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Juror: You and Cig Harvey
The self-portrait: Is it your compulsion? Your obsession? An impulse? Was it out of necessity (the mandatory Photo 101 exercise, a portrait for the office newsletter, or because you needed to self-promote)? Is it the autobiographical record you decided was best told in image?
Sometimes we have to step in front of the lens - we can't seem to communicate what we want to others, or maybe we're just the most convenient choice for a model (the least expensive, for sure). Even if we got there by default, there is no one better able to translate our vision to the camera than ourselves. Perhaps you were experimenting with persona or striving for a personal perfection? Were you desperately seeking Self? For thosewilling to dig deep and bare all, the self-portrait is a reward for your bravery - because whether you love it or hide it in the depths of your archives for decades, you've learned from it. Whatever your intention, there is nothing closer to an authentic portrait, than to sit both behind and in front of the lens. And whether for totally narcissistic or completely humble intents - you have to admit, it's you.
Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change) Exhibit Opens: 27 September 12 Artists' Reception: 14 October 12 15:00 Exhibit Closes: 21 October 12 Id - The Object of Self
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto
The images listed below were selected by the pool of submitters. Submitters were able to vote for up to five images including one of their own. Each of these received at least three votes. Our Juror Cig Harvey selected the juror's choice and honorable mentions.
Video tour by Polly Raine and Clement Yonkers including exhibitor interviews
I was charged with the very difficult task of selecting a Juror's Choice Award and Honorable Mentions from the final group of selected images. It was an honor to be asked and I agonized over my decision as the standard was very high.
Ultimately I was drawn to the images that used light, atmosphere and gesture to best articulate the conceptual elements of the photograph. These images continue to linger in my mind.Cig Harvey
|The Heart and The Heavy|
|Self with Sasha, Savannah, GA|
|untitled, from the series Green Dress|
|A Beautiful Smothering|
|Self on Black Rock Mountain, GA|
|Loreen, 12, 3, 12// 36|
|West 62nd and 65th Streets l|
|Self Portrait 2|
|Self Portrait 3|
|Self Portrait #1|
|high cloud haze|
|all of eden's apples|
|untitled, from the series Once Upon|
|The Lover, from She Can Leap Tall Buildings|
|untitled, from the series Green Dress|
|Self Portrait Light Painting|
|Out Of Focus|
|Onder in my Wiskey Glas|
|Life: A Self-Portrait|
|I Ignore Myself|
|3,000 Self Portraits |
|Hole in the Wall|
|Staged Self: Puppets|
|Foggy Nights and Bright Lights 2|
|The Dance of Ishtar|
|How did you get in here?|
|The Reality of Stephanie Landry|
|Self Series #17|
Juror: You and Cig HarveyWe're trying something new with this exhibition. It's submitter juried (OK, well Cig will choose a Juror's Choice and honorable mentions, but otherwise, it's all YOU!) Each of you who submits your self-portraits will be able to vote for up to four images (including one of yours if you're that confident!). No anxiety here...images will be anonymous, labeled with titles and medium only if provided by their authors. You will not know who you are voting for, and your peers will not know who you voted for. Only those who make a submission will have access to vote. Though you are not required to vote, by submitting your images, you give the other submitters the right to view (and vote for) your images. The 50 to 60 images that get the most votes will be showcased in our gallery and online. In case of a tie at our quantity threshold, your Juror will make a final decision. In addition, that same Juror, Cig Harvey, has the tough but exciting choice of designating her Juror's choice and honorable mentions from your picks only.
Cig Harvey exhibits internationally, teaches internationally, and photographs everywhere in between. She balances her always imperative personal imaging pursuits with a large number of commercial clients. She is published widely, has won numerous awards, and retains a reputation as an instructor/mentor that leaves waiting lists worldwide. Visit her work, words, and CV at www.cigharvey.com.
|Submit your work|
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. 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.
Please do not contact jurors regarding your entry in this exhibit. Doing so will disqualify your entry.