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Exhibit Open March 22nd  thru April 15th
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Exhibit Calendar (subject to change)
All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog. Juror's Choice receives a 20x35" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image. 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.
Submissions Close 22-Feb-12 Midnight EST
Selections Announced
by 28-Feb-12
Check-in Due
5-mar-12
Work Receipt Deadline
18-Mar-12
Exhibit Opens
22-Mar-12
Artists Reception
25-Mar-12 3-5PM
Exhibit Closes
15-Apr-12

Juror: Nikos Economopoulos

Spontaneity is the hallmark for great documentary and street photography where the moments of life, often ironic, poignant, emotionally charged, tragic or absurd are frozen. Photography provides the means to capture a moment but which moment makes all the difference. Well known masters include Henri Cartier-Bresson and W. Eugene Smith with recent discoveries such as Vivian Maier and Frank Oscar Larson adding to a long list of great photographers.

Many of the scenes captured by practitioners of this art, with the possible exception of war and extreme sports documentary, pass before us every day, but we do not see. This exhibit is dedicated to those who strive to see, realize and then manifest vision and moment into an image so that we can all see what is right in front of us or inaccessible in some other way. Showing us the remarkable moments that make up the, often unconscious, Human Experience.


Juror's Statement:

What I was looking for mostly in my selection, beyond the interesting content or form, was an element of transcendence, something that surpasses what it actually describes and goes beyond. I believe that this is what makes a photo different, what makes it stand on its own, what makes it magical. Contemporary photography, in my opinion, no longer needs the 'beautiful' or 'correct' images that it massively produced in the past. I think it mostly needs the kind of photos which redefine the reality that surrounds us rendering it with a new dimension, more personal and, at times, even magical. It is the same thing that literature and the other arts achieve, recasting simple, everyday things and giving them a longer duration.

Nikos Economopoulos


Istanbul evening
Juror's Choice

Mary Economidy
Chicago, Illinois USA
Untitled
Honorable Mention

Ben Graham
Athens, Ohio USA
Man Walking with Umbrella, Paris
Honorable Mention

RONALD COOLEY
PHILADELPHIA, PA USA

People and Shadows, Paris
Honorable Mention

RONALD COOLEY
PHILADELPHIA, PA USA
Spent
People's Choice

Alix Passage
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
comfort zone
People's Choice

Thorbjørn Hansen
Copenhagen, Sealand Danmark

Paris Metro 2010

A.G. McQuillan
Missoula, MT USA
Untitled

Andrew Hammerand
Mesa, AZ USA
Biker, Amsterdam

Brian T. Scott
Brooklyn, NY USA

Van Gogh

Charles Rozier
Westport, CT USA
Brooklyn

Christian Lotz
Brooklyn, NY USA
Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York

Connie Jang
San Jose, CA USA

Lift Off

daniel bowman ashe
plano, texas USA
Ladies... Create Your Own

Daniel J Elliott
Brooklyn, NY USA
Smoking in the Sun

Daniel J Elliott
Brooklyn, NY USA

Sucking Thumb in Bank Window

Daniel J Elliott
Brooklyn, NY USA
Coup d´Etat

David Estrada
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Gulls

Erica Brown
Burlington, VT USA

Dance

Erica Brown
Burlington, VT USA
Garbage

Erin Dobosiewicz
Warrenville, IL USA
Happy Day

Inna Lobanova-Heasley
Lansdale, PA USA

On the Porch

Inna Lobanova-Heasley
Lansdale, PA USA
reflections

Jacqueline Cribb
London, UK
No Running

John Martino
Brighton, MA USA

Hair, Copacabana, NYC

Len Speier
New York, NY USA
Elderly Couple, Roseland Dance Hall, NYC

Len Speier
New York, NY USA
Nap

lisandre
lyon, france france

Eclipse Viewers

Louise Halstead
Belmont, MA USA
Concave

Mara Zaslove
Santa Monica, Ca USA
Managua, Nicaragua

Mary Economidy
Chicago, Illinois USA

Innocents in Ruin

matthew saindon
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND USA
Streets of Buenos Aires

Nataly Rader
Los Angeles, CA USA
The Go-Go Dancer

Nate Gowdy
Seattle, WA USA

Around the Fountain

Nate Gowdy
Seattle, WA USA
Fifth Avenue, NYC

Paul Dandurand
South Burlington, VT USA
Nirvana

Rana Nicole Young
Portland, OR USA

Man Resting, Manhattan

RONALD COOLEY
PHILADELPHIA, PA USA
Man Attending Parking Garage, Philadelphia

RONALD COOLEY
PHILADELPHIA, PA USA
Homeless in DC

Roshan Ghimire
Arlington, VA USA

The United States of Food Court

Roshan Ghimire
Arlington, VA USA
Money Talks

Taber Szuluk
New York, NY USA
Parade Route

Terry Schmidbauer
Walnut Creek, CA USA

sunday church

Thorbjørn Hansen
Copenhagen, Sealand Danmark
Electronic Age

Thorbjørn Hansen
Copenhagen, Sealand Danmark
Oblivious

Tytia Habing
Watson, IL USA

Mantis

Tytia Habing
Watson, IL USA
Little Wabash

Tytia Habing
Watson, IL USA
Princess Walking Home

Victor Currie
Newport Beach, CA USA

Connections and Structures

W. Anthony Watkins
Huntsville, TX USA
Cairo

Walter Rothwell
London, UK


Juror: Nikos Economopoulos

Nikos Economopoulos began his photography career inn 1988 with a long-term project in Greece and Turkey. He photographed whatever he came across on his daily walks: street scenes, public gatherings, solitary meanderers, or deserted landscapes. In 1990 After joining Magnum Economopoulos' photographs began to appear in newspapers and magazines worldwide. In the same year he started to take photographs in Albania, Bulgaria, Romania and the former Yugoslavia, investigating the territorial, ethnic and religious tensions of the region, as well as the endurance of traditional social and religious rites. This work earned him the Mother Jones Award in 1992.

Subsequent work includes lignite miners and the Muslim minority in Greece, people living along the Green Line dividing southern and northern Cyprus; illegal immigrants at the Greek-Albanian border; and young residents of Tokyo, mass emigration of ethnic Albanians fleeing Kosovo. He was given the Abdi Ipektsi Award for peace and friendship between Greece and Turkey in 2001. Nikos has published ten books and his work is in the permanent collections of Centre Méditerranéen de la Photographie and the Benaki Museum. He organizes a series of photography workshops in locations in eastern Europe, Asia and Africa.

 

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