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A True Story

April 5th, 2011 - April 29th, 2011

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A True Story

  • Street Tunes

    Niko J Kallianiotis Scranton, PA USA Immigrant musicians perform on a street cornet in the old neighborhood of Plaka, under the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.

  • Meat Locker

    Heather Gray East HArdwick, VT USA

  • The champion of "La Cañá”

    Alicia Kidd San Juan, PR USA Barrio of Herrera in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - Néstor Andrés de León trains and grooms his champion in a small space in his backyard, where he also spends time with his family.

  • Sunday rosary

    nicolaus somerville, ma USA Although St.Stans remains closed by the diocese, church members turned vigilars still gather to say the Rosary every Sunday in hopes that their parish will soon be reopened.

  • Both sides come together

    nicolaus somerville, ma USA Both sides of the U.S./Mexico Border come together to pray for those who lost their lives crossing into the United States.

  • Brighton Beach Baptism 6

    Russ Rowland NY, NY USA

  • Andrew and his sister Alex

    Klara Hanincova Mamaroneck, NY USA Andrew’s disability taught his older sister Alex many things about acceptance of people differences, compassion and social injustice.

  • Music

    Klara Hanincova Mamaroneck, NY USA Since he was a baby Andrew had a great love for music. He has a large collection of musical toys and is rarely seen without one.

  • Divine

    Niko J Kallianiotis Scranton, PA USA A girl interacts with pigeons on a square, downtown Athens, Greece.

  • Young Riders

    Niko J Kallianiotis Scranton, PA USA Two boys ride their bikes on a quite street in Karistos, Evia, Greece.

  • La Mano de Dios

    Lee Tonks Marina Del Rey, CA USA Small Places of worship was a documentary series that I took of a small Pentecostal church in Los Angeles. These "pop up" churches are becoming very popular in and around Los Angeles.

  • Cockfighting, Bankura, West Bengal, 2011

    Robin Sinha London, United Kingdom Although an illegal activity, cockfighting is an almost daily occurrence in Bankura, West Bengal. In this image, a gamecock, specially reared for endurance and strength, patiently awaits its fate. www.robinsinha.com

  • Grandma's Hands

    Dalibor Talajic Rovinj, Croatia

  • Shepherd and goats in Montenegro

    alex djordjevic East Granby, CT USA

  • Victory Community Church - Gulu, Uganda

    Kevin Cook Abington, PA USA Spending time in Uganda with people who have lived through war, but still come out stronger and more determined was extremely overwhelming. Victory Community Baptist Church was the perfect place to capture the resolution and kindness of a Ugandan.

  • Mother and child - Cet Kana, Uganda

    Kevin Cook Abington, PA USA In the beautiful country of Uganda, which is rebuilding itself after years of war, I felt it was more important to capture the intimate moments shared amongst the community rather than ones of human suffering.

  • Pray for NEW ERA

    Satoru NIWA Kasugai, Tokyo JAPAN In February,2011,the protesters who demanded for Mubarak to step down prayed on Friday in the Tahrir square. Cairo,EGYPT.

  • Call for NEW ERA

    Satoru NIWA Kasugai, Tokyo JAPAN In February,2011,the protesters gathered and protested in the Tahrir square who demanded for Mubarak to step down and for the old regime tobe reformed. Cairo,EGYPT

  • Stage Fright

    Harry Longstreet Bainbridge Island, WA USA Seattle 2009

  • Electric Day

    Bill Barton Cape Elizabeth, Maine USA In a life time we all have electric days. It is just a day that we always remember. This photogragh was taken on May 15, 2010 at 6:17 PM

  • JAIME

    Jeff Mercader Gardena, CA USA He wears soiled clothes, endures the filthy stench of charcoal fumes, carries a sack of rejected loose charcoal and tries to sell it for cents to help his parents buy food – he is an eyewitness of a neglected Ulingan, Tondo. His name is JAIME.

