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L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet'
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FAIRY TALE by Jennifer Maiotti
HONORABLE MENTION
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Jennifer Maiotti says, "In separate narratives we live connected by air, fire, water, and earth.

As the air sign of Gemini, who has Gemini twins, my photography reflects the duality and curiosity of this mutable sign.

Independent, intuitive, and open to experience, Gemini minds never rest, their bodies on undefined adventure. In documenting how my children interact with basic elements around them I better understand their world and my own. Rituals, practices, and diverse landscapes present these same elemental relationships, adding to an inner awareness I am still discovering through my lens.

SERENITY THEME NOTE:
In each of these photographs I document my children in peaceful exploration. Their calm quiets my thoughts, and gives me a way to reflect on my own childhood when such pure moments provided comfort and tranquility."

Jennifer Maiotti has over a decade of experience writing and producing documentaries for National Geographic Channel, The History Channel, and The Discovery Channel. She has a B.S. in International Studies and Communications from Northwestern University and resides in Chicago.

She only recently started sharing her photography which combines documentary form with fine art. Current work can be seen at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts and the Oak Park Arts League in Illinois. 

www.jennifermaiotti.com
 
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WALKING STICK by Jennifer Maiotti
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WILDFLOWER by Jennifer Maiotti
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FLOWER by Jocelyn Young
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Jocelyn Young says, " I was extremely honored to have won first place last year in the High and Dry photography competition in Lubbock, Texas. 

I have been honored a few other times in other photography competitions. It is extremely humbling to be selected in a jurored photography competition.

People have always thought me a little different. I never knew how to handle that difference – was it a good thing? Or a bad thing? After years of learning the digital camera and shooting everything under the sun, I finally took a hard look at who I really am. I am different; I am a little weird. In my self-assessment, I realized that I like biology and I like animals and I like the water.

So, that is what I focus my photographic attention on. Using my own backyard pool, I photograph people under the water using my underwater camera.

Photographing animals is a personal endeavor in my opinion. Having a connection to the animal allows one to capture the personality of the animal, the depth andintelligence it holds. I have quite a collection of animals myself and they have become subjects in many of myphotographs.

It helps to have them around for when I have ideas and they are there ready to be help me out and all I need to do is give them some pets and treats.

This flower was part of a bouquet a friend received from her husband. When the bouquet was dead she gave it to me to make some images."

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LIYLAH by Jocelyn Young
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Young says, "This is my mare Liylah. She is 18 years old and the sweetest horse. I adopted her from a horse rescue for a few dollars. Best money I ever spent."

 
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YOGI by Jocelyn Young
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Young says, "This is my dog Yogi and he is 6 years old. I rescued him from someone who didn’t want him after paying $1000 for him at a pet store."
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PEACE by Joni Friedman
FIRST PLACE
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Joni Friedman says, "My first camera was a Brownie. I think I was 9.

My dad bought me a Minolta for my 16th birthday. I just lent it to my daughter in college.

I love photography. After 25 years in the publishing business art directing book covers and living in NYC, I moved permanently to New Suffolk, NY in 2005.

My friend and neighbor gives weekly classes in mono printing in which I often refer to my photographs for subjects.

For the last 14 years I have been working as a massage therapist on the Northfork of Long Island, NY. 

www.Ummassage.com
 
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QUIET by Joni Friedman
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STOP by Joni Friedman
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BEGINNING AND ENDING by Jo Fields
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Jo Fields says,"I’ve always been the ‘odd’ person who notices things that others drive right by.

Whether it is frost on a window, oil iridescence in a water puddle, or the hidden flower, I love to bring those treasures to light through photography. 

I began my artistic interpretations as a flutist, but have been pursuing photography in earnest for about 5 years.

After college as a music major and a career in Healthcare Information Technology and project management, I became more involved in photography through travel and life events.

Photography has become a therapeutic personal journey and is a fusion of emotional, technical, and creative processes. 

My work revolves around themes of revealing the extraordinary in the ordinary, and highlighting the interdependence of humanity and nature. My goal is for others to experience a sense of peace and heightened awareness of our place in the world."

RECENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITS:
South x Southeast Gallery 2017 and 2018, Slow Exposures 2017 Honorable Mention, A Smith Gallery in Texas

ONLINE: Photoplace Gallery

PUBLICATIONS: Nashville Scene and Nashville Arts Magazine in 2016 and 2017 photography competitions

www.jofieldsphotography.com
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MACROCOSM by Jo Fields
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CRADLED by Jo Fields
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HERON AT DUSK PIERMONT MARSH by Laurie Peek
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Laurie Peek says, "I am a wanderer and collector.

I stay receptive to the light, the lines, the colors, the mood. Working with my images, I bring out the ambiguity, the strangeness, the arresting power, the previously unseen."

Laurie Peek is an award-winning photographer whose work straddles the line between documentary and fine art.  With a knack for elevating the everyday, she has been a photography educator, archivist, and journalist. 

Peek has an MFA in Photography from the Visual Studies Workshop / SUNY Buffalo. After working at  the George Eastman Museum of Photography and teaching  photography in Washington DC, she moved to New York City where she was photo librarian for The Bettmann Archive and then Sygma Photo News. 

In the 1980s, as a photojournalist and staff photographer, Peek covered Brooklyn, politics, protest movements, community gardens, housing, and Mayor Ed Koch. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Brooklyn Paper, City Limits, The Progressive, Soho News, and Village Voice, as well as film documentaries — 2003 Oscar-nominated Tupac-Resurrection and 2012 Koch.

Peek is a winner of the 2017 Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Cell Phone Photography. Recently she was awarded "Best in Show" by juror Rebecca Robertson, Photo Editor of Photo District News, for Camera Works 2017, and her work was selected for Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Photography Now 2017. She exhibits widely in the Hudson Valley and NYC metro area.

www.lauriepeek.com

www.instagram.com/lauriepeek/

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MY BROTHER'S BRIDGE by Laurie Peek
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PINK LOTUS CANCUN MEXICO by Laurie Peek
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REFLECTION by Lisa Bromwell
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Lisa Bromwell says, "I am a film editor by profession. 

Every day I work with other peoples’ images, finding the right juxtaposition to most effectively tell a story.  When it’s my time, I like to rearrange photos taken by my husband and partner, Sandy Kroopf, and myself from our travels around the world.  

While I treasure an image of beauty and simplicity, for me it is the act of creating them that gives me a sense of calm. In focusing on the details of an image, I can lose sight of the big, chaotic picture that is our world and find serenity."

bromwell.lisa@gmail.com
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SILENCE by Lisa Bromwell
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SOLITUDE by Lisa Bromwell
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POOL 1001 by Liz Claus
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Liz Claus says, "I have always been fascinated with abstract forms in our natural world.

The ‘Pool’ series is a continuing photographic study exploring the light, texture, and color of a covered swimming pool. Over the course of the winter, wonderful shapes, designs, and colors have emerged on the cover depending on the weather and time of day. I have tried to capture small intimate windows into this otherwise unnoticed world, and invite the viewer to get lost in personal interpretation."

Liz Claus studied photography at Moore College of Art and Design and has had a 30-year career in photojournalism.  She has worked as a photo editor for The New York Times, The News Journal in Wilmington, Delaware, Bloomberg News in London, and most recently, The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi.

www.lizclaus.com
 
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POOL 1002 by Liz Claus
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POOL 1003 by Liz Claus
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CALL IN THE TIDE by Lynda Braun
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Lynda Fay Braun says,"I begin by photographing the effect of light bouncing off various surfaces found in my immediate surroundings. 

Without leaving home, and with the help of the computer, I have discovered a surreal kind of landscape fashioned of pure light that forms a bridge between abstraction and reality. By resolving the apparent pandemonium of the natural world into simple shapes and colors I find a sense of balance and quietude. In this way, the work speaks to the tenuousness of being sane in this world, and so to me, feels like prayer.

My goal is to bring light into the spaces in which the works hang and to inspire those who see them to look more lovingly at the world they inhabit and to discover beauty in the commonplace. The arrangement of simple shapes make little literal sense, and yet there is enough fleeting familiarity to engage viewers in a game of deduction. No matter how abstract, somewhere a narrative lurks.

