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EXHIBIT Closed on January 5th 2014

Juror: Elizabeth Avedon

Juror's Choice "Innocence" by John Martin from Graton, CA USA

An enduring fascination with the photographic portrait. 

Each portrait reveals something of the sitter, the photographer and also of us as viewers. No one image can muster a whole and complete being, no matter how much we believe this could be so. This is the part of the photograph we create in our imagination, we fill in each crack and hole with a sort of personalized reasoning. And all these unknowns in the midst of true transparency.

Eye contact is made or retracted, body language boastful, reticent or indecipherable. Facial expressions can be hard at work or numbly slack. While subjects have a power over these photographic outcomes, it is the choice of the photographer to coax or mute said expressions for their artistic offering.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Juror's Choices Announced:by 21 November 13
On-Line Check-in Due:22 November 13
Work Receipt Deadline:9 December 13
Exhibit Opens:12 December 13
Artists' Reception:5 January 14 15:00
Exhibit Closes:5 January 14
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

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Juror's Statement:

As a record number of entries were received for Faces, making the final selection for this exhibit was difficult. There were many impressive images and I found it painful to have to leave any behind. Among the many well-composed portraits, I chose images based not only on technical skills, but also on an indefinable element surrounding the expression or emotion projected. I favored images that evoked an air of mystery or clarity; a moment of joy; a secret not shared or a place we may never visit - a point in time captured in the past suggesting unknown possibilities for the future.

Elizabeth Avedon

Juror's Choice
John F Martin
Graton, California USA
P. Mathusanth from "Portraits of Silence, Northern Sri Lanka"
Honorable Mention
Ashok Sinha
New York, NY USA
Honorable Mention
Lori Pond
Los Angeles, CA USA

david james bram
Honorable Mention
Nate Mosseau
Burlington, Vermont USA
Honorable Mention
Sheri Lynn Behr
Edgewater, NJ USA
Eye See You
People's Choice
Jef Russell
Austin, TX USA

Adrienne Norman
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ahmet Can Mocan
Istanbul, Turkey
Ashli Fiorini
East Syracuse, NY USA

The Deepest Secret Nobody Knows
Britt Anderson Lilienthal
Burlington, Vermont USA
Something I Need
Brittany Cossette
Barnesville, Minnesota USA
Caitlin Jean
Burlington, VT USA

Visiting Joyce
Candi S. Kalinsky
Bellevue, Nebraska USA
Chou Pomme
Montreal, QC Canada
Christian Thwaites
South Burlington, VT USA

Claude Peschel Dutombe
Bangkok, Thailand
girl pink
d neumann kelly
fairview, nj USA
Kat Fujiroid
Dave Levingston
Springfield, Ohio USA

Sissy 81
Diane Gabriel
Burlington, VT USA
Find Your Breath #2
Donatella Arione
Guarene, Italy
Ed Friedman
Arlington, MA USA

fabien jakob
Geneve, Switzerland
Ed Horn, Former Prisoner-of-War Stalag Luft III
Frank Mullaney
New York, NY USA
Joshua and Gracie
Geoffrey Agrons
Kensington, CA USA

Geoffrey Agrons
Kensington, CA USA
Hugo Hentoff
Washington, DC USA
Collette Before the Club
James Hosking
San Francisco, CA USA

Jeffery Graves
Broomfield, Colorado USA
Evesmama: With Daddy Glenn
Jenna Miller
Charleston, SC USA
Jill Shepherd
Kent, OH USA

Joni Kabana
Portland, OR USA
In Memory of Rayshine
Kate Pollard Hoffmann
Piscataway, NJ USA
Kimberly Lockwood
Somerville, MA USA

Boy with Owl
Margrieta Jeltema
Sean, Vietnam '71
Mark Melnick
Pasadena, CA USA
Aged Man
Marti Belcher
Vienna, Virginia USA

Michael Riordan
Rochester, NY USA
Boy on a Leash
Nathan R. Smith
New York, New York USA
Self portrait
Nicholas Garlab
Gijon, Spain

This shot was making on backstage filming
Nickolay Fesenko
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Drama Queen
Pamela Korman
Philadelphia, PA USA
A Stairway To...
Paul M. Murray
Jamestown, RI USA

One Weird Trick
Paula Rucket
Boca Raton, FL USA
Woman On A Bus
Peter Maeck
Lexington, MA USA
The faces you don´t see 1
Ricardo Reis
Barreiro, Portugal

Jerome Davis
Romy John
Austin, Texas USA
Tanya 2
Russ Rowland
Child Shiva
Sandra Chen Weinstein
Lake Forest, CA USA

Sara Fields
Austin, TX USA
Shanu Subra
London, UK
Shivaji Das
Singapore, Singapore

Girl in Tanktop
Stacie Turner
West Hartford, CT USA
Stacy Swiderski
Fords, NJ USA
Sinking Ships
Stephanie Guttenplan
Acworth, GA USA

Tim, Nu Dutch Series
Tom Van Eynde
Forest Park, Il. USA
Tommy Cha
Bristol, South Glos UK
Velibor Božović
Montreal, QC Canada

Walter Rothwell
London, UK
Morning Delivery
Wayne Thomas
Powell, WY USA
Eric & Teresa, Martin Luther King Blvd.
Whitten Sabbatini
Memphis, TN USA

  • 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.

Juror: Elizabeth Avedon

Independent Curator, Writer, Book and Exhibition Designer. Elizabeth Avedon has forged her own path in the photography industry, collaborating with museums,  publishing houses, galleries and artists. The former Director of Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe and Creative Director for The Gere Foundation, she has received awards and recognition for her exhibition design and publishing projects, including the retrospective exhibition and book: Avedon: 1949–1979 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; and Richard Avedon: In the American West for the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago, among many others. Elizabeth is a regular contributor to the award-winning Le Journal de la Photographie, profiling notable leaders in the world of Photography. Elizabeth is committed to supporting the photography community through her PhotoJournal: Website:

Portfolio Reviews include Center’s Review Santa Fe, Photolucida Critical Mass, Filter Photo Festival, ASMP-NY, 10Best10, and SlowExposures Photo Festivals.    



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Reveal - Deadline July 15, 2015

Nocturne - Deadline August 12, 2015

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