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TRACES by Maureen Haldeman
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Maureen Haldeman says of her work, "For this series of photographs, 'Abandoned Dreams', I have changed my focus from the natural landscape to the urban landscape.

Having always had a fascination for architecture, I am drawn by the rapidly changing landscape of downtown Los Angeles, in particular, the neighborhoods closest to the LA River.
 
The buildings, warehouses, bridges of Los Angeles are rich in history, but gentrification and progress are rapidly taken their toll on the past. In many cases, there is little documentation; recording them in photographs is the last opportunity to save them from oblivion.
 
Abandoned Dreams is a photographic profile of a former brothel in downtown Los Angeles; long-ago abandoned for its original purpose, it has stood idle for many years.

The structure is quite unremarkable from the outside but the interior is filled with an aura of mystery enhanced by the haunting light that creeps in through broken windows and doors.  

A pervading mood of isolation, despair and unfulfilled dreams wafts through the stairwells, corridors and empty rooms as light and shadows stimulate the imagination about what all transpired over the years here … and the wasted dreams of the woman who once lived here.

My work strives to interpret what I photograph in a new and innovate way. As a photographer I choose to capture a wide range of subject matter, spanning all realms of nature as well as the urban landscape … and as an artist I do not merely want to duplicate what is in front of my lens.

I do not want to create mirror images. Few of my photographs are random; their purpose is to challenge the viewer to contemplate the scene and to think beyond it.

I am by nature drawn to details, and have always focused my interest and my camera on the parts that make up the whole. My photographs represent emotions rather than actual depictions; the familiar is often absent.

My main intention is to convey a mood that will cause the viewer to pause, contemplate the mosaic that makes up the image and connect his or her personal feelings to it."
 
Maureen Haldeman was born in Holland, raised in Montreal and now resides in Malibu, California. After settling in Los Angeles, she established MJH Photography in Malibu, specializing in portraiture and then expanding her photographic horizons to include architectural and street photography.

After art history and fine art photography studies at UCLA she began shooting nature - primarily the ocean and its surrounding landscape.

Maureen has taught photography and darkroom skills at the College level, done freelance work for publications including The Los Angeles Times, and has been commissioned to do private photographic projects for the entertainment industry.

Her work is frequently used in set design for film, television and commercials and her photographs are exhibited in galleries nationally and abroad.

In addition to being part of private collections her photographs are also part of the City of Malibu’s public collection and The Bieneke Library at Yale University, New Haven, CT.
 
Haldeman was appointed to serve as a member of the Malibu Arts Task Force, to identify public art opportunities and implement a public arts policy for the city; she continues to be active in Los Angeles art-related events.

www.maureenhaldemanphotography.com
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PRAYED UPON by Maureen Haldeman
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VESTIGE by Maureen Haldeman
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CABIN REMAINS by Michael Jantzen
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Michael Jantzen says of his work, "Most of my work attempts to merge art, architecture, technology, and sustainable design, into one unique experience. I have not been educated as an architect, but rather as an artist. As an artist, I often use architecture as my art form.

Much of my work, in one way or another, explores new ways of thinking about sustainability. I always approach my art and design as an inventor, rather then as a stylist. In addition to many sustainable issues, my specific approach to creating architectural art, often involves a desire on my part to reinvent the built environment, so that it can continually be altered to meet the changing needs and desires of its occupants.

Sometimes I attempt to invent systems and components that can be assembled and reassembled in many different ways. I also enjoy developing architectural art through a process of creating forms from symbolic references, which relate directly to the specific site and/or function of the project. As a result, usually an aesthetic evolves that is totally unexpected.

In general, I want to reinvent the world around me, and share that vision with others, in an attempt to make the planet a better place for all of humanity."
 
Michael Jantzen is an internationally known artist/ designer whose work has been featured in hundreds of articles in books, magazines, and newspapers from around the world.

His work has also been presented on various TV and radio programs, and in many galleries. Some of his work has been exhibited at the National Building Museum, the Canadian Center for Architecture, the Union of Russian Architects, the Harvard School of Design and Architecture, and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Most of what he does merges art, architecture, technology, and sustainable design into one unique experience.

Everything Michael does pushes the envelope. Whether he is creating a public sculpture that generates solar electricity for the community in which it is built, or re-thinking ways in which we might design the house of the future, groundbreaking innovation is always his goal.

