I was honored to review so many remarkable and intriguing photographs. Thank you to all the artists who contributed their work. I believe it is imagination that connects the images in this selection, both the artist’s creative intent as well as the imagination inspired in the viewer.
When reviewing the images for Fictional Narrative, I found myself particularly drawn to images that made me curious about their greater context or storyline. These images made me want to envision the world they came from. I also looked for the mysterious images that conveyed intimate details while also relating to more universal themes. I was impressed by how aesthetically compelling these images are. From depth of atmosphere to elements of design, these images stood out to me for their visual strength.
To me, fictional narratives in photography allow us the freedom to explore our own lives through metaphor and fantasy, while also giving us room to nurture our creativity and escape from the mundane. Please take the time to be immersed in the stories these images tell and see where they take you.
I had the pleasure of meeting Jim Fitts at the New England Portfolio Reviews this year, thanks to the Griffin Museum of Photography. Jim took the time to look over my work with me, talk about the business of fine art photography, and offered some sage advice on navigating from an emerging photographer to a professional photographer.
Jim was knowledgable and a delight and I'm truly glad to have met him. I look forward to hopefully more of his humorous and straight forward advice in the future.
If you haven't been by his blog, Photoweenie.com, I highly recommend you check it out. There are some wonderful reviews and insightful musings on the fine art photography world. And the latest feature is yours truly, so you know it must be good
Thanks Photoweenie for a beautiful feature!
To view the entire feature as well as many more thoughtful articles and some useful advice visit Photoweenie.com
Thank you Andy Duncan for a lovely feature
If you haven't visited 52 photographers yet, you're in for a treat. Andy has been busy curating a wonderful selection of artists for your viewing pleasure.
I noticed Andy recently featured the lovely work of Diana Bloomfield. If you're intrigued and want to know more, Elin Spring over at "What Will You Remember" (another fantastic resource) recently included Diana's work in a lovely post.
Andy himself is wonderful photographer. Find out more about him at http://www.andydduncan.com/
Come see all the amazing new work and join me at the opening night, Friday June 15th!
The Approach in response to "Why Photography?"
COOPH asked questions and I answered with imagery. Enjoy!
Myths, Legends, and Dreams
Juror: Amy Holmes-George
Gallery exhibition: March 7 – March 31, 2018
Wow! What a thrill and an honor to review such compelling and thought-provoking imagery with extraordinary levels of ingenuity. Thanks to all the artists who shared their work with me. The theme Myths, Legends, and Dreams lends itself to a rich and multi-interpretational platform for making art—art that can be playful and haunting, abstract and representational as well as literal and imagined. You will see all approaches considered in the works selected for this exhibition. These images stand as a testament to the ever-broadening definition of the medium of photography, while also offering refreshing takes on classic tales, dreamscapes, and difficult-to-explain phenomena.
I believe there is an element of magic that unites all this work, along with the unusual capacity to connect with the viewer in deeply profound ways. I was especially fascinated by images that emerged from developed bodies of work, in which the artist is pursuing a cohesive photographic vision. It’s always exciting to discover an artist who understands how to harmonize his/her creative voice, establishing a signature style that can be easily identified yet does not appear formulaic, familiar, or redundant. Also, I encountered a lot of work that surprised me with its clever transcendental quality—taking me somewhere else, a place of the artist’s invention. Much of the beauty of a photograph is in its inherent nature to communicate a “truth.” However, many of the images in this show challenged my sense of what’s real by fabricating a convincing “new reality.”
~ Amy Holmes-George
PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS (PX3) ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF PX3 2017 COMPETITION.
Teresa Meier of United States was Awarded Honorable Mention in Self-Promotion category for the entry entitled, " The Witness Within ." The jury selected winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries.
Px3 is juried by top international decision-makers in the photography industry: Carol Johnson, Curator of Photography of Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Gilles Raynaldy, Director of Purpose, Paris; Viviene Esders, Expert près la Cour d'Appel de Paris; Mark Heflin, Director of American Illustration + American Photography, New York; Sara Rumens, Lifestyle Photo Editor of Grazia Magazine, London; Françoise Paviot, Director of Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris; Chrisitine Ollier, Art Director of Filles du Calvaire, Paris; Natalie Johnson, Features Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine, London; Natalie Belayche, Director of Visual Delight, Paris; Kenan Aktulun, VP/Creative Director of Digitas, New York; Chiara Mariani, Photo Editor of Corriere della Sera Magazine, Italy; Arnaud Adida, Director of Acte 2 Gallery/Agency, Paris; Jeannette Mariani, Director of 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agnès Voltz, Director of Chambre Avec Vues, Paris; and Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor of Time Magazine, New York.
The "Prix de la Photographie Paris" (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. Winning photographs from this competition are exhibited in a high-profile gallery in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.
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Interview by Jennifer Nelson, WTP Feature Writer
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