By bringing together digital technology with time-honored materials such as antique lithography paper, the work conveys a sense of respect for tradition and desire for an aesthetically rewarding experience."

Lynda Fay Braun spent her early years between the rugged environment of the Adirondacks and the museums of New York City. A natural attraction toward the ineffable combined with an affinity for nature and an independent spirit compelled her to seek a life in art. After undergraduate studies at Cooper Union School of Art and an MFA in Painting from Cornell University, Lynda was awarded a residency at the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, NM. There she continued a mentorship with Agnes Martin that began while a student at Cornell. 

Lynda explores the phenomena of dynamic fluidity in her work, ranging from the rhythmic flow of water, wind and light to her experience of rhythm in dance. Finding order and beauty in the chaos of life is what drives all her artistic research. This quest has taken her process from the production of large format paintings to the current photo-based digital prints. Through the use of camera and computer she captures those transitory moment of light bouncing off, or penetrates the most commonplace objects in her immediate surroundings.

With an MFA in Painting from Cornell University and many years of practice, the transition to digital printing results in artworks that have the effect of transforming a simple passing moment into a singular experience meant to be appreciated and remembered. 

Lynda’s work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions around the U.S. Her paintings and prints are in numerous corporate, and public collections including Neiman Marcus Collection, VonLiebig Art Center, Naples, FL,  and Cornell University Permanent Collection.

HIGHLIGHTS OF CAREER:

2018 “Depth of Field”, Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA.  Curated by Rfotofolio Selections Choice Awards
2018 Juror’s Choice Award, Painting Exhbition, Rookery Bay Estuary Research Center, juror Morgan Paine, Dept. Chair of Art Dept Florida Gulf Coast University

2017 Rfotofolio Selections Choice Awards

2012 “All-Florida Juried Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, curator: Valerie Oliver

2002 Award of Excellence: Bonnie Clearwater, curator, Naples Art Assoc. FL.

2000 First PrizeFounder’s Exhibit: Von Liebig Art Ctr, Naples, FL.

1999 First Prize Von Liebig Art Ctr. Naples, FL

1974 Residency Fellowship, Wurlitzer Foundation Of New Mexico


RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2017 Lely Cultural Center Library, Naples, Florida

2016 "Upriver" Rookery Bay Estuary Research Center Art Gallery 

2013 "Preludes" Edison State College, Collier Campus, Naples, FL 


RECENT SELECT GROUP EXHIBITONS:

2017 Photography USA, vonLiebig Art Center, Naples, Fl.

2012,13,14 Faculty Exhibition, vonLiebig Art Center, Naples,
2012 Samiengo Arts, Naples, Fl

2010 “Wonder Salon”, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM 

2009 “Small Works”, Zane Bennet Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM 2006 “Georgia O’Keeffe Equivalents”, Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM 

2004 Faculty Exhibition, von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL. 

www.lyndafaybraun.com
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FAR ON THE WIND by Lynda Braun
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THE AFTERMATH OF ANGELS by Lynda Braun
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MESMERIZING by Mara Zaslove
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Mara Zaslove says, "My photographs are entries to my soul, connecting the intangible to the tangible through light, time and memory.

Using natural light to capture what I feel in my heart and my eyes, taking photographs has become as essential to me as breathing air, and in some ways, has evolved into my sixth sense. I thrive on creating visual conversations that embrace the universality of aging, childhood, life on the street and how “human beings” impact the natural world.

Growing up with a father who was a fine artist, I was surrounded by his work and sensibilities. His influence made a profound imprint on me and I often find myself mirroring his visual style. I innately respond to form, patterns, shapes and composition and find that this early exposure permeates my sense of balance and style.

As my photography has progressed, I have been drawn to capture the human stories set in natural environments. Either candid or anticipated, I seek to convey a uniqueness particular to each individual that invites the viewer to explore their own life's path with that of the subject documented."

Born in Burbank, CA, Mara Zaslove received a BA in Dance and Sociology at U.C. Berkeley and later, received a Teaching Credential at U.C.L.A.

