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EXHIBIT Closed on March 2nd 2014

Jurors: Joe DiMaggio & JoAnne Kalish

Juror's Choice: "When I was young ..." by Babak from Austin, Texas USALove. Hearts Entwined. Unrequited. Moonstruck. Star-crossed. 

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Juror's Statement:

Joe DiMaggioThe ability for us as human beings to conceive a photograph and then go out and execute said photograph first with your mind, heart, soul and camera is called visual literacy. The word photography in it's simplest form means recording with light. Every photographer regardless of their expertise puts part of themselves into the photograph. In one 1/100 of a millisecond they stop the world. The most difficult part to me is presume I am qualified to judge another person's work. I truly believe the only person that can judge your work is you. Having said that I've looked at each photograph a minimum of five times and found all of them extremely inviting and there was a message in each one. For me they're all winners. Thanks very much for the opportunity to be part of the creative process. Remember photography is still in it's infancy and the only medium I know of that every man woman and child is on equal footing. As my friend Willie Nelson would say, "Hope to see you on the Road Again..."

Joe DiMaggio

 

 

 

JoAnne Kalish

Judging a contest is not an easy task. There are so many things to consider. I divide photography into three categories - snapshots, pictures and photographs. All have their place but as a photographer you strive to make photographs. There are only a few truly great ones that will last over time. So most importantly are they photographs?  Secondly, do they meet the subject criteria (I can only give my personal thoughts on this so it is subjective.) Is there something uniquely special about them? Were they executed well?  Of course sometimes one just jumps out and speaks to you. Who can really judge someone else's work? I've gone over the photos many times and had to keep narrowing down my choices, based on the above criteria. It was extremely hard as there were so many really good ones.  Thanks for the opportunity to be part of the creative process.  I look forward to coming out and doing a class hopefully sometime in the future and look forward to meeting all of you.

JoAnne Kalish


When I was young ...
Juror's Choice
Babak Pejman Aryan
Austin, Texas USA
Untitled
Honorable Mention
Olga Rook
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Abuela y Nieta, Trinidad, Cuba
Honorable Mention
Rad A. Drew
Indianapolis, IN USA

Three Generations
People's Choice
Jim Squires
Charlotte, VT USA
Story Time
Amanda Marie Harner
Damascus, Maryland USA
Big Sister
Amanda Marie Harner
Damascus, Maryland USA

Brothers, 2011
Andi Schreiber
Scarsdale, NY USA
Dreaming
Babak Pejman Aryan
Austin, Texas USA
To Have and to Hold
Becky Jaffe
Oakland, CA USA

Double Helix
Becky Jaffe
Oakland, CA USA
Embrace #1
Bert Halstead
Belmont, MA USA
Capri Wedding
Bob Tetro
Arlington, VA. USA

A Father and His Daughter
Bob Weil
Costa Mesa, California USA
Losing Through You What Seemed Myself
Bob Weil
Costa Mesa, California USA
c'est une bonne musique
Chou Pomme
Montreal, QC Canada

les amoureux
Chou Pomme
Montreal, QC Canada
un miracle de l'amour
Chou Pomme
Montreal, QC Canada
Lovers' Stroll
David Morel
Nashville, TN USA

Us
Elizabeth Ireland
Brighton, MA USA
Snowy Goodbye
George Hamlin
Fairfax, Virginia USA
Afterglow
Glenn Fay, Jr.
Burlington, VT USA

Leyenda Eterna
Janelle Pietrzak
Basalt, CO USA
Sagres Sunset
Jim Squires
Charlotte, VT USA
Untitled (from Underway Letters series)
Julie Gautier-Downes
Santa Barbara, California USA

'Young Hearts'
Karim
Cairo, Egypt Egypt
1+1
Katia Platonova
St.Petersburg, Russia
Sibling Love
Katie Robinson
Westford, VT USA

Into the Night
KR Scelfo
Ottsville, PA USA
Judith's light
Marco
Genoa, Italy Italy
Sacred Love
Marco
Genoa, Italy Italy

Sisters
Marian Rubin
Montclair, NJ USA
Hand in Hand
Marian Rubin
Montclair, NJ USA
New Year's Eve
Mark Melnick
Pasadena, CA USA

God is Love
Mark Melnick
Pasadena, CA USA
Friends
Masato Kuroda
New York, New York USA
Pink Heart
Miren Etcheverry
Cambridge, MA USA

Puppy Love
Miren Etcheverry
Cambridge, MA USA
Brothers
Miren Etcheverry
Cambridge, MA USA
Shelter
Nafise
Seri kembangan, Selangor Malaysia