In recent years he has been developing many hospitality design concepts that attempt to demonstrate how high-end, luxury accommodations such as hotels, and resorts, can be designed in an exciting and eco-friendly way.

Michael has a BS degree from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, and a MFA degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

www.michaeljantzen.com
 
http://archinect.com/michael-jantzen/projects
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CHURCH REMAINS by Michael Jantzen
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RUIN REMAINS by Michael Jantzen
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NO TRESPASSING by Charles Mintz
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Photography is Chuck Mintz's third career the result of a passion acquired in Maine many years ago. 

Most of his work is done on film. The monochrome is printed in the traditional darkroom, the color scanned and printed on inkjet printers.   Although an accomplished Cibachrome printer, he no longer prints color in the darkroom although the experience in color and contrast management strongly affects how he prints digitally.

Becoming full time in 2008 changed the work in profound ways. Previously, the work showed people anonymously and was more about the public space. In this new time, the work has become intensely personal - often involving portraiture.

This can be seen in The Album Project, Precious Objects and, still in progress, Costumes.  Even Every Place – I Have Ever Lived, where people in the images are largely unrecognizable, is uniquely personal, beginning with my childhood home that was in foreclosure and continuing in all my lifetime neighborhoods the work has become less traditionally photographic both in form and method.
 
Chuck studied photography at Maine Photographic Workshop, Parsons School of Design, International Center for Photography, Lakeland Community College and Cuyahoga Community College. He has a BSEE from Purdue University and an MSEE from Cleveland State University.
 
He is the former board chair of ICA–Art Conservation in Cleveland, OH and board member of the Cleveland Museum of Art – Friends of Photography.  His interest in preservation and conservation is reflected in his service to the ICA and in careful attention to producing work that lasts.  He also serves on advisory boards at the Cleveland Print Room and the Artists Archive of the Western Reserve. Chuck is a Life Director at Jewish Family Services of Cleveland.
 
His work can be found in museums, including the Smithsonian Museum of American History, private and corporate collections in North America, Europe and Asia.
 
Chuck is represented by:
1point618 Gallery
Sixty.Four.Twenty.One Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102
216.281.1618
 
This artist was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2015.

www.chuckmintz.com
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REGULAR by Charles Mintz
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SUNOCO by Charles Mintz
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CONSTRUCTION by Natalia Moya
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Natalia Moya says of this work, "These three images are part of the Pulga Project, and were taken in the flee markets of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, Chile.

My work explores the current urbanscape of my city, through close up pictures of the objects, bodies, colors and shapes that constitute it.

I’m also in constant investigation of the possibilities and significants of the Image on different supports, such as drawing, photography, installation among others."

Moya is a visual artist born and living in Viña del mar, Chile.
 
Individual and collective Art Exhibitions:
 
Achuntarle / Cosmic Unity / FLUX FACTORY / Long Island NY / January 2017

Caribe Chileno / El Paisaje y la Psique /  CENTRO CULTURAL FUTURAMA / Mexico DF / May 2016

Sensual / LA PAN / Valparaiso / Agosto 2016

Lloran las rosas / GALERIA SUAVE / Santiago / June 2016

Pulga / WORM GALLERY / Valparaiso /November 2015

Zapato Warro / LA FINCA / Valparaiso / August 2015
 
Instagram @nataliamoyaaa
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MOVEMENT by Natalia Moya
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TIME by Natalia Moya
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BEHIND JC PENNY 09 by Nicholas Gaffney
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Nicholas Gaffney says of his work, "Near where I live, a homeless population spends the warmer months on a thin strip of land underneath Interstate 89 and between some big box stores (Kmart, JC Penny, Best Buy, etc.) and the Connecticut River.

Despite the area's natural beauty, it's not a place for long-term living. The river floods in the spring, tics thrive here in the summer, hunters make an appearance in the fall, and temperatures plummet well below 0º in the winter.

Nevertheless, someone with a tent and no other place to go could do worse (for at least part of the year) than seemingly easy access to all of the supermarkets and fast food restaurants nearby.
 
I went here with my camera to explore a disused nature preserve behind Kmart, but much of what I ended up photographing was the stuff left behind by this transient community.

The water and overgrown fields make the landscape beautiful, yet it's also where things are regularly discarded: the homeless abandon their tents, the stores leave behind garbage, the river washes up its own detritus.

This small area is so close to much of my community's daily life, but we rarely notice how much it reveals the bigger (and yet hidden) picture of the environment in which we live, the stores we shop in, and the roads we travel on.

In 2012 and 2015, I had solo shows at, respectively, AVA Gallery, in Lebanon, NH, and the Vermont Center for Photography, in Brattleboro, VT.

I was in the 2015 New England Photography Biennial, at the Danforth Art Museum in Framingham, MA, and this past year I was featured in group shows in New England, New York, Ohio, and Italy.

I currently teach Photography and Digital Media at Colby-Sawyer College, in New London, NH."

http://ngaffney.net
 
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BEHIND JC PENNY 15 by Nicholas Gaffney
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BEHIND JC PENNY 17 by Nicholas Gaffney
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BLUE FISH by Pascaline Doucin Dahlke
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Pascaline Doucin Dahlke says of this work, "Attached are three pictures taken during the third year of the California drought (early 2014) in Lake Casitas. ‘Ghost trees’, ‘Blue Fish’, and 'Blue Lassos' show lost, distressed metal wires and trees in the middle of a lake drastically shrunk in size. 

The metal objects and their reflection in the water immediately caught my attention, due to their abstract form of a sculpture.

Ghost Trees are about these abandoned trees drifting away into the water due to moving quick sands. These natural and hand-made left over pieces survive together in the water and remind us of the drastic impact in climate change on nature."

Pascaline Doucin-Dahlke is a contemporary painter and digital artist who lives and works in Los Angeles.

She is licensed as an architect in France who has pursued in parallel an art education in both France and the United States.

Being in Los Angeles and a region of constant visual interaction, she has enjoyed developing in parallel two distinct forms of artistic expression which both use traditional and contemporary tools that are complementary.
 
For each new series, she develops a fresh pictorial vocabulary with different techniques conveying the singularity of a particular environment, sociopolitical event or philosophical thoughts.
 
Her artistic research focuses on the definition of space, light, and graphic limits within a nonconventional approach through vibrant colors and textures that resonate through her artwork. Overall, her paintings and digital artworks remain within a classic aesthetic harmony.
 
As her personal conviction, she considers art, for both the artist and the viewer, “an uplifting and challenging experience filled with emotion.”

http://www.pascalinedoucindahlke.com
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GHOST TREES by Pascaline Doucin Dahlke
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GHOST TREES by Pascaline Doucin Dahlke
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LATE DAD by Paula Rae Gibson
FIRST PLACE WINNER
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From the UK, Paula Rae Gibson lives in the UK with her daughter, who is captured in these images. She is self taught, leaning mainly on analogue and darkroom work.

Gibson was a 2015 a finalist award for the Julia Margaret Cameron Woman's Photography Prize, for fine art category, and portrait and childrens portrait.

In 2016 her image 'LATE HUSBAND' was selected by Roger Ballen as a Melbourne Photo Award finalist 2016.

RECENT GROUP SHOWS:

DARKROOM GALLERY, HAUNTED 2016
Month of Photography Los Angeles Group Show ,Lucie Foundation 2017

OXYGEN | Bogotá 2017 International Experimental Video and Performance Art Festival January 03-10, 2017

RECENT AWARDS:

Honorary award, Julia Margaret Cameron prize for Children, Portrait and Fine Art category 2015

Honorary award,LA curator Secrets and Mysteries,2016

Melbourne Photo Award finalist, "Late Husband", 2016 nominated by Rogar Ballen

Black and White Spider Award ,Fine Art Category 2016 Honorary mention.

2016/2 SOLO competition at PH21 GalleryHonourable mention

www.paularaegibson.com
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DUST OF DAD/THE PAST IS ALWAYS ECHOING by Paula Rae Gibson
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LATE HUSBAND by Paula Rae Gibson
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DEPRESSION 1 by Pearlie Noman
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Pearlie Noman says of her work, "I like to take snapshots of the everyday life because I feel that what close to home is often underappreciated.  I have taken the same approach to interpret the theme of “what remains”, and chose 3 photos taken on an ordinary day that provoked the “lingering left-behind” feeling in me.   
 
