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Managed Landscapes

Exhibit Opens 9/6/2010
Juror: Thomas Bachand

Managed Landscapes

Managed Landscape

  • Buffalo on Road in Lamar Valley

    Janet L. Pritchard Storrs, CT USA From the series: Views from Wonderland

  • Catlin Mound, Catlin, IL

    Theodore William Arnold Champaign, IL USA

  • Puerto Penasco, Mexico

    Brendan Regan Phoenix, AZ USA

  • Roswell, New Mexico

    Roger Boulay Albuquerque, NM USA

  • Barley

    Karen Guth Burlington, VT USA

  • James, Racine, OH

    Theodore William Arnold Champaign, IL USA My work explores how we situate ourselves within the natural landscape: simultaneously appropriating, exploiting, preserving and fending off its feral phenomena.

  • Balance #1. Pemigewasset River, NH

    David Gardner San Francisco, CA USA Balance #1 is from my project, Marking Our Place in the World.  The project looks at the unique human tendency to mark the landscape.

  • launch

    gregory lancaster los angeles, ca USA

  • Toward Hudson, NY

    peter bruno rutland, vermont USA

  • Living Roof, San Diego, CA 2009

    John Steck Jr. Jamaica Plain, MA USA

  • Rowley, MA 2009

    John Steck Jr. Jamaica Plain, MA USA

  • Landscape 0555

    Anthony Korotko Hatch Hollywood, CA USA

  • Queen Anne's Lace and tarp (N. Clarendon, Vermont)

    peter bruno rutland, vermont USA

  • Dubai

    Francois Dagenais Montreal, QC Canada

  • Green Ribbon - Palouse, WA

    Laurie McCormick Los Angeles, CA USA I was drawn to the free flowing form these two shades of grass made beneath the bright blue sky and puffy white clouds.

  • Masaya Volcano, Managua, Nicaragua

    Wendy Simmons Brooklyn, NY USA

  • Park, Glendale, Arizona

    Rosalyn Song Chandler, Arizona USA

  • Smokey Mountain 2

    Francois Dagenais Montreal, QC Canada Smokey Mountain in Tondo, Philippines, is a large landfill, where people live and make a living recycling waste.

  • Anglesea Moire

    Geoffrey Agrons Cape May, NJ USA

  • Puzzle Box

    Geoffrey Agrons Cape May, NJ USA

  • World's Largest Cow - North Dakota

    Michael Middleton Summit, NJ USA "Salem Sue", the World's Largest Cow, owns the only hill on a stretch of I-95 in North Dakota, and can be seen for five miles.

  • Rush

    Lyndsay Shaw Malta, NY USA Rush is an exploration of the oddities of manicured suburban landscapes across the Rochester, NY region.

  • Wave Wall

    Scott Wunderle Chester, VT USA Morning light burns off an Alpaca Farm’s fog revealing remnants of both toil and pleasure.

  • Sea

    Conan Lai Kitchener, Ontario Canada

  • End of the Road

    Genevieve Parker San Francisco, ca USA

  • RESTORATION

    Sonia Melnikova-Raich San Francisco, CA USA Captured at The Presidio of San Francisco, formerly the longest continuously operated military base in the United States and since 1994 a National Park.

  • Hoover Dam

    Andrew Langdal Scottsdale, AZ United States A full moon illuminates Hoover Dam and the construction of the new bridge over the Arizona-Nevada border.

  • Solitude

    Bill Kneen Richmond, VT USA This is truly a managed  landscape.  It is from the Vermont Flower Show 2009 exhibit.  It was  built indoors, and gone within the week

  • SalisburyDumpTHREE

    Lorin Duckman Burlington, VT USA

  • Coney Island Beach

    Erik S. Lieber Brooklyn, NY USA Before the hoards of sun worshippers and children descend upon Coney Island, a certain calm lies over the landscape.

  • Gowanus Canal

    Erik S. Lieber Brooklyn, NY USA The Gowanus Canal is a body of water that runs through South Brooklyn. It has been filthy for years. Recently, it became a Superfund site.

  • Read Up Girl #2

    Erik S. Lieber Brooklyn, NY USA The ultimate in "managed" landscapes, this toxic site was recently cleaned up to make way for Whole Foods.

  • Fenced Home In Developing Community, Shakopee, MN 2009

    Keith Cich Duluth, MN USA

  • Ireland

    Kelly O'Neal Burlington, VT USA

  • Beach chairs

    Erica Brown Burlington, VT USA Cape May, New Jersey

  • Halfmoon #4 (Grass)

    Matthew Crowther Chicago, Illinois USA

  • Halfmoon #2 (Trees)

    Matthew Crowther Chicago, Illinois USA

  • Grubsteak

    Joe Cornett Flagstaff, AZ USA

  • The Island

    Joe Cornett Flagstaff, AZ USA

  • Salton Sea Tires

    Donna Scholl Los Angeles, CA USA

  • Tattered Tennis Courts

    Donna Scholl Los Angeles, CA USA

  • Post Constructivist Man

    Hugh Jones Arlington, VA USA Construction site and streetlight imaged through homemade two element pinhole array. From project exploring collaging of images with various geometric arrays of pinholes and slits.

  • Chacabuco

    Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson Moretown, VT USA In the face of dam-related threats to Chilean Patagonia's Rio Baker watershed, a gaucho and his dog guide their herd down the Chacabuco Valley.

  • Struggle to Survive (Perpignan, France)

    Rebecca B. Hudson Mechanicsville, Va USA It's amazing how a seed can be blown into a crevice and two evergreen trees emerge, grow and thrive within a man-made structure.

