EXHIBIT Closed on January 31st 2016
Juror: Aline Smithson
Juror's Choice: Ode to The Mad Man
by Rocio De Alba
From Middle Village, New York
Self as subject, one's uniqueness in scope, portraiture by design.
|Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)|
|Exhibit Opens:||7 January 16|
|Artists' Reception:||31 January 16 15:00|
|Exhibit Closes:||31 January 16|
|Seities & Selves|
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto
In this age of the ubiquitous throwaway selfie it's an even greater and more worthwhile challenge to create a self portrait that expresses one's uniqueness and individuality. And that's the challenge we're putting forth for this exhibition: to present an image that defines an aspect of your true essence.
It was a complete pleasure to juror this exhibition. The creative expression of self is a fascinating and revelatory process, and this exhibition in particular reflected a myriad of wonderful interpretations. I tended to select work that was mysterious and not always obvious, work that was intriguing and out of the ordinary. Like a good storyteller, I looked for images that didn't give away the ending and left me wanting more. To be honest, it was difficult to select just 58 images because the quality of submissions was very high and very unique. There were masses of photographs that I didn't want to let go of--I guess in the long run, that's a good thing and shows that there are so many talented photographers creating work today. Bravo to all who submitted and I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with all of the work.
|Ode to The Mad Man|
|Self Imposed (No. 35)|
|Lost in Sight|
|Fragments are the only form I love|
|Let Go, 2015|
|Eighteen Years Old|
|Morning Routine # 3 |
|The Hotel Room|
|Portrait of the Artist as Compilation|
|I, Orfeo X|
|the brighter the light, the darker the room|
|We're painted as monsters|
|Mother series #8 |
|I am overexposed|
|Mirror Mirror (Mother and Daughter)|
|Born of Water|
|Self Portrait (Lost)|
|Maternal Great Grandfather Still|
|Self-Portrait for 'A Thousand Souls'|
|"All My Parts"|
|Sciomancy at Owllight|
|Man in Green Hat|
|I am so glad for having numerous choices|
|#3 From "Tell me how it ends" series|
|Inside of Love|
|Self, Legging It|
|Sum sed. Quid sum?|
|Bath and Shower|
|The Last Day|
|Defend me from the life |
|Looking at You Looking at Me|
|the way you wear your hat|
|winter, i, wonder.|
- All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog.
- Juror's Choice receives a 30x48" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image, free entry into a future exhibition, a free exhibition catalog as well as a signed copy of Aline Smithson's Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography.
- Honorable Mentions receive free exhibition catalogs and free entry in a future exhibition.
- People's Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit.
- We offer free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our exhibition, subject to standard sizes.
- Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs.
Juror: Aline Smithson
After a career as a New York Fashion Editor and working along side the greats of fashion photography, Aline Smithson discovered the family Rolleiflex and never looked back. Now represented by galleries in the U.S. and Europe and published throughout the world, Aline continues to create her award-winning photography with humor, compassion, and a 50-year-old camera.
She has exhibited widely including solo shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, the Lishui Festival in China, the Tagomago Gallery in Barcelona and Paris, and the Wallspace Gallery in Seattle and Santa Barbara. In addition, her work is held in a number of public collections. Her photographs have been featured in publications including PDN (cover), the PDN Photo Annual, Communication Arts Photo Annual, Eyemazing, Soura, Visura, Fraction, Artworks, NY Times LENS blog, Shots, Pozytyw, and Silvershotz magazines. In the Fall of 2015, the Magenta Foundation will publish her first significant monograph, Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography.
In 2012, Aline received the Rising Star Award through the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community. In 2014, Aline’s work was selected for the Critical Mass Top 50, the PDN Photo Annual, and Review Santa Fe. Aline founded and writes LENSCRATCH, a daily magazine that celebrates a different contemporary photographer each day and offers opportunity for exhibition. She has been the Gallery Editor for Light Leaks Magazine, is a contributing writer for Diffusion, Don’t Take Pictures, Lucida, and F Stop Magazines, has written book reviews for photo-eye, and has provided the forewords for artist’s books by Tom Chambers, Flash Forward 12, Robert Rutoed, Nancy Baron, amongst others.
Aline has curated and juried exhibitions for a number of galleries, organizations, and on-line magazines, including Review Santa Fe, Critical Mass, Flash Forward, and the Griffin Museum. In addition, she is a reviewer and educator at many photo festivals across the United States. In 2014, Aline received the Excellence in Teaching Award from CENTER, but she considers her children her greatest achievement. She is a founding member of the Six Shooters Collective and is currently teaching at the Los Angeles Center of Photography, the Santa Fe Photo Workshops, and the Maine Media Workshops. Aline lives and works in Los Angeles.