Portraits 2018 with Juror Paul Martineau

February 2 - March 3, 2018

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Erin No. 1
Margaret Adams
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Larry Schaaf, Baltimore MD 1986
Frank Armstrong
Director's Award
Artist's Website
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Sweet Potato Vendor
Greg Bal
Artist's Website
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desert days
Nicolette Bardos
Juror's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
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Dan and Darby, train hoppers
John Bonath
Artist's Website
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Swing Dancer
Constance Brinkley
Artist's Website
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Indomitable Baby Boomer Woman No. 3
Joan Lobis Brown
Artist's Website
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Indomitable Baby Boomer Women No. 2
Joan Lobis Brown
Artist's Website
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This Was Her
Adam Chapin
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Party Dress
Jo Ann Chaus
Director's Honorable Mention
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Alex At Home
Jesse Crimes
Artist's Website
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line of life
Sebahat Ersoy
Artist's Website
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Matt, David, and John, Boonville, California
Christoper Ferreria
Artist's Website
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Betty Reid Soskin, National Park Ranger
Lisa Foote
Artist's Website
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(dis)Comforts of Home #6103
Lisa Foote
Artist's Website
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Yvonne
Anthony Gordon
Juror's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
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Jennifer No. 1
Diana Greene
Artist's Website
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Spurious Light, 02
Jarrah Gurrie
Artist's Website
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Razvan, 41. Transylvania
Daniella Hehmann
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Billy's Family
Ed Hensley
Artist's Website
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Roger Myers
Scott Hilton and Bryan Wing (Project Barbatype)
Artist's Website
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Kostas III
Michael Honegger
Artist's Website
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A Pensive Ekterina
D Richard Ishmael
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Irish Travellers Girl Power
Jamie Johnson
Director's Honrable Mention
Artist's Website
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PF Jon
Michael Joseph
Director's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
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Face Scapes No. 1
Lynn Karlin
Artist's Website
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Crisis of Experience: October 30, 1981
J. K. Lavin
Director's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
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Namaste
Barbara MacFerrin
Artist's Website
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Teta on the Deck
Jillian MacMaster
Artist's Website
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Michigan Avenue #46
Paul Matzner
Artist's Website
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Interlude
Cindy Mervis
Artist's Website
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Boxing
Trevor Messersmith
Artist's Website
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Zahara
Monique Michaels
Artist's Website
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Mariner
Janet Milhomme
Artist's Website
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Boy in Gary, Indiana
David Obermeyer
Artist's Website
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Adva, 2013
Doron Oved
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Passenger 1
Lori Pond
Juror's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
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Passenger 2
Lori Pond
Artist's Website
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Untitled (Blueberry Festival)
Paul Porell
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If I love you, you'd best beware!
Jean-Pierre Potez
Artist's Website
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Diane
John-David Richardson
Artist's Website
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Neil in His Hero Pose
Dan Rioz
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Woman with Flag
R. Kim Rushing
Juror's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
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Deante Thorton, Bull Rider
Don Russell
Director's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
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Armando 2000/2016
Kris Sanford
Artist's Website
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Susan 2000/2016
Kris Sanford
Juror's Award
Artist's Website
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Kiran from the In Between series
Miranda Schmitz
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Mario from the In Between series
Miranda Schmitz
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The routine of evening
Kim SignoretPaar
Artist's Website
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Jorge Valencia
Andre Woodard

selected artists please click here to access the forms and instructions links page

 

Paul Martineau – Juror’s Statement for Portraits

 

Whether carefully composed or caught on the fly, the best portrait photographs intrigue because they allow us to explore more than just the unique physical characteristics of a person’s face. They are, in essence, about empathy. As invitations to consider someone else’s circumstances, portraits include hints about things that are obscured, making visible the undisclosed machinations of an individual’s heart and mind. On another level, portraits speak to the mysteries and complexities of being human and are, therefore, reflections of us all.

 

It was with great interest and pleasure that I reviewed more than 1,400 images submitted to this call for entry. I was impressed by the quality of the work and I was delighted to see many portraits that dealt with issues surrounding the politics of race, gender, and class identity. There were also a smaller number of photographs with conceptual underpinnings and those that could be classified as anti-portraits for their avoidance of traditional modes of mimetic representation. I made many passes through the material, gradually reducing the number of entries until I reached the magic number, fifty. I endeavored to make the final selection reflect a variety of approaches and styles.

 

Susan 2000/2016, which I chose to receive the Juror’s Award, is part of a series that represents members of the LGBTQ community. Through the use two portraits of the same subject taken sixteen years apart the project explores the idea that the only constant in life is change. Pairing a black-and-white and a color photograph in each diptych helps to underscore the passage of time in a way that also reminds us of the shifting aesthetic and technological parameters of the medium. By revisiting work done previously and finding a way to incorporate it into a new project, the artist has increased its complexity and meaning.

 

 

JUROR | Paul Martineau

Paul Martineau is associate curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. He received a B.A. in art from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a M.A. in art history from Williams College. Before joining the Getty Museum in 2003, Martineau held positions at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. He has organized numerous exhibitions at the Getty covering a range of topics that span from the beginnings of photographic history to today. Martineau is the author/coauthor of many books, including Robert Mapplethorpe: The Photographs (2016); The Thrill of the Chase: The Wagstaff Collection of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum (2016); Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit (2014); and  Herb Ritts: L.A. Style (2012). He is currently working on a project on the history of fashion photography.

 

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. Open Tues-Sat, Free.

 

ARTIST IMMERSION WEEKEND
Artists selected for exhibition by our Juror are invited to attend the Artist Immersion Weekend. The Immersion Weekends include a Public Reception followed by a dinner on the town, private Portfolio Reviews with Hamidah Glasgow, and a group Portfolio Share with Professional Development Discussion. All selected artists are included in the Main Gallery Exhibition and Online Gallery seen by an international audience.

 

JUROR’S AWARD: Kris Sanford
DIRECTOR’S AWARD: Frank Armstrong
Juror’s Honorable Mention Awards: Nicolette Bardos, Anthony Gordon, Lori Pond, R. Kim Rushing

Director’s Honorable Mention Awards: Jamie Johnson, Michael Joseph, J. K. Lavin

 

In addition artists’ selected for the exhibition will also receive:
Promotion on The Center’s large social media platforms.
Professional installation images for your use.
In-gallery and online exhibition with links to artists’ websites
Press releases are sent to artists’ choice of media outlets.

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Exhibition Dates | February 2- March 3, 2018
Public + Artists’ Reception | February 16, 2018
Selected Artist Reviews | February 17, 2018

 

 

Exhibit Prints: In order to be included in the online gallery or to receive an award, you must provide a professionally printed and presented image for gallery exhibition. The Center recognizes that some work is non-traditional and the presentation type is integral to the work. To encourage participation by photographers from around the world, the Center offers optional, professional, printing and framing services and low cast presentation options. Additional details will be provided upon request. Artists receive 70% commission on all works sold. All unsold and Not for Sale artwork will be shipped to the artist or representative after the exhibition.

 

Acceptance Notice: Everyone who submits will receive an email notification of which images were accepted. Accepted images will be posted on the Center’s website.

 

Questions?
Email: coordinator@c4fap.org or call 970.224.1010 | Gallery is closed Sunday and Monday

 

USE RIGHTS: Each artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant The Center for Fine Art Photography the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the artist, promoting the Center’s programs, promoting exhibitions and subsequent display on the Center’s website of current and past exhibitions. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks for The Center for Fine Art Photography with artist credit.