The touch of man on the natural landscape is all around us. From shimmering cityscapes and rural farms to strip mines and garbage dumps. Let's see images that show the touch of man, light or heavy, on the earth around us.

"Contemporary landscape photography's insights and observations reach far beyond the natural environment. A close examination of the land will often reveal more about ourselves  as individuals, communities, and society at large." Thomas Bachand.


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Juror's Statement:

The submissions were inspiring and insightful. After careful consideration, I first selected those images that struck me on an emotional level, and then culled further based on the photographer's intent and technical execution, including composition, exposure, focus, and effects. The strongest photographs speak to the subject on many levels. The Juror's Choice, "Buffalo on Road in Lamar Valley", took my breath away. The power of this photograph lies as much with that which is unseen as seen. The bison are unaware that the land has been "saved" and placed on display. We look out from behind glass at a pristine landscape detached from its history.

Thomas Bachand


Buffalo on Road in Lamar Valley
Juror's Choice

Janet L. Pritchard
Storrs, CT USA
Balance #1. Pemigewasset River, NH
People's Choice

David Gardner
San Francisco, CA USA
Gowanus Canal
People's Choice

Erik S. Lieber
Brooklyn, NY USA

Hoover Dam

Andrew Langdal
Scottsdale, AZ United States
Landscape 0555

Anthony Korotko Hatch
Hollywood, CA USA
Solitude

Bill Kneen
Richmond, VT USA

Puerto Penasco, Mexico

Brendan Regan
Phoenix, AZ USA
Chacabuco

Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson
Moretown, VT USA
Sea

Conan Lai
Kitchener, Ontario Canada

Salton Sea Tires

Donna Scholl
Los Angeles, CA USA
Tattered Tennis Courts

Donna Scholl
Los Angeles, CA USA
Beach chairs

Erica Brown
Burlington, VT USA

Coney Island Beach

Erik S. Lieber
Brooklyn, NY USA
Read Up Girl #2

Erik S. Lieber
Brooklyn, NY USA
Smokey Mountain 2

Francois Dagenais
Montreal, QC Canada

Dubai

Francois Dagenais
Montreal, QC Canada
End of the Road

Genevieve Parker
San Francisco, CA USA
Anglesea Moire

Geoffrey Agrons
Kensington, CA USA

Puzzle Box

Geoffrey Agrons
Kensington, CA USA
launch

gregory lancaster
los angeles, ca USA
Post Constructivist Man

Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA

Grubsteak

Joe Cornett
Flagstaff, AZ USA
The Island

Joe Cornett
Flagstaff, AZ USA
Living Roof, San Diego, CA 2009

John Steck Jr.
Jamaica Plain, MA USA

Rowley, MA 2009

John Steck Jr.
Jamaica Plain, MA USA
Barley

Karen Guth
Burlington, VT USA
Fenced Home In Developing Community, Shakopee, MN 2009

Keith Cich
Duluth, MN USA

Ireland

Kelly O'Neal
Burlington, VT USA
Green Ribbon - Palouse, WA

Laurie McCormick
Los Angeles, CA USA
SalisburyDumpTHREE

Lorin Duckman
Burlington, VT USA

Rush

Lyndsay Shaw
Malta, NY USA
Halfmoon #4 (Grass)

Matthew Crowther
Chicago, Illinois USA
Halfmoon #2 (Trees)

Matthew Crowther
Chicago, Illinois USA

World's Largest Cow - North Dakota

Michael Middleton
Summit, NJ USA
Queen Anne's Lace and tarp (N. Clarendon, Vermont)

peter bruno
rutland, VT USA
Toward Hudson, NY

peter bruno
rutland, VT USA

Struggle to Survive (Perpignan, France)

Rebecca B. Hudson
Glen Allen, Va USA
Roswell, New Mexico

Roger Boulay
Albuquerque, NM USA
Park, Glendale, Arizona

Rosalyn Song
Chandler, Arizona USA

Wave Wall

Scott Wunderle
Chester, VT USA
RESTORATION

Sonia Melnikova-Raich
San Francisco, CA USA
James, Racine, OH

Theodore William Arnold
Champaign, IL USA

Catlin Mound, Catlin, IL

Theodore William Arnold
Champaign, IL USA
Masaya Volcano, Managua, Nicaragua

Wendy Simmons
Brooklyn, NY USA
Juror: Thomas Bachand

Thomas Bachand has been a professional photographer for over a decade, working in both traditional and digital mediums. His photography has appeared in magazines, advertisements, brochures, and textbooks - both in print and on the web. He writes on digital imaging issues for professional trade publications and lecturers on photography and technology issues.

Tom is the author of  Lake Tahoe: A Fragile Beauty. In addition to private collections, his photography can be found in the Bancroft Library and the California Historical Society.

Thomas Bachand's photography is a consideration of the land and the competing visions that inform our interaction with the world at large. Core to the work is its accessibility to the viewer. The use of color and a documentary style allow for an open and immediate connection to the subject. By embracing a historical perspective, the photography captures a sense of honesty characteristic of the medium's early pioneers. Whether creating a single, evocative image inviting reflection or a series conveying a sense of time and place, Bachand's exploration includes the role of storyteller. He seeks a convergence of the ordinary - extraordinary only in so much as it is revealing, offering both possibility and contemplation.

The Vermont Photo Space Gallery helps photographers grow by providing opportunities to have their work evaluated by a qualified juror for display in our Vermont gallery with very little expense or hassle. We provide free archival quality matting and framing of accepted entries for each of our exhibitions, subject to standard sizes. Photographers retain the rights to their work and set their own prices for sale in the gallery.

 

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