After teaching Elementary School, she completed her M.A. in Counseling and Guidance from Cal. State, Northridge and became a licensed M.F.T., most recently working with emotionally disturbed children.

Her lifelong interest in photography allowed her to teach special needs children at a variety of institutions and was a volunteer photographer for the Inner City Arts program.

In addition, she was the Staff Photographer for Diavolo: an internationally renowned dance company based in Los Angeles. She is an active member of the Los Angeles Art Association and LACP. She lives and works in Santa Monica. More information on her photography can be seen on her website at www.marazaslove.com

Recent Exhibitions:

Mara’s photographs have been featured in numerous exhibitions.  Most recently, her work was included in the Shadow and Light Magazine, March/April 2018 issue; her photo was a single image winner for ‘Color It Red’. 

Selected photos were shown in F-Stop Magazine in February 2018; Beauty/Beautiful issue.  Her series “Don’t Bring Me No Rocking Chair” was a finalist in the 2018 Gala Awards: Women Seen by Women part 3. 

Mara was also chosen as an “Artist Spotlight Solo Art 2018 Exhibition” winner where her work will be highlighted for one month in Fusion Art.  Her work has also been shown in the 2nd Annual LA Artcore Photography Exhibition as well as the 2018 all group media show “Bunk” at Gallery 825, “Wonderland Grayscale” 2018 exhibit at bG Gallery and the 2018 Chromatic Awards International Photo Contest : where her work received 3rd Place in the Nude Category. 

Mara lives and works in Santa Monica.

 www.marazaslove.com 

IMAGE:  A sunset over the mountains in Montana. A magical moment embracing a sense of well-being and beauty.
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MORNING REFLECTION by Mara Zaslove
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Morning Reflection:  An island off of Vancouver at dawn.  A sense of peace and tranquility.
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INTO THE WOODS by Mara Zaslove
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Into the Woods: A visit with close friends in rural Oregon.  Being with them in 'their forest' always revives me.
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BUDAPEST by Mark Indig
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Mark Indig has spent over 40 years in the motion picture industry, most recently as a Studio Executive, Producer and Unit Production Manager.

He has worked on films such as Body Heat, The Big Chill, Titanic, The Village, The Guardian, Tropic Thunder and the ridiculously expensive and disappointing Lone Ranger. He is a member of the Director’s Guild of America, the Location Managers Guild of America and is on the Board of Directors of FilmLA.

But it was his 15 years as a Location Manager that gave him a love of photography and a unique perspective on the urban landscape; learning how to tell a story about each location in a few images. In his personal work, he is most interested in the dialectic between the rural and the urban; the need to be together and to be apart as humans and the resulting constantly shifting patterns of how and where we live, work and play.

He is particularly drawn to places with a specific geographic identity. Even more so when there is a matching overlay of cultural identity. And even more so when that identity is gradually being lost. Like the Florida Panhandle or the Ozarks or the Ohio River Valley. These places resonate with the culture wars that push and pull on society, which he views through quotidian architecture and landscapes.

He now devotes full time to photography and has published three photo books:

The Los Angeles River: A City Runs Through It

88: The Tribal Cities of Los Angeles County

Ohi:Yo´

CV (selected exhibitions)

Camerawork Gallery (Solo) Closed on Sundays – Portland OR (Oct ‘17

LAAA/Gallery 825 (Solo) Ohi:yo´- West Hollywood CA (Apr '17)

New York Center for Photography/Jadite Gallery (Juried Group) Primary Colors - NYC (Apr '17)

SE Center for Photography (Juried Group) Architectural - Greenville SC (Apr '17)

Griffin Museum (Juried Group) 7th Annual Photobook Exhibit - Winchester MA (Mar '17)

Open Show Los Angeles#39 (Juried Group) Ohi:Yo´- Los Angeles CA (Feb '17)

Art Share LA (Juried Group) #MyDayInLA - Los Angeles (Feb '17)

Los Angeles Ctr of Photography (Juried Group) Street Shooting- Los Angeles, CA (Feb '17)

LAAA/Gallery 825 (Juried Group) - Open Show -West Hollywood CA (Dec '16)

Davis Orton Gallery (Juried Group) Photobook 2016 - Hudson NY (Nov '16)

Annenberg Beach House (Juried Group) Los Angeles: Detailed - Santa Monica CA (Nov '16)

Slow Exposures (Juried Group) Rural South 2016 - Concord/La Grange GA (Sep '16)

Center for Fine Art Photography (Juried Group) Water – Ft. Collins, CO (Oct ’16)

LAAA/Gallery 825 (Juried Group) Non Sequitur – West Hollywood, CA (Jun ’16)

Blackbox Gallery (Juried Group) Framed: Landscape & Architecture – Portland, OR (Jun ’16)

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (Juried Group) Text Me – Santa Ana, CA (May ’16)

Arena 1 Gallery/Lucie Foundation (Juried Group) Diverse City – Santa Monica, CA (Apr ’16)

Palm Springs Art Fair – (Juried Group) Oculus Clamantis in Deserto – Palm Springs, CA (Feb ’16)

Keystone Gallery (Group) The LA River: A City Runs Through It – Los Angeles (Feb ’16)

PH21 Gallery (Juried Group) Red Alert! – Budapest, Hungary (Sep ’15)

Art Share LA (Juried Group) Ode to the Sixth St Bridge – Los Angeles (Sep ’15)

Slow Exposures (Juried Group) Rural South – Zebulon, GA (Sep ’15)

Porch Gallery (Juried Group) Water Works II – Ojai, CA (May ’15)

NY Ctr for Photographic Art (Juried Group) Transportation – NYC (Sep ’14) – 1st Prize

photoLA (Duncan Miller booth) – Los Angeles, CA (Jan ’14)

Int’l Cultural Center at Texas Tech (Juried Group) High & Dry XI – Lubbock, TX (Dec ’11)

Duncan Miller Gallery (Juried Group) I Love LA – Los Angeles (Aug ’11)
    
Riverside Museum of Art (Solo) Closed on Sundays – Riverside, CA (Mar ‘10

Annenberg Space for Photography (Juried Group) Water: Our Thirsty World – LA (Apr ’10)

Dot 51 Gallery (Solo) Perpendicularity – Miami, FL (September ‘08)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Rental Gallery (Group) – (March ‘07) 

www.markindigphotography.com
 
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SOPOT by Mark Indig
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WARSAW by Mark Indig
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GLIDE by Martha Clarkson
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Martha Clarkson says, " My name is Martha Clarkson and I am a designer, writer, and photographer.

My zest for photography stems from a desire to record place. Place impacts all of us, but do we imprint anything on the spaces we occupy and leave behind?

Capturing various places - whether they be outside or inside, people or "things," - is what drives my pursuit of photographs that will imply stories, whatever you
take from the imagery.

Highlights of my career are being named Design Business Leader of the Year, IIDA, 2011, winning a writing contest for my story "Her Voices, Her Room" & loving my job."

www.marthaclarkson.com
 
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LIVING IN BLACK AND WHITE by Martha Clarkson
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UP TO STILLNESS by Martha Clarkson
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BALANCE by Maureen Haldeman
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Maureen Haldeman says, "As a photographer I choose to capture a wide range of subject matter spanning all realms of nature as well as the urban landscape; as an artist I choose not to duplicate the scenes in front of my lens but interpret what I see in a personal way.

My intention is to capture the mood of the moment rather than recreate a mirror image of it.

The ocean is a constant influence on my artistic interpretations of the world; it is emotionally and spiritually transformational and some of my most contemplativeimages are of the sea; it is one place where I becomemindfully aware ofa sense of inner peace.

Through my ocean images I hope to convey the possibility of some semblance of serenity, even inthe face of life’s chaotic circumstances outside our control.

During the past 3 years my photographs have appeared in over 50 group and soloexhibitions in galleries locally, as well as in Rhode Island,Massachusetts,Vermont, Ontario, Canada and Budapest, Hungary.

They also often appear in set design for TV and film and several images have been chosen for Duncan Miller Gallery’s YourDailyPhotograph.com in Los Angeles offering them for international sales. 

My work is held in private collections, The City of Malibu’s public collection, the Bieneke Library at Yale University."

