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Portfolio ShowCase Volume 5 – Chris Pichler’s Juror’s Statement

Posted by The Center on August 9, 2012


As a publisher of photography books, I am naturally drawn to bodies of work that tell me something I didn’t know about a subject that I was already interested in. I am also grateful when I see work that deals with subjects I had not previously given much thought to, but which, based on the photographs presented, I find myself taking a new and enthusiastic interest in.

Selecting 15 portfolios from the multiple of that which I started out with, was both challenging and very, very satisfying. The only guidelines I gave myself were that 1) the work be heartfelt, no matter what the subject, and free of cynicism; 2) the work be visually interesting, making me want to look closer and longer than I normally would; 3) the work be respectful of the subject, but also approach it in a way, or from a perspective, that is unexpected or unusual. The 15 portfolios that I selected are not the only ones submitted that exhibit these qualities, but they stand out nevertheless.

Josh Rushing photographed an incredibly complicated subject, and one that he had already viewed from many different perspectives, and in many different situations. The subject and technical approach are perfectly paired, and the artist’s statement offers both wisdom and hope.

Kathryn Jacobi hit the sweet spot with this work. It is not the first photographic project, by any means, to capture “double portraits” of one subject, separated by time. But it is done in a way that was new to me as a viewer, and with such honesty and respect for life, that it warrants special attention.


Chris Pichler

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Foto Forward Youth Exhibition Information

Posted by The Center on August 8, 2012

Foto Forward 2012 Exhibition

The Foto Forward 2012 juried exhibition is open to all youth from 13 to 17 years of age in the Northern Colorado Region.

  • Competition deadline: August 24, 2012
  • $5.00 to submit – up to 10 images
  • Notifications will be emailed on August 31, 2012
  • The exhibition will be installed in the Gould Gallery from September 7 – October 20, 2012.
  • A public reception for the exhibition will be held on October 20, 2012 from 2-5 pm.
  • Installation of the exhibition will take place on September 4, 2012 from 2-5 pm. Exhibitors are invited to participate in the installation of the exhibition.

Please submit your images and application to the Center office. Images should be 5 x7 or 8 x10 prints. Applications are available at the office, or you can email to receive one by email.

The Center for Fine Art Photography

400 N. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80524

For more information, please call 970-224-1010

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