EXHIBIT Closed on April 29th 2011

Juror: Peter Turnley

Juror's Choice: Street Tunes by Niko J Kallianiotis
of Scranton, PA, USA

Photography is the medium of memory. With its birth came the pictorial press and the realization that “a picture tells a thousand words.” This is documentary photography. It is present and tangible, and we rely on it to be authentic and true; it teaches us and when presented in proper context, we believe what we see.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:5 April 11
Artists' Reception:12 April 11 17:00
Exhibit Closes:29 April 11
A True Story
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It is the job of the Photojournalist and Documentary Photographer to present the facts at hand.  It is a challenging job often requiring instant decisions and sometimes in the face of substantial obstacles.  How do we do this succinctly and objectively while providing an engaging and remarkable image or series?  Is it possible to capture a photographic truth while simultaneously expressing our naturally subjective eye?  Our Juror Peter Turnley has proven the task can be successful. 

I was impressed with the quality of the submissions. Almost all of the images submitted offered a sense of authentic, sincere, humanism and very many reflected an appreciation for moments of grace, elegance, and complexity in the human condition. There are a number of images chosen as well that depict many layers of interest, mystery, and complexity- often suggesting visual questions as much as offering answers.
I'm looking forward to my visit on April 12th and hope to meet some of the photographers that made these images.
Peter Turnley

Street Tunes
Juror's Choice

Niko J Kallianiotis
Scranton, PA USA
Grandma's Hands
People's Choice

Dalibor Talajic
Rovinj, Croatia
Victory Community Church - Gulu, Uganda
People's Choice

Kevin Cook
Abington, PA USA

Shepherd and goats in Montenegro

alex djordjevic
East Granby, CT USA
The champion of "La Cañá”

Alicia Kidd
San Juan, PR USA
Goddess Untitled 2

amy cormier
westminster, MD USA

Electric Day

Bill Barton
Cape Elizabeth, Maine USA
I Cor. 9:27 - XII

Claude Peschel Dutombe
Bangkok, Thailand
Huejotzingo Carnival Series No. 5

Claudia Rojas García Travesi
México, D.F. Mexico

Untitled (from Days/Nights on Rogers Lake)

corey hendrickson
waitsfield, VT USA
Yvan Sugar Party

Denise Trotier Johnson
Williston, VT USA
Ana; Wheelchair

Elisa Saphier
Portland, OR USA

Lower East Side

Erica Brown
Burlington, VT USA

Gayle Hedrington
Croydon, NH USA
Bonefish - Wait - Wait

Gerry Davis
Williston, VT USA

Stage Fright

Harry Longstreet
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
Meat Locker

Heather Gray
East HArdwick, VT USA
Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage

Herb Swanson


Jeff Mercader
Gardena, CA USA
Flying Kites

Jill Schneider
San Francisco, California USA

Jim Michael
Tucker, GA USA


Sisters in Los Pajarillos

Julie Guével Goldstone
Burlington, VT USA
Ohhhh what are the odds?

Karen J O Shaughnessy
San Jose del Cabo, BCS Mexico

Self-Portrait, Chemo 7th Cycle, 04.2006

Kerry Mansfield
San Francisco, CA USA
Mother and child - Cet Kana, Uganda

Kevin Cook
Abington, PA USA

Klara Hanincova
Mamaroneck, NY USA

Andrew and his sister Alex

Klara Hanincova
Mamaroneck, NY USA
La Mano de Dios

Lee Tonks
Marina Del Rey, CA USA
Lean on me

Mary Durante Youtt
Fair Lawn, NJ USA

El Campo

Nancy B. Weber
Burlington, VT USA
Both sides come together

nicolaus czarnecki
somerville, ma USA
Sunday rosary

nicolaus czarnecki
somerville, ma USA

Cocoa, Worshiped

Nikki Johnson
New York, NY USA
Young Riders

Niko J Kallianiotis
Scranton, PA USA

Niko J Kallianiotis
Scranton, PA USA

Nails, Screws, and Nuts, 2008

Richard Allen Ashmore
Orange, TX USA
Cockfighting, Bankura, West Bengal, 2011

Robin Sinha
London, United Kingdom
Brighton Beach Baptism 6

Russ Rowland

Call for NEW ERA

Satoru NIWA
Kasugai, Tokyo JAPAN
Pray for NEW ERA

Satoru NIWA
Kasugai, Tokyo JAPAN
Huanglian harvest, Pengzhou county, Sichuan

Ted Alcorn
Albuquerque, NM USA

Pensioners and intern

Tiago Mota Garcia
Villa Nova de Gaia, Porto Portugal
Look mama, I'm flying!

Whee Main Ching
Tampines Street 32, #10-42, Singapore Singapore
The big night

Whee Main Ching
Tampines Street 32, #10-42, Singapore Singapore



Juror:  Peter Turnley

PETER TURNLEY was educated in French Literature and International Relations, inspiring his truly International work. For the past quarter century, he has been photographing in more than eighty-five countries, capturing world conflict, and several major geo-political moments.  His portraits of political, cultural, and religious leaders as well as photo essays of a variety of social realities additionally weight his extensive, ever-expanding portfolio.   He has published five books:  “Beijing Spring”, “Moments of Revolution”, “In Times of War and Peace”, “Parisians”, and “McClellan Street”. His images have been published in International magazines including Stern, Paris Match, Geo, Life, National Geographic, the London Sunday Times, Le Monde, and Doubletake. Additionally, Turnley’s photographs have been showcased on the cover of Newsweek magazine over forty times. We are thrilled to have his extensive experience as a successful Photojournalist and Documentary Photographer applied to his mission as Juror for “A True Story.”