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Quiet Landscape

Deadline for submissions: Feb 12, 2024
Prints due: Mar 22, 2024
Exhibition: April 5 - April 26, 2024

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.

Juror's Statement

It was an honor to juror this exhibit. There were so many incredible images submitted that it was extremely difficult to narrow it down to a total of just 75. We chose only those images that stopped us in our tracks. Each had to be well composed, be technically proficient, and make us want to return to it. There were many that fit these perimeters, so our final decisions were focused on choosing a diverse collection of images that explored various ideas of landscape.

 The juror’s choice image is stunning — the frame is beautifully composed, the color and lines are all work together, and the light is gorgeous. The director’s choice had tremendous stopping power and a wonderful muted color pallet. The honorable mentions all explore manmade landscapes — we loved the variety and composition of each one of these.

Thank you to all who submitted their work. We enjoyed every minute of this difficult process!

              Jacob and Alissa Hessler

Call for Entries

This is a call for all genres of landscape: natural, urban, industrial, and abstract. Show us how you see the world, in a quiet mode.

All capture and processing methods are welcome.

We are very pleased that Jacob and Alissa Hessler will jury the exhibit. They will select approximately 35 images for exhibition in the Middlebury gallery, and up to 40 for our Online gallery. All 75 selected images will be promoted on social media, reproduced in the exhibition print catalog, and remain permanently on our website, with links to photographer’s URL. 

Banner image: Veronica Gray
Thumbnail: Ruth McCully
Information about our printing service and free matting and framing here.

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Michael DiMeola
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Laura Zimmerman
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William Standifer

About the Jurors

Jacob Hessler is a contemporary fine art photographer, known for his expansive and meditative landscapes. Hessler’s work has explored rising seas, industrialized farming, borders and boundaries, invasive species, extinction, and more broadly, mankind's relationship with, and impact on, the natural world. His keen eye and use of scale connects viewers with the vastness of the human experience.

Jacob is a graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, and pursued his master’s degree in graphic design at Parsons, The New School for Design. He worked in New York as a commercial photographer and art director from 2006-2011. Jacob’s work is widely collected and displayed throughout the world. He is a represented artist at Dowling Walsh Gallery, Corey Daniels Gallery and Soapbox Arts. 

With a diverse background in art direction, photography, and film production management, Alissa Hessler has worked as both the director for creative talent and as the creative talent.  Her first book Ditch the City and Go Country, was released in 2017, distributed by Macmillan Press. 

Jacob and Alissa jointly teach workshops at Maine Media, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and other institutions across the country. They also operate their own destination workshops on Cumberland Island and the Lost Coast of California.

Jacob's website

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