  • Sisters in Los Pajarillos

    Julie Guével Goldstone Burlington, VT USA Two sisters from the rural community of Los Pajarillos in southeast Honduras sit together on the side of the road. The 80 families that make up this community live for less than $1 a day and parents struggle to provide the most basic necessities.

  • THE BURNING STUNTMAN

    JOE CALLERI NORTHCOTE, VICTORIA AUSTRALIA This image forms part of a larger photographic essay titled "Sons of Outlaws". The image was taken by me during the shooting of a thrilling stunt sequence for a yet to be released Australian sci-fi movie in the style of "Mad Max".

  • Flying Kites

    Jill Schneider San Francisco, California USA Manila is the most densely populated city in the world with one third of its population living below the poverty line. Making the most of their resources many have found refuge living in cemeteries.

  • I Cor. 9:27 - XII

    Claude Peschel Dutombe Bangkok, . Thailand From the series "I Cor. 9:27" A portrayal of Christian rites practicing the idea of "mortification of the flesh".

  • Pensioners and intern

    Tiago Mota Garcia V. N. Gaia, Porto Portugal In south Europe, the grandparents had a hard life, parents had better conditions, but young people have no guarantee of that improvement of life. Many have to travel to distant lands, like their ancestors, but now is to find their first job.

  • El Campo

    Nancy B. Weber Burlington, VT USA These photos are all part of a project I'm working on about women and children left in Mexico when the men go to the U.S. looking for work. Mother and daughter collecting agua miel from mature maguey plants. It will be fermented to make pulque, a traditional alcoholic beverage. This photo is part of a larger project about families left in Mexico when their men go to U.S. looking for work

  • Self-Portrait, Chemo 7th Cycle, 04.2006

    Kerry Mansfield San Francisco, CA USA Aftermath, self-portrait series, depicting Breast Cancer treatment from 2005 - 2007.

  • The big night

    Whee Main Ching Tampines Street 32, #10-42, Singapore Singapore Paid 35 will add more images She's the dan, the leading lady in Chinese opera. The art of bringing Chinese classics to life in elaborate make-up, colourful costumes and fantastically shrill music may be fading in Singapore. But to this dan, tonight is still her night to dazzle.

  • Ana; Wheelchair

    Elisa Saphier Portland, OR USA Ana is a young woman injured in '02 in one of the most brutal of the terror attacks in Israel. Ana is paralyzed from her diaphragm down. Here she lowers herself into her wheelchair during physical therapy, while unable to feel the chair or the floor.

  • Untitled (from Days/Nights on Rogers Lake)

    corey hendrickson waitsfield, vt USA

  • Untitled-2

    Jim Michael Tucker, GA USA A large counter-protest was held in response to a National Organization for Marriage rally held in Atlanta, Georgia. Among the counter protesters were a number of couples. This image is part of my ongoing Faces of Protest project.

  • Look mama, I'm flying!

    Whee Main Ching Tampines Street 32, #10-42, Singapore Singapore Paid 35 will add more images For these boys, it’s bathing, playing and showing off acrobatic antics all at the same time. There'll come a day when they leave their village and friends by the Mekong River to seek out 'better prospects' in the city. Meanwhile, fun reigns.

  • Huanglian harvest, Pengzhou county, Sichuan

    Ted Alcorn Albuquerque, NM USA Duanbing, 16, loads a mule with huanglian. He's helping his family harvest the Chinese medicinal herb from shady plots on the mountainside above his village. He must skip school do do so but as the main cash crop in the area, his family depends on it

  • Ohhhh what are the odds?

    Karen J O Shaughnessy San Jose del Cabo, BCS Mexico I was following this puppy around noting the reactions of the people when to my surprise a street performer reached out with love to this little mangy puppy. It is all about encounters and connections!

  • Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage

    Herb Swanson LYNDONVILLE, VT USA Croagh Patrick, the mountain where, according to Christian tradition, St. Patrick fasted for 40 days. Today, pilgrims make the trek to the summit to pray, participate in Mass and do penance. Some make the climb barefoot or on their knees.

