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December 6, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Fictional 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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Diane Alire
Forbidden
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Melody Amber
Solemn Retrospective, from the series L'Ecume des Jours
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Katrin Auch
Novice: Needlework
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Karla Bernstein
One Night I Dreamed...Escape
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Jackelyn
Blind Man's Bluff
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Michael Richardson
The Black Undercrypt Of Druma The Woeful
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Jade Butay
Bedtime Stories
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Victoria Carter
Lament
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Skott Chandler
Visitor?
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Director's Award
Crystal-Anne Chijindu
Touch Not
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Jaina Cipriano
Dredgeman
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Lucy Plato Clark
The keeper
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Dora Duan
Confused
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Jana Fašungová
She Said She'd Marry the Waters
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Art Fox
Ten Birds and Ten Men
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Heather Gilich
Guided by the Moon
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Lisa Griffiths
Contained
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Honorable Mention
Charles Ingham
I Know When to Go out and When to Stay in, Get Things Done
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Candice Jean Jacobus
Rumination: North Beach, Head in the Clouds
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Nikolaus James
Der Zauberer vom Bodensee
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Diana Nicholette Jeon
The Hazards of Hunting While Heartbroken
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Kristina Kashtanova
Lightbulbs
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Deb Kreimborg
Spell of the Raven
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Honorable Mention
Wen-Hang Lin
Blue Shadow Behind Everything Dazzling
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John Manno
Misbegotten Places #5
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Jim McKinniss
Man in Black at the Beach with Birds
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Juror's Award
Teresa Meier
Waiting
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Yvonne Palkowitsh
Soul Searching
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Susan Scott
Terraforming
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Kerry Sharkey-Miller
The Catch from the series Baymen
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Honorable Mention
Brooke Shaden
Moth
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Kelly Sinclair
Roots
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Hanna Renee Sliz
Scattered Peaks
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Dariya Tishchenko-Zhuravel
Bicycle riders
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Nick Vidal-Hall
Contemplation
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Melody Amber
Immersion, from the series L'Ecume des Jours
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Melody Amber
Chloe, from the series L'Ecume des Jours
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Ronald Butler
Glitter Farmer
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Ronald Butler
Afterlife
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Ronald Butler
Tempt
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Catharine Carter
Transition
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Noa Chandler
Figments III
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Laurence Chellali
Still alive
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Lucy Plato Clark
New Gothic
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Cheryl Clegg
Halcyon Days
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Thomas R. Diaz
The Muster
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Shelby Dillon
Self Destruction
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Dora Duan
Flying
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Anne Eder
7 Months 5 Days
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Art Fox
Rescue
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Marie-Pier Frigon
The Hero
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Charlotte Berndsen
Chained Melancholy
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Thibaut Goarant
Hachibusekogen 10
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Lisa Griffiths
Ania
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Stephen Honicki
No One Came Today (from "The Book of James")
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Tina Koufas-Eisbacher
Opening Day at the Races: 23rd Century Racing Series
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Eva Lam
100 Years of Solitude 3
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Jing Lin
Illusory Contours
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Toby MacLennan
The Encounter
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Colleen Mann
I Have a Different Heart
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Rino Pizzi
She didn't like the realtor
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Bryan Prendeville
In Time 4
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Matteo Scarpa
The difficult love between Ulysses and Partenope #2
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Susan Scott
Plague of Soles
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Brooke Shaden
Rapt
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Alexandra Shanovich
Soul birth
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Gascoigne-Simpson
The Elucidation
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Jason Tannen
Witness
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Cherie E. Truesdell
Story
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Mae Belle Vargas
Chapter 15, from Strange Fiction series
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Mary Whalen
Backyard 1
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Mary Whalen
Mister
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Beamie Young
Side Effects
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Beamie Young
Rain Dear
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Juror: Emma Powell
Gallery exhibition: December 6, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Juror's Statement

I was honored to review so many remarkable and intriguing photographs. Thank you to all the artists who contributed their work. I believe it is imagination that connects the images in this selection, both the artist’s creative intent as well as the imagination inspired in the viewer.

 When reviewing the images for Fictional Narrative, I found myself particularly drawn to images that made me curious about their greater context or storyline. These images made me want to envision the world they came from. I also looked for the mysterious images that conveyed intimate details while also relating to more universal themes. I was impressed by how aesthetically compelling these images are. From depth of atmosphere to elements of design, these images stood out to me for their visual strength.

 To me, fictional narratives in photography allow us the freedom to explore our own lives through metaphor and fantasy, while also giving us room to nurture our creativity and escape from the mundane. Please take the time to be immersed in the stories these images tell and see where they take you.  

             Emma Powell

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About the Juror

Emma Powell is an assistant professor of art at Colorado College. Powell graduated from the College of Wooster, and received her MFA in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. Her work often examines photography's history while incorporating historic processes and other devices within the imagery.

“My photographic work focuses on fictional narrative. I create art that visualizes curious scenarios in order to convey a message or feeling instead of a record of a moment. I utilize a range of hand-applied photographic emulsions in order to visualize the distance between fantasy and reality, as well as to make prints that appear as objects instead of windows. The photographic processes I use are chosen intentionally to evoke another place or time that is removed from the every day, adding layers of narrative meaning through historical references or material qualities.”

Emma Powell's website
Svala's Saga

Call for Entries

Photographic fictional narratives read like fairytales rather than memoirs. They leave clues rather than solve mysteries. At times, they are constructed by the artist with a specific intention in mind – a staged setting, art-directed gazes and gestures, and allegorical metaphors. Other times, the images are found in landscape or through man-made materials that represent universal qualities of the personal, human experience. At its best, personal narratives create curiosity while recounting intimate or imagined stories — with unique endings for each viewer. 

Send us your photographs that tell a story, staged or captured, dreamt or found, whether individual images or a cohesive set of images.

We are very pleased that Emma Powell will be jurying and curating this exhibition. She 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 Ms. Powell.

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