Maureen Haldeman was born in Holland, raised in Montreal and now resides in Malibu, California. After settling in Los Angeles, she established MJHPhotography 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 taughtphotography and darkroom skills at the college level, done freelance work forpublications including The Los Angeles Times, and has been commissioned to do private photographic projects for the entertainment industry.

Her work is currently on view at Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts Gallery in Los Angeles, CA and Sorenity Rocks Malibu Gallery, in Malibu, CA. 
She is also represented by Fabrik Projects Gallery in Culver City, Los Angeles,CA.

www.maureenhaldemanphotography.com

https://www.instagram.com/mjhmalibu

https://www.facebook.com/maureenhaldemanphotography

https://www.saatchiart.com/maureenhaldeman
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ESSENCE by Maureen Haldeman
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HARMONY by Maureen Haldeman
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CLAM CREEK by Michael Prais
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Michael G. Prais says of his work, 'Feckless Abandon:Creation without Intent', "Painters and photographers of the uninhabited wilderness use selection and composition as an antidote for the perceived disorder and suggest a place to venture and explore no matter how dangerous.

There are wildernesses within civilization created by abandonment and other unintentional acts. 

Abandonment is a statement of failure of an object, a construction, a creation, to satisfy the needs of the creator or the owner. Most failures are removed--often buried. Some failures, often those in out-of-the-way places, remain untouched, deteriorating, showing the passage of time. 

These out-of-the-way places have a certain desolation and emptiness, and they suggest loss, separation, alienation, failure, and futility. Nonetheless, just as a vacant lot offers a young explorer a place for adventure and possible treasure, these unusual places can offer intense exploration and adventure. Their separation offers an exclusiveness and a peacefulness. Each instance of abandonment begs a historical narrative, in a sense a minor crime drama with motive, method, and opportunity to be discovered or at least pondered.

I have always been a visual explorer that has often been excited by particular, chance arrangements of items left and found together. I am interested in the corners of cities, towns, farms, factories, harbors, lakes, streets, and county fairs where multiple agents--creators--have built and, perhaps, abandon structures, devices, and other artifacts without intent and thought to their visual relationships. These are places where structure and disorder--the designed and the not designed--are found together. Of course, there are intentional relationships between structures in civilization, but there are many other relationships--especially on a small scale--that are unintentional and that result in significant disorder. Humans have abandon these places: Only their sign--their ghosts--remain.

I find the discovery and exploration of these vacant-yet-inanimately-populated places as exciting as I did as an adolescent. Rather than dig through found articles, I consider them as found still lives that can be selected, composed, captured, and treasured.

Highlights of My Career? After taking up photography in 1996, attending to a son starting in 2000, and leaving to work on my own in mid-2015, I am now regularly attending to my vision and my images."

Michael grew up in suburban Dearborn, Michigan, (the home of the Ford Motor Company) during the post-WWII heyday of the auto industry. He studied chemistry and mathematics at the University of Chicago and received a doctorate in chemical physics at UCSD developing and analyzing mathematical models for interactions at the surfaces of crystal lattices. The work was abstract and required significant visualization. Often, the evaluation of the resultant models came down to that of the aesthetics of a single, representative wavy line (a histogram).  

While teaching chemistry and becoming tenured associate professor, his background in information technologies used for large-scale calculations drew him into supporting the nascent personal computer technologies for students, faculty, and staff across the university. Michael shifted careers to follow the opportunity to help many people understand and use modern information and communication technologies in the service of education. As a director of academic computing services, a request from the art department to support its installation of Adobe Photoshop started Michael in 1996 on a path to understand and use photography. In addition to his pursuit of aesthetics in images, he has published the book Photographic Exposure Calculations and Camera Operation available through Amazon.

Michael has always been a very visual person who has moved easily in several arenas between the concrete and the abstract. He is stimulated by both the organic and the designed. Michael combines his interests in the visual search for and exploration of machines and other constructions in nature and of nature and the coincidental amid structure.

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L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Exhibition #2 (Click on image for larger view)
OCONTO COUNTY HARBOR by Michael Prais
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