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The Language of Light

Juror: Paul Paletti
Exhibition: March 29 - April 23, 2011

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When Sir John Herschel sought a way to describe exciting new advances in mechanical image-making in 1839, he decided on the word "photography" from the Greek roots for "light" and "writing." Since then, photography has developed its own languages of light. Day or night scenes, subjects in bright or dim light, natural or enhanced illumination all contribute to the language of light in photography today.

Over 1300 photographs were submitted for this exhibition, which turned out to be one of our most international shows to date. Juror Paul Paletti selected images in which light is a key element in the photograph, choosing forty photographs for exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery from March 29th through April 23rd, 2011.

He also selected an additional thirty-five photographs for the gallery's "Online Annex." All selected work will be included in a full-color exhibition catalogue available for purchase. To help artists defray costs, PhotoPlace Gallery offers to mat and frame work selected for exhibition free of charge, providing artists print their images to our pre-cut mat and frame sizes.

About the Juror

Paul Paletti is the founder and director of Paul Paletti Gallery in Louisville, KY. Paul earned his BFA in photography from the University of New Mexico, where he studied with Beamont Newhall, Van Deren Coke, and Ray Metzker. He earned his MA in photography at Central Washington University and his JD at the University of Louisville. He has been a partner in the law firm of Sturm, Paletti, and Wilson since 1994. He is an avid collector and supporter of historic and contemporary photography. He has been named a juror for the 2010 PhotoLucida Critical Mass competition.

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