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March 7 - April 6, 2019

A Color Moment

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.

ALO16249 20824 juror
Evelio Angel Marcos Alonso Fuentes
Pacific Orca. Copenhagen. Denmark
ALR14007 13597 juror
Ghadah Alrawi
Elementary Students of Al Akbar Mosque
AND96411 50965 juror
Ronda Anderson
Church Pew
ARI18692 60801 juror
August Arikawa
East Meets West
BER71587 92901 juror
Sarajane Berge
Bear Left
BOL98839 48095 juror
Scott Bolendz
Venice, Italy (from the series "The Lagoon")
BRO15624 55705 juror
John Christopher Brooks
Mexican wave
CAO84423 30293 juror
Honorable Mention
Luning Cao
Candy Cane
CAV14913 09206 juror
Jane Cave
Yellow Garage
CER77656 56579 juror
Alejandro Cerutti
Girl at NY Subway
CHE03359 41368 juror
Magali Chesnel
Rails of salt
ELL76941 34101 juror
Daniel Elliot
Balloon Assistant
FEA49255 83878 juror
Lee Fearnside
Nexus Pipeline #5
FIS95099 09355 juror
Monique Fischer
Yellow Fin Tuna
GRE20857 70513 juror
Anna Grevenitis
Time_delay, 11-06-2016
GUR90299 18738 juror
Ángel Gurría-Quintana
Primary (Riviera Maya, Mexico)
HAC54564 72923 juror
Linda Hacker
The Dangling Conversation
HAN57374 85432 juror
Suzanne Hanson
HEA31505 66479 juror
Nelson Head
Early Morning On The Mall
HEN44052 06169 juror
Anne Henning
Dogsled leader
JOH53881 08536 juror
Doug Johnson
Level 5
KAR48822 69868 juror
Honorable Mention
Mel Karlberg
LIN60621 06087 juror
Juror's Award
Armando Lindner
Yangon Transportation
MAN31193 14782 juror
John Manno
MAR10543 87714 juror
Stephen Marc
Untitled (San Francisco, CA)
MAZ65334 19157 juror
Jolanta Mazur
Man in a Hat
MCC84884 48603 juror
Liz McCue
Country Clubhouse
OS67556 55277 juror
Director's Award
Melissa O'Shaughnessy
The Bowery, New York, 2017
PIC87282 67554 juror
Ronaldo Pichardo
PSI52331 53037 juror
Honorable Mention
Keron Psillas
Installation, Bruges
STA64259 31304 juror
Kitty Stanley
At Work
TOL33486 24528 juror
Brian R. Tolbert
VAN08375 35091 juror
Bruce Van Valen
Outdoor Table Settings, Camden, Maine
YOU44905 16079 juror
Dan Younger
"Dolphin Trainer" (Sea World, Orlando) from "Travel Places"
ALE78606 58434 juror
Andi Alexander
The Midwife Stands On A Step Stool
BLO69219 41857 juror
Xavier Blondeau
Presence obscure - untitled 11
BOW40029 74934 juror
Bruce Bowman
Magic Castle Hotel, Los Angeles, Ca
BUL26541 47111 juror
Karen Bullock
The Rainiest City
BUN50679 28771 juror
Nancy Stalnaker Bundy
Pier Perception #1
BYK88048 66843 juror
Ekaterina Bykhovskaya
Yellow swirl
CAO84423 34891 juror
Luning Cao
My Own World
CER77656 98546 juror
Alejandro Cerutti
S Ciullo replacement
Mary Ciullo
First Snow
COL15415 18615 juror
Mark Collins
Home On The Range
COO07482 33194 juror
Jim Cook
Shades of Red and Northern Blue
COR12872 58717 juror
Ross Corsair
DON82031 71172 juror
Alexandria Donovan
MV Window
DUS68668 00172 juror
Suzette Dushi
New York Moments
ELL76941 55656 juror
Daniel Elliot
Woman Smoking
FEE71576 40984 juror
Jane Feely
Fall Flowers
FER85482 41951 juror
Henry Fernando
Cartagena Colours 2
GEN41945 53863 juror
Susan Genaro
Afternoon Chore
GUR90299 07017 juror
Ángel Gurría-Quintana
Cleaning (Cambridge, UK)
HAC54564 96612 juror
Linda Hacker
HEN44052 13802 juror
Anne Henning
JAC31836 83978 juror
Candice Jacobus
Yellow Umbrella for a Rainy Day
KES00632 56225 juror
Paul Kessel
American Unsplendor/Coney Island
KOS09097 94239 juror
Armin Kososki
Eastern State Penitentiary
LAP71133 49359 juror
Richard Lapping
Gold Leaf
LAR57701 92391 juror
Noreen Larinde
MAR10543 13178 juror
Stephen Marc
Untitled (Tempe, AZ)
MUR27343 67934 juror
Paul M. Murray
NIG45298 21103 juror
Paolo Nigris
Winter beach
OS67556 73195 juror
Melissa O'Shaughnessy
34th Street, New York, 2017
PAL14154 00449 juror
Liz Palm
The Red Dress
PEE34387 48581 juror
Laurie Peek
Yellow Door, New Street, Nyack, NY
RIN72953 52983 juror
Madeline Ring
Dressed for the exhibit
RUC42102 45784 juror
David Ruck
SCH20208 54217 juror
Jeff Schlegel
Old man holding fruit (Nepal)
SHE46485 46139 juror
Li Shen
Sheets, Varanasi
SHU85025 87935 juror
Carl Shubs
Orange with Black and White
STA95551 29177 juror
Tom Stahl
Observatory hut and the northern lights, Iceland
WEB21585 16431 juror
Natalie Weber
Safety First
YAT81302 16232 juror
Maggie Yates
A color moment 453A9954
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Juror: Arthur Meyerson

