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September 7 - September 30, 2016

A Sense of Place

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All photographs are the copyright of the individual artists and may not be reproduced without their permission.

BAR51884_43709 for website
Elisabeth Barnes
Neglect
elibarnes.com
Allentown
Bruce Berkow
Dinner, Allentown
bruceberkow.com
BOZ96683_02784 for website
Mona Bozorgi / Objectify
monabozorgi.com
CAR76923_86095 for website
Lori Carey
Carrizo Plain Ranches I
loricarey.com
CHA46418_64203 for website
Skott Chandler / Nest
skottchandler.com
CHA50127_29157 for website
Louisa Chalatashvili
From the series The Other Space
CLA92951_67888 for website
Allison Clarke
Untitled, from the series Cloverleaf
aclarkephotography.com
CRO78035_68734 for website
Vernie Croghan
Pink Robe
FAR14468_51373 for website
M. David Farrell, Jr.
Congaree National Park,
11am-1pm
FIS86162_23293 for website
Kathleen Fischer
Brothel Bodie, California
FRA78464_64519 for website
Alexa Frangos
Weekend Afternoon
alexafrangos.com
The Bewildered Planet
Jacques Garnier
The Bewildered Planet
HAU07195_44194 for website
Pierre Hauser
Ministry of Defense
pierrehauserphotography.com
HOF51295_87119 for website
Rohina Hoffman
In place
Rohinahoffman.com
HOF71896_45869 for website
R. Andrew Hoff / Best Friends
KOR72789_74694 for website
Pam Korman
Inside Friday Night No. 3
districtphotography.com
LYL80862_92515 for website
Kevin Lyle / Evidence 9601
kevin-lyle.com
MAH63789_82705 for website
Marcia Mahoney / Empty Dreams
marciamahoney.com
MAT71673_26169 for website
Nate Mathews / Night Class
MET80302_90513 for website
Greg Mettler / Their Old Bed
MIG83176_61482 for website
Laura Migliorino / Blue Mirror
lauramigliorinoart.com
MOR79555_79648 for website
Elke Morris
Untitled, from the series Domicile
NEU40782_98133 for website
Janet Neuhauser
Behind the Hangar Cafe
janetneuhauser.com
Night Study: Garage and Building 5/8
Michael Prais
Western and County Squire #5
michaelprais.info
Black Hawk, Mississippi
JUROR'S AWARD
Betty Press
Old Schoolhouse,
Black Hawk, Mississippi

bettypress.com
REN69012_65019 for website
Eric Rennie / Tracks to Nowhere
SAR81558_38771 for website
John Sarsgard
West Fourth Street Subway
johnsarsgard.com
sarsgard.photoshelter.com
SEA35763_82559 for website
Charles Andrew Seaton / Flight
charlesandrewseaton.com
SOK65432_63464 for website
Ursula Sokolowska
Currency Exchange,
Union Street, Pilsen,
Chicago, 2011

ursula-sokolowska.com
STE40321_35958 for website
Lisa Marie Stevens / Dog Park
lmstevensphoto.com
VER46301_94623 for website
Alyss Vernon / Saved
alyssvernon.com
VIN17055_16652 for website
Robin Vincent / Dream Home
robinvincentphotography.com
WIL93036_52145 for website
Anette Willis / Grenfell at Noon
annettewillis.com
WIN55966_16378 for website
Nick Winkworth
The Patient Spirit
absoluteblank.com
Doyle room 307 rev
Barbara Ford Doyle
Room 307
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Mildred Alpern / Corner Room
silverscreenproductions...com
BAI24769_52656 for website
Sue Bailey
SueBailey_Oregon1_Fire
suebaileyphotography.com
CHA46418_80645 for website
Skott Chandler / Enter
skottchandler.com
CHA50127_63023 for website
Louisa Chalatashvili
From the photo series
"The other space"
COR64538_70355 for website
Charles Corda
Cemetery Road,
Lark Harbor, Newfoundland
CRA78936_77149 for website
Cindy Crane
What Does It Feel Like
To Be Here II #4

cindycrane.photography
DIN64276_73536 for website
Nick DiNatale / Hampton, NH
EUG30506_67706 for website
Luca Eugeni
At the end of the world
lucaeugeni.it
EVA90726_22205 for website
D. Clarke Evans
Josephine Reaves,
1st Lt Army Nurse Corp,
1942–1945

dclarkeevans.com
FAR14468_06236 for website
M. David Farrell, Jr.
Interactions at a Laundromat
cafe.org
FIL80953_75634 for website
Vanessa Filley / Going Down
vanessafilley.com
GRA47241_06584 for website
Kevin Q. Gray
Buffalo, January 12, 2015
kevinqgray.com
HAL65789_52413 for website
DIRECTOR'S AWARD
Angelee Hale
Untitled, from
"Expanding Suburbia" Series

