EXHIBIT Closed on January 5th 2014
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Juror: Elizabeth Avedon
An enduring fascination with the photographic portrait.
Each portrait reveals something of the sitter, the photographer and also of us as viewers. No one image can muster a whole and complete being, no matter how much we believe this could be so. This is the part of the photograph we create in our imagination, we fill in each crack and hole with a sort of personalized reasoning. And all these unknowns in the midst of true transparency.
|Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)|
|Exhibit Opens:||12 December 13|
|Artists' Reception:||5 January 14 15:00|
|Exhibit Closes:||5 January 14|
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Eye contact is made or retracted, body language boastful, reticent or indecipherable. Facial expressions can be hard at work or numbly slack. While subjects have a power over these photographic outcomes, it is the choice of the photographer to coax or mute said expressions for their artistic offering.
As a record number of entries were received for Faces, making the final selection for this exhibit was difficult. There were many impressive images and I found it painful to have to leave any behind. Among the many well-composed portraits, I chose images based not only on technical skills, but also on an indefinable element surrounding the expression or emotion projected. I favored images that evoked an air of mystery or clarity; a moment of joy; a secret not shared or a place we may never visit - a point in time captured in the past suggesting unknown possibilities for the future.
|P. Mathusanth from "Portraits of Silence, Northern Sri Lanka"|
|david james bram|
|Eye See You|
|The Deepest Secret Nobody Knows|
|Something I Need|
|Find Your Breath #2|
|Ed Horn, Former Prisoner-of-War Stalag Luft III|
|Joshua and Gracie|
|Collette Before the Club|
|Evesmama: With Daddy Glenn|
|In Memory of Rayshine|
|Boy with Owl|
|Sean, Vietnam '71|
|Boy on a Leash|
|This shot was making on backstage filming|
|A Stairway To...|
|One Weird Trick|
|Woman On A Bus|
|The faces you don´t see 1|
|Girl in Tanktop|
|Tim, Nu Dutch Series|
|Eric & Teresa, Martin Luther King Blvd.|
- 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.
Juror: Elizabeth AvedonIndependent Curator, Writer, Book and Exhibition Designer. Elizabeth Avedon has forged her own path in the photography industry, collaborating with museums, publishing houses, galleries and artists. The former Director of Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe and Creative Director for The Gere Foundation, she has received awards and recognition for her exhibition design and publishing projects, including the retrospective exhibition and book: Avedon: 1949–1979 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; and Richard Avedon: In the American West for the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago, among many others. Elizabeth is a regular contributor to the Life.com award-winning Le Journal de la Photographie, profiling notable leaders in the world of Photography. Elizabeth is committed to supporting the photography community through her PhotoJournal: http://elizabethavedon.blogspot.com Website: http://www.elizabethavedon.com
Portfolio Reviews include Center’s Review Santa Fe, Photolucida Critical Mass, Filter Photo Festival, ASMP-NY, 10Best10, and SlowExposures Photo Festivals.