: International Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Honorable Mentions-Anastasia Davis, Julie Van der Wekken, Karen Klinedinst & Jennifer Heins   (Click here for larger view)
IN THE EARLY MORNING by Karen Klinedinst
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Karen Klinedinst says of her work, "This work is from my ongoing series Keating Summit.

For over 20 years and seasons, I have been exploring and photographing the landscape of Keating Summit in northern Pennsylvania, at the property my uncle has owned for over 50 years.

I have a deep connection to this place—my first steps were taken on the porch of the old farmhouse located on the property. More than any other place, this landscape inspires me. It's part of my DNA."

Karen Klinedinst is a landscape photographer based in Baltimore, Maryland. She has a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

For over 20 years, she has maintained a fine art photography practice focused on place, nature, and the environment.

Since 2011, she has been using her iPhone and iPad exclusively to photograph and express the landscape.

Her landscapes have been exhibited widely, including: Massoni Art Gallery, Maryland Art Place, Soho Photo Gallery, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Griffin Museum of Photography, and the Biggs Museum of American Art.

Her work is in the collection of the National Park Service, and numerous private collections.

She was a 2006 National Park Service artist-in-residence at Acadia National Park in Maine; and in 2015, was awarded an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council.
 
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
 2017

April 2017. Resurrection. Solo Exhibit. SouthxSoutheast Gallery, Molena, Georgia

March 2017. Southern Landscapes. Juried Exhibition. juror: Elizabeth Avedon. Brickworks Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

February 2017. Focal Point: Fine Art & Creative Photography National Juried Exhibition. juror: Hamidah Glasgow, director of the Center for Fine Art Photography. Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Maryland

www.karenklinedinst.com

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L.A. Photo Curator: International Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Honorable Mentions-Anastasia Davis, Julie Van der Wekken, Karen Klinedinst & Jennifer Heins   (Click here for larger view)
ICE by Jennifer Heins
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Jennifer Heins says of her work, "My work often focuses on the intrigue found in decrepit, dirty places; broken glass, rusty cars, graffiti covered walls.

I enjoy finding the contrast between the intent of something’s creation and how nature and time have altered it. 

It is important to acknowledge the power behind these alterations. Without humans the world marches on. My work makes use mostly of urban environments and landscapes."

Jennifer Heins is an amateur photographer in her third year of serious pursuit of photographic art. Her knowledge stems from her education in film and cinematography. She uses both digital and analogue mediums, specializing in 35mm film.  In January 2017 she was ShootFilm UK’s artist of the week.

You can see her website at: http://heinsjc.wixsite.com/castoff
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