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Juror: Saul Robbins

"4 Risja, a story by Lilith" Juror's Choice by Henriette van Gasteren from Reuver, Netherlands The state of things as they actually exist. Photography that brings the authenticity of life into focus.

Images that document real life. That capture the truth, from the smallest of details to the largest historic events. Our cameras, unbiased and wit-less, tell it all. But the real the art lies behind the technique of framing, strategy of lighting and the choice moment one's finger commands the shutter to open and shut.

Exhibit Calendar (subject to change)
Submissions Close21-Aug-13 Midnight EST
Juror' Choices Announcedby 28-Aug-13
On-Line Check-in Due5-Sep-13
Work Receipt Deadline16-Sep-13
Exhibit Opens19-Sep-13
Artists Reception20-Sep-13
Exhibit Closes13-Oct-13

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Photography can elicit change, spark revolutions and tell the stories of those without voices. Societal anthropology studied frame by frame, highlighting the ups and downs, ins and outs of the human condition.

These days we get inundated with "Reality" TV shows which cannot be anything farther than their titled fare. This is our answer to those fake programs: an anti-scripted exhibit. Show us the vulnerable subtleties of real life, the moments we must record, to dissect and ruminate upon lest we forget this world we dwell within.

Real life, show us what you have captured.     

Juror's Statement:

Jurying this exhibition has allowed me the pleasure to consider the many interests this theme can address, and to be stimulated by the depth and breadth that photographers choose to investigate and express about themselves and the world in which we live. My own sensitivity has been expanded from this experience, and I hope that viewers will join me in appreciating the myriad possibilities that Real Life has to offer when seen through others' eyes.
Saul Robbins

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4. Risja, a story by Lilith - This is bugging me
Juror's Choice

Henriette van Gasteren
Reuver, Limburg Netherlands
Transgression
Honorable Mention

Alex Lin
Newtown, PA USA
Nancy
Honorable Mention

Barbara Diener
Chicago, IL USA

Justin Brown
Honorable Mention

Emilyann Gachko
Cranford, New Jersey USA
Cameramen, Vietnam '71
Honorable Mention

Mark Melnick
Pasadena, CA USA
MultiTasking
People's Choice

Liza Hennessey Botkin
Studio City, CA USA

Rush

Alex Lin
Newtown, PA USA
Vanishing Presence

Amanda Schilling
Houston, TX USA
George

Barbara Diener
Chicago, IL USA

Be Free My Gelatinous Friend

Bryan Ballinger
Huntington, in USA
Preparing Dinner

Cassie Jones
Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant Netherlands
Stop Looking

Danielle Abbon
Sydney, NSW Australia

Day is Done

David Quinn
Setauket, NY USA
Lonesome Notes

Doug Johnson
Marlborough, Massachusetts USA
Dan

Emilyann Gachko
Cranford, New Jersey USA

Sean

Emilyann Gachko
Cranford, New Jersey USA
In the street

fabien jakob
Geneve, Switzerland
Slipper

Haluk Safi
Ankara, N/A Turkey

Man

Haluk Safi
Ankara, N/A Turkey
2. Risja, a story by Lilith - This is bugging me

Henriette van Gasteren
Reuver, Limburg Netherlands
3. Risja, a story by Lilith - This is bugging me

