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March 1 - March 27, 2013

The Magic of Light

Prints of most of these images are available for purchase. Please inquire.
All photographs are the copyright of the individual artists and may not be reproduced without their permission.

Agrons_Geoffrey_03Twenty Three
Agrons_Geoffrey_03Twenty Three
Armour_Nelson_1Spray
Armour_Nelson_1Spray
avakian_bob1_lighting_the_way
avakian_bob1_lighting_the_way
Bartolomeo_Mariana_3Mirador
Bartolomeo_Mariana_3Mirador
Beausoleil_Kay_3Soapsuds_and_Sunset
Beausoleil_Kay_3Soapsuds_and_Sunset
Pemaquid Pt, ME
Pemaquid Pt, ME
Gilbert_Noelle_3Eat
Gilbert_Noelle_3Eat
gill_grant_4untitledshed
gill_grant_4untitledshed
Gliniak_Brian_5Autumn Fields
Gliniak_Brian_5Autumn Fields
Goodnough_Jodie_5
Goodnough_Jodie_5
Habing_Tytia_7Radiate
Habing_Tytia_7Radiate
hurst_wilson_4Intensity
hurst_wilson_4Intensity
Kallianiotis_NikoJ_1SectionClosed
Kallianiotis_NikoJ_1SectionClosed
Kisiel_Emma_1SylvilagusFloridanus
Kisiel_Emma_1SylvilagusFloridanus
Lavelle_Frank_1Cake Window
Lavelle_Frank_1Cake Window
Lavin_JK_3FullMoonSoliloquy
Lavin_JK_3FullMoonSoliloquy
Lester_Julius-5Railroad Station Platform
Lester_Julius-5Railroad Station Platform
McClure_Jennifer_1Untitled
McClure_Jennifer_1Untitled
Merlino_Andrew_9Reflections After The Rain
Merlino_Andrew_9Reflections After The Rain
Miner_Michael_4Creation_Study__7
Miner_Michael_4Creation_Study__7
morel_david_3UrbanBlur
morel_david_3UrbanBlur
Ness_Doug_7_Parking_Garage_at_Night
Ness_Doug_7_Parking_Garage_at_Night
Full Moon Fire Dance
Full Moon Fire Dance
Paille_Benoit_3Alternativelandscape
Paille_Benoit_3Alternativelandscape
quin_mary_4morninglight
quin_mary_4morninglight
Revy_Suzanne_1Fishing_Pole
Revy_Suzanne_1Fishing_Pole
Rockwell_Winston_4Sunset-Mosaic
Rockwell_Winston_4Sunset Mosaic
Rohan_Jim_02Little-People-_6
Rohan_Jim_02Little People _6
Roston_Gina_4Peace
Roston_Gina_4Peace
Sanders_Marilyn_3Floating-Pear
Sanders_Marilyn_3Floating Pear
Schwedhelm_Deb2_Heather-Crystal-Springs
Schwedhelm_Deb2_Heather-Crystal-Springs
Simmons_Arielle_Untitled3
Simmons_Arielle_Untitled3
Small_Debra_2Rainbow-Ice-II
Small_Debra_2Rainbow Ice II
Stimola_Michael_2ForThereseRaquin-Paris
Stimola_Michael_2ForThereseRaquin-Paris
stromee_vicky-4-glory
stromee_vicky 4 glory
Thurston_Ed_1Arizona-Lightening
Thurston_Ed_1Arizona Lightening
Tolhurst_Thomas_1PondNearWashingtonNH
Tolhurst_Thomas_1PondNearWashingtonNH
tuschman_richard_4Man-and-Woman-On-A-Bed
tuschman_richard_4Man and Woman On A Bed
Self Portrait with Cliff
Self Portrait with Cliff
wentzell_annie_4wall
wentzell_annie_4wall
bashan_drora_7holiday
bashan_drora_7holiday
Girls
Girls
brodersen_ole_1rubber_nails_styrofoam_and_lightbulbs_02
brodersen_ole_1rubber_nails_styrofoam_and_lightbulbs_02
Brown_Judy_5Elliotts-Whiskers
Brown_Judy_5Elliotts-Whiskers
Butler_Michael_5_Reflective
Butler_Michael_5_Reflective
Chang_Chia_1TheUnknown
Chang_Chia_1TheUnknown
ChristiansenErb_Joy_5Emmet_at_2
ChristiansenErb_Joy_5Emmet_at_2
Dodge_Bill_5JuniperIsland
Dodge_Bill_5JuniperIsland
Efthymiadis_YorgosUntitled_01
Efthymiadis_YorgosUntitled_01
furuta_akihiro_God-of-the-horse-on-the-cloud
furuta_akihiro_God of the horse on the cloud
Gold_Terri_5MountainMajesty,Ladakh
Gold_Terri_5MountainMajesty,Ladakh
Hjelmen_Oyvind_1Elsewhere1
Hjelmen_Oyvind_1Elsewhere1
IbanezRomagnoli_Veronica_2_Observing_the_Time_VII
IbanezRomagnoli_Veronica_2_Observing_the_Time_VII
Indig_Mark_3Concert
Indig_Mark_3Concert
Jones_Hugh_4Untitled
Jones_Hugh_4Untitled
koch_kristiannekoch-05
koch_kristiannekoch-05
Meiners_Maggie_4Rinicula
Meiners_Maggie_4Rinicula
Meridian_Julie_1WeighingLight
Meridian_Julie_1WeighingLight
Niel_Charlotte_1Waterways_1
Niel_Charlotte_1Waterways_1
olwick_mark_5FromTheDark
olwick_mark_5FromTheDark
PannierMichael_1Dunes
PannierMichael_1Dunes
Paradise_Jane_5Jogger
Paradise_Jane_5Jogger
Parker_KateT_5HerSister'sTrophies
Parker_KateT_5HerSister’sTrophies
Patrick_Michaela_2Sitting with circles _1
Patrick_Michaela_2Sitting with circles _1
Pearson_Haigen_1PredawnCoolBlack3
Pearson_Haigen_1PredawnCoolBlack3
Quinn_David_2Magical
Quinn_David_2Magical
Rosser_Donna_3AtlantaInternationalTerminal
Rosser_Donna_3AtlantaInternationalTerminal
Schreiber_Andi_1Breathe.
Schreiber_Andi_1Breathe.
Scudder_Marcie_01Future-Hope
Scudder_Marcie_01Future Hope
Stanczak_Malina_2housewife2
Stanczak_Malina_2housewife2
Strode_Charlotte_3Apple-Picking
Strode_Charlotte_3Apple Picking
Swiderski_Stacy_4Sunroom
Swiderski_Stacy_4Sunroom
Turner_Stacie_4LittleBoPeep
Turner_Stacie_4LittleBoPeep
WHITWORTH-THOMAS-05-MISC.PAIRSSPOT_FAIRY-RINGDDB4
WHITWORTH THOMAS 05 MISC.PAIRS(SPOT_FAIRY RING)#DDB4
Winkworth_2Gantry
Winkworth_2Gantry

