Water | 2016 with Juror Richard McCabe

October 7 - 29, 2016

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Index
Bubble Cap and Red Wool Sweater
Thomas Ladd
Juror's Selection, Director's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Zephyr
Geoffrey Agrons
Juror's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Fetch the Stick
Nicole Allen
Artist's Website
Index
Dawn in the New World
Robert Atwater
Director's Honorable Mention
Index
Sailing Through Traffic
Nkosi Barrow
Artist's Website
Index
Contained
Sheri Lynn Behr
Artist's Website
Index
Swimming In Wave, Andaman Islands, India
Annette Bonnier
Artist's Website
Index
Drops on Car, Red
Susan Bowen
Artist's Website
Index
Venice Beach Pier
Paul Brokering
Index
Syrian Light
Sadaf Rassoul Cameron
Index
South Bank
Nur C. Altin
Index
Four Steps Into Blue
AM Clark
Index
Going Nowhere Fast
Karen Cohen
Director's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Niagara Falls Panorama
John Custodio
Artist's Website
Index
Aqua (7761)
Carolina De La Cajiga
Artist's Website
Index
Reflections_024
Vernon DiPietro
Artist's Website
Index
The Flood
Michael Duncan
Index
In a Floating World, 2015
Jen Ervin
Juror's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Fishing Boat, Moose Pass, Alaska
Thomas Foster
Artist's Website
Index
Pool for One
Don Frank
Artist's Website
Index
One Light
Adam Gerlach
Artist's Website
Index
Madalyn at Walnut Creek
Frank Hamrick
Juror's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Rio Grande River and Scenic Overlook
Debora Hunter
Artist's Website
Index
Eastpoint FL
Mark Indig
Artist's Website
Index
Kick
Diana Nicholette Jeon
Artist's Website
Index
Bubbles No. 1
Brian Kosoff
Artist's Website
Index
Pelicans and Stars
Brian Kosoff
Artist's Website
Index
Just Below The Surface
Margaret LeJeune
Artist's Website
Index
The Los Angeles Aqueduct Cascades, CA
Jennifer Little
Artist's Website
Index
Water-Blue Green Algae
Joyce P. Lopez
Artist's Website
Index
Beneath The Surface
Martyn Lucas
Artist's Website
Index
Nowhere Gaze
Carson Lynn
Artist's Website
Index
Dry Creek Dreams
Michael McCrea
Index
Aqua
Maggie Meiners
Artist's Website
Index
The World from Above
Yvette Meltzer
Artist's Website
Index
Submerged
Autumn Moran
Director's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Whispers of the Woods
Vidya Narasimhan
Artist's Website
Index
Flora Aquatilis No. 12
Kenda North
Artist's Website
Index
Empty Swimming Pool, near Gila Bend, AZ
Wayne Norton
Artist's Website
Index
Red Rain
Taly Oehler
Director's Honorable Mention
Index
Water: Volume 1
Candice Okada
Juror's Honorable Mention
Index
Water-air vitality
Caterina Pacialeo
Juror's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Moonlit
David Quinn
Artist's Website
Index
Green Screen No. 234
Rebecca Reuland
Index
Self Portrait Lake Michigan
Paul Rose
Artist's Website
Index
Flight (small version)
S. Gayle Stevens
Director's Selection
Artist's Website
Index
Process of Contamination
Sarika Sugla
Artist's Website
Index
Greenland - Scoresbysund
Sherry Teefey
Artist's Website
Index
Prague Ice Study
Anna Tomczak
Artist's Website
Index
Unchartered Waters
Barb Toyama
Index
Into the Sea
Barb Toyama
Artist's Website
Index
Letting Go
Becky Venteicher
Artist's Website
Index
Inside Out
Yeqiang Wang
Index
Under the Surface 11
Dianne Yudelson
Artist's Website
Index
Icescape I
Christiane Zschommler
Artist's Website

Water 2016
Jurors Statement

Life on earth is made possible because of water. The surface of the Earth is over 75% water. Human blood is over 90% water. Mankind’s complex and interconnected relationship with water makes for unlimited possibilities for photographic exploration. Water can sustain human life and it can destroy cities. Issues of water rights, droughts, hurricanes, and rising sea levels permeate the headlines. Water 2016 features many varied and diverse approaches to the visualization of water in contemporary photography.

 

Water is very photogenic. It can be opaque or translucent, textured or smooth, it can be still or moving; it shimmers and reflects light. Water can be photographed from above and below its surface. Its colors and tonal range change with temperature and light. There were 1745 photographs submitted for this exhibition, editing down that number to the 55 photographs included in the exhibition was a difficult and fun task. I tried to choose work that best exemplified the complexity of water’s relationship with life on earth, the human condition, and most of all with the art of photography.

 

When I think about in the representation of water within the context of fine art photography over the past three decades – Thomas Joshua Cooper, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Sally Mann come to mind. These three photographers represent water stylistically in different ways, yet water is central thematically in their photographic practice and represents a meditative, sublime, mythological, and otherworldly aspect of their work. The photographers included in Water 2016 continue in that trajectory, approaching the subject of water through many different perspectives – from subjective abstraction to objective documentary style imagery. The liquid landscape or Seascape was popular. As was the figure within a watery landscape – a form of environmental portraiture. Most images were direct objective straight documentary like nature photographs, yet some photographers chose a more metaphorical, indirect, and sometime humorous approach to the subject. Technically, a wide range of photographic processes were employed from traditional black-and-white and color film-based work to digital imagery and 19th century alternative processes.

 

Taking into consideration the representation of water in the history of art, I thought mostly about painting – the art form that has had the most profound influence on the visual aesthetic of photography. The paradoxical representation of water in painting – dramatic, beautiful, brooding and dangerous – filled with metaphorical implications the in paintings of J.M.W. Turner and Francisco Goya. The sensual, idyllic, and exotic depiction of the human figure in a natural watery environment was essential in the paintings of Paul Gauguin and Henri Matisse. Also, the bright colors and playful nature of David Hockney’s swimming pool paintings of the 1960s.

 

Richard McCabe
2016

 

JUROR |  Richard McCabe
After receiving an MFA from Florida State University in 1998, Richard McCabe has worked with numerous art galleries, museums and universities including The International Center for Photography, Robert Miller Gallery, El Museo del Barrio and the Pratt Institute. In 2010, Richard became the Curator of Photography at the Ogden Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has curated over 20 exhibitions in the past five years including – Eudora Welty: Photographs from the 1930s and 40s, The Mythology of Florida, Mark Steinmetz: South, Self-Processing: Instant Photography, The Rising, and Seeing Beyond the Ordinary.

 

HONORS | AWARDS
An international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography will view the chosen artist’s work throughout the exhibition. All chosen artists are invited to complimentary portfolio reviews, lunch and portfolio sharing on the reception weekend. Each participant is included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado and Online Gallery exhibition.

Juror’s Selection: Thomas Ladd
Juror’s Honorable Mention Awards: Geoffrey Agrons, Candace Okada, Jen Ervin, Caterina Pacialeo, and Frank Hamrick

Director’s Selection: S. Gayle Stevens

Director’s Honorable Mention Awards: Thomas Ladd, Autumn Moran, Karen Cohen, Taly Oehler, and Robert Atwater

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.

 

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Founded in 2004 by photographers, 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.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Exhibition Dates | October 7th – 29th, 2016
Public + Artists’ Reception | October 7th, 6-8 pm

 

 

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.

 

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. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from the Center.

 

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