Gallery exhibition: March 7 - April 6, 2019

Juror's Statement

Like my approach to photography, I had no preconceptions when judging A Color Moment. It was all about the surprise I encountered from one photograph to the next. What I hope resulted is a group of images that illustrate A Color Moment on many levels and genres.

What is a color moment? This is a question I have been asked often in interviews and by workshop participants. For me it begins with the basic difference between color and black and white. Black and white is subtraction or abstraction where as color is addition. And when you add something to a photograph it doesn’t always work. This is the challenge for the color photographer. First, one should have an appreciation for color... all kinds of color palettes... bold, vibrant as well as pastel or monochromatic. All of them have their place in the color photographer’s visual tool kit. The true test for me as to whether the color works in a photograph is if the color were removed, would the photo still hold up or would it lose a key element? Of course I was also looking for well-crafted images as well as those with an interesting point of view. Pictures that not only gave answers but also provoke questions. Pictures that make me stop and look. Those that I kept coming back to because they stayed with me. Each time I reviewed the work, I tried to keep this criteria in mind while making my choices for this show.

The image selected for the Juror’s Award contained all of these elements and many more. The photograph is complex, multi-layered and multi-framed. Color in this photograph serves not only as a descriptor but also reveals a sense of place. It’s a picture that kept me coming back for more and seeing new things each time: the foreground of the man in the back of the vehicle reading his newspaper to the middle ground of the lady with the blue umbrella (and her mirrored shadow) to the background of framed bus riders. All three layers connecting via the use of color and strong composition.

For the image that received the Director’s Award, the red, white and blue bags and flags create a “color rhyme” within the photograph that connect to each other as well as the other color rhyme of the yellow sign and yellow truck. The gentleman with bags in both hands and the determined, straightforward expression walking out of the frame begs the questions, “where is he going?” “What’s in those bags?” For me, these components along with the overall composition come together in a well-captured color moment.

Having had the opportunity, honor and responsibility of judging many photography exhibitions, I can honestly say that A Color Moment may very well be the most difficult, in that there were so many worthy images to select from. To all the participants—my thanks for allowing me the opportunity to review your work. For now, enjoy the moment and go out and make new work!

About the juror

Arthur Meyerson is recognized as one of America’s finest color photographers and a highly sought after workshop instructor. He has travelled throughout the world and all seven continents photographing for advertising, corporate and editorial clients. He is a three-time winner of Adweek’s Southwest Photographer of the Year award, as well as being named one of the 30 best advertising photographers by American Photo. In 1999, Arthur was honored by Nikon’s illustrious Legends Behind the Lens series. His photographs are exhibited internationally, appear in numerous publications and are part of several permanent museum collections. Arthur’s highly acclaimed book, The Color of Light, was published in 2012 and his latest book, The Journey, was released in 2017 to much praise.

An excellent video about Arthur Meyerson and his work can be found here:

An interesting conversation about color between Arthur Meyerson and John Paul Caponigro can be found here:

Call for Entries

A successful color photograph finds color as an essential element. Without color, the impact of the image would be significantly reduced. When used well, color coalesces with the other elements of the image to create an atmosphere, an emotional response, a sense of place. Effective use of color can take your breath away, zing your eyes, grab your heart, and celebrate light.

The photographs in this exhibit will be chosen less for technique and more for the pure passion captured in a moment in which color is a key element. 

We are very pleased that Arthur Meyerson will be jurying and curating this exhibition. He will select approximately 35 images for exhibition in the gallery, and 35 for our Online Gallery Annex. The recipients of the Juror’s Award and the Director’s Award will each be entitled to a personal portfolio review by Mr. Meyerson.

Information about our printing service and free matting and framing here.

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Meyerson Fire Drill Ireland
© Arthur Meyerson
Fire Drill, Ireland
Meyerson Paper Mill Alabama
© Arthur Meyerson
Paper Mill, Alabama
Meyerson Chicken Brazil
© Arthur Meyerson
Chicken, Brazil