Juror: Craig Blacklock

Juror's Choice Masked Figure #2

©Thomas Pickarski

"We are the children of our landscape."  - Lawrence Durrell

The land is always with us and we are a part of it, like it or not. From almost the very beginning human activity has had an influence on the natural landscape, sometimes subtle and sometimes blatantly destructive. The observation that the earth is now going through rapid changes is hard to refute. Though there's still some controversy over how much human activity is contributing to environmental change it's happening, and we as photographers are in the unique position of being able to document what was, what is, and what is to become.

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Submissions Close: 27 October 19 23:59 EST
Selections Announced: by 2 November 19
On-Line Check-in Due: 17 November 19
Work Receipt Deadline: 3 December 19
Exhibit Opens: 6 December 19
Artists' Reception: 14 December 19 16:00
Exhibit Closes: 12 January 20
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For This Land we asked for photos that express the connectivity of the individual, the photographer, to the world around. What do you see when you're hiking in the mountains or taking a walk in a city park?  How do you see it - through the scope of a wide angle lens or through details selectively framed? We looked for the photographer's expression of his/her connection to the land as well as her/his vision of their personal landscape.

 

 

 

 

Juror's Statement

"What a pleasure it has been to travel the world’s exotic locations and through intimately-known fields, forests and cities via your photographs. In selecting images, I was rather ruthless in rejecting some otherwise wonderful images because they had either a blatant technical issue, such as clipped highlights or a compositional mistake that could have been avoided, such as the top of a head lining up with a horizon line. I also tended to reject images that were simply cute or cliché’s (unless REALLY well done). I retained those that spoke deeply to me about the beauty of the world, or that got me thinking about our relationship to the earth. There were several environmental degradation images that I would have included if they had been stronger in image quality. As you will see from my final selection, I have rather eclectic tastes when viewing others’ works. Each image in the final selection stands on its own with a clear understanding of the photographer’s emotional connection to the scene."

Craig Blacklock,

Moose Lake, MN  October, 2019

 


Masked Figure no. 2
Juror's Choice

Thomas Pickarski
New York, New York USA
Sci-Fi Book Cover
Honorable Mention

Avian Cyclops
Galveston, Texas USA
Mystical Bagan

Jeff Dannay
Scottsdale, AZ United States

Landscape no. 29 (New Mexico)

Thomas Pickarski
New York, New York USA
Hachijojima, Japan

Alan W Black
Glasgow, UK
Rider in the snow

Anita Schiedeck
Nürnberg, Germany

Solitude On Teal

Avian Cyclops
Galveston, Texas USA
Rain Delay

Avian Cyclops
Galveston, Texas USA
Farm Aireal

Charter Weeks
Barrington, NH USA

Nevaehlleh at South Coyote Buttes II

Dave Levingston
Springfield, Ohio USA
Rapids in Rocks

Dennis Staffne
Marquette, MI USA
Tiny Pool

Eric R Allard
Williston, VT United States

Shrouded Sunrise

Eric R Allard
Williston, VT United States
Valley Vista

Eric R Allard
Williston, VT United States
Enchanted Forest

George S. Gati
Beekman, NY USA

Evening in Shanghai

Ilya Trofimenko
Dresden, Sachsen Germany
Mysterious Yellow Mountains

Ilya Trofimenko
Dresden, Sachsen Germany
Impression, lake in the forest

Ilya Trofimenko
Dresden, Sachsen Germany

Winter Calm

James Meldrum
Beloit, WI USA
Sunset at Horseshoe Bend

Jeff Dannay
Scottsdale, AZ United States
Pronghorn Contemplation

Jeff Dannay
Scottsdale, AZ United States

Dead Creek, Addison, VT 2019

Jennifer Miles
Georgia, VT USA
Glacier Bridge Collapse

Jim Squires
St Simons Island, GA United States
First Summer Snow

John Flynn
White River Junction, VT USA

Forest Green

Judith Monteferrante
Scottsdale, AZ USA
Yosemite Spring Snow

Judith Monteferrante
Scottsdale, AZ USA
Great Blue Heron at Sunset in Nashaquitsa Pond

Julie O'Connor
Weston, CT USA

Menemsha Bluffs

Julie O'Connor
Weston, CT USA
Leap Of Faith

Katrina Mojzesz
South Royalton, VT USA
In Need Of Salvation

Keith Thurman
Jackson, MS USA

Street Party

Keith Thurman
Jackson, MS USA
Icelandic Horses

KEN TREVOR
LONDON, LONDON UNITED KINGDOM
One Tree Hill

KEN TREVOR
LONDON, LONDON UNITED KINGDOM

This Is Home

KEN TREVOR
LONDON, LONDON UNITED KINGDOM
Young Crops Under Storm Clouds

KEN TREVOR
LONDON, LONDON UNITED KINGDOM
Lot for Lease, Light Rain

Lawrence Russ
Southport, CT USA

Summer on the Harbor: Construction, Power Plant, Rendering Plant, Dandelions

Lawrence Russ
Southport, CT USA
Through the Grasses

Mildred Alpern
New York, New York USA
Bodie Ghost Town

Mitch Johnson
Mesa, AZ USA

Earth to Sky

Nance Knauer
Minneapolis, MN United States
Gunflint Trail View #3

Nance Knauer
Minneapolis, MN United States
Alteration

Nancy Stalnaker Bundy
Minneapolis, MN USA



Nawfal Jirjees
Dubai, Non UAE


Nawfal Jirjees
Dubai, Non UAE
TIMES-SQUARE

paul greenberg
dallas, TX USA

Day Seven

Peggy Reynolds
Essex Jct., VT USA
El Capitan

Peggy Reynolds
Essex Jct., VT USA
Winter Arrives

Rich Vogel
Andover, MA USA

Sea of Trees

Robert Nowak
Bothell, Washington USA
Lone Larch

Stephen Milne
Alliston, Ontario Canada
Tree with Mural

Steven Millman
Boynton Beach, FL USA

Boundries

Steven Millman
Boynton Beach, FL USA
Landscape no. 21 (Iceland)

Thomas Pickarski
New York, New York USA
Emerald Spring Confessional

wilson hurst
warrensburg, missouri USA

Fumaroles

wilson hurst
warrensburg, missouri USA

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: Craig Blacklock

Craig Blacklock is an internationally recognized fine art landscape photographer specializing in the interface of land and water. While he has photographed over much of the country, most of Blacklock’s 18 books have focused on wild areas of Lake Superior. His newest book, ST. CROIX & NAMEKAGON RIVERS — The Enduring Gift, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, with the title essay by Vice President Walter F. Mondale, who as a senator, co-sponsored the Act. Blacklock’s photographs are widely exhibited, and included in many collections, including the Tweed Museum of Art and the Minnesota Marine Art Museum. His many awards include a Minnesota Book Award, 3 IPPYs, two PubWest Book Design Awards, many Midwest Book Awards, a Pinnacle Book Award, and an International Color Award (2nd place book category), and he was the 2018 recipient of the George Morrison Award from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council. As a workshop instructor and lecturer, Craig has influenced thousands of photographers across the country.

 

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