  • Ivan Sugar Party

    Denise Trotier Johnson Williston, VT USA I am submitting 4 images and my coupon is for three so I will pay you the remainderhowever you like. A springtime ritual continues, friends and family gather together receiving natures sweet sustenance. Prepared by those who live close to the earth and know her early gifts.

  • Cocoa, Worshiped

    Nikki Johnson New York, NY USA Around 2003, I developed a friendship with Mistress Cocoa. As one of the most popular Dominatrixes in NYC she possesses a variety of skills: tying, whipping, even cross-dressing her slaves. It is visually compelling to watch their submission to power

  • Tracking

    Gayle Hedrington Croydon, NH USA Bellows Falls Rail Tracks. Photo taken in color and converted to black and white.

  • Lower East Side

    Erica Brown Burlington, VT USA NYC snowstorm, January 2011

  • Lean on me

    Mary Durante Wehrhahn Fair Lawn, NJ USA A scar is just a line drawn across a body... Part of my personal body of work Beauty Beyond Breast Cancer... this image exemplifies the power of love. Her courage bolstered his strength or vice versa. Together they moved through the darkest nights and beyond their deepest fears.

  • Bonefish - Wait - Wait

    Gerry Davis Williston, VT USA Guides with eyes like fishhawks see the bonefish coming. You cast your fly in front of the feeding bones ... and wait … and strip … and the bone takes … and runs 100 yards in 10 seconds ... the reel screams ... and you hold on with grim prayer.

  • Goddess Untitled 2

    amy cormier westminster, MD USA This is part of a larger series focusing on inner beauty, rather than the external media driven image of what is beautiful.

  • Nails, Screws, and Nuts, 2008

    Richard Allen Ashmore Orange, TX USA Photograph of nails, screws, and nuts, scattered by the storm surge of Hurricane Ike. From the series, Hurricane Ike: Images from the Debris Field.

  • Huejotzingo Carnival Series No. 5

    Claudia Rojas García Travesi México, D.F. Mexico The natives working in the city and living next to the Spanish ruling caste of Puebla were segregated, so they made their own the Carnival celebrations, making fun of the high class by wearing clothes and masks satirizing high society.

Photography is the medium of memory. With its birth came the pictorial press and the realization that “a picture tells a thousand words.” This is documentary photography. It is present and tangible, and we rely on it to be authentic and true; it teaches us and when presented in proper context, we believe what we see.

It is the job of the Photojournalist and Documentary Photographer to present the facts at hand.  It is a challenging job often requiring instant decisions and sometimes in the face of substantial obstacles.  How do we do this succinctly and objectively while providing an engaging and remarkable image or series?  Is it possible to capture a photographic truth while simultaneously expressing our naturally subjective eye?  Our Juror Peter Turnley has proven the task can be successful.



Full Color Catalog now available at VioVio

All selected entries are included in a full color exhibit catalog. Juror's Choice receives a 20x35" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image. 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.

I was impressed with the quality of the submissions. Almost all of the images submitted offered a sense of authentic, sincere, humanism and very many reflected an appreciation for moments of grace, elegance, and complexity in the human condition. There are a number of images chosen as well that depict many layers of interest, mystery, and complexity- often suggesting visual questions as much as offering answers.

I'm looking forward to my visit on April 12th and hope to meet some of the photographers that made these images.

Peter Turnley

Street Tunes
Juror's Choice

Niko J Kallianiotis
Scranton, PA USA
Grandma's Hands
People's Choice

Dalibor Talajic
Rovinj, Croatia
Victory Community Church - Gulu, Uganda
People's Choice

Kevin Cook
Abington, PA USA

Shepherd and goats in Montenegro

alex djordjevic
East Granby, CT USA
The champion of "La Cañá”

