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Mirror, Mirror

EXHIBIT Closed on November 2nd 2014

Juror: Amy Arbus

 Juror's Choice: "The Pathologizers, 2" by Maureen Price

The self-portrait has been a popular form of expression ever since we first saw our own reflection. Like Narcissus, it's often the case that we need not look beyond the tip of our own nose for a muse worth capturing. {sharethis}

Since the fifteenth century and the advent of the mirror artists have modeled for themselves in their own works of art.  Whether it is an in-depth exploration of the artist’s own psyche or simply because as a model, the artist is clearly the cheapest and most available. Whatever the reason, nearly every artist, in every medium have attempted this exploration of self.

Exhibit Calendar (subject to change)
Submissions Close 3-Sep-14 Midnight EST
Juror' Choices Announced by 11-Sep-14
On-Line Check-in Due 17-Sep-14
Work Receipt Deadline 6-Oct-14
Exhibit Opens 9-Oct-14
Artists Reception 31-Oct-14 (wear a mask)
Exhibit Closes 2-Nov-14
Gallery Hours: Everyday - 11 to 4 PM

Mirror, Mirror Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto
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Show us your most creative self-portraits, ones that capture your true essence. Or your multitude of alter egos? In this age of self promotion and moment-by-moment self curation, the "selfie" is becoming a honed craft. We are interested in how this trend interacts with contemporary photography. Does your work shun or embrace such popular demand? Or is it inspired by the greats: Frida Kahlo, Jan van Eyck, Cindy Sherman, Van Gogh, Chuck Close and Vivian Maier are only a few of the artists that have made and left their mark though creative self-portraiture. How will you leave yours?

Juror's Statement:

Self-portraits can be fraught. They can expose something other than what the artist intended. The most successful portraits submitted to Mirror, Mirror I suspect, did just that. They dealt with pregnancy, death, rebirth, violence, fear, heartbreak, loneliness, the supernatural, sexual identity, falling in and out of love, loss of virginity, and ironically, the loss of self. The camera allows a kind of scrutiny that can show one how they feel, whether it be conscious or not.

The less effective pictures submitted, tackled some fascinating ideas like wrestling with ones self, being ones own grandfather, and hiding from ones self, but the ideas were stronger than the images.

The weakest pictures were over-produced, over-photo shopped, mixed media, shadows and reflections, snapshots, and jokes that weren’t funny.

In almost all cases I found that the titles of the photographs were too literal. They tried to explain what the artist was suffering which had the deleterious effect of making me, the viewer, feel that the mystery was gone. Good titles are always challenging to find, but without them we aren’t free to have our own interpretations which can be myriad.

Amy Arbus



Juror's Choice

Maureen Price
Glendale, CA USA

Honorable Mention

Alice
Mountain View, CA USA

Honorable Mention

Rachael Banks
Little Elm, TX USA


Honorable Mention

Russ Rowland
NY, NY USA

Honorable Mention

Russ Rowland
NY, NY USA

People's Choice

Nicholas Abriola
Bethany, CT USA



Anna Eroshenko
Khabarovsk, Khabarovsk Russia


Anna Eroshenko
Khabarovsk, Khabarovsk Russia


Anton Trofymov
Brooklyn, NY USA



Ashley Cummings
Rio Rancho, New Mexico USA


Ashley Feagin
Albion, MI USA


Babak Pejman Aryan
Austin, Texas USA



Brian Swift
New York, NY United States


Candi S. Kalinsky
Bellevue, Nebraska USA


Candi S. Kalinsky
Bellevue, Nebraska USA



Clementine
Manchester, UK


Coralie Fournier-Moris
Nantes, France


Costantino Pittas
Zouberi N. Makri, Attiki Greece



Émili Bermúdez
Tacoronte, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Spain


Eric Rennie
Cromwell, CT USA


Erika Masterson
Satellite beach, Fl USA



Erika Masterson
Satellite beach, Fl USA


Glenna Jennings
Dayton, OH USA


Guanyu Xu
Chicago, IL USA



Hazel Davies
Yateley, Hampshire UK


Holly Thompson
Austin, TX USA


Katherine C. Clayton
Hoopeston, IL USA



Katherine C. Clayton
Hoopeston, IL USA


Leif Carlson
Savannah, GA USA


Leif Carlson
Savannah, GA USA



Linda Wilson
South Bend, IN USA


Ludwig Desmet
Ronse, Belgium


Lukasz Snopkiewicz
Solihull, West Midlands United Kingdom



Magda Lates
Paris, France


María Alejandra Mata
Brookline, MA USA


Marianne Smith Dalton
Cazenovia, NY USA



Mark S. Zimmerman
Jacksonville, FL USA


Megan Dill
West Point, NY USA


Natalie Barbosa
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil



Natassia Doubleoseven
Green Valley, AZ USA


Patricia Christakos
Cazenovia, New York USA


Peggy Reynolds
Essex Jct., VT USA



Stanley Olivera
Brooklyn, NEw York USA


thomas Durand
Randolph, ma USA


Yoko Haraoka
Astoria, NY 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:Amy Arbus
©Amy ArbusAmerican contemporary photographer and daughter of Diane Arbus whose career combines commercial work, teaching at ICP and personal projects. She has published five books. Her first book, No Place Like Home (Doubleday & Co, 1986), examined unconventional houses and her second, The Inconvenience of Being Born (Fotofolio, 1999), the emotional reactions of babies. The New Yorker called The Fourth Wall her masterpiece. Her most recent, After Images, is an homage to modernism's most iconic avant-garde paintings.

In the 1980s Arbus took a series of photographs picturing New York street fashion. More than five hundred of the images were published in Village Voice at the time and seventy were later collected in her book On the Street (Welcome, 2006).

Amy Arbus has been photographing professionally for twenty-nine years. Her photographs have appeared in over one hundred periodicals around the world, including The New Yorker, Aperture, ESPN Magazine, and The New York Times Magazine. Her advertising clients include American Express, Nickelodeon, Saatchi & Saatchi, New Line Cinema, Christiano Fissore, and The California Children and Families Commission.


She teaches portraiture at the International Center of Photography, NORDphotography, Anderson Ranch and The Fine Arts Work Center. Amy Arbus is represented by The Schoolhouse Gallery in Massachusetts. She has had twenty-five solo exhibitions worldwide, and her photographs are a part of the collection of The National Theater in Norway, The New York Public Library and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. 

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