EXHIBIT Closed on May 12th 2019

Juror: Amy Holmes George

A portrait! What could be more simple and more complex, more obvious and more profound.

Juror's Choice Self Destruction © Samantha Goss

The above quotation comes not from a photographer, but from 19th century French poet (and art critic) Charles Baudelaire. It's still an accurate observation, maybe even more incisive  with the many changes in image-making that have taken place since 1859.  In the age of the selfie and ubiquitous photos of people both famous and unknown it's sometimes hard to imagine a new way of presenting a human likeness, and yet photographers are doing it.  It's said that the portrait differs from the candid (or street) photo in that the subject of the portrait knows that she or he is being photographed, and even that caveat is no longer a hard and fast rule. 

For this exhibition we asked contributors to interpret the portrait in any way they chose. It could be a self portrait, a formal portrait, a from-the-hip shot of someone whose attention was caught, or even a random body part. Manipulation of the image was permitted as long as the primary subject was from a photographic source in any medium.  Thinking, or seeing, outside the box was very much encouraged, and many of the contributors stretched the concept of the portrait to the extreme. The result is an eclectic exhibit of creative approaches to photographing people (and one rooster). 

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:4 April 19
Artists' Reception:13 April 19 17:00
Exhibit Closes:12 May 19
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Juror's Statement:

"First, I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all the artists for sharing their personal vision in photography with me! You made my task as juror both challenging and rewarding. I was genuinely excited to discover so much diversity in approach and technique, along with rich, creative interpretations on such a traditional and timeless theme. It seems that photography, a medium of limitless possibilities, has enabled artists to refresh and also reinvent the familiar, long-standing conventions of portraiture. From quiet to compelling, simple to complex, curious to captivating—the works selected for this exhibition range widely in visual as well as conceptual exploration, conjuring stories that exist beyond the frame, surprising me over and over again with something unexpected."

- Amy Holmes George, March 2019


Self Destruction
Juror's Choice

Samantha Goss
Easley, SC United States
108/365/2017 :: My Love of Photography will Conquer My Fear of Being A Photographer.
Honorable Mention

Elena Bouvier
Philadelphia, PA USA
Honorable Mention

Frédéric Deschênes
Montréal, Québec Canada

Minds Eye
People's Choice
Honorable Mention

J. Felice Boucher
Brunswick, ME United States
Chester and His Frame, 2016

Albert George
CHICAGO, IL United States

Anita Sagastegui
Walnut Creek, Ca USA


Aubrey Guthrie II
Hurst, Texas USA
Under the Influence

Boba Fett
Remulak, Space France
Godwin's Greek Grammar (Self-Portrait)

Bruce Berkow
New York, NY USA

The Days of Barefoot, Strange Love

Candi S. Kalinsky
Omaha, Nebraska USA
Secret Club (from the Card Games series)

Catherine Fairchild
Houston, Texas USA
Johanna Butt. 1stLt. Army Nurse Corp. 1943–1946.

D. Clarke Evans
San Antonio, TX USA

Thomas Whetstone. SSgt. U.S. Army, 1942-1946.

D. Clarke Evans
San Antonio, TX USA

Danielle L Goldstein
NEW YORK, NY United States

David Aimone
Saratoga Springs, NY USA

Sam Ambler

Edward L. Rubin
Los Angeles, CA USA
235/366/2016 :: Fear Smells Bad.

Elena Bouvier
Philadelphia, PA USA

Émili Bermúdez
Tacoronte, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Spain

Queer in Utah 1

Fazilat Soukhakian
Bountiful, Utah USA
Portrait in modern times

Federico Odello
Milano, Milano Italy

Florin Ion Firimita
Winchester, CT United States

Bed Head

Grant Moxley
Walton, Kentucky USA
In Transit.

Grant Moxley
Walton, Kentucky USA
The Monster Under the Bed is Me

Holly Thompson
New Braunfels, TX USA

The Dancing Shushis of Qeshm Island

Huda Abdulmughni
Salam, Kuwait

Jacquelyn Hazel
Flagstaff, Az USA
Snake Boy

Jeff Dannay
Scottsdale, AZ United States

Untitled Byzantium

Jeff Mark Leavitt
Santa Monica, California USA
Pure Beauty

Jim Gabbard
Fort Wayne, Indiana USA
Raul Julia

Judy Brown
Natick, MA USA

JuJuB & Jasper

Julie Hamel
Loudon, NH USA

Julie Hamel
Loudon, NH USA
You Don't Know What You're Capable Of

Kate Miller-Wilson
Hanover, MN USA

Soft Serve

Kelly Ciurej
Honolulu, HI USA
In the Land of Strangers

Lawrence Russ
Southport, CT USA
Street Portrait, Addis Ababa

Li Shen
Thetford Center, Vermont USA

Mobile Portrait

Li Shen
Thetford Center, Vermont USA
Spark Face

Lisa A Cuchara
Hamden, CT United States
Chelsea Elevator

Liza Hennessey Botkin
Studio City, CA USA

Self Portrait

Matt Sims
Grapevine, TX United States
Man with Turban

Michael Matthews
Berlin, Brandenburg Germany
Molly 2018

Michael Potts
Phoenix, AZ USA


Mildred Alpern
New York, New York USA
Self Portrait

Nadide Goksun
Scarsdale, New York United States
Hula Hoop Queen

Natalie Fay Green
Bethesda, MD USA


paul greenberg
dallas, TX USA
Tour bus driver

Philip Goodman
Dallas, Texas USA
Carlos Colorín. Havana, Cuba. 2018.

Ron Cooper
Englewood, CO USA

Mom and Baby. Near Pisac, Peru. 2018.

Ron Cooper
Englewood, CO USA
Water Portrait - Barbara

Russ Rowland

Samantha Goss
Easley, SC United States

Unfaded Touch

Samantha Goss
Easley, SC United States

Steve Lease
Doylestown, PA USA
Barbaric Glass No.31

Susan Keiser
Beacon, NY USA

A Dead Rose

William Earle
Coatesville, Pa USA


Amy Holmes George, who lives near Dallas, Texas, is a fine art photographer and the past Executive Director of Texas Photographic Society (2013-2018). As a former tenured professor of photography and digital media at Stephen F. Austin State University, Amy has also held teaching appointments at Collin College, Baylor University and University of North Texas. Amy is a recent member of the National Board of Directors of the Society for Photographic Education (2013-2017) and a 2008 Fulbright grant recipient. She earned an MFA in photography from Clemson University and a BFA cum laude in photography and graphic design from Miami University.

Exhibited widely throughout the U.S. as well as in Italy, England, France and China, Amy's work has been featured in over one hundred exhibitions and is housed in several permanent collections, including The Getty, The Kinsey Institute and the Fratelli Alinari Museum in Florence, Italy. Her work has been published in a variety of texts, including the third edition of The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes [Christopher James, 2015]; Gum Printing and other Amazing Contact Printing Processes [Christina Z. Anderson, 2013]; and the fifth edition of Exploring Color Photography: From Film to Pixels [Robert Hirsch, 2010].  


  • 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, and an exhibition catalog.
  • 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.