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November 2 - November 25, 2016

Personal Narrative

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.

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Anne-Laure Autin / Captive
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Teresa Bleser / White Curtain
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Joan Lobis Brown / Untitled 1
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Oksana But / Way
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Gina Cholick / Untitled
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Rebecca Cinclair / Dawson Floating
@rebeccacinclair
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Katherine Clayton / Tethered
katherineclaytonphotography.com
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Barbara Dombach
Picasso's Nightmare
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Reconcile
Pierre and Cathy Dutertre
Reconcile
pierreandcathy.com
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Margo Duvall
Returning Home: In Between
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Ashley Feagin
Lovely Comes, Lovely Is,
from the series "Testament"

ashleyfeagin.com
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Kathleen Gerber / Holding On
Lake L'hommeadieu
Carole Glauber
Ben, Lake L'Homme a Dieu
caroleglauber.com
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Rashed Haq
the old time she stood in the shade
rashedhaq.com
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HONORABLE MENTION
Ralph Hassenpflug / EXILE 5
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Jennifer Henriksen / Mind's Eye
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Michael Honegger
The Inward Glance
michaelhoneggerphotos.com
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Karen Hymer
Food and Flesh 1, Photogravure
karenhymer.com
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Melissa Lazuka
Midsummer Rainstorm
melissalazukaphotographs.com
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DIRECTOR'S AWARD
Rebecca Moseman
Blood
car sleeper
john d moyers / riding by...
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Catherine Panebianco
Benny Was A Good Boy #9
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Steve Parrott / My Day #4
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Shweta Poddar / Untitled 04
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Conrad Pressma
Honeymoon On The Beach
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Mary Riggs Ramain
Perseverance, from the series
"NOT MYSELF: A Path to
Transcending Trauma"
Around the Corner
Astrid Reischwitz
Around the Corner, from
"Stories from the Kitchen Table"
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Don Russell / Fleeing
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Vera Saltzman
I walk the Valley No. 1
verasaltzman.com
10. people on the bus... pondering or wondering?
HONORABLE MENTION
>Michael Sullivan
Pondering or Wondering?
newnormalphotography.com
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Susan Swihart / Game
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John F. Thomas / Boy and His Cow
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JUROR'S AWARD
Robin Vincent
Woman on Beach
robinvincentphotography.com
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Merethe Wessel-Berg / Untitled 5
mwb.no
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Jeff Wiles / Storm Harvest
jeffwilesphoto.com
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Rebecca Akporiaye
'Til Death Do Us Part
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Syd Alberg / A Corner Room
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David Bernstein / A.M. Radio
@davidbernsteinphotographer
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Tatyana Bessmertnaya / Destiny
besstphoto.com
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Suzie Biehler / Smoke Dancers
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Nicolas Bruno / Sorgere
nicolasbrunophotography.com
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Nicole Campanello / Hiding Place
nicolecampanello.com
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Anastasia Davis / Untitled
anastasiadavisphoto.com
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Brian Day
Everything Will Be Alright
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David Dennard / Still Standing
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Jennifer Dipper
Past Endeavors of a
Military Caregiver II

jenniferdipper.com
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Johanna Duffy / Down the Road
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Michael Fillyaw / Disappear from View
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Claire Giddings / HairDraw
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Marita Gootee / Cooper
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Mallory Gottlieb
There is a Dam Inside Me
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Natalie Fay Green / Fish like a Girl
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Aubrey Guthrie / State Fair
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Ralph Hassenpflug / EXILE 1
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Cora Jacobs / In My Adolescence
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Nawfal Jirjees / Doors
nawfal.jirjees.net
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Candi S Kalinsky / Tribulations
kalinskyphotography.com
Hidden gardens secret dreams
Amy Kanka Valadarsky
Hidden Gardens Secret Dreams
amykankaphotography.com
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Remi Lai / Submerge
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Nadja Massun / La Danse, 2016
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Hillary McCullough
Stretch Marks, and Panties
That I Keep Forgetting to Throw Away

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Andrea Birnbaum / Head in the Clouds
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George Nobechi
Chateau Lake Louise
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Liz Palm / Childhood Memory
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Janet Politte / The Last Stop
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Debbie Poulin / Shy Ivy
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Bonsai and Joel from Second Tima Around
Susan Rosenberg Jones
Bonsai and Joel from
Second Time Around

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Natasha Rudenko
Bodily Confessions #1
natasharudenko.com
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Hannah Ryan / Coppice (the Forecast)
hannahryan.me
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Andi Shreiber / Lighten Up
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Samantha Sealy / Eternity
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Dina Shirin / Reflection
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Robin Spalding / The Wind Beckons
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Robin Vincent / Bath
robinvincentphotography.com
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Peter Wiklund / Away

Juror's Statement

Perhaps the most challenging, yet rewarding element in self-expression is the ability for artists to peel back the layers from within and convey intimate details about their lives, perspectives and experiences in the world. Whether an artist expresses these attributes via vast landscapes, minute details in ones life or happenstance findings, the result conveys an authentic universality that connects every viewer on some level.

It was an honor and pleasure to act as juror for Personal Narratives, as it’s a theme that is immensely close to my heart. But selecting a mere 75 images from a large and impressive group of photographers was an immense task. In the end, the chosen images revealed the artists experience both outside and inside of themselves, thus allowing viewers to experience their own unique emotional catharsis. I applaud every photographer who submitted work and congratulate the selected exhibitors.

- Susan Burnstine

About the Juror

Susan Burnstine is an award winning fine art and commercial photographer, originally from Chicago and now based in Los Angeles. Susan is represented in galleries across the world, widely published throughout the globe and conducts workshops at Maine Media and Santa Fe Workshops.

Susan’s first monograph, Within Shadows, was published in 2011. Her second monograph, Absence of Being, is currently being released. Both are available on her website and through Amazon. Her prints are available through a number of galleries in the US and abroad.

Susan Burnstine is one of the few photographers today avidly pursuing alternative processes to create an idiosyncratic and deeply personal visual landscape. Initially, Burnstine sought to find a way to portray her dream-like visions entirely in-camera, rather than with post-processing digital manipulations. To achieve this, she has created twenty-one handmade film cameras and lenses that are frequently unpredictable and technically challenging. The cameras are primarily made out of plastic, vintage camera parts, and random household objects, with single-element lenses molded from plastic and rubber. Learning to overcome their extensive optical limitations required Burnstine to rely on instinct and intuition—the same tools that are key when attempting to interpret dreams.

Learn more about Susan Burnstine through her website.

Call for Entries

Photographic images are by their nature deeply rooted in personal emotion, regardless of whether they are found or created, and regardless of genre. As photographers who strive to convey our visions in a true and honest manner, we establish an emotional connection to each image we create. We hope, in turn, to share that connection with all who view that image. In so doing, we reveal something of ourselves.

For Personal Narrative, we seek images that, through symbolism, metaphor, and personal stories, are ultimately an exploration of self. All capture methods and processes are welcome.