ahfarphotography.com
Room with chair, North Carolina.
Lawrence Hamel-Lambert
Empty Room
hamel-lambert.com
HAS06456_10821 for website
Laily Hassan
novice monk reading book
inside an ancient temple

lailyhassan.zenfolio.com
HIR64962_28057 for website
Pimprae Hiranprueck
Ching-Cha
KIN75034_01257 for website
Mark Kinnaman / Private Road
Rest Area
Steve Knight / Rest Area
KRA70199_39407 for website
Georg Krausch / Butterhill
LED35083_50181 for website
Alan Leder
Night Lights (San Miguel)
MAT71673_08491 for website
Nate Mathews / Green Window
MET80302_21856 for website
Greg Mettler / Scratch Chair
MON56318_98908 for website
Emmanuel Monzon
Urban Sprawl Bellevue-Night
admonzon.500px.com
PEP10871_22985 for website
Anna Pepe
In the back of beyond
REN69012_87288 for website
Eric Rennie / Tickets
untitled, 2010
Miriam Romais
untitled, The Sound of Stone series
romaisphotos.com
ROY13644_16365 for website
Carla Royal
Slow Boat to Nowhere,1
SAW41259_55501 for website
Mark Sawrie / Fake Bed
artistslashsomethingorother.com
SCH59814_95522 for website
Lissette Schaeffler
By the Hour-Untitled 4
lissetteschaeffler.com
SKO00813_33463 for website
Seline Skoug / Dreamin
skoug.photography
SOK65432_34635 for website
Ursula Sokolowska
Ford Street, Pilsen,
Chicago, 2011

ursula-sokolowska.com
STE40321_40132 for website
Lisa Marie Stevens / Wind Farm
TOR28068_05344 for website
Mary Tortorici
Clothesline, Sinking Valley, KY
VIN17055_36468 for website
Robin Vincent / Empty Chair
robinvincentphotography.com
WIL39364_15492 for website
Dylan Wilson
Chocolate Plantation
dylanwilsonphotography.com
WIL93036_09672 for website
Annette Willis / Home on the Range
annettewillis.com
WIN55966_19065 for website
Nick Winkworth
Here Comes The Sun
absoluteblank.com
YDE16165_69289 for website
Peter Ydeen
I Want a Yellow House with
a White Picket Fence
peterydeen.com
Open Gate
Darlene Yeager-Torre
The Open Gate
dytphotos.com
MCK11604_99768 for website
Vicki McKenna / Beach Afternoon
riverwandering.com

Juror's Statement

Photographs that convey a “sense of place” blend the physical characteristics of a scene, landscape or object with the mysterious essence that emerges from gradually and perhaps unconsciously inhabiting a place over time. The photograph ceases to become an objective document. Instead, it takes on a particular feeling that is invested with something that is often intangible, revealing a deeper understanding of what lies beneath the surface.

How is this “sense of place” communicated in a photograph? Many components including light, content and composition are important, as are clarity and craftsmanship. A well made photograph, for me, is the visual equivalent of a poem, evoking feelings and emotions. A quote from an essay in The Atlantic by Mark Yakich, “What Is a Poem,” states… “A poem helps the mind play with its well-trod patterns of thought, and can even help reroute those patterns by making us see the familiar anew.”

Subjectivity, of course, is inevitable. Selecting photographs is necessarily contingent of the particular jurors taste and aesthetic. That said, it was a privilege and honor to jury “A Sense of Place".

- Jane Fulton Alt

About the Juror

Jane Fulton Alt’s photographs explore universal issues of humanity and the non–material. She is the three-time winner of Photolucida’s Critical Mass for her Katrina and Burn portfolios, recipient of the 2007 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award, and multiple Ragdale Foundation Fellowships. She has authored two books; Look and Leave: Photographs and Stories of New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward, and The Burn. Her Crude Awakening portfolio was published worldwide.

She received the Photo District News 2011 Curators Choice Award and the 2012 Humble Arts 31 Women in Art Photography award. Alt’s work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, New Orleans Museum of Art, De Paul University Art Museum, Southwest Museum of Photography, Beinecke Library at Yale University, Centro Fotografico Alvarez Bravo in Oaxaca, Mexico, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, and the collection of William Hunt.

Call for Entries

Photographs that convey a "sense of place" blend the physical characteristics of a scene, landscape or object with the mysterious essence that emerges from gradually and perhaps unconsciously inhabiting a place over time.  The photograph ceases to become an objective document. Instead, it takes on a particular feeling that is invested with something that is often intangible, revealing a deeper understanding of what lies beneath the surface.

All capture methods and processes are welcome.