Juror:  Aline Smithson
Gallery Exhibition:
  March 1 - March 27, 2013

Juror's Statement
Being a juror during the holidays reminded me that each submission is a gift and opening each jpg a surprise and an adventure. The problem is that I got too many gifts and like a hoarder, I wanted to keep them all. But unfortunately that's not possible. First off, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work—almost every entry was thoroughly appropriate to the theme and I appreciated your excellent submissions. For this exhibition, I was looking for work that was talking about light, showing its magic, its possibilities, and nuances. I was also looking for sophisticated images and work that was sometimes unexpected, but was shot with intention and focus. In a world where everyone has a camera, it is important to make work that is well executed (in focus, no dust, with a strong point of view), create submissions that are consistent, but also make work that is fresh. Most jurors look that thousands of images on a regular basis and see a wide variety of work, so it is crucial that the work be unique, relevant, exacting, and professional. Thank you for your photographic gifts. I wish you many successes in 2013.

- Aline Smithson

About the Juror
After a career as a New York Fashion Editor and working along side the greats of fashion photography, Aline Smithson discovered the family Rolleiflex and never looked back. Now represented by galleries in the U.S. and Europe and published throughout the world, Aline continues to create her award-winning photography with humor, compassion, and a 50-year-old camera.

She has exhibited widely in over thirty solo shows including the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, the Lishui, Pingyao, and Shanghai Festivals in China, the Tagomago Gallery in Barcelona and Paris, and the Wallspace Gallery in Seattle and Santa Barbara. In addition, her work is held in a number of public collections. Her photographs have been featured in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Photo District news, Communication Arts, Real Simple, Eyemazing, Visura, Slate, Artworks, Shots, Click, and Silvershotz magazines.

In 2012, Aline received the Rising Star Award through the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community. In 2014, Aline’s work was selected for the Critical Mass Top 50, the PDN Photo Annual, and Review Santa Fe. In 2007, Aline founded LENSCRATCH, a daily photography journal that has featured the work of thousands of photographers. She has been the Gallery Editor for Light Leaks Magazine, a contributing writer for Diffusion, Don’t Take Pictures, Lucida, and F Stop Magazines, has written book reviews for photo-eye, and has provided the forewords for artist’s books by Tom Chambers, Flash Forward 12, Robert Rutoed, Nancy Baron amongst others.

Aline has curated and juried exhibitions for a number of galleries, organizations, and on-line magazines. In 2014, Aline received the Excellence in Teaching Award from CENTER. She is a founding member of the Six Shooters Collective and is currently teaching and curating for the Los Angeles Center of Photography in Los Angeles. The Magenta Foundation recently published her monograph, Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography. Aline lives and works in Los Angeles.

More about Aline Smithson: http://alinesmithson.com/
More about Lenscratch: http://lenscratch.com/

Call for Entries
Light makes photographs. When photographers are especially attuned to light, photographs become special, wonderful, even magical. For THE MAGIC OF LIGHT, we sought photographs in which light is the decisive component, transforming the image from ordinary to extraordinary. For this juried exhibition, we were interested in photographs in any style or medium in which light plays a special role.

We are thrilled to welcome back esteemed photographer, educator, and writer Aline Smithson as juror. Aline selected forty photos for exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery from March 1st through March 23rd, 2013. She also chose an additional thirty-five photos for the gallery's Online Annex. All selected work will be included in a full-color exhibition catalog available for purchase. To help artists defray costs, PhotoPlace Gallery offers to mat and frame work selected for exhibition free of charge, providing artists print their images to our pre-cut mat and frame sizes.