I am very pleased to announce that three out of three submitted works of mine to "PHOTOWORK 2017: 30th Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition" at the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.A. had a lot of success during the jury selection process, and have been curated into the exhibition featuring 63 photographic works representing a range of subjects and styles that were selected from more than 800 entries.
1/"The Trembling Living World Will Congeal Into A Perfect Shape Nearly Geometrical"
2/ "I Want To Feed You With Myself"
3/ "You Have Small Braids Like Spider Threads"
Barrett Art Center's annual national juried photography exhibition is marking 30 years of showcasing photographic talents from the Hudson Valley and across the country.
It'is an annual exhibition of contemporary photographs curated from photographers throughout the United States and jurored by leading curators, critics, and processionals in the field. The theme of the show is reinvention, wherein artists provide a juxtaposition of traditional styles and cutting-edge practices in dynamic imagery. The show celebrates photography's role as fine art and prescient social commentary. Winners in the past have spanned the gamut of photographic output from small to large format cameras, pinhole cameras, silver gelatin prints, pigment prints, chromogenic prints, and everything in between. Cash prizes are awarded.
To mark the three decades of "Photowork" exhibitions, three jurors each selected photographic artwork for the show: juror Isaac Diggs, a photographer and faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York City; juror Rebecca Morse, associate curator of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and juror Robert Stevens, former photo editor of TIME Magazine and faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Isaac Diggs is a photographer and educator. A native of Cleveland, OH, Diggs received his B.A. in English Literature at Columbia University and his M.F.A. in photography from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. He has received support from the Asian Cultural Council, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Puffin Foundation.
His work, which is rooted in a committed exploration of the everyday, has been exhibited in the United States and Japan, and is a part of the collections of the New York Public Library, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz, and the Walker Art Center, among others. Diggs has taught at the School of Visual Arts since 2000.
Rebecca Morse is Associate Curator in the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art where she recently curated Larry Sultan: Here and Home. She was previously Associate Curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) where she organized Amanda Ross Ho: Teeny Tiny Woman, Cai Guo-Qiang: Ladder to the Sky, Rodarte: States of Matter, The Artist’s Museum, and Florian Maier-Aichen. She has written about the evolving relationship between photography and sculpture, contemporary photography and the hotel, and photography’s changing role in contemporary art beginning in the 1980s.
Robert Stevens is a professor of photographic history and senior thesis at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
For over twenty years he was foreign photo editor for Time Magazine where he was named Photography Editor of the Year. While there he edited the photographs of James Nachtwey, Christopher Morris, Susan Meiselas, Alexandra Avakian, Alexandra Boulat, Anthony Suau and other international recognized photographers.
He is the author of a book of his own photographs titled "Unintentional" (2016). He was also editor of a monograph on the French photographer, Yvon, and his images of the 1920s, titled: "Yvon’s Paris".
He has written about photography for the French magazine "Paris Photo" as well as other photography publications. He has participated in photography conferences in the United States and world wide including Sao Paulo, Moscow, Paris, Berlin, Dresden, London, Edinburgh, Tokyo, and Bursa, Turkey.
He is presently photographing on the streets of Paris, France for an upcoming book titled "Paris en Flanant" as well as a book of photographs about New York City titled "Street Crimes".
The work of three local residents has been selected to join 42 other photographers representing 16 states in "Photowork 2017": Mark Lyon of Marlboro, Karl Schmitz of Poughkeepsie and Marie Triller of Hopewell Junction.
Each juror selected ten images and awarded a juror's prize. The 25- 30 works with the highest cumulative ranking from all three jurors were also included.
An opening reception will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 3 to 6 PM. Jurors’ awards with cash prizes for "Photowork 2017" will be announced at the reception.
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