Elder Sister
Nafise
Seri kembangan, Selangor Malaysia
Anatomy of Love
Olga
Moscow, Russia
Melancholy Winds
Paris Carter
Clermont, FL USA

Lovers' Dream
Pauline Gola
Redondo Beach, CA USA
Spark
Peggy Reynolds
Essex Jct., VT USA
Sending Out an S.O.S.
Peggy Reynolds
Essex Jct., VT USA

Beacon
Peggy Reynolds
Essex Jct., VT USA
Island
Peggy Reynolds
Essex Jct., VT USA
Brotherly Love
Rad A. Drew
Indianapolis, IN USA

Tangled Up in You
Rad A. Drew
Indianapolis, IN USA
Sneakers and a Kiss
Rebecca MB. Pearson
Marlton, NJ USA
Old Moccasins
Rebecca Rothey
Baltimore, MD USA

Loving Sunrise
Richard Rappleyea
Colts Neck, NJ USA
Royal Tern Couple
Russ Hartung
Morrisonville, NY USA
Saturday Morning
Shelby Champagne
Rothschild, WI USA

Forget Not Love
Suzan Mandla
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Untitled
Tom Van Eynde
Forest Park, Il. USA
Pepto
Tom Van Eynde
Forest Park, Il. USA

Love memories 04
Viet Van Tran
Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Love memories 03
Viet Van Tran
Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Love memories 01
Viet Van Tran
Ha Noi, Viet Nam

 

  • 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.

Jurors: Joe DiMaggio & JoAnne Kalish

Joe DiMaggio is an internationally known photographer who’s been making award winning photographs for four decades. His dynamic photographs have appeared in Time/Life, Sports Illustrated, Time Magazine, HBO and the list goes on. One of his Sports Illustrated covers was selected by Time Magazine as Picture of the Year. DiMaggio made the obvious transition to advertising work for fortune 500 companies and was extremely sucessful doing photo illustrations for companies such as AT&T, AOL, Barclays, Xerox, Computer Associates, HBO, RJR Nabisco, Sony, Verizon and Ford Motor Company. DiMaggio has contributed as an international pool photographer, to several Olympic Games.

During his illustrious career DiMaggio’s done radio talk shows, television shows, magazine articles, and lectured at some of the most prestigious colleges and universities throughout the world. DiMaggio has also been part of the American Photo Popular Photography Mentor Series. He’s hosted several ABC’s World of Photography television shows and hosted numerous Canon Photo Safaris. He’s is the host of Adorama TV’s Visual Impressions internet television show and completed numerous episodes showcasing his skill as a world renowned photographer.

DiMaggio has completed three Teaching DVD’s with partner JoAnne Kalish. To date DiMaggio also completed a Travel/Adventure pilot for Discovery Channel with his dear friend Actor William Shatner and a 90 minute documentary for Discovery Channel on the real story of “Quint” - the True Story behind Jaws, which wound up being titled The Last Shark Hunter. His passion for boxing - a love/hate relationship has led him to direct a feature documentary titled In This Corner, which has had three separate distinct endings and is still a “work” progress. He’a recently completed two documentaries “Born with It” which is a documentary on Eddie Kirkland - a true Blue’s Man. Simultaneously, he’s completed another documentary on Hugh Wydel Brodie called “Don’t Quit.” Both documentaries are presently at Film Festivals for 2013 and 2014 and have been accepted by several of the most prestigious festivals. Sports Illustrated selected one of DiMaggio’s photos as one of the third greatest photos in the last 100 years of the Indy 500.

 

JoAnne Kalish’s passion for photography came about at a young age. She was the first woman photographer hired to work for “Sports Illustrated” photographing various sporting events and their star athletes. She was contracted by the International Olympic Committee to provide photographic coverage of the 1984 Olympic Games.

 

Having contributed pictures to most major international publications such as Time Magazine, Der Speigel, Paris Match, and various others, she turned her attention to advertising work and personal projects, including her current Sensuality Series. In the advertising realm, she’s picked up numerous awards, receiving international acclaim for her Claritin and Sports Authority ad campaigns. As a Television host, she traveled to the jungles of Panama to host an episode of ESPN’s “Canon Photo Safari.” Kalish has led “American Photo/Popular Photography Magazine’s Mentor Series Workshops, was invited to create a seminar on Sensuality and Beauty at the Palm Beach Workshop. She now teams up with photographer Joe DiMaggio to teach the DiMaggio/Kalish Photo Workshops.

Additional clients include - The New York Times, The National Academy of Art Museum and School. Her work is part of the Farnsworth Museum, Naples Museum of Art, Montclair Museum of Art, White House and  Museum of Modern Art collections.

 

 

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