“Depression” happened on a summery day.  I was running across the street and all the sudden saw these shinny red dots scattered around on a big slab of grey against a pile of colorless trash; except the red Coke label on the colorless PVC bottle.  Christmas red, cold grey, summer.  
 
“Ghost” represents one of my favorite neighborhood subjects.  The geological features of a construction site always look so haunting to me.  The pale scars on the wall suggest the layout and the movement of the previous structure and the past occupants; both no longer there.  Along with other organic/non-organic traces that are wild open under the sun now, they will be buried once again by a shiny “pre-outdated” structure in a blink of an eye.  And the cycle continues.
 
“What’s in his little head” is incredibly aching in my memory.  I visited the Holocaust memorial in Berlin on a sunny day and unconsciously took this shot. There is no editing what so ever and yet it looks so surreal to me.  I was speechless when I stood there, and had absolutely no idea whether the little innocent boy should be laughing at a place like this, or how anybody would explain to him and to themselves “what remains”?  

I was one of many who have had a daytime job but a passion for life.   The media I chose to grab the moment is digital photography; often time the mobile is the only tool.  

There is a wide range of subjects that I find interesting, but I will say my style has more an urban flair.

While many of my photos are incidental snapshots, I also enjoy the playfulness of the light and various perspectives when working with still life.

With thousands and thousands of photos stored in the computer, I have never thought about embarrassing myself by sharing them publicly until a life and death event struck.

I finally quit the 10-plus yearlong successful career, and in 4 weeks of time pull off a small photography exhibition last December; what an unforgettable experience to me.  

As an entry-level amateur, my goal is to enjoy and appreciate others' ideas and creativity, and be introduced and fully emerge in the wonderful world of art."

 
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DEPRESSION by Pearlie Noman
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WHAT'S IN HIS LITTLE HEAD by Pearlie Noman
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ABANDONED CAVE SHELTER by Ralph Mercer
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Ralph Mercer says of this image, 'Abandoned Cave Shelter', "A cave was dug in the side of a hill in the desert near Death Valley, CA. A stove, window, and door were added to make this dugout a place to live. I  photographed this abandoned abode in Darwin, CA

Over the course of several trips to Death Valley and it’s surroundings, I photographed the natural environment as well as the abandoned evidence of human habitation and industry. 
 
In addition to wonderful vistas of dunes, mountains, and badlands, I encountered and photographed places and things left behind by former inhabitants. Among the subjects were buildings, vehicles, cemeteries, and mines. 
 
As a sort of artist-archeologist, I recorded and interpreted a range of places and derelict objects, the evidence of human activity from the past."

Ralph Mercer is a New England native and an alumnus of Rhode Island School of Design (BFA, photography) and University of Massachusetts (MFA, visual design) 
 
A former commercial photo-illustrator, Ralph now specializes in creating fine art photography with an emphasis on the figurative and the landscape. His digital photo-collages have been published widely and exhibited in a variety of venues including a recent solo show at the Galatea Fine Art Gallery in Boston.
 
His photographs depict the human figure, nature, and the everyday environment, all interpreted with his sense of visual poetry, whether they be landscapes, figure studies, or abstractions of the visible world.
 
Awards:

Critical Mass, Semi-finalist, 2016

Black and White Spider Awards, nominee, 2015

Trierenberg Super Circuit, Gold Medal, Linz, Austria, 2015

One Eyeland, 4 Silver awards, Chennai, India, 2015

Black and White Spider Awards, nominee, 2014

Master’s Cup, 4th annual, 2013
 
 Recent Exhibitions:

10 Spot,10 photographs in group show, Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox, MA, 2017

The Photographic Nude, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR, 2017

The Curated Fridge, Somerville, MA, 2016

The Eye of Photography, L’oeil de la Photographie, Online Portfolio,
http://www.loeildelaphotographie.com/en/2016/09/03/article/159917897/ralph-mercer-dialectics/

Black and White, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT 2016

Don’t Take Pictures, Online Daily Photograph, 2016

Griffin Museums 22nd Juried Show, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, 2016

Your Daily Photograph, Online gallery of photographs for sale, Duncan Miller Gallery, 2016

