Second Place- Dale Niles
L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Second Place- Dale Niles (click here for larger view)
'MOON OVER THREE' by Dale Niles
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Dale Niles says of his work, "I am a self taught photographer. I have taken photos for over 40 years, from film to digital, from wet darkroom to the digital darkroom of the computer.

I am quite eclectic in the subjects I choose to shoot, anything is fair game.

Sometimes adding textures to my images gives them a new dimension, a painterly quality. It often transforms the image into how I visualized what I was photographing.

My grandmother was a painter and she usually painted with a darker palette, often encouraging the viewer to look closer at what they were seeing. She was an influence in the way I often do textures.

I was born in Norfolk, Virginia and raised in small North Carolina towns. I currently live in Fayette County, Georgia."


-IPA (International Photography Awards) Honorable Mention in Nature category for Water Trees

-Elsewhere-A Smith Gallery-Johnson City, Texas

-Puppy Love-Hathaway Gallery-Atlanta, GA-benefits charities that support rescued dogs

-LA Curator-International Photography Awards-Roots


-Awarded the gold prize in the Tokyo International Foto Awards in the People/Family category for "Solidifying Roots" series

-Photo Place Gallery-Middlebury, Vermont-Still Life:The Ordinary Made Extraordinary- Director's Choice Award

-A Smith Gallery-Trees-Johnson City, Texas

-SE Center for Photography-Portal-Greenville,SC

-International Photography Awards-Honorable mention for series "Solidifying Roots" in People/Family category

-SE Center for Photography-Greenville, SC-Color

-The Curated Fridge-Photoville, NY