Alicia Kidd
San Juan, PR USA
Goddess Untitled 2

amy cormier
westminster, MD USA

Electric Day

Bill Barton
Cape Elizabeth, Maine USA
I Cor. 9:27 - XII

Claude Peschel Dutombe
Bangkok, Thailand
Huejotzingo Carnival Series No. 5

Claudia Rojas García Travesi
México, D.F. Mexico

Untitled (from Days/Nights on Rogers Lake)

corey hendrickson
waitsfield, VT USA
Yvan Sugar Party

Denise Trotier Johnson
Williston, VT USA
Ana; Wheelchair

Elisa Saphier
Portland, OR USA

Lower East Side

Erica Brown
Burlington, VT USA
Tracking

Gayle Hedrington
Croydon, NH USA
Bonefish - Wait - Wait

Gerry Davis
Williston, VT USA

Stage Fright

Harry Longstreet
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
Meat Locker

Heather Gray
East HArdwick, VT USA
Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage

Herb Swanson
LYNDONVILLE, VT USA

JAIME

Jeff Mercader
Gardena, CA USA
Flying Kites

Jill Schneider
San Francisco, California USA
Untitled-2

Jim Michael
Tucker, GA USA

THE BURNING STUNTMAN

JOE CALLERI
NORTHCOTE, VICTORIA AUSTRALIA
Sisters in Los Pajarillos

Julie Guével Goldstone
Burlington, VT USA
Ohhhh what are the odds?

Karen J O Shaughnessy
San Jose del Cabo, BCS Mexico

Self-Portrait, Chemo 7th Cycle, 04.2006

Kerry Mansfield
San Francisco, CA USA
Mother and child - Cet Kana, Uganda

Kevin Cook
Abington, PA USA
Andrew and his sister Alex

Klara Hanincova
Mamaroneck, NY USA

Music

Klara Hanincova
Mamaroneck, NY USA
La Mano de Dios

Lee Tonks
Marina Del Rey, CA USA
Lean on me

Mary Durante Youtt
Fair Lawn, NJ USA

El Campo

Nancy B. Weber
Burlington, VT USA
Sunday rosary

nicolaus czarnecki
somerville, ma USA
Both sides come together

nicolaus czarnecki
somerville, ma USA

Cocoa, Worshiped

Nikki Johnson
New York, NY USA
Divine

Niko J Kallianiotis
Scranton, PA USA
Young Riders

Niko J Kallianiotis
Scranton, PA USA

Nails, Screws, and Nuts, 2008

Richard Allen Ashmore
Orange, TX USA
Cockfighting, Bankura, West Bengal, 2011

Robin Sinha
London, United Kingdom
Brighton Beach Baptism 6

Russ Rowland
NY, NY USA

Pray for NEW ERA

Satoru NIWA
Kasugai, Tokyo JAPAN
Call for NEW ERA

Satoru NIWA
Kasugai, Tokyo JAPAN
Huanglian harvest, Pengzhou county, Sichuan

Ted Alcorn
Albuquerque, NM USA

Pensioners and intern

Tiago Mota Garcia
Villa Nova de Gaia, Porto Portugal
The big night

Whee Main Ching
Tampines Street 32, #10-42, Singapore Singapore
Look mama, I'm flying!

Whee Main Ching
Tampines Street 32, #10-42, Singapore Singapore


Juror:  Peter Turnley

PETER TURNLEY was educated in French Literature and International Relations, inspiring his truly International work. For the past quarter century, he has been photographing in more than eighty-five countries, capturing world conflict, and several major geo-political moments.  His portraits of political, cultural, and religious leaders as well as photo essays of a variety of social realities additionally weight his extensive, ever-expanding portfolio.   He has published five books:  “Beijing Spring”, “Moments of Revolution”, “In Times of War and Peace”, “Parisians”, and “McClellan Street”. His images have been published in International magazines including Stern, Paris Match, Geo, Life, National Geographic, the London Sunday Times, Le Monde, and Doubletake. Additionally, Turnley’s photographs have been showcased on the cover of Newsweek magazine over forty times. We are thrilled to have his extensive experience as a successful Photojournalist and Documentary Photographer applied to his mission as Juror for “A True Story.”

 

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