Address and Hours Info for illuminate
Tuesday – Thursday 1-5pm
Friday – Saturday 1-6pm
Sunday & Monday Closed
2415 Donella Ct, Ste 110, Fort Collins, CO 80524
JUROR’S AWARD: Sherry Stephens
DIRECTOR’S AWARD: Tania Brassesco & Lazlo Passi Norberto
HONORABLE MENTIONS: David Bartlett, Tania Brassesco & Lazlo Passi Norberto, Matthew Arnold, Ivy Bigbee, Karen Klinedinst, Jan Nagle, and Paolo Parma.
Illuminate Juror’s Statement
Light is the soul of photography – its presence or absence shapes not only the artist’s narrative, but also has the power to drive emotions and evoke curiosity in both maker and viewer. The tools of film, paper and process collaborate with light, harnessing the ephemeral and giving it voice, opening a door to a place where boundaries between reality and fiction can slip and slide, often in unimaginable ways.
In reviewing the many wonderful images submitted for Illuminate, I recalled my own introduction to the darkroom at the age of 17 and how I learned to read and work with light. I was immediately captivated by image making as a teenager. For me, photography was magic. Printing dazzled me – I was astonished by the fact that by dodging and burning with light, or by placing filters between the light and paper, I could create my own visual language of luminance. How an artist brings together multiple moments of making into one final image still fascinates me and working with artists to strengthen that language is what I love most about my work as a curator.
For Illuminate, I selected images that I felt spoke about different ways light can be captured and contained, but I also looked at how some of the artists use alternative methods to expand on their own reality; how elemental choices of color, contrast and composition work together to transform otherwise mundane moments into acts of wonder.
I am a passionate believer that photography is an alchemy involving capture –a catch and release; ‘taking’ a tiny slice of time and crafting it into a unique point of view. As artists and producers we are truly privileged – we have been given the power to form and fashion light, to reflect our vision using an antique magic – a magic that, with the aid of technology, can stretch and bend what constitutes our definitions of truth and beauty.
This final exhibition of Illuminate is meant to be experienced as a journey through light, but the works also reflect a wide dynamics of vision and experience, similar to how one would hears different pieces of music. I expect the audience will experience the works in ways the artists may have never intended, but this is the ultimate magic of photography – how it allows all of us to put ourselves into the picture, connecting with the maker in a new experience that moves and changes us.
— Peggy Sue Amison
JUROR | Peggy Sue Amison
Peggy Sue is the Artistic Director for East Wing, a platform for international photography founded in Doha, Qatar. As a curator, writer, strategist, mentor and photographic consultant, Amison has collaborated with numerous emerging and established photographers, festivals and publications internationally. Before beginning her position at East Wing, Peggy Sue was Artistic Director of Sirius Arts Centre in Ireland (2001 – 2014) where she headed a multidisciplinary visual arts and residency programme.
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Founded in 2004 by photographers in Fort Collins, Colorado, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) photography organization. We provide support to photographic artists through exhibition, promotion, portfolio reviews, publication, education and connection to a large community of other artists, curators, gallery owners and photographic professionals.
Exhibition Dates | April 5 – April 28, 2018
Public + Artists’ Reception | Thursday April 5, 2018 from 6:00-8:00
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