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I was honored to be invited to jury the Portrait exhibition for PhotoPlace Gallery. The task of jurying work is always a challenge. I spent hours each day becoming familiar with every image before making my final selections. There was a wide range of styles - classical fine art, fictional narratives, documentary; color, black and white, duotone, wet-plate collodion and other photographic processes. In the end, I chose to go for individual images that captured my attention each time I went through the entire collection.
My Jurors Award went to Kent Meister. In his portrait “Maisha & Victor, Prospect Park Lakeside, Brooklyn” I feel a kind of magic between the couple in the Brooklyn Park setting. My Director’s Award went to Terry Wild for his classic black and white portrait of Imogen Cunningham — known as the "Grandmother of Photography” — in honor of her seminal role in popularizing photography in its early years.
My ‘Honorable Mentions’ point to four outstanding works, all with differing photographic points of view. Juno Gemes’s dynamic portrait of HH The Dalai Lama; Jeremiah Dine’s abstract portrait in a prism of light; and Susan May Tell’s “Man Through A Van, San Francisco” capturing a unique point in time.
Please also view the Online Gallery with its eclectic mix of pop-culture portraits and other images ranging from dream-like to realistic.
I’m proud of the outstanding group of participants for this exhibition, both online and hanging in the gallery. Many thanks to all who entered, your work was seen and admired.
– Elizabeth Avedon
Good portraits give us insight into the subject; great portraits can give us insight into what it is to be human.
For this exhibit, we seek portraits, self- or otherwise, that go beyond the surface to explore a deeper vision of the subject. A flicker of expression, a gesture, the surroundings, the presence of an object or another person are just a few ways in which deeper aspects of the subject can be revealed.
All capture methods and processes are welcome.
We are very pleased that Elizabeth Avedon will be jurying and curating this exhibition. She will select approximately 35 images for exhibition in the gallery, and 40 for our Online Gallery. All 75 selected images will be reproduced in the exhibition print catalog and remain permanently on our website, with links to photographer’s URL.
Information about our printing service and free matting and framing here.
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Elizabeth Avedon is an independent curator, photography book designer and writer. As former Director of Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, Art Director for Ralph Lauren Media, and Creative Director for The Gere Foundation, Elizabeth has received awards and recognition for her exhibition design and publishing projects, including “Richard Avedon: In the American West” for the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago, and for curating exhibitions at New York’s Leica Gallery. She has been a contributor to L’oeil de la Photographie / The Eye of Photography since 2014, profiling events and notable leaders in the world of photography.
Ms. Avedon works with photographers at all stages of their career, emerging to established, to help edit and shape their work for exhibitions, books, presentations and photography events.
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