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It was a pleasure and honor to act as juror for In Your Dreams; a theme I hold very close to my heart. With approximately1650 submissions, it was incredibly difficult to narrow down the selections to a mere 75. Overall, the work was strong, thus images that evocatively dissected mysterious elements within unconscious existences dictated the final selections. Selected images adhered to using universal metaphor, symbols or personal attributes of one's own dreams or nightmares, which when viewed as a group create what may represent a continuous, collective flow of dreaming. Together, these images pose the question of what is real versus imaginary, conscious versus unconscious and further encourage us to stretch our perception. There were many images I was drawn to and wished there was room to include. It takes a good deal of courage to tackle a theme such as this honestly and authentically so I'd like to congratulate everyone who submitted in addition to those who were selected to exhibit.
— Susan Burnstine
The camera is a wonderful tool for recording the here-and-now things in front of the lens. But it can also be used in the service of imagination, mystery, and especially our dreams.
For In Your Dreams, juror Susan Burnstine selected forty photos for exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery from April 17th through May 12th, 2012. She also chose an additional thirty-five photos for the Online Gallery.