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Posted by The Center on March 16, 2010

(Photo Credit: Ron by Manjari Sharma)

Two photographs by Manjari Sharma, entitled Ron and Born, were selected by juror John Paul Caponigro for the Center’s “Elements of Water” exhibition. Manjari is a Brooklyn-based photographer, originally from Mumbai, India, who often photographs people and water—usually incorporating  both within the same composition.  One of her selected images, Ron, comes from her well-received Shower Series, which has been featured as a PDN Photo of the Day and discussed in an interview at Nymphoto.

Most recently, the Shower Series caught the eye of a German brand that manufactures fine bathroom accessories called Grohe, particularly a woman named Kapila Sethi. Manjari told the Center,

“The art director Syed Usman came upon the Shower Series during a random search on water based images and presented me to the client. I was thus commissioned to photograph 10 Indians in the shower. The tag line for Grohe is appropriately ‘Enjoy Water.’ It makes me so happy to work with a client that is hiring me to create a series entirely based off of my aesthetics.”

(Photo Credit: Born by Manjari Sharma)

She has also recently been added to Richard Levy Gallery’s Project Room, which allows collectors to purchase work by emerging artists of varying mediums.

More of Manjari’s work can be found at:

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Posted by The Center on February 24, 2010

(Photo credit: Jokulsarlon, Iceland by Barbara Myriam Ventura)

I believe one must move beyond the dualistic concept of ‘an artist and his work’ in order to create and experience art in its essential timeless expression.

Photographer Barbara Myriam Ventura uses her work to embrace her distinct connection with water. Her image, Jokulsarlon, Iceland, was chosen by juror John Paul Caponigro for the Juror’s Selection in the Elements of Water exhibition. The sheer power of the image, which shows a wave crashing and flowing over glacial ice, represents water in its natural oceanic condition while also symbolically portraying the world’s rising global climate concerns.

Jokulsarlon, Iceland is a place where imagery is in a continual flow of eruption and change. The beauty, uniqueness, and diversity of the landscape inspire an intensity, which dramatically captures the attention, consumes all sense of separate being, and passionately seizes upon the awestruck heart to be One with itself.

More of Barbara’s work can be found at