Illuminate with Juror Elizabeth Avedon

December 4, 2015 - January 16, 2016

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Untitled
Aoife Shanahan
Artist's Website
Index
Mirror
Guanyu Xu
Juror's Honorable Mention, Directors Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Slide & Clouds
Brenda Biondo
Director's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Cat's Cradle
Diane Fenster
Artist's Website
Index
021-New York
Sheri Lynn Behr
Juror's Award
Artist's Website
Index
Night Walk No. 1
John Banasiak
Artist's Website
Index
Looking Toward the Light
Eleanor M. Brown
Artist's Website
Index
At The Wall
Shannon Bruns
Artist's Website
Index
First snow at prophet Mohammed birth night. Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina, March 2008
Emiliano Cavicchi
Artist's Website
Index
The Sonoran Desert Rediscovered #3
Robert Cleveland
Artist's Website
Index
Untitled
Anastasia Davis
Artist's Website
Index
Wonder Wheel at Night
Stefanie Dworkin
Artist's Website
Index
Ancestral Spirits
Carol Erb
Artist's Website
Index
He Left Before Breakfast
Millie Falcaro
Artist's Website
Index
Alcatraz
Xill Fessenden
Index
I-70 Exit 49
Dan Gemkow
Artist's Website
Index
Sadhu
Terri Gold
Artist's Website
Index
Leading
Marsha Guggenheim
Artist's Website
Index
Woman and Ball
Susan Guice
Director's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
In The Cold Light of Night
Ellen Jantzen
Juror's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Seeker
Leslie Jean-Bart
Index
I Try to Hide But They See Right Through Me
Diana Nicholette Jeon
Artist's Website
Index
Sun: Light
Priscilla Kanady
Index
Maybe Trapped
Devaprasad Kantharaj
Artist's Website
Index
Flooded No.9
Susan Keiser
Artist's Website
Index
True Believers
Paul Kessel
Artist's Website
Index
Waiting in the Light
Karen Kirkpatrick
Index
The High Lake, Dusy Basin
Karen Klinedinst
Artist's Website
Index
Storage units, Niantic, Connecticut
David Kressler
Artist's Website
Index
Skipping Stones
Melissa Lazuka
Artist's Website
Index
Arches 1
Vanessa Marsh
Index
Human Existence
Kevin Mellis
Artist's Website
Index
Alex's Chest
Rebecca Moseman
Juror's Honorable Mention
Index
Mustang, the last Tibet
Filippo Mutani
Artist's Website
Index
Dry Wall at Shaker Village II
Nadezda Nikolova-Kratzer
Artist's Website
Index
Cicada II
Nadezda Nikolova-Kratzer
Director's Selection, Juror's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Starry Night
Judit Pap
Index
Bonne Terre 6946
George Pellissier
Artist's Website
Index
Zip Code Tour 2
Donna Rosser
Artist's Website
Index
Sacred Site
Maureen Ruddy-Burkhart
Artist's Website
Index
Day 2,185 of 2,190 Cancer
Erik Rudolph
Artist's Website
Index
Twilight
Wendi Schneider
Artist's Website
Index
These City Lights
Monica Shulman
Artist's Website
Index
Light in the Darkness
Jay Spilker
Artist's Website
Index
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Ayumi Tanaka
Artist's Website
Index
BACKLITE BILLBOARD
Ron Testa
Artist's Website
Index
Relief 1
Kathryn Van Aernum
Index
Holy Well
Andre Viking
Artist's Website
Index
Other Side of the River
DB Waltrip
Artist's Website
Index
Juan Under Palms
Antonio Ysursa
Artist's Website
Index
Morning Shadow
Yelena Zhavoronkova
Artist's Website
Index
Morning Light
David Zlotky
Artist's Website
Index
Northwestern Glacier
Frank Zurey
Artist's Website

 

Juror’s Selection: $500.00 Sheri Lynn Behr
Director’s Selection: $250.00  Nadezda Nikolova-Kratzer
LiveBooks Website Awards: Guanyu Xu
Honorable Mention Awards: 2-year membership and image submission to a Call for Entry at C4FAP.

Elizabeth Avedon’s Honorable Mentions:

Ellen Jantzen

Rebecca Moseman

Nadezda Nikolova-Kratzer

Guanyu Xu

Hamidah Glasgow’s Honorable Mentions:

Brenda Biondo

Susan Guice

Guanyu Xu

 

Juror’s Statement

Juror’s Statement for Illuminate

Illuminate, to supply or brighten with light; to make lucid; throw light on a subject; to decorate with lights; to enlighten; to make resplendent or illustrious; to decorate a manuscript with gold or silver.

The act of illumination, since it’s introduction in the 15th century, has influenced our way of seeing and subsequently the world throughout the ages; and so, keeping the definition of ILLUMINATE posted on my computer screen, I set out on an adventure to journey through the fine work submitted along this theme to The Center for Fine Art Photography. There were many images documenting the real world, others imagining a world far away from this one, inspiring us to imagine places we have never been, or situations we’ve never experienced before this visual moment.

A photograph primarily conveys a static image, although by playing with contrast and depth of field, we may focus more precisely on a certain object. To bring voice to an image is not a precise physical quantity which can be measured – rather it is the sum of many often complex operations that arrive as an expression of a photograph – this is how I juried ILLUMINATE. In this call for entries, there was no precise quality I was looking for. I was not looking for truth, but something more elusive, ethereal, untouchable. I was looking for personal themes, universal themes, complex or dramatic scenes. I wanted to experience quiet moments just to reflect on the beauty of the subject matter, the technique or simply the tonalities of light and shadow.
Sheri Lynn Behr received First Place for her photograph “021-New York,” from her series, “Watching You” about her interest in surveillance and privacy. Behr writes, “With a concern about government intrusion into our personal lives, I continue to find ways to photograph aspects of the gray area that is surveillance in our modern age. I came to realize while I was making photographs, I was being photographed as well.”
Honorable Mentions were awarded to photographers Guanyu Xu, Ellen Jantzen, Rebecca Moseman, and Nadezda Nikolova-Kratzer. I chose Nadezda Nikolova-Kratzer for her evocative photograph “Cicada II,” also chosen as Director’s Selection. “In making art, I seek to peer beyond the surface while embracing mystery – to open doors to forgotten memories; to glean that which is ethereal and distant yet magnetic and strangely familiar”. Guanyu Xu was chosen for his photograph “Mirror,” part of his series, “One Land To Another” and was also chosen as Directors Honorable Mention. “Born and raised in a conservative family in Beijing, I use self-portraiture of my death to confront the struggle between being both a homosexual and a homophobic person”. Ellen Jantzen was chosen for her photograph “In The Cold Light of Night,” part of her 2015 series, “Unity of Time and Place”. Jantzen writes, “Some say, all time exists at once; the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future are regarded as a whole”. And Rebecca Moseman was selected for her photograph “Alex’s Chest ” from her series, “The Summer of Flying Lanterns”. “My boys have always played an important role in my photography. Their innocence, innate boyhood, relationship to nature, slow process of maturing have always fascinated me”.

_Elizabeth Avedon for C4FAP, 2015