Black Angeles, 42 © Dick Sanders; Juror’s Selection
It takes an impressive image to sway a juror in matters of personal taste. Case in point – Human+Being juror Phil Borges typically finds portraits against back drops off-putting. Borges was nothing less than captivated by Los Angeles photographer Dick Sanders’ Black Angeles, 42, noting that he was “riveted with its enigmatic, honest and centered presence.” Sanders‘ Black Angeles series aims to “blur the lines between personal and universal,” by photographing subjects approached in downtown Los Angeles and engaged with for no more than 2 or 3 minutes.
Visit www.dicksanders.com to see more of Dick’s work and the rest of the Black Angeles project
Porch with Family, Mississippi Delta © Magdalena Solé; Director’s Honorable Mention
New York based photographer Magdalena Solé is moved by the collective soul of the places she encounters with her camera. Born in Spain and raised in Switzerland, Solé is accustomed to approaching new communities from the outside in. When commissioned by the Dreyfus Health Foundation to focus on the culture of the Mississippi Delta, she counted herself fortunate to be absorbed into the community fabric like family. Solé’s Delta project will be published in a book titled New Delta Rising: Photographs by Magdalena Solé, with an introduction by Rick Bragg (University Press of Mississippi, Fall 2011). Solé holds an MFA from Columbia University. She was most recently featured in the Center’s Blue exhibition.
I have returned to the Delta a dozen times.
Always for the same reason: the people.
See The Delta project in its entirety at www.solepictures.com