37 Photographers/One Model, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, 2016

www.ralphmercer.com

 
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CHEVY VAN DARWIN by Ralph Mercer
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Ralph Mercer says of this image,'Chevy Van Darwin, "A series of files, partial segments of the scene, were captured in focus and out of focus. Later they were arranged together in a collage portraying this derelict old Chevy van abandoned in the desert."
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TRUCK DARWIN CA. by Ralph Mercer
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Ralph Mercer says of this image, "Truck Darwin CA.' "A former dance hall dating from the mining days of the early 20th century is partially seen through the open windows of an old truck."
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LONE SWAN by Rhonda Boocock
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Rhonda Boocock says of her work, "These photographs speak  to my attraction of desertion and isolation.

They are things left behind, forgotten and abandoned. In our lives, so much is busyness, images flooding our brains, news, politics, wars and rumours of war. Sometimes I am drawn to the quietness and despair of these desolate places that remind us of what once was.
 
I was drawn to photography due to a deep depression.

Taking photos gave me a purpose and meaning to my life that was missing.

I feel that is why I often seek out the bleak and forsaken scenes to photograph. They remind me of what I escaped and the darkness I still run from at times.

I grew up in Tampa, Florida and moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1978.

I have been a teacher, recently retired due to a serious illness. But photography for me is still a part of my recovery and sanity.
 
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NO ONE NOTICED THE MAGIC by Rhonda Boocock
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WHAT'S LEFT BEHIND by Rhonda Boocock
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WATERLINE 1 by Richard Cohen
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Richard Cohen says of this work, 'Residual Landscapes', "These images begin as photographs of the waterlines on boat hulls sitting in their cradles on land, awaiting their return to the sea.

As a teenager I spent many a spring, scraping and painting, preparing boat hulls for the water during the season ahead.

I have returned to walk in boatyards, seeking the passage of years. The boats are covered, now usually shrink-wrapped to keep out the weather, but leaving the waterline and bottoms exposed.

The waterline is often encrusted with the residues of the past year(s). Pausing to study what remains, this evidence of where the boat has been, one perceives that the waterline provides an horizon.

Above and below that are details of imagined landscapes, perhaps those that could be seen from the boats themselves when they were on the water. In developing these images I expose my own imagination, and provide the seed for each viewer to form their own remembered landscapes.

This project is ultimately an exploration of the minimal elements required to form a landscape in the mind’s eye - the waterline as coastline, the texture as weather, the footprint of barnacles as stars.

Transitioning from a career in biomedical research, I have employed photography to take a closer look at my urban and rural surroundings.

Whether looking at cultural and boyhood influences, or the pressures of commercialism that shape the way we live, I aim, through analysis and personal reflection, to produce images that infer what their setting, content, and relationships mean to us. I take advantage of and shape serendipity for the insights it offers.

My window photography shows views from the outside looking in, while highlighting the potential allure of contemporary style. My photographs of mannequins - tongue in cheek “dummies” - decode the silent messages they whisper to seduce the psyche of prospective buyers.

In Landscapes I strive to find the order that can attract us within chaotic natural surroundings. My abstract imagery, found in the hulls of boats in their cradles, invokes imagined landscapes."
 
Solo Shows:

2016
Gallery on the Green, Canton CT “Objectives of Desire: Vignettes”
SOWA First Friday Morse Editions
Galatea Gallery, Boston “Objectives of Desire”
 
2015
SOWA First Friday Morse Editions
 
2014
SOWA First Friday Morse Editions
 
Group Shows"

2016
Griffin Museum of Photography: “Space” exhibition, Lafayette Center Gallery, Selected image: “Psyche”
Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT, Artists Association, 44th Annual Open Juried Exhibition

Selected image: “Snail Pool”
Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth NH, New Hampshire Artists Association, Open Juried Exhibition, Selected image: “Frames” Juror’s honorable mention
 
2015
Atelier 21 at The Rockport Art Association, Griffin Museum of Photography

http://www.richardalancohen.com
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WATERLINE 2 by Richard Cohen
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WATERLINE 3 by Richard Cohen
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ST. JOHN by Rich Rollins
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Rich Rollins says of this work, 'Landscape of Change', "For me there are ghosts in the landscape. Not a haunting, but a shimmering presence alive with wonder as some things vanish and others surprisingly appear over the progression of time and the ineffable change it can bring.

