Juror: Allen Birnbach
The undulating landscape of the human form is one of the most variable in nature.
|Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)|
|Exhibit Opens:||4 April 13|
|Artists' Reception:||21 April 13 17:30|
|Exhibit Closes:||28 April 13|
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto
With so many sizes, shapes, textures, and tones, our subject matter is endlessly inspiring. How we see, interpret, re-define, and then represent the figure in our photographic work is as diverse as the individuals we celebrate. Show us the Bodies you’ve portrayed through your photographic eye.
My first impression as I did my quick overview was the breadth of styles in the submissions. And the high level of technique brought to bear in the images. The result was several extended editing sessions poring over the concepts and great craft participants exhibited in their work. In the end it was difficult to narrow the field down to a cohesive show, and I felt honored to have been involved in the judging.
Notable was what was not included. Interesting diptychs, tributes to Kertesz, Mondrian and Japanese printmaking, wonderful self-portraits and playful juxtaposition of the figure in unique environments. In the end, many well-conceived images were not included because they fell short in composition or technique but the creative process behind the work was truly impressive.
Congratulations to all who submitted.
(Allen selected five "Honorable Mention" images, but he didn't feel comfortable choosing a "Juror's Choice" overall. We selected a "Director's Choice" from those five images. Congrats to Peter Bajzek!)
|Nude no. 20|
|Queen of Sheba|
|small, smaller, smallest|
|A Few Small Repairs|
|Inspired by the Sculpture of Gaston LaChaise|
|Julianne - Gaze|
|Untitled Nude, 2006, #1|
|sea of sin|
|tropic of cancer|
|Untitled from "Life Sciences" series|
|In the Fullness of Time|
|Up In Smoke|
|Back of Mud |
|Breastscape In Blue|
|Homage- Adolph Gottlieb|
|Woman In Enchanted Forest|
|memories of the old bathroom|
|A European Vacation Gets Off To A Good Start|
|skin in motion|
|Death to America|
Juror: Allen Birnbach
Allen Birnbach has worked as a Photographer for over 30 years; from product to non-profit, hospitality to finance and to the performing arts, he has found great success in commercial Photography. His clarity of vision as a professional Photographer flows through his portraiture, lifestyle, landscape and dance portfolios, as well. The breadth of these achievements may be viewed at www.allenbirnbach.com. Birnbach’s body of work represents much more than commercial. Begin by viewing his fine art photography on www.birnbachimages.com, then visit www.birnbachfigureworks.com for extraordinary examples of the fine art nude. There is boundless visual motivation for your own submission to Body, in the galleries on FigureWorks.
Birnbach imparts his photographic skills as a lecturer and instructor at The Santa Fe Workshops, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Focus on Nature in Iceland, The Anderson Ranch, and through his own private workshops, NudePhotoWorkshops.com. You’ll find a fantastic blog on his take of photographic education at http://allenbirnbach.squarespace.com/
- 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 a free 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.