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November 30 - December 23, 2010

Direct Objects: Still Life as Subject

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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Geoffrey Agrons - Cape May, NJ Pears
Barrett_Joan_Eyeglasses for a Stirpicult
Joan Barrett - Whitesboro, NY
Eyeglasses for a Stirpicult
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Drora Bashan - Herzliya, Israel Floating Chair
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Ana Bernstein - New York, NY
Poupée
Time Table #13
Francesca Bontempi - Rome, Italy Time Table #13
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Gary Cawood - Little Rock, AR Crushed Globe
Corbin_Sarah_5Blue Chair
Sarah Corbin - New York, NY Blue Chair
Crasnick_May_small
May Crasnick - Falmouth, ME untitled
DiTosti Roy 4Pops Aerial Computer Personal Effects
Roy DiTosti - Stow, MA Pop's Aerial Computer, Personal Effects
Gary Richard Blueberry_4
Richard Gary - Brooklyn, NY Blueberry
Golovchinsky_Kontstantin_PowerOfThree-4
Konstantin Golovchinsky - Los Angeles, CA Power of Three / Wind Power
Hagen_Denis_4_BarnFind2
Denis Hagen - Wheaton, IL Barn Find
Jardine_Leslie_3Silvia
Leslie Jardine - Burlington, MA Silvia
Johnson_Robb_2The Last Locomotive
Robb Johnson - Carmel, CA The Last Locomotive
Jones_Hugh_9Yellow Submarine
Hugh Jones - Arlington, VA
Yellow Submarine
kerr_eleanor_Garlic-Dance-No-1
Eleanor Owen Kerr - Baton Rouge, LA Garlic Dance No. 1
Khuri Virginia. 4Mary Dell Carson of the Fourth Generation
Virginia Khuri - London, UK Mary Dell Carson of the Fourth Generation
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Thomas Ladd - North Easton, MA
untitled
Loischild_Rachel_4home020
Rachel Loischild - Roslindale, MA
Home 020
Malone_Erin_1TheRedPony
Erin Malone - San Francisco, CA The Red Pony
Morrow_Linda_5Boots I Wore
Linda Morrow - Long Beach, CA Boots I Wore
Nichols_Jason_5UninvitedDinnerGuest
Jason Nichols - Milan, MI Uninvited Dinner Guest
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Kathryn Osgood - Waitsfield, VT
Vanitas 21
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Zoe Perry-Wood - Lexington, MA
Mars and his Truck
Roberts_Nancy1Owen-and-his-Cars
Nancy Roberts - Carlisle, MA
Owen and his Cars
Rothey_Rebecca_7Doll_and_Balls
Rebecca Rothey - Baltimore, MD Doll and Balls
rubin_marian_fishstory
Marian Rubin - Montclair, NJ
Fish Story
Sanders_Marilyn_1pearleaf
Marilyn Sanders - Los Angeles, CA Pear Leaf
sellios_tara-duck
Tara Sellios - Somerville, MA
untitled
Stark_Sandra_1
Sandra Stark - Jamaica Plain, MA untitled
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Rivka Tabak - Herzeliya, Israel
Railroad Car
Taylor_Kathleen_07-Fifteen-Rubberbands
Kathleen Taylor - Beverly Hills, CA
Fifteen Rubberbands
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Dianne Whyte - Dublin, Ireland Home
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David Morris Cunningham - Woodstock, NY
Glass Bottle with Three Twigs
goodman_jack_Robert-Frost-Slept-Here
Jack Goodman - Middlebury, VT
Robert Frost Slept Here
Grossman_Lee_4windowful_of_chairs
Lee Grossman - Oakland, CA
Windowful of Chairs
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Nancy Goodrich - Portland, CT
Band of Angels
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Sonia Melnikova-Raich - San Francisco, CA
Long Journey
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Emma Powell - Rochester, NY
Christina's Horse
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Polly Raine - Lincoln, VT
Rights of Passage
Ashley_Robert_1The Spectacles
Robert Ashley - Sacramento, CA
The Spectacles
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François Dagenais - Montreal, Canada Smokey Mountain, Philipines
Eder_Melissa_3PinkCupcake
Melissa Eder - New York, NY Pink Cupcake
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Julie M. Elman - Athens, OH Cement
Fairchild_Catherine_3Jukebox Saturday Night
Virginia Catherine Fairchild - Houston, TX Jukebox Saturday Night
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Dawn Giunta - Levittown, NY Swept
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Pia Greenberg - Friendswood, TX Glasses
Griffiths_Meg_3_Did you leave the iron on
Meg Griffiths - Savannah, GA Did you leave the iron on?
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Suzanne Hanson - Kingston, MA Caroline and Thanksgiving
Hecht_Robert_2SaltAndPepper
Robert Hecht - San Rafael, CA
Salt and Pepper, Chicago, 2007
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Terry Hire - Northport, ME
Red Box
Holland_Brandon_1American Crafstmanship
Brandon Holland - Dallas, TX American Craftsmanship
High Road Winter photo safari auto tour with John Snyder
Steve Immel - Ranchos de Taos, NM
Found Art
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Kenric Johnson - Chesapeake, VA Juengos de papel en un cilindro tres
Kedersha_Jim_5Pencils
Jim Kedersha - Boxford, MA
Pencils
Keech_Jill_5My Typewriter
Jill Keech - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada My Typewriter
Lamb_Eliza_Hippo
Eliza Lamb - Astoria, NY
Hippo from the series Naptime - The World at Two
Lezon_Sue_2 Montana
Sue Lezon - Chazy, NY
Montana
Lopez_Joyce
Joyce Lopez - Chicago, IL Deer Head from the series The Forest Floor
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Cheryl MacLean - Jessup, MD Stools
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Fiona McLaren - Elk Grove Village, IL TV
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Trevor Messersmith - New York, NY
Conquest
Palmer_Allen_5High-Jump
Allen Palmer - Newton Highlands, MA High Jump
Polley_Heather_3Vanitas_Still_Life
Heather Polley - San Francisco, CA Vanitas Still Life
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Elena Ricci - Brookline, MA untitled
Schilli_Angelika_5Untitled
Angelika Schilli - San Francisco, CA
Pears
Seltzer_Jeff_3Outside-a-Staples-Storee
Jeff Seltzer - Sherman Oaks, CA
Outside a Staples Store
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Brittan Smith - Metairie, LA
Trio
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Marko Susla - Edison, NJ My Let Father's Special Box
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Keith Tishken - Loganville, GA Barbie
Budhda I
Robin Ward - Monterey, CA Buddha I
Home
Shane Welch - Chicago, IL Untouched
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Tami Zeman - New Haven, VT
Dolls

Call for Entries

Still life objects hold a special fascination for photographers, as seen by the nearly 800 photos submitted in response to the call for entries. Under the probing gaze of the photographer, toys can take on unexpected monumentality and soft fruit has sculptural qualities. Familiar objects may metamorphose into unfamiliar shapes or identities.

For this juried exhibition, photo historian Wendy Grossman selected forty photographs for exhibition on the walls of PhotoPlace Gallery in December and on the gallery website. An additional thirty-five images were chosen for PhotoPlace's "On-Line Gallery Annex." Please scroll down to view all selected work.

Juror Wendy Grossman is a writer, educator, and curator with an longstanding interest in objects in photographs. Her highly-acclaimed recent exhibition, Man Ray, African Art, and the Modernism Lens, has been touring the country since 2009 and has been seen at a variety of museums, including the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, the University of New Mexico Museum in Albuquerque, and The Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver.