DEADLINE April 18th, 2018 23:59 EST
This exhibition's juror will privately critique up to 10 images.
Juror: Saul Robbins
|Photo © Saul Robbins|
"A good photograph is knowing where to stand." - Ansel Adams
That's a rather simple statement from a master photographer whose methodology and rigorous striving for perfection were anything but simple. Yes, knowing where to stand is important, but so is knowing what to shoot and when to shoot it. Our juror for this exhibition, Personal Perspective, is Saul Robbins, a well-known photographer, teacher, and critic. He states in his personal bio that (he is) "... interested in the ways people interact within their surroundings and the psychological dynamics..." of that interaction. We all have a unique way of looking at things, a singular vision that can be enhanced and polished by our observations of the world around us through our camera lens. Asked to photograph the same scene, several photographers may see roughly the same gestalt, but there's always the one, or the few, mavericks who find a way to pick out details or angles that others don't see or don't regard as important. For this exhibition, we're seeking the different point of view, the unexpected, the unique. Your submissions can be literal impressions of "real life" or they can be abstractions - the important part is to present an image that's made from your... personal perspective.
Juror: Saul Robbins is interested in the ways people interact within their surroundings and the psychological dynamics of intimacy. His photographs are motivated by observations of human behavior and personal experience, especially those related to loss, unity, failure, and the latent potential residing in traditional photographic materials and personal history. Robbins is best known for the series “Initial Intake”, which examines the empty chairs of Manhattan-based psychotherapy professionals from their clients’ perspective; referencing viewer’s perceptions, associations, and responses to this unique environment and the work that takes place there. He has also worked with abstract imagery ;"Chemical Peels,” is a series made with exposed and unexposed chromogenic paper processed in traditional color chemistry.
Robbins received his MFA from Hunter College of the City University of New York, where he studied with Roy DeCarava, and is Adjunct Professor of Photography at various universities in New York City, including International Center of Photography and NY Film Academy. He also consults privately and leads Master Workshops internationally about communication and professional development. His work has been exhibited and published internationally, and may be viewed at www.saulrobbins.com