One day I fully expect to visit and find these places I have known totally transformed in the world’s tangle of ongoing metamorphosis or reclamation. For now the landscape hovers in a mysterious and beautiful world of transition, slowly becoming a haven for what is next, different than it once was long, long, long ago."

Rich Rollins is a photographer, photographic educator and is on the exhibition committee at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland.

He received a MFA degree in photography from Arizona State University and has taught photography at Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon since 1989.
                   
RECENT EXHIBITIONS:
 
2016  -Libra, Blue Sky Gallery, two person exhibition, Portland, Oregon.

-Arizona State University Photo Alumni Exhibition, Central Michigan University Art Gallery, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

-PDX 25, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, Oregon

 -Blue Sky’s Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, Portland, Oregon, juried selection 2016

 -Lecture “A Brief History of Photography” for Lake Oswego Reads in association with Timothy Egan’s book Short Nights of a Shadow Catcher on the life and work of the photographer of Edward S. Curtis.

-Judge for The Pendleton Arts Center photography competition, Pendleton,
Oregon

 richrollinsphotography.com
 
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WEST RUTLAND #1 Rich Rollins
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WEST RUTLAND #2 by Rich Rollins
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LEFT MEMORIES 01 by Romina Aghandeh
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Romina Aghandeh (1993/Tehran, Iran), says of her work, "I’ve lost an emotional relationship with one of my beloved ones recently.

That was a tragedy for my life and I couldn’t accept it easily. After few months I used to see traces of his memory and existence unconsciously among some particular scenes.

It was a strange feeling when I confronted with them. I took photos from them to keep what remain from his last presence for me.

These photos are like his mementos of memories that are left for me now, when I have not any access to him."  

Education:

-Soureh Art School – Cinema Diploma – 2009

-The Architectural Association Tehran Visiting School – Architecture Certificate - 2014

-Islamic Azad University Art & Architecture Central Tehran Branch – Photography BA – 2015

-The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – Seeing Through Photographs – Certificate – 2016

-University of Tehran, College of Fine Arts – Photography MA – Student – September 2016

Honorary Member of:

-Young Writers Club- Iran Islamic Republic Ministry of Education, since 2006.

-Young Artists Club- Art Center of Islamic Advertising Organization, since 2008.

Short Film Releases:

-Hope Directed & written by Romina Aghandeh – Released February 2008 in competition section of 6th 1oo Film Festival

– Azadi Cinema – Tehran – Iran

-Wish Directed & written by Romina Aghandeh – Released November 2009 in lateral section of 39th Roshd Film Festival

– Felestin Cinema – Tehran - Iran

Official Photographer :

-That Body Didn’t Fall Down on the Ground Theater by Roham Makhdoumi - 2013

-The Rock / Theater by Sa’eed Zeinolabedini - 2013

Work Experiences:

-Honardastan Artistic Site – November 2014 to March 2015 – Editor of Cinema & Photography Articles of International Section

-Journal-It.ir Site – September to October 2015 – Translator

-Ag Galerie Iran- November 2016 – Gallery associate

Publications:

-Ghaab E-Magazine – October & November 2014, January 2015, February & March
2016

–Ascension, Dream of Access, Getting Ready for Holidays, MRS. Actress, Snowing & Self Portrait by
Handmade Pinhole Camera (Photo)

-7 e Sobh – 26 October 2014 – Culture Section – Aramsayesh Theater (Photo)

F-Stop Magazine – Issue #69 (Jan/Feb 2015) & Issue #73 (Oct/Nov 2015) – Group Exhibition Section

– Hidden Truth & New Year’s First Noon (Photo)

-Exposure Award | The Black & White Collection – 2015

Awards:

-International Photographer of the Year (IPOTY) – Open Category, Amateur Section
– Honorable Mention – United Kingdom -2016

-BookCity Magazine First Photo Book Award – 3rd Place – Iran - 2016
 
L.A. Photo Curator: International Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Group Exhibition #4 (Click here for larger view)
LEFT MEMORIES 02 by Romina Aghandeh
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L.A. Photo Curator: International Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Group Exhibition #4 (Click here for larger view)
LEFT MEMORIES 03 by Romina Aghandeh
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