Henriette van Gasteren
Reuver, Limburg Netherlands

Burma in Transition

Holly Kehrt
Sedona,, Az USA
Burma in Transition

Holly Kehrt
Sedona,, Az USA
Burma in Transition

Holly Kehrt
Sedona,, Az USA

Dominoes, San Juan

Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA
Calcutta. India

James Niven
Sydney, N.S.W. Australia
Tourists

Jerry Swope
So. Burlington, VT USA

The Tourist

Jessica Jade Harlow
Sydney, NSW Australia
Peggy Age 91

Kathleen Anderson
Hawthorne, NJ USA
Pompidou Passport

Kip Harris
Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia Canada

Homestead: the Journey back to Mother

Kristen M. Watson
Georgia, VT USA
Homestead: the Journey back to Mother

Kristen M. Watson
Georgia, VT USA
Homestead: the Journey back to Mother

Kristen M. Watson
Georgia, VT USA

Schmutz

Liza Hennessey Botkin
Studio City, CA USA
I Am Woman

Liza Hennessey Botkin
Studio City, CA USA
Sunset at the Fairgrounds

Lora Mancini
Shaftsbury, VT USA

coriandoli

Margrieta Jeltema
VERMEZZO, Italy
Brothers, Vietnam '71

Mark Melnick
Pasadena, CA USA
The Show, Vietnam '71

Mark Melnick
Pasadena, CA USA

Boy and Bricks

Michael Havice
Whitefish Bay, WI USA
Brick Pick

Michael Havice
Whitefish Bay, WI USA
PUSH Bricks

Michael Havice
Whitefish Bay, WI USA

Henry

Patricia Christakos
Cazenovia, New York USA
Cool, Connected And Patriotic

Paul M. Murray
Jamestown, RI USA
Hard Work On A Hot Havana Day

Paul M. Murray
Jamestown, RI USA

Training For Life

Paul M. Murray
Jamestown, RI USA
Play

Rebecca Sims
Chicago, IL USA
The Water Dance

Steven Millman
Boynton Beach, FL USA

Girl in the Sun

Terry Schmidbauer
Walnut Creek, CA USA
Boy on a Bike

Terry Schmidbauer
Walnut Creek, CA USA
Vessels

Veronica Galvez
Los Angeles, California USA


Juror: Saul Robbins

Saul Robbins is interested in the ways people interact within their surroundings, and the psychological dynamics of intimacy. His photographs are motivated by observations of human behavior and personal experience, especially those related to loss and the desire for unification. He is best known for the series Initial Intake, which examines the empty chairs of Manhattan-based psychotherapy professionals from their clients’ perspective, referencing viewers perceptions, associations, and responses to this very private environment and the work that takes place there. In 2012, Robbins created How Can I Help? – An Artful Dialogue, in which he invited passersby to speak with himself or other artists about anything they wish for free and in complete confidence, in a pop-up office / exhibition environment in Midtown Manhattan.

Exhibitions include The Bolinas Museum, Blue Sky Gallery, Deutsche Haus at NYU, chashama (Windows Installation), Griffin Museum, MASQUELIBROS Artist Book Fair, Massachusetts General Hospital, MICA, Museum of Fine Arts – Houston, New Orleans Photo Alliance, Ost Gallery, Moscow, Portland Art Museum, The Educational Alliance, Philoctetes Center, Skirball Center, Mark Woolley Gallery, White Gallery (PSU), and others. His photographs have been published in Aufbau, Berlin Tagesspiegel, CPW Quarterly, D - La Repubblica, More, The New York Times, Real Simple, TAM, and Wired, among others.

Grants and awards include The Covenant Foundation Ignition Grant, Sony World Photography Awards (Finalist), AJPA Rockower, Gunk Foundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts. Curatorial projects include Projecting Freedom: Cinematic Interpretations of the Haggadah (2010), Regarding Intimacy (2007), and No Live Girls, Peep Show 28 (2002). Robbins was awarded a NICA Stipendium from Berlin's Hoch Schule der Kunste in 1998, and received his MFA from Hunter College (CUNY) in 1999, where he studied with Roy DeCarava, Mark Feldstein, Juan Sanchez, and Thomas Weaver. He teaches photography at the International Center of Photography in New York City and has been leading Master Workshops in Europe and South America, most recently about marketing and self-promotion for photographers.


  • All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog.
  • Juror's Choice receives a 30x48" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image, free entry into a future exhibition and a free exhibition catalog.
  • Honorable Mentions receive free exhibition catalogs and free entry in a future exhibition. 
  • 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.

 

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