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In Praise of Trees

Exhibition: August 26 - September 19, 2014

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Juror's Statement

What an amazing inspiration trees are for photographers! The work submitted showed a remarkably wide range of creative interpretations of trees as subjects, with images of a consistently high quality. Which is to say that it was a truly daunting task to select photographs for the gallery and online exhibitions. I was drawn to images that made me wonder, that made me re-think my own preconceptions about trees, and that encouraged me to linger and look longer. Congratulations to all of the artists who submitted such excellent work – I could easily have included twice as many photographs and had an equally strong exhibition. Thanks to everyone for encouraging all of us to think about trees in so many exciting ways.

     —Kirsten Hoving

About the Juror

Known for imaginative photographs that challenge the boundaries of the photographic medium, Kirsten Hoving’s work has been displayed in solo and group exhibitions around the world. Having taught art history at Middlebury College for over thirty-five years, she has also curated exhibitions at the College museum and other venues.  In addition to her individual photographic practice, between 2014 and 2017 she has collaborated with her daughter, photographer Emma Powell, on the highly acclaimed photographic fairy tale, “Svala’s Saga.”

Call for Entries

Trees. They enrich our lives in so many ways: growing alongside our children, marking our homes and highways, towering over us in woods and forests. Here in Vermont, they blaze with color in the fall or mark the arrival of spring after all too long a winter. From tropical palms on a beach in Florida to the redwoods of the Northwest, we often associate a particular place with the trees that grow there. IN PRAISE OF TREES is scheduled to be on view at PhotoPlace Gallery from August 25 through September 19. For this exhibition, we sought photographs in any style that celebrate the trees of the world.

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